3D Printing. Electronics. DIY.

I'm Steven Quinn and in my free time you can find me doing 3d printing, working with micro-controllers, or just finding something DIY to do. Follow along below on my various projects.

Updated IOT Dog Sensor: Adafruit IO

After using the IOT dog sensor for a while, I went ahead and simplified it a ton. It only uses a single Feather Huzzah board now, and uses Adafruit IO + IFTTT to call my phone instead of requiring a custom Laravel website and a receiver with a speaker. Since it’s so much simpler, I’ve also created a little tutorial on how to make your own. Read on to learn how!

3D Printed Porg

I was so excited by the fun little character in the latest Star Wars movie trailer that I decided to make my own 3D printed Porg model to sit on my desk.

Arduino Powered Pumpkin

I picked out this fun gray pumpkin at the pumpkin patch. But what to do with it? Why not turn it into a green glowing alien, with a little Arduino power.

IOT Dog sensor

An IOT project using a few Adafruit micro-controllers to alert us when the dog needs to go outside. She rings the bell, and we get an audio playback in our room letting us know she needs to go out.

3D Printed Skeleton Arm

While I didn’t dress up for Halloween this year, I did manage to get in on a little bit of the fun. Thingiverse put on their 2017 Costume Contest and I figured I’d give it a go. I designed, printed, and assemble this 3d printed armature.

3D Printed Bike Badge

My co-worker Bob asked if I could take the badge on the front of his bike and make a custom one with the logo of our business on it. So I 3d printed one for him.

3D Printing with Wood PLA

Learn some tips on 3d printing with Wood PLA filament and how you can finish it to improve the wood look.

Portland Mini Makerfaire

An overview of my time at the 2017 Portland Mini Makerfaire, and really any sort of Makerfaire event. There was 3D printing, forging, crafts, cooking, astronomy, and even a working Tesla coil.

3D Printed Phone Stand

A new 3d printed tool to hopefully show the process better of how these 3d prints are done. I didn’t design this, but I’m hoping I can get some great time-lapse videos using it.

Switching to Simplify 3D

I finally bite the bullet and move from the various free 3d slicers and spend some money on Simplify 3D. Read this review on why I’ve never looked back after that purchase.