TheCo: 3D Modeling Pt.1 – 3D Printing

In this lecture we will cover 3D modeling, what industries use it, the difference in organic and precision modeling, a few of the softwares available both free and paid. Then we will use inkscape to create a vector image to import into sketchup to create our first 3D model for 3D printing. PowerPoint Files Click here

WordPress Featured Image Src to RSS feed

I am working on a job posting website that uses wordpress for McNairy County. In the process I become interested in apple IOS development and created a app using wordpress’s RSS feed. Nativly the job postings company logo does not display automatically. After a little research I found a the add_action parameter that would allow

DreamHost Mysql CSV Import of IP2LOCATION geolocation datasets

I’ve been working on mapping the internet using a multi threaded python program that scans for open port 80 across the entire internet. I’ve built this front end to the system here. http://search.shawnmccombs.com/ https://github.com/smccombs/InternetScavenger I also built a screen scrapper for a website that geolocates IP addresses to use in my mapping but after a few requests the website

Christmas Snowflakes

The maker space I am apart of is having a ornament exchange. The first thing that popped in my head was a 3d snow flake made with the laser cutter. I started looking around the internet and couldn’t find a good template or svg someone else had already made. I ended up tracing part of

Teaching Mayan’s to Laser Cut Calendars

I have always wanted a Mayan Calendar and recently obtained access to a laser cutter.  I had some free time and happen to think, “I bet I can find a vector file of one some where on the internet.” Turns out Wikipedia has a perfect one. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aztec_calendar#/media/File:Aztec_calendar.svg

1 Year Cabinet

My girl friend has been asking for a new cabinet since we moved. I thought, “hey I can do that cheaper and better.” Well after one year and building the huge routing table to create this, I am done. This started out as plain white board. I did all the cutting, sanding, gluing, routing, screwing, staining

USB Key Offline Password Storage Device

I’ve been working on this project since 10-11-14. I can’t release all the details right now but it is a offline usb password storage device. I want to at some point have a kick starter to make this open source and sell the hardware and cases. Not really sure right now but many things will

Dell Inspiron 3147 Review

Pros: Overall this is a good 2 in 1 laptop. Amazing battery. Very light. Works good for web browsing and checking email. I also upgraded to Win 10 no problem. Cons: CPU speed and small amount of ram tends to slow me down. Touch screen works but I’ve found I never use it. Win 10

Yashica Electro 35 GT Resurrected

I asked my father if he had that old camera he keeps and if I could have it, 30 mins later he returns from the shop handing me a box with enough dust and enough acorns to feed a family of 5 squirrels. After cleaning it with lots of soap and water it looked decent but nothing moved, so I