QDX Revision 3 Build Begins in REAL TIME

Fall/Winter 2022 Update… Let the 3d Printing Begin!

At my AirBNB on the first leg of the trip

Hey everyone, I’m very sorry for the long absence. It’s been a while since I’ve written, and so much has changed. In August, I took my 1988 Suburban, loaded it up with a 12 foot UHaul trailer, and dragged all my belongings from rural Western Washington to rural Western Nevada, about 30 miles from Reno. I’ve never worked a truck as hard as I worked that Suburban, and it treated me admirably.

Life’s been getting more and more stabilized as time goes by, and I’ve finally got a little bit of brain power to put toward MiscDotGeek.com!

Let The 3d Printing Begin!

I’ve been waiting a long time to get a 3d printer, and after seeing the Hadley Telescope, which is mostly 3d printed, I decided to make it a priority. Check out the link there to my Hackaday article about it. It’s so cool! I totally geeked out. So, with Black Friday deals all over the place... I finally ordered a 3d printer! It’s a Creality Ender 3, which is a good starter, and it has automatic bed leveling. This means that the printer can compensate for not being in 100% alignment on its own, so it’s that much easier to use. Here’s the direct link. And yes, it’s an affiliate link:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083ZPVX77

I got some PLA to learn printing with, and then a few spools of PETG for stuff I plan to use in earnest, since PETG is a fair bit more tolerant of heat and sunlight, etc.

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Upcoming Projects

One of the primary projects is going to be the 3d printed telescope, and just learning 3d printing in general. Then, I plan to print a launch tower companion to the Lego Saturn V that I just finished building this week, as seen on the right there. I haven’t built a Lego kit in a long time, and this was amazing. 1969 pieces, 12 bags of parts, and several hours of building. It’s gorgeous, and the stages even come apart. Lastly, the LM can actually fit inside the payload bay in the 3rd stage! The entire thing is 1 meter tall.

Truck projects for the Suburban are coming up, and some will include 3d printing too, but all that stuff will be documented at Squareburban.com. In short: Lift, new tires, racks/shelving for gear.

I’ve built the QDX Rev 4 on YouTube and it worked… and now has a problem that I need to troubleshoot. Keep an eye on the YT channel for that, so subscribe if you haven’t.

I haven’t forgotten the quest to build a QRP SSB radio, the PSSST-20. I’ll be picking up a new Oscilloscope soon and will get back on that project.

I also have other things in mind that are just nascent thoughts at the moment, so they aren’t worth mentioning just yet. It’s going to take me some time to work though the number of projects I want to do!

Thanks for the patience during the hiatus, and thanks for reading 🙂

2 comments

    • Terry K Bendell on November 25, 2022 at 10:27 AM
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    Great to see you back in the swing!

    • Paul Mateer on November 25, 2022 at 3:45 PM
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    Glad to see you back. Hope all is well…

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