New sample machine is here, so far it's working great! Boxes "should" be able to make it by the last Tuesday of the month again. =)
FUTURE OF EASY BOX SAMPLES
I had polls up for a few months and most people either didn't care, or would rather have different brands for each sample in the Easy Boxes. So future months will more than likely have different brands for each of the Easy Box samples just like the Explorer box. There are multiple reasons for this besides the voting results. 1) Some of the smaller brands don't have the stock to handle as many rolls of filament as I need to order, so with doing 4 colors of the same brand then some brands get left out. I'd rather not leave out brands like that. 2) My belief for the sample side of the boxes has always been to introduce multiple filaments/colors/brands for subscribers to try out. If you're getting 1 brand, then aren't they are essentially the same but different colors? Wouldn't you like to try out more than 1 brand a month? 3) Some brands don't have a lot of colors. VO3D for example, their filament is great, but they have like 8 colors. So I'd be able to include them in 2 months and then never again... I'd like to be able to have them in 8 different boxes to be able to get their name out there more often than twice. If someone subscribes after the months they were included in, then that new subscriber may never know about them.
If anyone has any feedback on this, feel free to comment below or shoot me an email or DM on social media. =)
SWAG & CODES
- Trading Cards
- Random Brand Sticker
Please login to view codes if you received this months UFO.
PETG Pro - Hot Pink
Keen Village Plastics
HIPS - Natural
Polyethylene - White
Polycarbonate - Red
Mini Prybar Set
Supports - I loathe them with a passion! I thought this set might be helpful in cleaning them out of those hard to get places where supports tend to find themselves being the biggest PITA to remove =P I'm sure they're good for other things as well =)
+Nano version of the Maker Box received an Arduino Nano
Mini Robot Arm
Some of you may remember when I did a water/hydraulic robot arm a few years ago. I've been wanting to do an electronic version. A couple different ones I found, both weren't... complete? Eh, they were a bit of a mess lol. So I put Nando on the case! He redesigned all of the models, did the code and... magic!
UFO Kit Contains:
- 4 x SG90 Motors
- 2 x Joysticks
- 10 x Wires
- Variety of nuts and bolts
So this is my first electronics project. I am struggling with the instructions regarding the wiring. I am wondering if anyone who has completed this would be willing to help with some pictures of their wiring. Specifically the connections of each of the micro servos to red and black.
Heya Teresa – so the Brown on the motors are Ground, and the red is Power, the Orange is signal that goes to the control board. If you got the ESP board in your box (I think all of the +Nano maker boxes did) you should be able to connect all of the ground wires to the GND on the control board and all of the power wires to the VIN. If you need more assistance for that, I can get you some more pictures. Also https://www.youtube.com/@Shenanigans3D will be putting out a build video and some troubleshooting information soon. He’s also working on maybe doing some code updates.