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You can see the current iteration, which is definitely not the last one.
Some improvement needed on the holder part right in front of the cage of the fan and need to start thinking how will I attach the fan grill and the carbon filter there.

(you need to zoom out to see it)

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Another bunch of hours around the solder fume extractor project.
Been looking at Youtube tutorials for FreeCAD the last few days and tonight I've put aside some hours to practice what I have been watching.
I am quite happy with the result, managed to learn a lot of new things, and making the designs 'mathematically correct' gives me the good feels.
Changed my design to hold the fan to a 'round' design, as this way the flow will be free.

Glue different 3dparts will be then, , making custom fittings is too advanced for me at the moment.

Help, I think im too deep on the freecad hole and cannot come back. ATM looking to read an MIT paper on how to best design click fit so that I find the best way to fit two different parts together.

OOf, I think I pushed already the limits of what tinkercad can do with 3d designs. Off to learn freecad I guess. If anyone wants to have a look at what I have designed so far, this is all for the fume extractor that I am tinkering with:

(Zoom out when opening one of the STL)

Just sketched my first 3d design for the solder fume extractor that I am building, that was super fcking fun. Now to wait a load of time to print and see if I managed to measure and calculate everything properly so that things at least fit together and I can start to work on the 2nd iteration.

Thinking on starting an electronics/3d printing project:
Build my own solder fume extractor.
Got already a spare 4wire cpu fan which you can control the rotation speed with PWM.
Start thinking... "Right, gonna buy some PWM chips to start thinkering and learn about it, but how can I measure the pulses? With an oscilloscope of course." Start googling and the hard realisation arrives that this tiny project can run to couple hundred euros to do a simple thing. Bleh.

Anyway here is a small sample of what this ingenious artist has left us all to appreciate, RIP.

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Maybe because I have just recently discovered him and have been listening to him a lot, but those feelings are most probably due to my current age and family situation where so much is depending on me and I still have so much plans to bring to life that it got me thinking that life is indeed short(er).

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Just found out that MF DOOM died on October 31st of last year, and the family just announced it now, he was 49.

Still baffled by this, not only due to the delayed announcement, which the family has all the right to do in order to mourn in peace, but I think that dying at that age is just hitting me with the fact that he was not that much older than me, is feeling different somehowm, more gloomy, nostalgious, idk how to explain it.

Meat, #bbq, help? 

Ended up upping the temps a bit, ot started to raise the temperature of the shoulder quicker, although a bit slower than what I wanted, patience is key when dealing with sich a big piece and slow cookong timea... result after 20h is the most delicious pulled pork I have ever made.

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Meat, #bbq, help? 

Anyone smoking pulled pork around the fediverse?
I have a huge piece of shoulder, around 5.7kgs (~12 pounds), it is in the smoker for 18 hours now, cooking at steady temperature between 100-120c (212-250F) and has now an internal temp of 81C (~178F), rising very slowly.

I feel like this stall is taking -ages- now, waiting for the piece to rise to the 95C (203F) internal temp.

I feel tempted to just wrap it or crank the heat up.

Shall I continue to wait or crank temp/foil it?

Found this gem and wanted to share: The Architecture of Open Source Applications.
Deep dive on the design and architecture of some of the most famous and used open source software.

twitch scandal, life objective. 

We NEED to regain back control over our data and what we produce and share with the world.
I think I want to pursue this as a life objective, I've been thinking about this for the past few months, and these hints I've been seeing lately, like the twitch scandal, just makes me even more sure that this is the right thing to pursue. I already have some *vague* idea of the direction I want to takeand I will start moving towards the first objective soon. (2/2)

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