3D Printing. Electronics. Design.

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.

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.

Animatronic Arduino Dr. Seuss Door

I wanted to make sure my wife’s classroom had the coolest door for their Dr. Seuss door decorating contest. What’s that mean? A little paper, a little foam, and a lot of Arduino.

From Flat to Physical: 3D Printing a Logo

An overview of how I take a 3d logo and make a 3D printed sign for a friend. This goes over the technical process of making a logo 3d as well as 3d printing and finishing techniques.

DIY 3D Printed Christmas Decorations

It’s the holidays again. It’s getting cold (even here in Arizona), Christmas music is playing, and I’ve found it’s a pretty good excuse to use the 3d printer for some DIY christmas decorations.