X-Carve CNC Mill Build Log & Review
A few months ago, I built and reviewed the Shapeoko2 CNC mill from Inventables. Now, I’m back to review its successor, the X-Carve.
Shapeoko2 CNC Mill Build Log & Review
My new Inventables Shapeoko2 CNC mill is carving away! Watch my timelapse build-log and thorough review of this do-it-yourself CNC milling machine.
Creative Architecture Machines
Last month, I had the unique pleasure of serving as a guest judge at the final review for students in the “Creative Architecture Machines” studio course at the California College of the Arts (CCA). 6 groups each created a truly remarkable machine, and they’ve documented all the details you need to make your own!
Review: WickedDevices Arduino LCD Shield
It’s LCD mania! Following my review of the Lumex 16×2 Character LCD from element14 and my recent tutorial on interfacing an Arduino with an LCD display, I have one more LCD-related post up my sleeve. WickedDevice, a small open source hardware company based in Ithaca, NY, sent me their LCD[…]
Product Road Test: Lumex Backlit 16×2 LCD Display
This is a review of the Lumex LCR-U01602DSF/DWH 16×2 Backlit LCD Display. It was provided to me for evaluation by element14/Newark Electronics. You can purchase it or learn more here. I tested its performance by using it with an arduino and the excellent LiquidCrystal library. I will post an arduino[…]
Lian Li PC-A05N Black Mini PC Case Review
A new review! We actually filmed this months ago, around the same time that I released the video of my new computer. But, the semester got underway, and I didn’t get a chance to edit it until now. This is a great little case, with a surprising amount of room[…]
Kingston 128GB SSD Review
Well, solid state hard drives seem to be all the rage these days, so I figured I’d try one out in my Dell D630 Laptop. After doing some research, Kingston’s SSD Now drive series looked like the best bang for the buck, so I ordered it. Check out my review[…]
Windows Home Server Review
Yeah, it’s been a while since my last product review…I ordered this fancy new Home Server to backup all the computers in my house, and figured it would be the perfect opportunity to do another product review. Naturally, my brother (youtube user zoop425), wanted to review it too, so we[…]
Building my new Computer
I built my new computer this week! It’s quite nice–a quad core processor, GTX260 video card, 750i motherboard, 800W PSU, etc… I got a few nice videos out of it as well: A tutorial on applying thermal paste, a review of the case, and a review of the PSU. I’m[…]
P180 Mini Tower Case Review
This is my first review that I am conducting through UltimateComputers.net. It is for the Antec P180 mini case, which I am using in a future computer build. Since I had the case anyways, I figured I would review it.