Storage Rack 3D Printer Enclosure

As you may know, I’m the proud owner of a Zortrax M200 3D printer. It’s been in my home office for some time, which I grew a bit uncomfortable with because of the noise and 3D printing fumes. To combat this, I converted part of a storage rack to a 3D printing enclosure.

I haven’t found anyone else who has used storage racks as a 3D printing enclosure. It’s fairly cheap (€135/$160) and easy to build - so here you go:

Storage rack 3D printer enclosure

In this post I’ll share some details about the building process and provide enough information to build one yourself.

3D printed electric longboard

This project started when Joris Helming shared his idea of converting his longboard to an electric longboard. I’ve done several projects with Joris in the past (Mixblocks, Virtual Supermarket, VR Eye tracking hardware) and spent countless hours skateboarding as a kid and still use a skateboard as a means of transportation, so I was interested to see if we could pull this off.

Without going into detail, let’s first have a look at the results! This is us going for a test drive:

Video preview

And some pictures of the final product:

During our tests we found that the maximum speed is 32 km/h and it has an action radius of about 10km with our battery pack (2x4S lipo). Or 8km if you want to outpace electric bikes.

Read more about the development process below!

Cover design for PhD thesis

When I tell people I’m a product developer, they usually think of me as a graphic designer. If you’ve read some of my other posts, you probably know by now that this is not the same. I am not a graphic designer. However, I do enjoy creating something printable every now and then.

In this case, I was asked to help my dear friend Jaike Praagman out with a cover for her PhD thesis.

Please continue reading to see the result.

Upgrading Silex 1.x to 2.x

The purpose of this post

If you work on a Silex project once in a while, you’ve probably noticed there’s a new major version available.

The official upgrade guide was short and didn’t really help me tackle every issue. So in this post I’ll share the steps I had to take to upgrade my code to hopefully save you some time.

TIQ marketing website redesign

This post is about the new TIQ marketing website we launched last week. I think this is the best version of the TIQ marketing website we have made up to today:

Homepage of the new TIQ marketing website

This post is a quick writeup to give you an idea of how we approached the redesign and the development process.

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