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Learning Curve

Apr 03 2020
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On March 12th, my friend Al and I took a day trip to Hamilton, Ontario and 3D Printing Canada. I had decided to purchase a Creality Ender 3 Pro printer. I am glad I did - great entry-level printer.

It has now been 4 weeks now since I got the printer and here's what I have learned:

The Pipeline

Apr 02 2020
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I call it the pipe-line or supply chain -- you get the picture. I make the headgear for the face shields, but that is the first step to getting the shields into the hands of healthcare workers.

I was approached by Kim Brookes via my wife. Kim's significant other John Vanderlinde started the process of printing headgear and they contacted local facilities. (See my previous post)

Home Assistant

Apr 01 2020
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In my last post, I mentioned Home Assistant as a way to work with the two Tasmoto converted Plugs. So what is Home Assistant? It's a client-server solution to Home Automation. Here is my Home page of my Home Assistant web-client.

Rabbit Holes

Mar 31 2020
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My life of late seems to be full of Rabbit holes. You know that feeling looking something up and discovering that the topic is captivating and you can't stop thinking about it. I have already spoken about the 3D printing rabbit hole that started just before the "stay home" requirement. Unfortunately, or possibly, fortunately - it depends on your point of view and/or amount of time you have available, I have run into another deep, deep rabbit hole of home automation.

Another Easy Win

Mar 31 2020
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Many years ago I watched a podcast called Tekzilla, and the hosts there were often demonstrating the "Folding at Home" application that helps in cancer research (Check it out here).  I had several PCs at home and while I was away at work I would allow the PCs to work on the "Folding at Home" data.

After several years I put the work aside as I didn't have the most effective machine to perform the work.  "Folding at Home", or FAH for short had started to use the power of the Graphics cards to perform the work.  My home machines were castoffs from work and rather straight forward business machines that were off lease, so they came with simple graphics cards or built-in graphics cards -- so bottom line -- they were not supported by FAH.  I eventually stopped using FAH and life moved on -- but I had been part of the Tekzilla team and they were one of the top 10 teams overall. 

Doing my Part (s)

Mar 30 2020
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Through my wife, who is a real estate broker, I was asked to print, via my new 3d printer, the headgear component of a face shield. These face shields are dearly needed by Healthcare workers all over the world. I am glad to help make these parts as a way of doing “my part”.

Time to return to this.

Mar 30 2020
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Hello Everyone.

Given the times - I have been thinking about needing an outlet to my "isolation" and have decided that I will use this site to publish thoughts and activities.

So some updates to define the current state of Tressleworks:

Speaking with Friends at DNNCon

Oct 04 2014
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I have been asked by Joe Craig and Aderson Oliveira - of DNNHero fame - to help out during a session at DNNCon 2014.

The Session is "Got a Question - Get an Answer" in which the 3 of us are going to answer general questions from the audience.

Previous Posts
Learning Curve
4/3/2020 11:58 AM | Paul (Admin)
The Pipeline
4/2/2020 8:15 AM | Paul (Admin)
Home Assistant
4/1/2020 5:16 PM | Paul (Admin)
Rabbit Holes
3/31/2020 9:00 PM | Paul (Admin)
Another Easy Win
3/31/2020 8:49 AM | Paul
Doing my Part (s)
3/30/2020 9:41 PM | Paul (Admin)
Time to return to this.
3/30/2020 11:56 AM | Paul (Admin)
Speaking with Friends at DNNCon
10/4/2014 3:04 PM | Paul
Returning to the Fold
10/4/2014 2:42 PM | Paul