3D Printing Fly Traps

This is the third in what has turned into a three-part series on organic pest control (it’s just that time of year). The previous two posts were on organic wood lice control and white butterfly decoys. Like most rural dwellers, we accept flies as part of life. Some years are worse than others but wet [...]

White butterfly decoys

The previous post about organic woodlice control touched on a couple of elements of pest control: trapping and physical separation of pest and plant. Another strategy that can work quite well is using environmental elements to confuse or deter pests. You can apply the principle to planting technique, by mixing up your plants to confuse [...]

3D Printed coffee grinder part

My friend Eddie has a small coffee grinder that has given him many years of faithful service but a broken part has rendered it less useful than it could be. I’m not sure what the official term is, but I’ll call it the sweeper. It’s the part that sweeps the ground coffee out to the [...]

3D Printing replacement parts for a camera

My friend Eddie asked if I could print a replacement part for his old, but mostly useful Nikonos camera. Like so many consumer items we have, for the want of a single part or two, it could be almost as good as new. It needed a new knob to turn the film advance winder, and [...]