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Github's used by metric

August 18, 2019


Github recently added a new "Used by" metric which attempts to find projects that use the given repo. I really find this metric useful (along with actual download stats of course). But it does raise some interesting questions...

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Use KDevelop with OpenOCD and mbed-os

July 01, 2019


Since it took quite a bit of searching here's a short post on using Open Chip Debugging with KDevelop and mbed-os on the STM32H7. I'm using the NUCLEO-H743ZI2 dev board which uses st-link v3.

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Retrofitting an Engraver - Part 4 - Zeroing

June 24, 2019


In order to create reproducable cuts / engravings the controller must be able to properly "zero" all axis' to a known state before starting a job.

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Inkcut forum is live

April 26, 2019


We just launched a forum for Inkcut at inkcut.org. The forum is dedicated to Inkcut and various vinyl cutter and plotter enthusiasts, go check it out!

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Easily debug Python apps with IPython

November 08, 2018


You can easily debug any python app by adding two lines of code that simply adds a "breakpoint" that embeds the IPython interpreter.

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Jupyterlab as an engineering blog server - Part 1

November 02, 2018


This blog is powered by enaml-web and Jupyterlab as an admin backend. Jupyterlab happens to be great for doing everything, including writing and previewing markdown as well as testing any code you have.

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Retrofitting an Engraver - Part 3 - Spindle

October 29, 2018


Unfortunately the spindle on my old Dahlgren System 300z engraver didn't work when I got it, this how I fixed it.

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How manually to build a Teensy 3.2 project

October 26, 2018


If you don't want to use the Arduino IDE to build an Arduino .ino file you can use the arduino-builder to integrate with a better IDE like IDEA, Eclipse, KDevelop, etc...

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Serving static and media files with Dokku

October 25, 2018


Dokku is a great open source heroku like tool for managing sites. This post will show how to configure nginx to locally serve static and media files.

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