We all love cookies, so why not let your favorite STEM project inspire your cookie design? My choice to was to make racing-inspired cookies, of course! Of all the cookies in the world, gingerbread cookies are my absolute favorites, and the best I have ever tasted are made with my grandma Carla’s recipe (you can… Continue reading Racing-inspired gingerbread cookies
Category: Make stuff
The life of a Formula 1 bolt (from Red Bull Racing)
Being the fastest in the world is all about science and engineering! This amazing 3 minute video shows the enormous effort going into one single bolt in a Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car! If the video above doesn’t work, click this link instead: http://www.redbull.com/en/motorsports/f1/stories/1331819418898/life-of-a-bolt Photo courtesy of Red Bull Racing.
3D printed dryer knobs!
Posted September 23, 2016 3D printed solution to an everyday emergency – a broken knob on the dryer! One of the great benefits of owning a 3D printer is that you can create spare parts. This knob is for an old Fridgidaire dryer, but it is easy to create a knob for just about anything… Continue reading 3D printed dryer knobs!
3D-printed gear shifter knob!
Posted September 8, 2016 What do you do when the shifter knob in your truck breaks at Bonneville? 3D print a new one, of course! Using the broken shifter knob for reference, I created the shape with CAD (Computer Aided Design) in Autodesk Inventor, and exported it as a 3D-printable .stl file. I then printed… Continue reading 3D-printed gear shifter knob!
Slo-mo MIG welding
There is nothing like MIG welding in slo-mo. I am building a shelf for KillaJoule’s second battery pack that will be mounted in the trailer. #GirlsCanWeldToo
DIY: Take professional quality photos of yourself!
Posted August 5, 2016 Even if you are an engineer with thick glasses (like myself), a science geek, or just a completely normal person, we all like to have nice photos of ourselves. Hiring a professional photographer can be both quite expensive and intimidating. The solution: build your own photo studio and take the photos… Continue reading DIY: Take professional quality photos of yourself!
3D print your own Easter eggs!
Posted Mar 8, 2016 What is there not to love with a 3D printed, two-color Easter Egg filled with candy? If you are lucky enough to have access to a 3D printer, you can easily 3D print your own Easter Egg and fill it with candy. Creating egg-shaped objects in CAD can be a bit… Continue reading 3D print your own Easter eggs!