Born in 1975, Joe has always had a fascination with technology, and how things worked. While growing up he was known for taking things apart just to see what made them tick, and while he was not always able to put things back together with any success, the knowledge stuck and he learned from those experiences.
Flash forward a few decades there is very little that Joe cannot successfully fix/rehabilitate. This interest in computers and technology got Joe his first fulltime job in 1994 in computer store while a senior in high school. He was responsible for designing, building and repairing computers. Since then Joe has moved on to many things, but his roots have always been computer related. Joe is currently a Sr Network Engineer for an internet service provider.
Joe’s other hobbies, include playing video games, designing and building Halloween props, electronics, 3d printing, graphic and web design and everything Star Wars.
|Printers Owned:||Geeetech Perusa i3 Pro C w/ Dual Extruder|
|Geeetech MeCreator 2|
|Star Wars Battlefront|
|Tell'em Steve Dave|
|Reading:||Mostly Star Wars Novels|
|Empire or Republic:||Empire|
|Gaming Platform:||Xbox One|
The clock ticks and the time passes. Passes on ever constantly. Constantly keeping me aware. Aware there things needing attention. Attention that takes my time. Time I have so little of and so much to do.
Just an acknowledgement that I am working on getting the podcast out, its just not going to happen sooner than I would like. Thank you for bearing with me, and I appreciate your patience.
My Prusa i3 arrived on the 17th, and after about 18 hours, and an electrical current, it lives! I did an un-boxing video which I will be uploading to our YouTube channel soon. I will also include some of the assembly images that was taken. Right now I am excited to have a proper 3D printer. My M3D was nice and all, but this new one can do it all. I will be changing up the image gallery some over the next little while and I will include new images from the Prusa when they are finished. I am also working on getting hardware to do some nice time lapse videos for those that are interested. My first big project I plan to print is the parts for the Mostly Printed CNC / MultiTool, which I plan on using mostly as a laser cutter.
I also want to thank all of the new listeners we got from last week! You make this worth the work.
Just a short update before I start typing up the podcast post: I have been working on trying to get my M3D Micro to behave, and it has been a chore. And when I say behave I do not mean the Austin Power kind of 'Oh Behave', I mean the 'act right or I'm gunna introduce you to my table saw' kind of behave. Joking aside though; after going over everything I could think of I turned to the M3D forums to see if there way anyone who had anymore ideas. I got some good suggestions, but nothing seemed to fix my problems. Fed up I finally shot my contact with M3D a message and had my printer exchanged. A couple days later when I got it plugged in (I had the podcast to edit and my day job was needing me early for the last couple days) and I verified the backlash and bed level I have printed a few models without issues. That makes me happy to see a working printer again.
As we talk about in this weeks episode I do have a new printer on the way though and that is going to be a lot of fun. It is be here tomorrow, and I will post an un-boxing video and even some videos as I build the machine so keep an eye out on our YouTube channel.
As I sit here working on the final pieces of episode four; I find it hard to believe we started recording only weeks ago. It does not feel like four weeks to me, but that could be because with my job, this, and my other projects it feels like one solid week however more time than that has passed. I am not complaining though since I enjoy doing this and everything else I have going on. I suppose that may be why time is passing at a blinding speed. I also look forward to sitting down and recording on Saturday. Much fun is had by myself and Andrew, and I hope that you find it enjoyable as well. I really don't have much to report, I just want to day thanks for listening, and if you find it as enjoyable as I do please give us a like, or subscribe because it really tells us your interested. Until next week.
I find myself here in my office once again finishing up the latest list of goings on from the week. Since last week I have been working on a few things like the model of our logo. I was pleased with how the test print came out, but I saw a few things that needed changed to make it a more readable. I just finished those changes this morning and I am now about 35% though the newest test print. In addition to modeling out logo, I have also been working on our business cards. While most people will not see them, since they are mostly for marketing, I will post an image of them once finished. I am hoping they work out and I am crossing my fingers.
In addition to modeling and printing I have updated the website a little. The podcast and blog now has a clickable link off the homepage slideshow and I have made some updates our weblinks. The biggest changes with the weblinks is that the 3D Models links now have their own section. I also added 11 more sites where you can find free and/or paid models to download. That makes a total of 15 sites so far! There were a few other 'house keeping' things done, but nothing to drastic.
It is three weeks into recording the podcast and I find myself looking forward to recording. Be sure to give us a follow or like if you find it enjoyable as well.
How time flies. Since last week things have been a bit of a roller coaster. On the printing side of things I had some bed leveling issues with my M3D which I talk about in the new episode and seem to be resolved. It has been exciting hearing peoples reactions to our first episode and I have even had some people already asking how the new episode has gone since we just wrapped recording. Since I am in the middle of editing it; I guess they will just have to wait and see. ;) No spoilers. With any luck I will be able to get editing done and the audio uploaded by Wednesday. We were able to record more than just an intro this week so we are going to hit that one hour mark that we talked about in the first episode! I am excited as this one is going to be full of 3D printing goodness. Stay tuned to find out more.
We have talked about it for three months and now that we have finished recording the first episode and editing is now wrapping up and getting its final reviews. I can say that I am excited, nervous, and even a little terrified. I can say that it is one thing to talk about it, but another to actually do it. The time has come to put the rubber to the road I am hoping for the best, but there is a part of the that is expecting the worst. While this little demon will cry victory, or be defeated I will remain happy that I decided to make this step.
The main reason I took this step was Kevin Smith. He has always preached the 'why not just do it' philosophy. Just sit down with your friend, fire up a recorder and see where it goes. After doing a little planning and research, we did that and honestly it was not that hard. It almost felt, strangely enough, almost natural and I am an introverted person. It is feels good to reflect back on it because I felt prepared and had my Zen.
The longest part of this journey has been setting up the website, and even that has not been a big deal. When I started building it a month ago, felt like I would need more time, and there is still a part of me that does. I have changed things countless times in order to make the site flow and is user friendly and content is easy to find. Being the perfectionist that I am making I have often found that a "quick change" can take a whole evening. Once things are finished though, I am looking at redirecting that time back into Fallout 4. ;)
So, thanks for joining us and I really hope you find what we have to offer interesting enough to stick around.