Welcome to part two in this three part series on building the LEGO Antikythera mechanism. In part one, I looked at the history of the device and how it works. I also touched on how I'll be generating the required gear ratios using differential gears. It's time to go shopping and buy some parts! If... Continue Reading →
Building the LEGO Antikythera mechanism – Part 1 – How it works
Welcome to part one of a three-part series on building a working Antikythera mechanism out of LEGO. In this post, we'll go through the device's history and talk about the maths behind how it works. You can also skip to part two (buying the parts) and part three (building the machine) if you have no... Continue Reading →
Building a soundproof enclosure for the Shapeoko 3 CNC machine
Learn how I built this soundproof enclosure for the Shapeoko 3 CNC machine.
How to design a synthesizer front panel using Sketch
Learn how to create a synthesizer front panel from scratch using Sketch.
Building a custom workbench
With a number of projects in the wings it was time to build a custom workbench in my garage. My requirements for a bench were pretty simple: Solid - Easily support a fully loaded CNC machine, power tools and several boxes filled with bolts and hand tools. Big enough for a CNC machine - I... Continue Reading →
LukeLabs has a new home!
After years of procrastination, LukeLabs has a shiny new home at LukeLabs.com. My last blog was hacked, partly due to the number of steps required to secure a WordPress blog properly, partly due to shitty web hosting. This time around I want to spend less time managing the system(s) I use to write about my... Continue Reading →