Boca Bearings Blog 2017

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Hybridized Garrett Boca Bearings Turbine - Part 2

Nov 22, 2017

Kurtis Rodriques

The initial teardown of the turbine started with the larger and more basic components of the unit such as the housings, drain pipe, and other various components. It was then that...


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Vintage Tool Box 3D Printed: Part 3 - Testing and Refining

Nov 20, 2017

Chad B.

This week was originally going to be wiring, printing and calibration while next week was going to be some finish work. However, since the major construction was done...


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Vintage Toolbox 3D Printed: Part 2 - Construction and Fabrication

Nov 17, 2017

Chad B.

This phase of the build is the fabrication. This section consists of more pictures and videos since the bulk of the build is its construction...


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Hybridized Garrett Boca Bearings Turbine - Part 1

Nov 15, 2017

Kurtis Rodriques

In the perfect physical world, there would be no gravity or no coefficient of friction. As we all know that is completely unreal...


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Boca Bearings Workshop Weekly Update 5

Nov 13, 2017

Andrew Barbosa

The first new project I’ll be talking after Maker Faire Orlando is a sorting machine. The goal will be to...


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Traxxas TQi Telemetry Radio and App: Part 3 - Telemetry Setup and Testing

Nov 08, 2017

Konrad

This is it! My Jato 3.3 nitro is now 100% Boca Bearings! It's time to hit the road and get some telemetry data.


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Autonomous Rover Part 2: The MINDS-i 4X4 3-in-1 Robot and the FlySky FS-T6 Transmitter

Nov 06, 2017

Gerardo Ramos

The MINDS-i Robot has finally arrived here at Boca Bearings. It's a fairly large package with many pieces. The package is shown below.


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Vintage Toolbox 3D Printed: Part 1 - Design and Research

Nov 03, 2017

Chad B.

I will be constructing a 3D printer with in a Huot toolbox that was once used as a "Blower Repair Kit." One of the main features that makes this toolbox a good candidate for a printer over other toolboxes is...


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Autonomous Rover Part 1: Project Proposal

Nov 01, 2017

Ben Flaum

The purpose of this project is how to learn to create an autonomous land vehicle that can be programmed with waypoints for destinations to travel to. I will learn how to also add ultrasonic sensors to the rover to avoid crashing into any obstacles on the way to its waypoints.


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Para-Athlete Alfonso Garibay Jr.

Oct 27, 2017

Ben Flaum

Alfonso Garibay Jr. is a para-athlete who participates in a variety of marathons and cycling events. His hard work and determination makes him a distinct role model to the Boca Bearing Company.


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Traxxas TQi Telemetry Radio and App: Part 2 - Bearings Replacements

Oct 25, 2017

Konrad

It's been a long winter and good weather is finally upon us. This means getting the Jato ready for a faster season. Thank you goes first to Boca Bearings for providing all the bearings for this Jato...


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3D Printed Robotic Hand: Part 6 - More Programming and Debugging

Oct 23, 2017

Gerardo Ramos

With how I left things the last time, I wasn't getting the full range of motion of the servos. So this wouldn't let me close the hand all the way...


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3D Printed Robotic Hand: Part 5 - Programming and Debugging

Oct 20, 2017

Gerardo Ramos

Now that I have finished building the hand and the glove, it was time to start writing the programs for the hand and glove.


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Aermacchi Crank Alignment and Balancing Tool

Oct 18, 2017

Tony Foale

I have never liked the usual crank alignment methods of either supporting the crank between centres or on V-blocks. A problem that I have...


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Boca Bearings Workshop Weekly Update 4

Oct 16, 2017

John Praleston

The last few weeks I have been busy refurnishing the bike for the RC car project as well as designing 2 versions of the chassis for the car itself...


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3D Scanner Project Update 1

Oct 11, 2017

Andrew Barbosa

Our 3D scanner has always been a great machine, however, the difficulties in setup make it somewhat of a pain to use. To improve the capabilities...


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Boca Bearings Workshop Weekly Update 3

Oct 09, 2017

Kurtis Rodriques

I finally “finished” the airboat. I finished making the last of the rudder design so with that part being finished I decided to do the boats first test run. Prior to me making the different designs and modifications to the hull of the boat.


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RC Car Project - Update 3

Oct 05, 2017

Andrew Barbosa

With most of the body completed it was now time to do some fine tuning to the steering and throttle. Steering adjustments were relatively straight forward...


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Boca Bearings Workshop Weekly Update 2

Oct 03, 2017

Kurtis Rodriques

This week I made the silicate elastomer mixture of cornstarch and silicon I* to make tires for the drone. I didn't expect...


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Modified Bike Project: Part 4 - The Bike

Sep 28, 2017

Ben Flaum

This was a four-month project that included hard work and some thinking outside the box. Here is the final product...


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