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    I finished up my arduino code and calibrated my...

    I finished up my arduino code and calibrated my analog temperature sensors. I still need to finish wiring up the other digital temp sensors and see how well they compare to each other.

    At the...
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    Our agave plants are starting to bloom. They...

    Our agave plants are starting to bloom. They rely heavily on bats to help them go to seed.

    https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1AH_-gHe1Clc-98QDV6IDMqGEmBE7zTGp

    The rest of the hardware came in,...
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    My thermisters came in, I picked up 8 thermisters...

    My thermisters came in, I picked up 8 thermisters with 3 meter cables that are housed in metal pipes and epoxied into place. That should be safe enough to leave in the house even with bats (if I...
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    While waiting on the new temperature sensors I...

    While waiting on the new temperature sensors I thought I would do a little bit of a design sanity check. I modeled the house in one piece as 3-4 cylinders at the final height with no internal...
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    I have been looking into various ideas on how to...

    I have been looking into various ideas on how to control temperatures in the house. Here are some potential ideas to explore

    - Print a shade on the outside that keeps direct sunlight off the...
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    I managed to clean up the images above, the way I...

    I managed to clean up the images above, the way I was hosting them before I could see everything but no one else could. Hopefully that clears up some confusion.

    I ran two temp tests overnight. ...
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    Thank you for taking the time to look over my...

    Thank you for taking the time to look over my project. You raise good questions, hopefully I can try to answer some of them to the best of my ability.

    First the house you are showing is...
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    Question for later, does the pole absorb heat...

    Question for later, does the pole absorb heat from the bat house via conduction. Figure out how to mount a temperature probe to the pole to see if it is cooling below ambient. This would only...
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    5-19-2019 Here is the same data as above but...

    5-19-2019

    Here is the same data as above but as a delta relative to the ambient temperature. It is interesting to look at it this way. You can see that the bat house offers very little...
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    5-19-2019 First Data! I need to clean up my...

    5-19-2019

    First Data! I need to clean up my logging code a bit, and work out a better way to visualize the temperature differentials, but we have data!

    Looking it over it seems that the outer...
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    Ideas Take temerature readings in the house...

    Ideas

    Take temerature readings in the house to validate its thermal characteristics. I plan on comparing that to temperatures inside an inverted 5 gallon bucket and in an insulated thermos as a...
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    Bat House Project

    This is a 3D bat house I have been working on. I did not want to post the plans until I have had time to validate the design with real bats. However I need a place to talk about the design, so I'm...
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    Open source XYZ software

    I have reverse engineered the sender software that XYZ uses for there newer jr and mini printers. You can read up on it here (http://www.soliforum.com/topic/17028/print-gcode-files-to-minimaker/)
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    I have both an creality ender 3 and an xyz...

    I have both an creality ender 3 and an xyz miniMaker. Both are nice printers and both can be had for around $200. The ender 3 is open and can run any firmware and software you want, while the...
  15. After I do the paper test I run a few quick test...

    After I do the paper test I run a few quick test prints and adjust the z offset up or down as needed to get the first layer to stick well. If you have installed your own version of marlin consider...
  16. If the filament is curling around your nozzle...

    If the filament is curling around your nozzle then it is a sign that your z-height is too high.
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