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I have set up a team on Slack for The Garage Lab, you can get your invitation here or by using the widget in the sidebar. I'm hoping to provide a place for general discussion about 3D printing, electronics and CNC machining - feel free to sign up and talk…

The Sound of Crickets ...

I have been working on a larger scale project for the past few months and, as a result, haven't had any completed projects to write about here for some time. I've decided to open up the scope of the site and start publishing articles that are not directly related to…

The Lab has Moved!

The Garage Lab has now settled in to it's new location so I can get back to project again. Hopefully the drought of updates is finally broken. The new location has a lot more space and lets me separate the different phases and types of projects more easily - I…

Week In Review

It has been a long time since I've posted an update to the site so, rather than wait until I have a fully documented project to post, I thought I'd push up a quick review of what has been happening at the Lab over the past few weeks. EEWeb Site…

Sorry Fritzing, you've lost me

I've been using Fritzing as a schematic editor for a number of years now, it's not the best one available but it had a few features that I haven't found in any other program - mainly the ability to do breadboard and stripboard layouts of circuits. These features, combined with…

Some Minor Updates

Just a quick update - I have spent some time cleaning up my custom Fritzing parts library. The list of available components has changed slightly and I have made the schematic layout of each component more consistent. I also fixed some errors that were pointed out to me as well.…

Upcoming Projects

It has been a busy week at the Lab and there are quite a few projects in the pipeline that will be popping up on the site over the next couple of weeks. At the moment I'm delayed a bit by a lack of components - I have placed orders…

Removed the 'Of Interest' Section

I've removed the 'Of Interest' section from the site. The only thing that seemed to be visiting those pages was the Google indexer so there seemed no real need to keep it around. I still monitor the sites that were feeding into it in my RSS reader so I'll make…

A Preview for 2013

The last month or so of 2012 has been a bit chaotic here at the Garage Lab but the first week of 2013 has started out on a very promising note. This post is a bit of a summary of what has happened so far and a preview of what…

Some Restructuring

Well, once again it's been a long time since I've done an update to the site (and once again I have a number of perfectly valid reasons that I really could have worked around - see my previous post on this subject). Aside from the additional obligations that the Christmas…