Laser Meter and Tape Measure Selection Guide – Part 2

By Ahmed Mahmoud

In the first part of this series I’ve covered why we needed a laser meter, what we thought we needed in the laser meter and we ended up needed and used. I’ve covered to laser meter that we have bought and tested (Bosch GLM 50C, ADA Cosmos 150). I’ve also covered the pros and cons…

Laser Meter and Tape Measure Selection Guide – Part 1

By Ahmed Mahmoud

This post will be different from other posts on the website, but hopefully it would be as interesting and even more useful. I’ve not said that before but I’m the technical lead of a FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) startup in Egypt, so we’ve used most of the software and tools covered by the…

How to Learn Arduino for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

According to Arduino.cc an Arduino microcontroller board is an open source board that allows its user develops interactive objects, taking inputs from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other physical outputs. Arduino projects can be stand-alone, or they can communicate with a software running on your computer…

How to Learn TinkerCAD for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Tinkercad is a free, drag and drop, browser-based 3D modeling software developed by Autodesk, it’s part of the 123D family software. TinkerCAD in very suitable for creating simple 3D drawings to be 3D printed as it exports the files as STL. It’s worth noting that you’ve to create an account in order to start using…

Getting Started with the BeagleBone Board

By Ahmed Mahmoud

The BeagleBone is an open source microcontroller development board with a 720 MHz Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 256 MB of RAM, two 46-pin expansion connectors, microSD card slot, Ethernet connector, a USB port,  low-level serial control and JTAG hardware debug connections. A number of expansion boards that can be attached to the BeagleBone to extend its…

Getting Started with Slic3r

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Slic3r is a software used by the 3D printers’ users to convert a digital 3D model into printing instructions (G code) for the 3D printer. It slices the model into horizontal layers, generates toolpaths to fill them and calculates the amount of material to be extruded. Learning how to use Slic3r is very important for…