LEGO Gale Crater

It’s a set of LEGO compatible baseplates, with two plate dimensions: 10×10 pins (80×80 mm) and 20×20 pins (160×160 mm)

They are designed to fit with regular LEGO bricks in order to create a martian terrain scenery.

Find more on the wiki


Posted in 3D printing, Giocattoli, LEGO, Tinkering

Foppapedretti stroller reinforcement

3D printed reinforcement for reducing the tissue wear, it works like a vise, redistributing the weight of the baby legs between upper (thicker) and lower tissue (thinner).

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and / or

get the thing on Thingiverse


Posted in 3D printing, Household tools, Tinkering

3D printed template for soldering SMD connectors

Using a 3D printed object as a template / clamp, you can solder more easily SMD connectors.

Soldering flux has been used, then at the end of the welding the circuit should be washed using isopropyl alcohol, the solder flux is conductive.

If not washed, for example, a negative effect is that the reading of the thermistor temperature is altered.

Posted in 3D printing, FABtotum, Lab tools, PCB, Tinkering, Tutorial

FABtotum: PCB milling and drilling

This is only a partial video of entire workflow, i think to make a full workflow video, please click on like button or subscribe if you are interested / leave a comment in forum’s thread

PCB Milling and drilling with FABtotum Personal Fabricator.

Drilling starts at

Software used:

– CAD: Eagle
– CAM:


Job parameters:


Manual bed levelling with analog dial indicator, no plugin used.


– step down: 0.05 mm
– tool diameter: 0.1 mm
– feedrate 80 mm min


– feerate 15 mm min

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Posted in CNC, FABtotum, PCB, Tinkering

Installation of FlatCAM 8.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit

Updated the Wiki


Posted in CAM, CNC, PCB, Tinkering

FABtotum dust cleaner after milling

3D printed tool for clean the dust and debris inside of the FABtotum Personal Fabricator after milling.



The hose adapter it’s designed to be connected on a vacuum cleaner via a corrugated tube of 25 mm outer diameter.

The main goal of the object is removing easily dust and debris under the Y axis rods.

More on Wiki


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Posted in 3D printing, CNC, FABtotum, GitHub, Lab tools, PCB, Tinkering, Uncategorized, Woodworking

Vacuum cleaner storage organizer

3D printed tools for optimize the storage of the vacuum cleaner, designed to store a Samsung vacuum cleaner in an Ikea Pax cabinet

More infos on wiki

other resources:

Posted in 3D printing, GitHub, Household tools, Tinkering

Wood nameplate for montessori bed: Giulio

Some time ago, my friend Cristian started a job: a montessori bed for the son of our friend Teresa, Giulio.

I have decided to complete the nice work of Cristian with a name plate CNC crafted, quite a challenge because a big size of the object would have been 200 x 80 mm and i have only a small desktop CNC, the FABtotum personal fabricator.

After some “dry run” tests in order to check the real travel limit of X axis, i done the job with success.

wooden_name_plate_giulio_in_place wooden_name_plate_giulio_in_place-detail

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Posted in CAM, CNC, FABtotum, Tinkering, Woodworking

LEGO big hand

LEGO minifigures compatible double sized hand

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More infos on the wiki:

Sources available on



Posted in 3D printing, LEGO, Modding and testing, Tinkering

PCB holders for CNC milling

The holders are designed for work on the FABtotum personal fabricator but they can be useful with all desktop CNC milling machines. Suitable for M3 and M4 screws, 4 mm hole on the holder.

I use this holders with two PCBs with 1.6 mm of shim, one used as sacrifical layer

Details on wiki


Posted in 3D printing, CNC, FABtotum, Lab tools, PCB

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