January 18, 2018 at 8:00 am #51290
Very good to hear you are making progress!January 18, 2018 at 8:37 am #51294
That’s great Bill! Glad to hear it.January 24, 2018 at 2:05 pm #51668
This week I’m practicing walking with a walker (foot still in the boot), standing for balance with body twists and bends (not surprisingly this would also help with assembling a new 3D printer), and doing various exercises aimed at strengthening my leg. On Friday I’ve been promised beginning stairs. One of my milestones is to be able to deal with the two steps needed to get to the pool tables at Zim’s Brau Haus. I’m betting on Saturday!
😉January 24, 2018 at 3:12 pm #51677
Best of luck with the recovery. I think a Brau Haus might just be the incentive to keep moving. 🙂January 24, 2018 at 8:51 pm #51701
Yeah, I’ve tested getting into the brau haus, that’s not a problem. 😉 The pool tables are in a recessed area though, two steps down.January 25, 2018 at 5:33 pm #51750
As much as I would love to do testing on a coffee machine a freaking bolt counter/bagger is next for sure. I have the electronics done, just need to get into the hardware. Jeez bagging these things takes forever.
I saw the hackaday link and I wouldn’t want to discourage building a machine since machines are fun, but I used a thing like this once upon a time and it was quite nice for counting parts: https://www.uline.com/BL_2218/Uline-Easy-Count-ScalesJanuary 25, 2018 at 6:21 pm #51763
They are proud of those, huh? Are there decent sensors for 5V Arduinos for weight? I’ve taken a kitchen scale apart and it was a strain gauge attached to a chunk of aluminum.
I’m guessing Ryan would be trying to make something like those things. But with an auger driven by Arduino to actually push the screws onto the scale. It would stop when there were enough screws.January 25, 2018 at 6:24 pm #51764
I used a thing like this once upon a time
Basically how I do it now, too many for that and not enough for the big boy machines.
I have an optical counter rigged up but I need the bagging part now. I might just have to pay to have thrm prepackaged, cheaper than hiring someone.January 27, 2018 at 9:37 pm #51844January 28, 2018 at 9:49 am #51854
Yay!!January 28, 2018 at 10:01 am #51856
Ha, I use the table as a crutch when playing pool every time. A few beers later and sometimes two hands are required.
I bet a night out after all this ordeal felt amazing. Glad to see it!January 28, 2018 at 5:29 pm #51878
Well, amazing is one word … my ankle is still complaining that I overdid it yesterday. But I’d do it again. 🙂January 29, 2018 at 4:19 am #51898
This isn’t good idea to drive car at 100+ MPH. One accident will cause the whole life crying.January 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm #51927
This isn’t good idea to drive car at 100+ MPH. One accident will cause the whole life crying.
Yes, unfortunately I have no control over what the other drivers on the road do. 🙁February 8, 2018 at 9:21 pm #52639
And I hit a new milestone today… After ten weeks I was allowed to stand, and take a couple of assisted steps, on my actual feet without the boot. I’m not supposed to try it on my own at home yet, but hopefully that’ll show up after my next PT appointment next week.February 8, 2018 at 9:23 pm #52640
Tap dancing in no time!February 9, 2018 at 7:06 pm #52730
I’m more concerned with getting into the garage and running my MPCNC without worrying about taking a tumble. 🙂February 9, 2018 at 7:51 pm #52731
We are all friends here, you don’t have to keep you true passion from us.February 9, 2018 at 7:59 pm #52732
We are all friends here, you don’t have to keep you true passion from us.
Which is, if course, preaching on the street corners about the real truth. The Flat Earth.February 9, 2018 at 8:01 pm #52733
While tap dancing.February 9, 2018 at 9:08 pm #52734
Just seen this and it sucks being injured and being away from the things we love. Hope you get to high stepping again soon! Some might get the ref as the great old man would say it all the time. spent the last 1.5 recovering from a surgery that was supposed to make it better and then got to play guinea pig with medicines to help with the prior surgery problems and then the additional problems caused by the surgery.
Just keep the head up and do what you can, when you can! I got to learn a lot on youtube when I spent time off the feet!
CBFebruary 19, 2018 at 9:32 am #53347February 19, 2018 at 1:58 pm #53363
YES!!!February 19, 2018 at 3:33 pm #53373
Nice Bill! Thats awesome!April 11, 2018 at 3:44 pm #57587
Bit of a set back today, my first really with this. They did some x-rays of the foot and found that two of the screws have broken and another was working it’s way in enough deeper to affect the adjoining bone. Back into surgery next Tuesday and off my feet again for at least two more weeks after that. 🙁April 11, 2018 at 3:51 pm #57588
Also, cringe. That must be painful.April 11, 2018 at 3:55 pm #57589
Yeah, it kind of is… I went in early (appt with Ortho wasn’t until end of May) due to the change in pain. I was expecting the screw that had gone in farther, but not the broken ones. Yet more time before I can fire the MPCNC up to cut parts for the MP3DPv2. 😉April 11, 2018 at 4:15 pm #57590
That sucks. Friend of mine broke both bones in the bottom of his leg playing hockey. They had to cut on him three times to get it straightened out. Third time they ended up putting a titanium rod down the inside of the front bone, can’t remember what that one is called. The break was healing, but not together.April 11, 2018 at 5:01 pm #57592
Ouch. Not that it truly makes you whole in a case like this, but I hope you had insurance against uninsured motorists. IIRC, something like 1 out of 3 drivers is driving uninsured.
Just feel lucky you’re alive! 🙂April 11, 2018 at 7:46 pm #57600
Yeah, the uninsured motorist portion paid for the initial ambulance trip to the hospital, almost. I’m still waiting to see how much insurance will cover of the rest. I’m at about $200k at last count. Good thing they can’t take the house…
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