Jacob Dice

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Monoprice Delta Mini – RGB LED Lights

I recently purchased a Monoprice Mini Delta 3D printer, and I was immediately impressed with how low the barrier to entry has become for high-quality home 3D printing. I plugged it in, and it instantly produced a flawless Baymax from Big Hero 6 that came preloaded on the SD card. However, after a few prints, I recognized one of its few downfalls: there was no build plate lighting, let alone an RGB light show. But that’s an easy fix. With a true maker spirit and a month to wait for eBay shipments, I added a light show to this lil’ machine. Described below are my process and parts list. Read more

PhysCon 2016

I was fortunate enough to attend the 2016 Quadrennial Physics conference in San Francisco, California. Over a thousand undergraduate physics students from across the world attended 2016 PhysCon (largest undergraduate physics conference).

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National Undergraduate Research Observatory – Flagstaff, AZ

In the summer of 2016, I traveled to Flagstaff, Arizona with fellow William Jewell College Pillsbury Scholars for one week. During the trip, we collected data on the period of various binary stars on the 29″ NURO telescope. Read more