News


News of the Future…

Greetings!It has recently come to my attention that coin-cell battery technology is getting even more advanced as of late. This WIRED story about Li-Si batteries may be part of the future of such technology. Another interesting story from WIRED heralds the creation of an exceedingly damage-resistant Li-ion battery. Neat stuff, even though it may be […]

Read More

Experiment: 3-D Printed Cameo Frames

Since metal jewelry parts can sometimes run out of stock, I wanted to see if I could create 3-D printed parts of a similar quality out of polymer materials. An additional benefit would be making them non-conductive to electricity, meaning easier integration of LED circuits and small coin-cell batteries. I began by making the above […]

Read More

Sad News…

It appears that my supplier of the more magenta-violet color of LEDs (in the 460-nm range) have discontinued their line of products. I will be unable to create items that shine in that color once supplies have run out. I will instead make LED devices that use roughly 400-nm wavelength colors, on the border of […]

Read More

Dr. Sabins

November 10, 2019

The time finally came some months ago to replace the extruder module on my (now-venerable) XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 Pro. I can say with certainty that this, above any other possible maintenance technique, drastically improved the quality of all prints. A before-and-after image is displayed below:

Before and After extruder module replacement.

It should be noted that, after successfully calibrating the level of the print bed, that simple PVA-based craft glue sticks are more than sufficient to firmly adhere a printed item to the bed until completion. This was originally an issue, as the aluminum surface of the print bed exhibited some oleophobic properties after unboxing.

What all of this means to you is that you can expect better quality printed items from my shop for some time to come. I hope to be of service to you soon.


— Dr. Sabins 

Change In Shipping Services

Dear Loyal Customers,It is to my regret that I must change my preferred method of shipment services to deliver my carefully crafted items to you. I will no longer be using United States Postal Services due to recent unpredictability in their services.While switching to United Parcel Services may be a more costly option, it is […]

Read More


Announcement: Changes Ahead

Due to increasing health problems, Dr. Sabins expresses his sincere apologies at being unable to host a vendor table at conventions or events for the foreseeable future. In light of this fact, Sabins Gadgeteering Lab, LLC has entered into a partnership with the Town Street Annex, LLC to display some of our existing works and sell […]

Read More

New Technology Acquired: Laser Etcher

In this past year, Sabins Gadgeteering Lab has had to upgrade its obsolete 3D printer. (Yes, it was obsolete THAT quickly!) The replacement model is a XYZ Printing Da Vinci Pro 1.0, and it has a number of improved features available. One of those features is the optional laser etcher module, which can be easily […]

Read More

Working Towards RoHS

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive was adopted in the European Union in 2003 as a measure to restrict the use of harmful substances in manufactured electronics. Since we’re living in a global economy now, the RoHS compliance standard covers many electronic components shipped worldwide. At the top of the list of these substances is […]

Read More