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KFETS Part 1: Introduction

For several months, I’ve been working on a system to check the quality of equipment for the sport of fencing. This project was commissioned by H.O.M. Fencing.

Electronics are used for the scoring system in fencing. Each fencer has a sword connected to a body cord, connected to a reel at the end of the strip. This reel connects to a scoring box. Whenever each fencer hits the other, the electrical loop is completed and the scoring box registers this. The tester, dubbed the Kaleel Fencing Equipment Testing System (KFETS), checks the resistance between each side of three separate wires and checks to see if there are any shorts between each.

DTLA Makerfaire 2017

Honored to be presenting at the DTLA Mini Makerfaire on December 2. Hope to see you there!


The Kaleel Fencing Equipment Testing System, a project I’ve been working on, commissioned by HOM Fencing Supply, is about to be delivered! Stay tuned for more!

Fidget Spinner on the Lathe

I made my friend an aluminum and brass fidget spinner for her birthday. I cut the main body of the toy out of 3” aluminum rod stock and the finger pads out of brass, with a skate bearing between the pieces.

I started with aluminum rod stock and cut out the basic shape of the spinner on the lathe. I flipped over the piece to do back details (also on the lathe) then drilled the ring holes on the drill press. I then deburred all of the holes using a deburring tool and inserted the bearing with Locktite to secure it:

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