BlackRock3D is a website dedicated to Engineering, Electronics, 3D Printing, Coding – Blogs, Articles, Schematics, etc..


About Me

Hi, My name is Josh and I am the creator/maintainer of this site feel free to contact me at josh@blackrock3d.ca if you have any questions or comments.

My main interests are in Engineering in which I have a Bachelors Degree from McMaster University.

I have been working in heavy equipment manufacturing for 10yrs as a design engineer. Familiar with Solidworks as a daily user for 12yrs.

Also enjoy Coding – C, C++, C#, UWP, WinForms, Linux

In the past couple years I have taken an interest in electronics, I am currently experimenting with home  automation. Specifically an open source platform called OpenHabian that runs on a raspberry pi 3 mini computer.

Enjoy having a read through my website!



Blog Posts

MQTT IR Blaster for my OpenHab Setup (nodemcu+MQTT+openhab+IR)

A few months back I started to setup a dedicated home automation system to control my ever-growing number of “smart” devices. Smart devices are great but they usually have separate interfaces and mobile programs to install and control each device. What is really needed is a single program to control all of my devices… from …

SolidWorks Sheet Metal Tutorial – Electrical Enclosure (STEP-BY-STEP)

Step-by-step video tutorial showing how to make a small electrical enclosure from sheet metal. You will learn how to create a base flange, add edge flanges with k factor allowances, use stamping and forming tools, add a fan vent all using built-in SolidWorks library tools. Finally, I will show how to flatten the parts into …


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