@jasonaa0almost done with this design! i just need to add tabs so i’ll be able to put it together whenever i make it irl. i’ll probably do a test of 3d printing the 3 parts (top cover, bottom cover, bumper thingy), but my end goal is to send the cover files off to be laser cut out of acrylic so i can still see into the hub once the case is all together 🤞
@jasonaa0finally got around to tuning my 3d printer! i have been pushing this off for a while but now I have a couple prints for projects and friends that actually need to be of good-ish quality. superslicer makes it super easy to do since I can generate all sorts of calibration jobs and send them to my octoprint instance instantly. it'll probably only take 2-3 hours of my time and most of that is me doing something else while I wait for prints to finish up.
@msw0I've been so tired of staying in my room all week I stayed up late putting together a new component for my printer: a light bar! Now it can take timelapses of its prints even overnight. Just queued up and overnight print and will post a comparison in the morning once its done
@ella0The 3D printer at HQ is set up with OctoPrint, a web interface for controlling the printer. It’s hooked up to a webcam configured to take a time lapse recording of each print. This is a 1-hour print in 7 seconds!@ella0@msw showed me how to use the 3D printer and I printed this wallet thing!
@zrl0These past few months I've been getting into 3D printing and yesterday I replaced my hotend (the part the melts the plastic) with the new Revo Six system from E3D. This new system makes it way easier to swap extruder nozzles, so you can easily extrude with plastic widths of 0.2mm for normal parts, 0.1mm for small parts, or 0.4mm for big parts. This dramatically cuts down on printing time for bigger parts that need a bigger nozzle. It also opens the door for printing much more precise parts (I want to make 3D printed business cards).
To replace the hotend, I had to order the new Revo Six in the mail, unscrew a bunch of parts of my extruder to get the current hotend out, put the new Revo Six in, rewire the hotend cables into the control box, and then recalibrate the machine.
I'm proud of myself for doing this, and definitely procrastinated once the new parts came in because I was afraid I'd break the machine. But now it works and check out my first 3D printer part using a 0.8mm nozzle!
@zrl0I'm in the process of trying to learn Autodesk Inventor so I can design and print my own 3D parts for projects. Been looking for tutorials to follow online, and found this PDF. Completed the first challenge in it tonight!
I'd like to figure out how to make the design process more elegant. I kept getting tripped up on trying to center lines using constraints, which I didn't see a button in Inventor for. My sketches are really messy for this, but I'm happy my final result at least looks like what it's supposed to!@jasonaa0hit a pretty big milestone with this project (tl;dr 3d printer management system like octoprint but for dremel printers) - the backend can read frames from IP/USB cameras and serve them as jpegs from an api endpoint. code is a little wack but it works! next is streaming video but that hopefully shouldn’t be too hard
@zrl0Completed second attempt at a multicolor 3D print using a single extruder. Think it's looking pretty good!
Does anyone want it? DM me your address. I'll mail it to the first person in the US (because of shipping cost) who wants it@zrl0First attempt at doing a multicolor 3D print. It's not looking very good yet, but it'll get there! To do this, I had to manually edit the g-code to add the M600 instruction to prompt a filament change because I only have one extruder. Trying to figure out how to get the slicer to do it for me
@zrl0First time adding magnets to a 3D firstname.lastname@example.orgSmallish ship, I 3d printed a molecule/metal organic framework I generated for my science fair project, and like how it turned out!
@jasonaa0making a raycast extension that lets you manage/start prints from a connected octoprint server! :3d-printer::raycast: ✨
@ferferite0The joys of 3D printing, if you get it wrong the first time, print another one. The phone should be finished tomorrow(without the camera since it will take a month or two for it to arrive)
@ferferite0Played around with blue transparent PETG filament and learned a few things. That ironing the last layer is sooooo nice, it feels like glass, so smooth and that colored transparent filaments might not be the best to print "clear" stuff but it has such a nice shine to it. Defiantly going to print the phone with this stuff. Also because this is a 20x20mm cube, you can't expect much opacity with colored clear filament.
@caleb1I'm gonna try to get @scrappy to react with as many emojis as possible, for no particular reason.
@prithul02180Printing the biggest design I ever did, estimated to take 16 hours
@jasonaa0Finally got time to resume work on my SOM project! I'm printing the lid for my raspberry pi case. I need to make a couple adjustments to the case itself, and then I'll probably print that tomorrow.