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[3D Printing] A toy to build toys...New to the hobby....

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    Our 3D printer at work has been out of service since last Tuesday. I tried running a print, but it was extruding very unevenly. Initial thoughts were that it was a partial clog, but I swapped over to another heatsink + nozzle that we had and the same issues presented themselves. And eventually it stopped extruding entirely, but I could still easily push filament through by hand.

    My attention turned towards the extruder motor, but after further troubleshooting, it turned out to be an issue with the extruder motor's wires. Now I have to wait on replacements from the owner of the 3D printer company. Hopefully I can get it back up and running by next weekend.

  • ElbasunuElbasunu Registered User regular
    Got an IKEA skadis board and started printing pegs and holders for it using a .8mm nozzle and it's so much fun.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    edited September 16
    Haven't done any Resin printing in a few months. Right before I sort of stopped I bought some new processing fluid from a nearby company called 3D Resin Solutions called Hero Wash.

    Not firstly, the seem to no longer sell it, which isn't a great sign. Secondly, it ate the finish off the aluminum inside my wash tub and more seriously, ate THROUGH the magnets on the bottom.

    So uh...maybe not as non-toxic as they claim.

    Edit: and to make it worse, in the 5 minutes it took a dip when I tied to do a wash it also ate the finish off my build plate holy crap

    http://imgur.com/a/fEwkScf

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Holy shit!

    This is why I'm strictly a user of Eco Resin with Simple Green and soapy water for print cleaning, that's terrifying.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    So were they just selling straight sodium hydroxide as a wash fluid then?
    Or something that breaks down into it…

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Their webpage does say it may strip paint or cause damage to anodized aluminum, but so far their response to me reaching out is "Yeah you should use a sonic cleaner with stainless steel." But like the product description mentions using a vortex cleaner even? And according to them they do still sell it but the product page is down because they sold out.

    https://www.3dresinsolutions.com/products/hero-wash?_pos=1&_sid=e9acb53fd&_ss=r

    The sds doesn't mention anything about reaction either.

  • djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    The MSDS says it contains 3% of the first three of these, and 1% of the fourth one (didn't paste nicely):, but googling them very quickly comes up against my lack of knowledge of chemistry.
    Decabromodiphenyl Oxide
    Alcohols
    Sodium xylenesulphonate
    Dodecyldimethylamine oxide

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    edited September 16
    Yeah my limited knowledge of chemistry leaves me at "Well none of these appear toxic"

    I've asked directly for a refund, since this damaged/destroyed my tools. I'm not even asking for them to replace those (although I don't think that would be outside the reasonable), I just don't want to be out $40 for a product that's useless to me and will physically cause damage to my gear

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    I will say the company has been great. They admitted they have never used any of these sorts of machines and issued me a full refund, and will be putting a warning on the product page about this. And hey, the build plate might look like crap but at least it's not actually damaged

    NipsElvenshae
  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    The thing I like most about Hatchbox silk PLA is that the brims peel right off, super cleanly, when it's done printing and cooled down.

    Also that it's so shinyyyyyyyy.

  • ChiselphaneChiselphane Registered User regular
    Finally got that Weedo M2 I got for free working. It's pretty much what I expected, ie not great. But it should be fine for simple stuff. And it plays a little song when the print's done!

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  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    Anyone in the market for an older version of a cnc? I have a nomad 883 pro (workspace of 8*8*3 inches). I have a box and can ship it stateside. Pm me for details.

    PSN: jfrofl
  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    My partner and I finally got back to printing stuff after having some of our filament go off due to improper storage, and it's been really fun! Mostly making little storage devices for various items around the house. A Ring Fit holder is surprisingly handy.

    I'm thinking of making some more weird little action figures/toys like the big articulated cuttlefish I made a while back. I've mostly been looking on Thingiverse, any other good sites for models that folks are using?

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited October 7
    Other good sites for 3d models are Thangs and Cults3d; the latter has some free and some paid models.

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  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited October 7
    There's also MyMiniFactory, but it has a very heavy focus on miniatures for wargaming and/or painting.

    Echo on
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  • ChiselphaneChiselphane Registered User regular
    Thinking of shrinking this gravestone down then printing a bunch to leave them around town. We have a bunch of farm type stores, maybe the ivermectin shelf would be a good spot.

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  • SiliconStewSiliconStew Registered User regular
    Thinking of shrinking this gravestone down then printing a bunch to leave them around town. We have a bunch of farm type stores, maybe the ivermectin shelf would be a good spot.

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    Needs something like "Karen Smith 1974-2021" added at the top or these morons may think it's a recommendation ad, not a gravestone.

    Just remember that half the people you meet are below average intelligence.
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  • djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    edited October 14
    That sort of thing makes me a:very glad that I've been using a password manager for long enough that my thingiverse password looks like line noise because I never have to remember it myself, and b:realise I should go back and retroactively make all my passwords be random-looking everywhere else.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    edited October 14
    Sorry, unrelated tangent; why does that croc appear to have a turbocharger installed?

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  • djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    because your crocs won't go fast enough otherwise. Also from the same model:

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Ok printer friends, help needed.

    My ultrasonic cleaner crapped out, and I'm in the market for a new one. Anyone have recs for a durable, not over-expensive model?

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  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    I found Barry the Beholder at the office! He lost a few eye stalks in the move though. Good thing I know a guy with a 3D printer.

    I think this is seriously the best FDM print I ever got from my Ender 3.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Elvenshae’s Mostly-Printed Halloween is almost complete!

  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    Realized this ghost model I found on thingiverse perfectly fits an LED tea light from Target.

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    Video:
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  • SchadenfreudeSchadenfreude Mean Mister Mustard Registered User regular
    I'm having a crafty Hallowe'en, but this and a grotesque are the only things of note I've printed. First proper spin of the airbrush too, so real happy with it. Especially considering my toddler turfed it across the kitchen this morning so I had to glue some fingers back on. :/
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    I have a smaller one in resin that I'll probably paint up too just for the chuckles of it.

    Contemplate this on the Tree of Woe
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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited October 26
    Print-in-place belt-loop-and-axe-handle-ring for my sons' costumes successfully designed in Fusion 360!

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    Test model successfully printed! (After exporting and starting the print, I added a couple more fillets to the design.) (Hatchbox brown PLA, because that's what I had loaded after printing a SCARY TREE.)

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    The print-in-place joint works! (Shown!) In both directions! (Not shown!)

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    So I've got this craft project that uses a lot of small lines of rope (2mm paracord). I can put a stopper knot on one end and pull it tight on that side, but I also need it to pull tight (after some adjustment) on the other side.

    I've been doing this on a temporary basis by tying essentially a noose in the end of the rope, pulling out all the slack through the project, sliding the noose knot up the rope against the project on the unstopped side (putting the slack in the loop), and then tying off the noose loop around the working end of the rope to keep it from slipping too much. Here's my highly scientific diagram of what I'm doing:

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    The problem is that the rope is nylon, and so pretty slippery, and so the "locking" knot I've put on the noose keeps coming undone and the noose slides a bit on its own, anyway, even with the locking knot.

    I designed a small cleat in Fusion 360 that I can 3D print:

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    And while that'll work, probably, I'd rather not add, like, 50 of them to the project. The goal is that it needs to be adjustable (though untying it, adjusting it, and retying it, or whatever, would be fine). In terms of functionality, if I were on a sailboat, I'd be using something like the cam cleat that the sheets use: it tightens down in one direction but can be easily undone and adjusted. Also, the solution needs to be really small - like the printed size of the cleat design is 2cm x 1cm x 2mm (thick).

    So, 1) anyone know a better one-way sliding stopper knot that'll work in my use case?
    2) Anyone have a better idea than a small cleat?

  • SiliconStewSiliconStew Registered User regular
    edited October 28
    I don't have an extensive knowledge of knots, but I don't believe a slip knot will work there. You want the rope to slide through the knot, but the object is pushing directly on the side of the knot and you don't have any tension on the other end to keep the knot tight and jammed up. It's going to loosen and slide eventually without some sort of anchor or cleat.

    For example, cellular blinds use a little button-like disc with a friction slot on the end of the lifting strings, similar application to yours, pulling in only one direction. Self jamming when it's looped through correctly to hold tight but easy to undo and readjust. Can't find a close up of one though. May not be better than your cleat for your particular use though.

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  • SiliconStewSiliconStew Registered User regular
    Here's another thought. Are the two holes "near" each other to use a loop on the stopper knot end as an anchor point for the slip knot end? You could then use a taught line knot or similar for tightening/adjustment. Long term it might depend on if the tension will be relatively constant or not.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Here's another thought. Are the two holes "near" each other to use a loop on the stopper knot end as an anchor point for the slip knot end? You could then use a taught line knot or similar for tightening/adjustment. Long term it might depend on if the tension will be relatively constant or not.

    Only occasionally. Most of the time they're up to a couple of feet apart.

  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Crossposting:

    Hah. So, as it turns out, my 3d-printed minimalistic cleat works really damn well.

    And I was able to print 50 of them at once last night.

    Woot.

    (ED: I also realized what it was I was kinda looking for in the real world: drawstring toggles!!! I ordered some, but I think I'll end up using them for another project later on.)

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  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    Today's practical problem solving: the thread on the adjustable mace I ordered won't screw all the way in due to gunk in the thread in the handle, so I made some super-simple spacers so I can use it without loading up way too many plates.

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  • djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    It's definitely the small home fixes that I'm starting to really appreciate a 3d printer for. This is a trivial model:

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    but it let me repair a broken cupboard magnet closing thing that's been broken for a few years now -- the left side of the plastic had snapped so, where it should look like this:
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    instead, the head of the screw would fall out with general use. So I printed a bit of plastic to fill the hole, glued it in place, and now things are staying put again:
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    I could have done the same thing with a bit of wood most likely, or something else, but it's easy and quick to measure something and just print out a perfectly-sized bit of plastic rather than having to saw things down etc.

    On the other hand, I've also been printing out some significantly less useful things; the stepper motors on prusa printers are just sitting out there on the front of the printer, which means that with a little magnet, you can attach things to the extruder which will turn as the extruder turns, so you can confirm that it's actually going. The first one I had was just a couple of inches of filament glued onto a magnet:
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    Then there's options which are a bit more fancy-looking, but still just a static shape:
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    You can get more complicated if you want to look like a different type of engine:
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    but my favorite one is the hamster-powered option:
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    There's also goofy things you can make for the X axis motor; a gyroscope (sort of):
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    or what I currently have on there, an optical illusion generator:
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  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    It's definitely the small home fixes that I'm starting to really appreciate a 3d printer for.

    Had the random idea to design a rack for the plates for my mace now that I printed the spacers for them. Also a good excuse to learn some more Fusion 360.

    Elvenshae
  • djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular


    The 'one more thing' is worth waiting for.

    https://blog.prusaprinters.org/original-prusa-xl-first-look_58312/ has more details.

  • XeddicusXeddicus Registered User regular
    I see I was off on my guesstimate of the price of the cheapest option by half (and even my guess was too much for me really). Too bad, I want one!

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