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by caseythehost
Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Just Remembered Why I Don't Use Matter Control
Replies: 22
Views: 6535

Re: Just Remembered Why I Don't Use Matter Control

Looks like the auto level setting was on. I successfully printed one thing after turning it off, then the next print dropped the extruder to the bed, then raised it to home again, and killed the print. I have decent success with Repetier Host using Cura for complicated stuff and Slic3r for simple pr...
by caseythehost
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Silver colored PLA
Replies: 4
Views: 2201

Re: Silver colored PLA

Finally! A silver that is ... well ... silver and not grey.
by caseythehost
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Just Remembered Why I Don't Use Matter Control
Replies: 22
Views: 6535

Just Remembered Why I Don't Use Matter Control

I had John and Steve (and Jim) on my show on Friday promoting Startup Weekend, and they asked if I was using Matter Control yet. I had only used it a couple of times, but stuck to Repetier Host. I'd forgotten why. I just tried using it and remembered. Everything is perfect when I print in Repetier H...
by caseythehost
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: is slow better?
Replies: 9
Views: 2080

Re: is slow better?

It really depends on the girl. Some like it slow, some like it faster. You should take this opportunity to build your communications skills in the relationship. She'll appreciate your concern for her needs.
by caseythehost
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Bowties
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Bowties

A buddy just got married, and he loves bowties. I made him three for giggles. The clear one has a gap that allows it to slip over your shirt's top button. bowtie 1.jpg bowtie2.jpg The orange one has a clip (3D printed too) that clips to each side of your collar to keep it in place. I also made him a...
by caseythehost
Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Wolverine Statue
Replies: 0
Views: 712

Wolverine Statue

Another month, and another giveaway for my listeners. This month we are giving away a Wolverine statue.

Had to use 50% infill to prevent small holes on the tops of the shoulders and head.
With supports
With supports
wolverine 2.jpg
wolverine 3.jpg
wolverine 4.jpg
by caseythehost
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: I'm Batman
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Re: I'm Batman

I appreciate it. It came out fantastic, and I still have listeners begging me to make more of them.
by caseythehost
Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: I'm Batman
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

I'm Batman

Many of you know that I do 3D print giveaways to my audience every month. Last month was a 3D printed Batman bust that I then coated in black sprayable Plasti-Dip. This one was silver ABS, but it was such a popular contest that I printed 3 to give away. The other two were gold PLA, and looked better...
by caseythehost
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: ORION
Topic: Leveling problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

Re: Leveling problem

I appreciate the advice. Two days ago I heard a bang during a print, and one of the arms broke off. It was just that metal rod that slipped out, but it was doing it on all three arms. I've set the rods back into their proper spot, and reran the tower program. Only the front right dives, and the scre...
by caseythehost
Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Leveling problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

Re: Leveling problem

I also just tried Mattercontrol's auto leveling function with no success. For some reason, when I print with Mattercontrol using Cura, the extruder is way too high. Haven't tried with Slic3r yet.
by caseythehost
Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Leveling problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

Leveling problem

Hey guys, My machine recently started not printing as well as usual, and I ran the tower config file. Turns out it isn't level. Left front is perfect with the center, right front and back both have the extruder diving into the glass. I've adjusted the screws as far as they'll go, and not significant...
by caseythehost
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Cura
Topic: Cura 14.03 Wow!
Replies: 23
Views: 11637

Re: Cura 14.03 Wow!

I've been wanting to move to Cura, but the settings intimidated me a little. I'm just not happy with Slic3r. Might have to try to tackle it again.

Also, how do you get that first layer support on the bottom of the right green vase? I could use that on a couple of my designs.
by caseythehost
Thu May 01, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar Powered 3D Printer Prints Glass From Sand
Replies: 0
Views: 589

Solar Powered 3D Printer Prints Glass From Sand

Perty kool.

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by caseythehost
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Google To Release DIY SPhone In January, 3D Print Support
Replies: 0
Views: 550

Google To Release DIY SPhone In January, 3D Print Support

It is a full DIY smartphone that starts off as a simple $50 base that you customize. Google is officially saying you will be able to 3D print parts for the phone. Seems like they are going to release the files for us to do it. Notice, I'm linking to my blog, but story is in the Daily Mail. Lower-res...
by caseythehost
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Purdue Develops Soybean Filament For 3D Printing
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

Purdue Develops Soybean Filament For 3D Printing

Ran across this article today during my show prep. Purdue University students have developed a soybean-based material that can be used for 3D printing. Filasoy, as it’s called, is a low-energy, low-temperature, renewable and recyclable filament, and it’s made from soy, tapioca root, cornstarch, and ...
by caseythehost
Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Sorry to hear the Maker Hive won't be at Home and Garden Sho
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: Sorry to hear the Maker Hive won't be at Home and Garden

Big crowd at the home and garden show today, and the Orion was a star the whole time I was there. A few people specifically came in to buy a printer before I got there, but hung out until I did to see it in action before ordering online. SeeMeCNC is gonna have a bunch of 953MNC coupon codes coming t...
by caseythehost
Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Sorry to hear the Maker Hive won't be at Home and Garden Sho
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: Sorry to hear the Maker Hive won't be at Home and Garden

Them not being here, and I think I heard something about insurance or something like that. I'm getting better seams with concentric vs rectilinear.
by caseythehost
Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How do you make something that can withstand the outdoors?
Replies: 9
Views: 2179

Re: How do you make something that can withstand the outdoor

Sprayable Plasti-Dip is amazing for weather protection. I use it to customize cars instead of painting them. Protects against the elements, and is completely removable. Not sure if it is right for your application, but I'd look into it. It's really affordable, and you can use the aerosol cans from t...
by caseythehost
Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Sorry to hear the Maker Hive won't be at Home and Garden Sho
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Sorry to hear the Maker Hive won't be at Home and Garden Sho

I was sad to hear the Maker Hive won't be able to make it to the 95.3 MNC Home and Garden Show on Saturday at the St. Joseph County Fair Grounds. I was hoping to finally link up with you guys. I will have my Orion out there at the MNC booth. Hopefully I can get the printer working right (gaps betwee...
by caseythehost
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Waterproof Vase Prints
Replies: 11
Views: 3779

Re: Waterproof Vase Prints

Ok, I gave your suggestions a shot, and no go, but I think I've found the problem ... just not the solution yet.

The edges of the print are not flush. There's a gap.
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by caseythehost
Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Waterproof Vase Prints
Replies: 11
Views: 3779

Re: Waterproof Vase Prints

Thank you very much.
by caseythehost
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: ORION
Topic: Waterproof Vase Prints
Replies: 11
Views: 3779

Re: Waterproof Vase Prints

guanu wrote:the eeprom I am refering to is not in slic3r, it would be in the host software.. if you use repetier host, its in the menus when you are connected to the machine

when you bring up the eeprom, it will bring up a list of all the machine settings that you can change

Guanu
Ah, would this be it?
by caseythehost
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: ORION
Topic: Waterproof Vase Prints
Replies: 11
Views: 3779

Re: Waterproof Vase Prints

I should also let you know I've only ever printed via SD card.
by caseythehost
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: ORION
Topic: Waterproof Vase Prints
Replies: 11
Views: 3779

Re: Waterproof Vase Prints

Alright, going noob on you guys here.

I'm in Slic3r, and I've opened the configure tool. Is that the right place? I've seen the term EEPROM used, but don't think I've actually messed with it knowingly.
by caseythehost
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: ORION
Topic: Waterproof Vase Prints
Replies: 11
Views: 3779

Waterproof Vase Prints

I've printed a waterproof vase before, but I can't seem to do it again. They all have that slow leak out of the bottom. Printing with PLA. Normally I'd just use clear Flex Seal to waterproof them from the inside, but these vase I'm printing now are thin. I read somewhere that making the extrusion wi...

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