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Elegoo Neptune 2 Ordered

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2021 by getbent57

ELEGOO_Neptune_2.jpgIt was back in February (2021) that Elegoo announced the Neptune 2 FDM 3D Printer.  At that time they gave a list of Amazon sites and the prices for those countries.  Canada was one of them > here.  Ever since then would see this printer pop up on YouTube videos.  Was interested in getting one.  However ever time I looked at the Amazon page it would say “Currently Unavailable”.  Well the other day (June 15, 2021) randomly clicked that link again and see that there were three left in stock.   Was very shocked, then said if I don’t jump at this now I will miss out.

So ordered on right than.  All so get some PLA.  Not sure if it will be any good but it was an Amazon’s Choice product.  This one > here.  It four small spools of white, red, black and blue filament.  The printer should be here some time on for before this Friday (June 25, 2021).

Photogrammetry And Video Games Follow Up

Posted in I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2021 by getbent57

Id_Rather_Watch_Paint_Dry_Logo.pngIn this weeks video for the YouTube Channel, I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry, taking about Photogrammetry again.  This time it is a follow up to the last photogrammetry video I did.  My goal is to turn the ship I use in No Man’s Sky into a 3D Model. Then 3D print it. Gave it a try with a few programs. Ended up with better results with the program Reality Capture.  Which you can see in the video > here or below.

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Anycubic Mega Zero 2.0

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2021 by getbent57

Anycubic_Mega_Zero_2.0Taking about FDM 3D printers again.  A few months back heard about the Elegoo Neptune 2.  Have seen that it’s a great printer for a good price, $230.00, Canadian.  The only problem is you can’t buy one.  The announced it back in February, with a list of Amazon links.  Every time I look at the .ca site is says “Currently Unavailable”.  Oh, and there is no info on their website about it.  So thinking I will now be going with the Anycubic Mega Zero 2.0.  Looked and all most bought the first model, Mega Zero.  This new model as some better features.  It does cost more than the Neptune 2 but at lest I can get one.  Will make up my mind soon.  Will be back with an update.

Photogrammetry And Video Games

Posted in I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2021 by getbent57

Id_Rather_Watch_Paint_Dry_Logo_thumb.pngIn this weeks video for the YouTube Channel, I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry, taking about Photogrammetry.  Wanted to see if Photogrammetry would work with video games. A lot of game now a days of photo modes, so it makes it easier to get pictures or video. My goal is to turn the ship I use in No Man’s Sky into a 3D Model. Then 3D print it. Gave it a try with a few programs. Did end up with some good result.  Which you can see in the video > here or below.

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Elegoo Neptune 2

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2021 by getbent57

Talking about 3D Printers again.  Have decided on one.  Once the Elegoo Neptune 2 is available will order one.  They announced it back in February 2021. Since then it has not been in stock on any Amazon site.  All there is no info on it on their official website.  Have watched a bunch of videos of people that were sent to the for review.  So I am thinking Elegoo is waiting for all that feedback to make changes before mass shipping them out.  Will be keeping my on on the Amazon.ca listing > here.   Maybe in a few weeks to months they will be out.  This might be my birthday present to myself latter in the summer.

ELEGOO Neptune 2

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2021 by getbent57

ELEGOO_Neptune_2If you every stopped buy this blog you might now that I own an Elegoo Mars 3D printer.  This is a resin based machine.  I just found out they have a FDM printers now.  It is called the Elegoo Neptune 2.  They had a post on their Facebook page give a list of Amazon sites and the prices for those countries.  Here in Canada they have a listing > here.  Has I am typing this (February 11, 2021) there is not prices.  But I know what it is because of that Facebook listing.  It will be $230.00, which seems like are really good price.  Going to keep my eye on this and as look out or videos on YouTube as well.

FLSUN Q5 Or Artillery Genius

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2021 by getbent57

Have made many posts talking about getting a FDM 3D printer.  Have narrowed it down to two.  The first one is the FLSUN Q5.  First talked about back in the summer of 2020.  It has a lot of nice features.  The second printer is the Artillery Genius.  Is pretty cool as well.  One down side to the FLSun is it is very tall.  So it might not fit were I would need to have.  As for the Genius it costs more.  Going to keep thinking on it some more.  Still need to save up some more money.

MatterControl – 3D Printing Software

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2021 by getbent57

MatterControlHas been a long while since I have done anything with my 3D printer or try to design something to print.  Since it’s a new year decided to try to get back into it.  Have messed around a bit with Tinkercad.   It is a great web based program for 3D modeling.   Have discovered a similar but more powerful program called MatterControl.  Have heard of it awhile back but only thought it was only for sliceing models.  Turns out it can do a lot more than that. You can design and edit with it as well.  The best part is it free..  So going to give it a try.  My main goal is to make some RGB lit letters to be used in the background for I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry YouTube channel.

Artillery Genius

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2020 by getbent57

Artillery_GeniusHave been looking at many FDM 3D printers for the past year.  There has been two I had my eye on, the FLSUN Q5 and the Anycubic Mega Zero (or S model).  Have found  another one that I think I will be getting in the new year (when I can get a good deal on one).  It is the Artillery Genius.  Watch some videos on it.  Very simple to put together and easy to use.  Another good feature is it a lot quieter than the Mega models.  All so can use different filaments.  Received some Amazon gift cards for Christmas so thinking I will get a spool of PLA filament.  So when I do get the printer I can start right way.

Anycubic Mega Zero

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2020 by getbent57

Anycubic_Mega_ZeroHave my eye on a different FDM 3D printer now.  It is the Anycubic Mega Zero.  A for a bit now have been thinking about getting a FLSUN Q5.  That one is really nice.  It just very tall and were I would have to use it.  It might not fit.   All so the the price on the Mega Zero is cheaper.  This is mostly because it doesn’t have a heated build plate.   Watched a bunch of video on it and it seems to work great. All so easy to setup.  In the States it’s supper cheap. As of typing this (September 15, 2020) it’s on sale of there website for $139.00.  They don’t ship to Canada.  However Amazon.ca has it > here for $210.00.  That is all most $200 cheaper than the FLSun Q5.  Going to think on it some more.