Archive for 3D Printer

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.

ELEGOO Mini Air Purifier

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2020 by getbent57

ELEGOO_Mini_Air_PurifierIf you have stopped by this blog with the last year you might now that I have a Elegoo Mars 3D printer.  This uses resin.  Which has a strong smell to it.  Am sure it can’t be really good for you to breath in.  A little while back seen a device that they put out called the Elegoo Mini Air Purifier.  This are two little battery power carbon filters.  They sit next to the resin vat and you put the cover over them.  At that time didn’t buy it because I wanted to look up more about them.  Didn’t find much.  When back to buy then any way and they were out of stock.  Fast forward to early September (2020) and seen that Amazon.ca had then back in stock > here so order one.  (They are out of stock again as I am typing this September 13, 2020).  Have yet to try them out.  Do hope they work good.  If they do will be able to print more in the winter with out having to open up windows.

FLSUN Q5

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2020 by getbent57

FLSUN_Q5Thinking about getting myself another 3D printer.  This time a FDM one, theses are the ones that print using plastic wire.  The one I am looking at is called FLSUN Q5.  They call it a Delta design.  Most FDM printers the print bed moves back and forth.  With this one the bed doesn’t move. Just three arms were the plastic comes out, Hot End.  Another selling feature is it has Auto Leveling.   All so the price is not too bad.  As I am typing this (August 15, 2020), over at Amazon.ca > here they want $400.00.  Then on GearBest.com > here they are on sale for $298.00.  Am very temped to get one.  Will all so need to get some PLA (that is the plastic you print with).

3D Modeled Coin

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2020 by getbent57

Awhile back I made a 3D model of a coin using Tinkercad and printed on my Elegoo Mars.  Printed off about seven of them at one time.  They didn’t turn out so good.  So decided to start over.  The first time I use the dimensions of Toonie.  This time I just made a bigger coin thinking it will be cooler to look at and hold.  Making them as kind of like a promo for the YouTube channel I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry.  In the picture below.  The small coin in the front is the old model and the one in the back is the new.  I have printed off six off the new.  Just need to clean and cure them.  Will be back with another post.

New_Coin

PrusaSlicer

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2020 by getbent57

PrusaSlicerAs you may know I have Elegoo Mars 3D printer.  Now that I have an Elegoo Mercury and an ultrasonic cleaner have jumped back into printing things.  When I first got the printer my brother wanted a 3D model of a shotgun shell upsized.  Found one online so that is what I wanted to print.  The auto supports in ChiTuBox are not so great.  So decided to try my hand at doing it manually.  Once that was done ran it though the program Photon Validator.  This finds un-supported islands so you can fix them in ChiTuBox.  Did that and is it seems fined.  Started to print it.  When I check on it about 35% done, this is about the spot you can see the built plate.  Seen that the shell was not stuck to the plate.  It had failed.

On a Facebook group for awhile now have been reading that people have been using PrusaSlicer to add auto supports and then do the slicing in ChiTuBox.  This Slicer is made to be used of the Prusa printers but you can set it up to be used with their resin printer.  That is what you use to add the supports.  Watched some video on how to and it is easy enough to setup.  Gave it a go.  As I am typing this the file is stuck to the build plate and looking good.  Thinking I will keep using these three programs to make 3D printing so much easier.  Will be back with an update once the shell is done.

Ultrasonic Cleaner

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , on July 28, 2020 by getbent57

In a few posts talked about the Elegoo Mercury and that I ordered one and received it.  When I did that ordered an ultrasonic cleaner as well.  They came from different parts of the country.  So the cleaner took longer to get here.  But did show up much faster than the email said it would.  Now that they are here I can jump back into using my Elegoo Mars again.  These new tools will help me out a lot.  Now I just need to get working on some 3D models to print.  My goal is to make my own.

Elegoo Mercury

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2020 by getbent57

Didn’t take long for my Elegoo Mercury to show up in the mail in about a week.  Bought this to go along with my Elegoo Mars 3D printer.  This resin curing station will work a lot better than the tin foil lined box I made with a light on top.  I haven’t tired it out yet waiting for my ultrasonic cleaner to show up.  Ordered them at the some time but that is coming from BC.  Should be here next week.  Will be back with another post once I give it a try.

ELEGOO Mercury

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2020 by getbent57

About a week ago talk about the Elegoo Mercury.  This is a resin curing station to go along with the Elegoo Mars 3D printer or any small formant resin printer.  Well I have ordered one.  For a bit there they were not in stock.  As soon as they were I ordered it.  Will take about a week to get here.  Have all so ordered an ultrasonic cleaner.  These will help me out lots with clean an curing the prints.  Want to get more into this other than the odd thing printed every now and again.  Will be back with another post with pictures when they show up.

Trying Out Photogrammetry

Posted in I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2020 by getbent57

In this weeks video for the YouTube Channel, I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry, try out some photogrammetry. My goal is to see if I could turn my motorcycle into a 3D model. In which I could print on my Elegoo Mars 3D printer. Had some success and going to keep at it. Keep and eye on for more videos on this subject. You can see how it turned out > here or below.

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ELEGOO Mercury and Mercury Plus

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2020 by getbent57

ELEGOO_MercuryIf you have stopped by this blog over the past year you will know that I have and Elegoo Mars 3D printer.  All so I did order an Anycubic Washing & Curing Machine.  But ever got it because they stopped sending them to Canada.  You can get one of Amazon.ca but they want too much money.  For awhile Elegoo have been teasing that the would be putting you their own resin curing machine.  That is out now and is called the Elegoo Mercury.  Which is not a bad price over at Amazon (as I am typing this July 5, 2020) $80.00.  However there is another options out there, some what.  It is called the Elegoo Mercury Plus.  It is their version of the Anycubic machine.  However there is not much to go on yet.  Have seen some pictures and some saying they have one.  Am eyeballing the Mercury but if there is a washing and curing machine on it’s way, just might wait it out.