Archive for 3D Printing

Getting Back Into 3D Printing

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , on March 23, 2022 by getbent57

Has been a long while since I have done any 3D printing with my Elegoo Neptune 2.  This is mostly because where I have the printer it’s cooler than the rest of the house.  Didn’t want to chance having the prints fail because it the PLA wasn’t warm enough.  How that we are into Spring.  The temperatures will be getting better.  Do have a long list of projects I want to make and or try out.

Collapsing Lightsaber Again

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2021 by getbent57

Talking about that Collapsing Lightsaber 3D model I tried to print down scaled.  That didn’t workout.  So decided to print it at the right scale.  Discovered that the maker has other models and version.  There is a version of the same Lightsaber were it is broken into three parts.  This is the one I gave a try.  He all so includes a test print for the collapsing blade part.  Did that first and that worked out fine.  So print the full blade next.  This took about eleven hours.  You can check this model > here.

Collapsing Lightsaber

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

Collapsing_LightsaberWhile not a big Star Wars fan have all ways thought Lightsabers are cool.  While looking for something to 3D print came across a collapsing Lightsaber > here.  This model as some very cool features.  Firstly it is a print in place model.  Which means you don’t need to add supports.  The second is the light part of the saber is hidden in the handle until you flick it out.   Was going to print this at the full scale at first but that would take more time than I had.  So scaled it down by 50% to see how it would turn out.

[Update} It didn’t turn out so good.  It looks great buy the saber part fussed together.  Going to print it at the normal size now.

3D prints from the Elegoo Neptune 2

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

Has been awhile but back with a new video for the YouTube Channel, I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry.  This time talking about a new 3D printer.  Back in the summer of 2021 bought myself an Elegoo Neptune 2. Here are some of the early prints, I have tied.  Am very happy with how this 3D printer works. Watch out for more project videos.  All so trying something else out new, Text to Speech.  Let me know how you think.  As for the video you can see it > here or below.

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Landy Mini By 3D Sets

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2021 by getbent57

Landy_Mini_By_3D_SetsFound an interesting model I would like to print over at Prusa Printers.   It is called Landy Mini by 3D Sets.  The people over at 3D Sets make awesome models that are for turning into RC cars.  The model on Prusa Printers is free to download.  There are 47 files to print.  Then you put it together.  But you will need some screws.  In the instructions they show which ones to get.  Am thinking I will give this a try when I get some more PLA.  Am all most out and this model will use a lot.

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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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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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.

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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ZBrushCoreMini

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

ZBrushCoreMiniTrying to get back into using my Elegoo Mars 3D printer.  Have some thing planed for what I want to print next.  There are all so lots of cool stuff online to get.  However would like to try a make my own models.  Have messed around with Tinkercad.  It is an awesome web based free CAD program.  The thing with that is you can 3D sculpt.  Have looked into this a bit.  The two programs that come up the most are Blender and ZBrush.  Blender is free but hard to learn.   For ZBrush is user friendly but costs a lot money.  That being said there is now a stripped down free to use version called, ZBrushCoreMini.  This just came out a few days ago.  Going to give it a try.