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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

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.

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.

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.

Flexible Build System For Resin 3D Printers

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2020 by getbent57

Flexible_Build_SystemSeen some YouTube videos for Flexible Build System (SBS) by Wham Bam for resin 3D printers.  That these are are mantic plate that another piece of metal attaches to.  Then when the print is done you remove that metal plate which is flexible so the print comes right off.  They have been around for FDM printers for a long time now. They will soon be for resin printers as well.  You can pre-order them now > here.  From the videos I watched they work great.  Thinking about getting one for my Elegoo Mars.  Because there has been a few time when I have tired to remove prints I have messed up the plate leveling.

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.