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Fall Out Coin 2: Electric Boogaloo

After running into problems with my first attempt to print the Fall Out Coin, I decided to  print via USB again but NOT let the computer lock. This time the coin got 40% of the way through before randomly stopping for no apparent reason...WHY IS EVERYTHING SO HARD????? My first three prints I grabbed my… Continue reading Fall Out Coin 2: Electric Boogaloo

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Fall Out Coin 1: My Nightmare

After a spectacular fail at trying to print the Zelda Shield I decided to "do something easy" like print a coin. It's small, and a coin. How hard could it be? And thus, my nightmare began..... There's a lot of fail in this post I decided to try printing this Fall Out coin for a… Continue reading Fall Out Coin 1: My Nightmare

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Zelda Shield: A Total Disaster

Now that I've gotten my first print out of the way, it's time to make something fun! So I went to Thingiverse, made an account, and then downloaded Link's Hylian Sheild. After opening them in Ultimater Cura 3.5, I was able to fumble my way through resizing and placing the objects on the Mini print area. I decided… Continue reading Zelda Shield: A Total Disaster

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Setup Process 4: Printing the GD Cat

I decided to end the night by "simply" starting the cat 3D print and then upgrading Cura. Sounds simple, right? Wrong. OH so WRONG. After installing the software I could not figure out how to print from my PC, so I decided to put the micro SD card back into the printer and try letting… Continue reading Setup Process 4: Printing the GD Cat

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Setup Process 3: Setting up the Software

Now that the printer is functional, it's time to focus on the WiFi and Cura installation software laid out in Monoprice Manual. I didn't post this blog when I originally wrote it so I could wait and see how this project evolved. From my perspective (just a few days and MANY hours of frustration later) you can… Continue reading Setup Process 3: Setting up the Software

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Setup Process 2: Setting up the Printer

Okay, so that last attempt at setting up this printer did not pan out, but that's okay, you gotta break a couple eggs to make an omelette, right? I decided to switch up strategies and go step by step through this Monoprice Manual. I'm really hoping to have a freshly printed cat trinket by the end… Continue reading Setup Process 2: Setting up the Printer

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Setup Process 1: The First Attempt

The printer comes in tonight!!!!  In preparation, I have copy and pasted instructions on how to get started (courtesy of this Amazon Customer'). I will add my own comments and accompanying pictures as I complete each step. If all goes well I will have printed my first 3D object by the end of the night! So first thing's… Continue reading Setup Process 1: The First Attempt