I’m going to start with the bottom part of the shield. So I scaled this file down to 25%, moved it into position, and then rotated it 180 degrees to print the correct orientation. It says it’ll take about 2.5 hours, so here’s hoping!
The bottom half printed in just under 3 hours with no problems! OctoPrint is truly the best option to work with this printer. The top half scaled to 25% printed in about 3 hours and 45 minutes. Again, no problems whatsoever, and I was able to monitor the entire print from the next room via the web cam streaming!
Bottom half of shield:
This was one of my first time lapse videos, so I had a friend help me rotate the printer and tinker with the lighting for the next print.
This next video came out better, but the lights got turned out for a bit in the middle, so I’ll have to figure out how to get consistent lighting for future videos. I’m very much a novice at everything I’m trying here, but I guess that shows that even if you’re an absolute beginner like myself, you can join in on the 3D print fun, too!
Top half of shield:
Now that both parts are printed, it’s time to glue them together and figure out how to “finish” these plastic prints!