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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 to scale it to 35% of the original file size and then selected the “save to drive” option.

I opened up the wireless printer GUI by opening Google Chrome and typing in “http://” and then adding my printer’s IP address after (which is displayed on the top of the printer’s home page after wifi is enabled).

I then uploaded the gcode and it took FOR. E. VER. It seriously took 30 minutes to send over a 13.6MB file to the printer. I mean, it’s nice to not have to manually transport my mini SD back and forth, but it’s still really inconvenient for a person as impatient as myself.

Uploading to this Web GUI is the worst

So everything started up and then promptly went to hell in a hand basket. 🤦🤦🤦

This…is not a shield 🙁

I don’t know if it’s the way that the Cura saved the code, or if it uploaded incorrectly, but for round 2 I’m going to put the files directly onto the SD card and then try printing from there. 

Since the shield is supposedly a 5 hour print job I’m going to hold off and start it in the morning when I have more time, so feel free to skip to the post where I actually make the Zelda Shield!

We’ve had a rough day

In the interim, I’m going to download something small and make more test prints. This will undoubtedly be simple, right? WRONG! Read more at the next blog Fall Out Coin 1: My Nightmare!  🤦 fml I need more wine. 🤦

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