So 3D Printing and my newfound hobby of painting hats for Smooshy took a bit of a hiatus due to holiday craziness followed by basement renovations. For some reason, past-Christi told her girlfriend that fixing up the basement was a "winter project" so it would be future-Christi's problem. Which was great until it was winter.… Continue reading New Camera = BETTER SMOOSHY PICS!

3D Printing, Research

OctoPrint PrintTime Genius Install

A few weeks ago I was told about the PrintTime Genius OctoPrint Plugin to fix my print time estimate issue.  I haven't had time to print anything new so I've been putting this off, but didn't think it was a big deal since it should be fairly straight forward. Unfortunately, when I went to install via the… Continue reading OctoPrint PrintTime Genius Install

3D Printing, Research

Print Time Estimate Way Off???

Update: Thank you to user outsourcedguru for sharing the following useful information that I will be looking into ASAP: If you use OctoPrint as a web service for your 3D printer, there’s a very good plugin for this called OctoPrint-PrintTimeGenius which does an excellent job of indicating truthful status throughout the entire print. So I've been… Continue reading Print Time Estimate Way Off???

3D Printing, Project, Research

New Patreon Page: Get Your Own Prints!

Hey there! It'd mean a lot to me if you took a little detour and check out my new Patreon page! You can it follow for free, or optionally donate monthly for exclusive patron-only posts and rewards! Want your own 3D object? Join the Wild Kitteh or King Catto tier and I'll print you whatever you want! So head on over there now! I'm… Continue reading New Patreon Page: Get Your Own Prints!


Updating Motion Control Firmware

So now that I've printed an assortment of things and placed them on my cat, it's time to start going back to reading about more boring things (okay, maybe not boring to some, but still not cat related). Today I'm tackling this whole "Firmware" update thing that I decided to shelve for later when I was… Continue reading Updating Motion Control Firmware


Finishing 3D Prints: Research + Airbrushing

After using tiny brushes to paint my first few models, I have determined the following: It takes too longI'm not very good at it But the smoosh was perfect I decided to read some blog posts like these 7 Useful Tips or this How To, along with watching several videos on how they finish their 3D models. Each source… Continue reading Finishing 3D Prints: Research + Airbrushing


To Update or Not To Update? That is the question.

So after connecting with OctoPrint, I got the following message: I followed the link and it informed me I need to update the firmware to ensure my printer doesn't catch on fire. I recall reading that users do not recommend updating the firmware, but I think I'll do some research on this before I blindly… Continue reading To Update or Not To Update? That is the question.


OctoPrint: YouTube Live

Since I've gotten unexpectedly really into OctoPrint (it's amazing, don't buy this printer unless you do this, because it really takes this to the next level!), I decided I might as well live stream my prints. That way I can watch my prints anywhere, not just streaming on my home network. Oh fun! Smoosh is… Continue reading OctoPrint: YouTube Live

3D Printing, Research

Time-Lapse Camera Setup: Logitech C615 + OctoLapse

So now it's time to try and print with OctoLapse running and see how it goes! TL;DR: Everything worked smoothly and was so much better than I ever dreamed! The hardest part was playing the time lapse video. I ultimately ended up downloading this VLC program since my Windows PC couldn't figure out how to play the… Continue reading Time-Lapse Camera Setup: Logitech C615 + OctoLapse


Time-Lapse Camera Research

Since I ended up getting the raspberry pi set up with OctoPrint waaaaaaaay earlier into this project than I thought, I figured I might as well get time-lapse videos rolling. OctoPrint actually has a plug in for this called OctoLapse, so it seems at first glance all I need to do is purchase a USB camera. I'm… Continue reading Time-Lapse Camera Research