Research

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.

Project

Sony Flash Camera Wedge: First Useful Print

Over the weekend my friend came over to help me tinker with the web cam position and lighting. In return, I printed him this Sony Flash Bounce part for his camera to hold his flash in an upright position on his fancy dancy camera. It printed in just 35 minutes and came out fine. After… Continue reading Sony Flash Camera Wedge: First Useful Print

Research

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

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Zelda Shield Round 2: Failure is not an option!

So now that I've detoured myself by setting up the Raspberry pi with OctoPrint and OctoLapse, it's time to revisit the Zelda Shield! TL;DR I printed the two halves of the Zelda Shield with no issues now that I set up OctoPrint! I cannot stress this enough--set this up and printing will be stable and… Continue reading Zelda Shield Round 2: Failure is not an option!

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

Research

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

Project, Research

Fall Out Coin 3: Putting the “Print” in OctoPrint

Now that I've got OctoPrint installed, I need to figure out how to get my printer connected. I went through a lot of guess and check, and I'll try and streamline what to do and remove anything I did that was unnecessary. TL;DR: I tried out a lot of plugins and different ways to connect… Continue reading Fall Out Coin 3: Putting the “Print” in OctoPrint

Research

Octoprint and Raspberry Pi

After my SD slot stopped working, WiFi printing didn't work, and USB tether was going no where, I was left with no choice but to try using OctoPrint. I'm just going to follow the instructions on Octoprint's download section of their website. It all seems fairly straight forward, although I have already completed two retropie… Continue reading Octoprint and Raspberry Pi

Project, Research

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

Project, Research

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