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!
My girlfriend wanted Nightmare Before Christmas decorations for Halloween, so we went to Thingiverse and picked out Jack, Sally, and this beautiful diorama of the iconic hill in the movie. The parts printed out fine, but they did require some assembly. I'm not the most skilled with my hands, so assembling Jack was basically my… Continue reading Nightmare Before Christmas Prints
So the holidays have clearly taken me away from this hobby for a while, but I wanted to share the Halloween project I made in October. Since Madam Crookshanks got her name from Hermione's cat in Harry Potter, I thought it'd be fitting to make some Harry Potter prints. I decided to print glasses, the… Continue reading Harry Potter Halloween!
So a few weeks ago I accidentally deleted all of my pictures from my previous blog, and it took about a week to port everything over to this new site that I can actually back up. Me, right after I clicked the little "trash can" icon.... If you're blogging with WordPress, I recommend you check… Continue reading New Blog, Newer Cat Pics
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???
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!
If you've been following my blog, you know it's been a rocky road to be able to print the Zelda Shield (see Zelda Shield: A Total Disaster and Zelda Shield Round 2: Failure is not an option!). Now that I've gotten the two pieces, I need to glue them together, remove the support plastic, smooth the… Continue reading Finishing the Zelda Shield, Sword, and Hat
Since I already made Link's Hylian Shield, the obvious next step is to create the master sword. My first attempt resulted in one crazy bad print because I tried not using "Generate Support" on Cura... So yeah, generate support from now on. 0_0 I then had a successful print at 10% of the original size,… Continue reading Legend of Zelda Master Sword
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.
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