Project

Legend of Zelda Master Sword

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

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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.

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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

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Setup Process 4: Printing the GD Cat

I decided to end the night by "simply" starting the cat 3D print and then upgrading Cura. Sounds simple, right? Wrong. OH so WRONG. After installing the software I could not figure out how to print from my PC, so I decided to put the micro SD card back into the printer and try letting… Continue reading Setup Process 4: Printing the GD Cat

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Setup Process 3: Setting up the Software

Now that the printer is functional, it's time to focus on the WiFi and Cura installation software laid out in Monoprice Manual. I didn't post this blog when I originally wrote it so I could wait and see how this project evolved. From my perspective (just a few days and MANY hours of frustration later) you can… Continue reading Setup Process 3: Setting up the Software

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Setup Process 2: Setting up the Printer

Okay, so that last attempt at setting up this printer did not pan out, but that's okay, you gotta break a couple eggs to make an omelette, right? I decided to switch up strategies and go step by step through this Monoprice Manual. I'm really hoping to have a freshly printed cat trinket by the end… Continue reading Setup Process 2: Setting up the Printer

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Setup Process 1: The First Attempt

The printer comes in tonight!!!!  In preparation, I have copy and pasted instructions on how to get started (courtesy of this Amazon Customer'). I will add my own comments and accompanying pictures as I complete each step. If all goes well I will have printed my first 3D object by the end of the night! So first thing's… Continue reading Setup Process 1: The First Attempt