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???

Research

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

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Finishing the Zelda Shield, Sword, and Hat

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

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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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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

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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

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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