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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 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

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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