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 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!
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
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
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
Now that I've gotten my first print out of the way, it's time to make something fun! So I went to Thingiverse, made an account, and then downloaded Link's Hylian Sheild. After opening them in Ultimater Cura 3.5, I was able to fumble my way through resizing and placing the objects on the Mini print area. I decided… Continue reading Zelda Shield: A Total Disaster