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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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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!

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Fall Out Coin 3: Putting the “Print” in OctoPrint

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

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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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Fall Out Coin 1: My Nightmare

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

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Zelda Shield: A Total Disaster

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