Category Archives: 3D Printing

Webcam Telescope 3D printed fitting

Today’s project was to see if I could print a 3D part that the pentax to canon lens adapter could fit into. The hole and tabs are fairly precise – just a few millimeters for the tabs. I created this … Continue reading

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Another Successful 3D Print

The magnetic reed switch I put on my gate sensor has been problematic. There are several inches of play between on and off. Since the reed switch is on the hinge side of a 20′ gate, that translates into the … Continue reading

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Arduino 3D Printed Case

Progress on 3D printing for the last 2 weeks has been terrible. I converted from printing with ABS filament to PLA. Nearly every print of any reasonable size (e.g. bigger than a small test cube) has resulted in a jammed … Continue reading

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Pool Grate Printed

COOL! I printed my own object. As mentioned in earlier post, I want to print a couple of pool grates to replace the old broken grates. I had entered the design into sketchup yesterday. Today I reviewed the design and … Continue reading

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Some good 3D prints

Used ABS juice on the print bed this evening and the results were dramatic. In the past not a single ABS print attempt has stuck directly to the bed (it has had to be covered in blue painter’s tape). Every … Continue reading

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3D Printed Raspberry Pi Case for sensorMonitor

I managed to print a temporary case for the Raspberry Pi that manages the UDP packets coming from the motion detector (sends emails and provides a web based log). I spent last week trying to print in ABS plastic. It … Continue reading

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My First 3D Print!

I printed my first 3D print tonight. It’s not perfect (the first layer is really messed up which you can kind of see in the pic), but it isn’t too bad. Hopefully just a little tweaking and I’ve got it.

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3D Printer Powers Up

After over a week of waiting for an explanation as to why the supplied power supply didn’t match the 3D printer receptacle, I finally got an answer and was able to turn the printer on. Unfortunately, the print head hits … Continue reading

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3D Printer UnBoxed

OK, that’s as far as I’ve gotten in a week. I’m a little disappointed in the ‘documentation’ so far. A single sheet of paper comes with it saying to go to help.printrbot.com for unpacking and setup instructions. No such instructions … Continue reading

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My 3D printer is here!

Unfortunately I’m tied up for over a week. The most I can do is open the box and peek inside 😦

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