Tag: 3d printing

3D Printing? User Error!

Posted on March 14, 2014

Aside from a few a whole bunch of challenges complete printing failures, I think I have the hang of this… Really, the printer is terrific, but the calibration I did initially wasn’t so hot, so the results were a little erratic. The secret sauce to consistent printing? A dead-level print bed, and an exactly correct first […]

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3D Printing Goodness, First-ish Attempt

Posted on February 23, 2014

Here it is, the first print from my new 3D printer… Well, it’s the second. The first one stalled out when my laptop went into sleep mode after a minute. This a quick accuracy checker from Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:20996 Not bad for a first attempt, I guess. The printer is a Mix G1, from mixshop.com, and took […]

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Quickie Updates!

Posted on February 9, 2014

I’ve had a busy month with a few big wins. In rough chronological order they are the completion of a workable DIY steering servo software package, the design of numerous parts in OpenSCAD (because I have a 3D printer on order) and a whole whack of Go software written. Some details: The Steering Servos It […]

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