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Bubba

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:22 am
by camaroguy1998
Happy Bday Bubba!

Re: Bubba

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:47 am
by bubba
:) :drinkers:

Re: Bubba

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:28 am
by bubba
My present to myself this year... a 3D Printer.

Some may not know I build props and stuff with my son. I decided to step it up a notch this year and get a 3D printer, he doesn't know because I have in my office at work. Using it to make up birthday gifts for this year. Groot stuff for my daughter, and rebuilding Daft Punk helmets we made couple years ago for my son to make them more accurate.

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A couple things I have printed... small baby Groot and baby Groot flower pot (thumb drive for scale)
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Re: Bubba

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:09 am
by KnightRid
Nice birthday gift! Wanted one for years but always worried about setting it up, keeping it level, finding plastic, etc....oh and I cant draw either so I could print sticks :lol:

Re: Bubba

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:06 pm
by camaroguy1998
Thats pretty cool!
The things people are doing with 3D printers is incredible!
I like the Groot flower pot!

Re: Bubba

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:18 am
by bubba
KnightRid wrote:Nice birthday gift! Wanted one for years but always worried about setting it up, keeping it level, finding plastic, etc....oh and I cant draw either so I could print sticks :lol:


they have come a LONG way in the last couple years. For 500-700 hobby range setup you can get one that doesn't need constant fiddling once setup. The truly expensive part is the filament. The good stuff is $30+ per 1kg roll, midrange US made $20 per 1kg roll, the budget stuff out of china is $15 per 1kg roll. The exotic stuff like nylon, flexible stuff, and copper/carbon fill filament is $$$.... and the new resin printers.. can get the hobby grade Form2 for around $3,500.

As for not being able to draw, not so much an issue with sites like Thingiverse and MyMiniFactory. Its where I got the models I have printed thus far. I'm working on designing my own enclosures for some Raspberry Pi and Arduino projects.

Whats funny is I have had this setting and chugging away in the corner of my office for little over a month now. Darn near everyone in my office has seen it, and a few still come by daily to watch the thing run. They set and stare at it like its black magic or something, and we have CNC machines in the shop... guess they are intrigued by the fact its adding not subtracting to get the part...

Re: Bubba

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:12 am
by KnightRid
bubba wrote:Whats funny is I have had this setting and chugging away in the corner of my office for little over a month now. Darn near everyone in my office has seen it, and a few still come by daily to watch the thing run. They set and stare at it like its black magic or something, and we have CNC machines in the shop... guess they are intrigued by the fact its adding not subtracting to get the part...


You should charge for calming therapy/spa services.

I would like the ability to scan objects in 3d also with better detail than I have seen. Still amazing what you can get and print, like you said!