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Everything posted by FaekiasDracon

  1. Looks like The Great Pumpkin has arrived in Nashville, NC.
  2. Hey now, I was in 11th grade when that game came out; it's not THAT old. Though that was stil technically in the 90's (1999). There is also the Dune series, where the navigators use their spice high to fold space and then the ship just has to move its own length to go across the universe.
  3. @PaganMegan it is also possible to do "lost PLA" casting. IE, print something you want made in metal in (relatively) cheap PLA and pack it in green sand with a spout to pour metal into and pour away. Metal has to be pretty hot for this and it usually requires quite a bit of cleanup, but you can cast anything that will fit into your mold box.
  4. figures that less than a week after I complain about IKEA not shipping to my location I check again and find out that they have started again. Especially figures that this would happen when I'm broke. But tomorrow is payday: with six hours of overtime!!!
  5. Quite the opposite, I've been trying to buy two of their "Lack" side tables (The large square ones) for about two months but they aren't shipping and the two closest stores to me are in Virginia Beach and Charlotte. Both are about four hours away and requiring you to order online and schedule a time to pickup as far as I have been able to ascertain. I can't waste a full day to spend $20-30, much less the money I'd have to spend on gas to drive that far in a vehicle that gets about 20 mpg.
  6. I work three 12's each weekend right now. Will be going to five 8's sometime relatively SOONtm as I am being given the job of being the only person cutting filters for our commercial customers.
  7. Several YouTube channels started out using their cell phone camera as their only source of video. DaVinci Resolve is a free video editing suite that is very close to Adobe's offering in work flow.
  8. This video goes i to a lot of the issues with dual hotend setups, it is for a specific printer but the tuning aspect is the same for most of them. https://youtu.be/iXtuS8pXz94
  9. Unfortunately the same goes for the usb drive/stick that comes with the Prusa mini. Some people have had issues with them failing in less than a month, I haven't had any issues with mine yet, but i also have a Sandisk cruiser 16 GB for this that i use more than half the time.
  10. I use Prusa Slic3r, but i have a Prusa mini so... It does support other printer manufacturers as well, though there is not yet a CR-6 profile. I'd start with the Ender 3 profile and make adjustments to the bed size, feed rate, etc. to more closely match the profile in Creality slicer.
  11. He's got his arms stuck through the protective glass surrounding the nuclear reactor. The scientists tickle his armpits to get him to move his arms and manipulate the fuel rods. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_manipulator
  12. Superglue works wonderfully for me with PLA, I haven't painted anything I've printed yet but have heard that you want to use several coats of a filler primer and sanding between if you don't want the layer lines visible. You can also use "bondo"/automotive body filler for large pieces like costume parts, helmets, and the like. I think i will use my can of Tamya primer when i print terrain pieces.
  13. I had to replace the bowden tube on my Prusa Mini last night. Was trying to print a fairly large, flat piece and the hotend end of the tube pulled out of the coupler so that the extruder was just making coils of filament around the x-axis. Thankfully i ordered a meter of Capricorn PTFE (teflon) tubing before receiving the shipping notice and could just cut a length of that and use the new pressure fittings that were in the "spares" bag shipped with the printer to fix it. Will be ordering two replacement tubes and a few sets of couplers when i place my filament order this weekend.
  14. AOL is still operating as a dial-up ISP with over a million paying customers at last check. You can make him experience the pains of 90's internet (with the exception of the "walled garden" system where you could only access what your ISP allows you to see).
  15. Printed this for my youngest nephew last night, cleaning support material out of the holes in the skull was a pain but it turned out really well in my opinion.
  16. Samsung Galaxy A10 (the cheapest smartphone Verizon had at the time) shows it as a cursive font, no problem reading it. "This is the test line. I'm sorry. I know I could have/should have do e something clever, but I'm just not feeling it." That is what I see.
  17. The filament is one of the samples that came with the printer, Mystic Brown PLA. It is a color shift filament that goes from brown to purple. A roll of this filament will be included in my next order from Prusa (I am going to order the textured print bed sheet and some PET-G) in the coming weeks. First i will be running by one of the local Harbor Freight stores and picking up a few plastic putty knives and some other supplies/tools, probably tomorrow as i want to see how the new one in Wilson is set up.
  18. Buddy came out great, printed the Prusa logo plaque, to use as a keychain fob to id my usb stick, and now printing my first piece of terrain, a treasure chest with a swappable insert. The one I'm printing now is a dragon egg. Also printed the whistle from Prusa, just because the ability to manufacture a whistle at home would have annoyed my mom to no end back when i was a child. She would take our whistles and stomp them to break them if we ever blew them in the house.
  19. It arrived Friday and got out together this morning, all self tests passed and calibrations done. Now printing the "Buddy" test file, an STL modeled after Josef Prusa's dog. Very happy with my purchase so far, would reccomend the mini for people looking to print terrain that is less than 8x8x8 inches (180x180x180 mm), larger if you dont mind cutting the files and assembling them later. Note that this is not final placement, just a convenient place to have put the printer for assembly and testing.
  20. Got the shipping notice for my Prusa Mini this morning, supposed to arrive Monday... Already thinking of ordering the other magnetic build platform and two more rolls of filament.
  21. It is currently day 5 of my 3 day work week, working a late shift to try and catch up what the four day work week people can't get done with twice the people and four more hours in a week than we have. At least the thunderstorms have cooled the air temp from 96 F (heat index of 106 F)
  22. See the turtle of enormous girth, On his back he holds the earth...
  23. You're welcome, I guess... (from the coastal plain of North Carolina, where it formed). Feel free to divert any and all of them you want your way, we get enough.
  24. Bought it the day/weekend it went live, then had to work my usual 3x 12 hour days over the weekend (which means sleep till noon on Monday and spend the rest of the day groggy). That Tuesday a tractor with a folding plow/disc set decided that folding was too much work and ripped our cable line off the poles that hold it up over the highway. Suddenlink is taking three weeks to get anyone to even look at it, so havent had a chance to even download the software yet.
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