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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2016, 05:39:29 am »
I'm gonna try to use that. I'd start by recreating @alexgt 's Iron Walrii, because his eyes aren't hard to do.
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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2016, 05:44:07 am »
I didn't bother, because it had no option to import a PNG as a layer. I wish it did, so I could start with something.

Also another issue I am wondering about is how would the outline be done?
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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2016, 02:51:42 pm »
I am just really bad at making cool models, I am good at making functional things but they look horrible :P
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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2016, 10:11:31 pm »
I got permission to use the school's 3D printer (MakerBot Replicator 5th gen apparently), so I'm probably going to try printing a phone case for my brother's phone (the one he currently uses is basically 90% tape by now  <_< ).


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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2016, 10:19:06 pm »
Just using tape works 100% of the time  ;)
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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2016, 10:22:53 pm »
Always print things you can get money from. I have a friend who's selling custom phone cases for $10 each. :P
Also, can you print CE cases? I'd do that if I had a 3D printer.
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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2016, 10:23:35 pm »
  • What phone model is it for?
It's a Huawei. I have no idea which model though, I'm not exactly a smartphone expert.

  • Are you getting paid for doing it :thumbsup:
No, I have to learn how to work with a 3D printer for my internship so I was just looking for something useful to print :)

Always print things you can get money from. I have a friend who's selling custom phone cases for $10 each. :P
Also, can you print CE cases? I'd do that if I had a 3D printer.
I probably could if I had a CE to measure. I haven't actually printed my phone case yet though, so idk how my cases will turn out yet :P
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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2016, 03:30:32 am »
If there is Ninja-Flex available to you then use that, it will make the case super resilient.

I tried 3D printing a case for my N-spire but it turned out horribly <_< I was only starting to learn about printing and it was my 4th print, it sucked because I used ABS instead of PLA which made it warp a ton, I also made there be infill so the slots where the calc slides down were impossible to clean xD.

I wish you luck ;)
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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2016, 06:49:17 am »
KermMartian 3D-printed custom TI-84 Plus C SIlver Edition cases in the past IIRC. They looked kinda cool actually. Something I wonder, by the way: WHen you use a cheap 3D printer, is the size of the 3D-printed model accurate or do you need to scale it up or down a bit to match the original object?
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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2016, 09:40:58 pm »
Well, it depends on how much you have calibrated it, if you are like me and are very lazy then it won't be calibrated super well so your prints like mine will not be the best. However they are good enough for me. I can upgrade it and stuff but I don't have enough money for than xD
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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2016, 06:34:03 am »
Is a 3D printer hard to calibrate?
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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2016, 03:20:56 am »
I think it's just time-consuming. My friend, who's a :ninja: , and is also pretty rich, has several of them. He's getting one with a super fine nozzle.
I also might get one for my 13th b-day on March 31! ;D
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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2016, 05:28:02 am »
Personally, if I was rich, I would probably get multiple 3D printers that don't necessarily cost a fortune and are small enough, so I can create stuff in bulk. I wouldn't have the patience to take several hours a day to print 3D objects one by one.

Also I hope you can get one :)
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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2016, 06:35:09 am »
Me too :D.

He said he had a big printer and a smaller one, but is getting the ultra fine one for small projects. He also said that it's so fine that a single baby block cube half the height of an unsharpened pencil would take 5 hours to make! I don't have that patience, but when I get Microsoft's 3D Builder app that came with Windows 10 figured out, I'll recreate my current Walrii and steve art to 3D figures, and make a stand for my the gift I gave my mom for Christmas.
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Re: 3D Printing
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2016, 03:51:50 pm »
...when I get Microsoft's 3D Builder app that came with Windows 10 figured out,...
I haven't really used it for something useful personally, but I don't think the 3D builder really is a worthy CAD tool.
I think Google Sketchup has a free version, and Autodesk Inventor also has free 3-year student licences (though it can be harder for you to obtain one). You can also look for other tools yourself, just make sure that the tool you use is a CAD tool and not a modelling tool.

 


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