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Development => Hardware => Topic started by: alexgt on December 17, 2015, 09:47:32 pm

Title: 3D Printing
Post by: alexgt on December 17, 2015, 09:47:32 pm
Recently, I made a holster for my airsoft pistol, I have pictures but haven't had time to upload them to youtube.
Printer Specs: ShowHide

- SDramps module
- 8x8x9.5 inch print bed
- Heated print bed
- 0.4 mm extruder tip
- I use PLA mostly

Cons:
- Does not do bridges well but I am quite sure it is the way I have it set up <_<

Airsoft pistol holster: ShowHide

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Airsoft Pistol Holster Finished: ShowHide

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Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: princetonlion.tibd on December 17, 2015, 11:16:22 pm
The only 3D printing I've done was for school. A few name tags and a phone holder.

Could you upload the pictures? :)
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: Juju on December 17, 2015, 11:22:20 pm
Some teachers at my former school built a 3D printer, last time I heard of them one of them printed a bust of himself.
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: ordelore on December 17, 2015, 11:41:19 pm
Our school's is supposed to be making a 3D printer for the makerspace, but the directions usually 404
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: alexgt on December 18, 2015, 12:19:07 am
Quote from: princetonlion.tibd on December 17, 2015, 11:16:22 pm
The only 3D printing I've done was for school. A few name tags and a phone holder.

Could you upload the pictures? :)

Yep, just doing that now ;)

Quote from: Juju on December 17, 2015, 11:22:20 pm
Some teachers at my former school built a 3D printer, last time I heard of them one of them printed a bust of himself.

That is pretty cool, do you know how he scanned his head?

Quote from: ordelore on December 17, 2015, 11:41:19 pm
Our school's is supposed to be making a 3D printer for the makerspace, but the directions usually 404

Nowadays teachers and incorrect use of modernism :P
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: ben_g on December 18, 2015, 01:08:38 pm
Is it hard to use a 3D printer? I'll need to be able to use one when I start with my internship in March, but I have never used one yet. I do have experience with AutoCAD though.
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: alexgt on December 18, 2015, 01:16:56 pm
You just plug the .stl file into a g-code slicer and plug the g-code into the printer and hit print, after a while and using different setups you will find a way that works the best ;)

The hardest part is calibrating it (I use PLA because it seems to work better with my printer)
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 19, 2015, 09:41:02 am
Is it me or the airsoft pistol holster look thin? It seems pretty cool, though. I wish I had access to a 3D printer for cheap to do some stuff.
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: alexgt on December 19, 2015, 05:13:23 pm
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on December 19, 2015, 09:41:02 am
Is it me or the airsoft pistol holster look thin? It seems pretty cool, though. I wish I had access to a 3D printer for cheap to do some stuff.

Those pics were taken at the early stages of printing and allot of pics corrupted and didn't get taken because chromebooks suck and I use a new time lapse program :P

I have time now so I will take a few on the finished thing ;)
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: ben_g on December 20, 2015, 12:52:13 am
I came across this video earlier today, and it seemed relevant enough to post it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anIy6eb1fW0

I have no idea how accurate and usable it is, but it does seem like a cool project, especially since most of it's part is basically junk that you can get very easily.
I'm tempted to try it out, but I don't know if I'd use it enough for it to be actually useful to me...

EDIT: changed incorrect video link
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: alexgt on December 20, 2015, 04:19:23 am
That actually looks really cool, I noticed that it was extruding layers like 1.5mm thick and a good printer is usually at like 0.1 but for a makeshift $65 printer that is really cool, I even have an arduino :P

If you try it out definitely post it I would like to see how it looks ;)
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: alexgt on December 20, 2015, 03:08:30 pm
Ofinished a chain mail print and an going to make a larger one today but I am editing the first post to show the holster and chain mail
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 17, 2016, 07:03:37 am
I didn't see the first post edits yet, but that chain mail looks cool :D
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: Dudeman313 on January 17, 2016, 02:00:51 pm
I wish I had a 3D printer! I would try that, but I'm not allowed to spend my own money.
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: alexgt on January 17, 2016, 03:46:20 pm
I kinda have the same problem Dudeman but it isn't so restrictive that I can't buy something I just have to convince my parents over time :P
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: Dudeman313 on January 28, 2016, 12:20:28 am
I wish I could do that; I started by telling them all the cool stuff we could make, dropping gifting hints, showing them 3D Printer Pens in magazines, told them about 3D food and chocolate printers, and I still got nothing. :P
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: alexgt on February 02, 2016, 02:53:26 am
That is sad :( wish you luck :P
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 06, 2016, 03:47:46 pm
To be fair for the parents, I think controlling your spending is justified as you are still learning and they might want to guide you. Because imagine for example if parents let their kids buy anything at will: What will happen when that kid turns 18 and moves out is that he will be stuck with the mentality that he can still spend his entire paycheck on video games once he moves out.

On the topic of 3D printing, I wonder @alexgt if you would be able to 3D print stuff over another existing item, such as an USB flash drive (might require something to protect it or to leave the original case on it I assume, due to heat)? :walrii: flash drives would be cool.
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: alexgt on February 07, 2016, 11:41:44 pm
Well, I would print something in two parts and then glue them together.

I don't think it would be a good idea to print on a USB cable tho :P
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: Dudeman313 on February 08, 2016, 02:13:22 am
I'd print some fancy cases and other stuff, then make a fortune on eBay.
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: Araidia on February 08, 2016, 03:54:20 pm
A 3D printed walrii would be cool too... :walrii:
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: alexgt on February 08, 2016, 04:17:00 pm
Quote from: Dudeman313 on February 08, 2016, 02:13:22 am
I'd print some fancy cases and other stuff, then make a fortune on eBay.

It takes time to print stuff tho <_<

Quote from: Araidia on February 08, 2016, 03:54:20 pm
A 3D printed walrii would be cool too... :walrii:

Yeha, I tried to design one a while back, it didn't work :P
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: Araidia on February 08, 2016, 05:06:57 pm
Quote from: alexgt on February 08, 2016, 04:17:00 pm
Quote from: Dudeman313 on February 08, 2016, 02:13:22 am
I'd print some fancy cases and other stuff, then make a fortune on eBay.

It takes time to print stuff tho <_<

Quote from: Araidia on February 08, 2016, 03:54:20 pm
A 3D printed walrii would be cool too... :walrii:

Yeha, I tried to design one a while back, it didn't work :P

What went wrong?
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: Dudeman313 on February 08, 2016, 07:49:31 pm
Probably the eyes.
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 08, 2016, 08:27:35 pm
Yeah I assume that the multicolor might be an issue. You would need to paint it.
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: alexgt on February 09, 2016, 02:24:38 pm
Quote from: Araidia on February 08, 2016, 05:06:57 pm
Quote from: alexgt on February 08, 2016, 04:17:00 pm
Quote from: Dudeman313 on February 08, 2016, 02:13:22 am
I'd print some fancy cases and other stuff, then make a fortune on eBay.

It takes time to print stuff tho <_<

Quote from: Araidia on February 08, 2016, 03:54:20 pm
A 3D printed walrii would be cool too... :walrii:

Yeha, I tried to design one a while back, it didn't work :P

What went wrong?
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I never tried to print it, my design on the computer failed xD
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: Dudeman313 on February 09, 2016, 05:00:22 pm
Do you still have it? I could modify it a bit, then you could mass produce it and make a fortune on eBay. :walrii:
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: alexgt on February 16, 2016, 02:39:16 pm
No, the file failed so I deleted it xD sorry :P

And mass production with a 3D printer is a joke... (It takes a while :P)
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: Dudeman313 on February 16, 2016, 02:56:19 pm
I know someone who has a giant 3D printer that's pretty fast. He's a ninja, and has lots of money. I think he might have been responsible for the hacks awhile back, but he won't say. Then again, he's probably to busy with hacking Instagram, who keeps tracking him despite his excellent IP Block, and his Jujitsu training.

Maybe you could try the design again? There's always a chance some dude will fall in love with a 3D :walrii: . Or if it actually turns out well, we could use it for Code Walrus Contest Participation awards! :P
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 17, 2016, 05:22:00 am
Lol, such prizes would be cool actually, or maybe some mech, but if it became popular then it would be a chore to produce.

In any case I wonder what a 3D Walrii would look like. I know it would be blocky at first. :P (like those 3D pixel art things) like http://voxelbuilder.com/
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: Dudeman313 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.
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: DJ Omnimaga 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?
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: alexgt 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
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: ben_g 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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I even made a drawing of the phone (some Huawei, I don't know the exact model number) itself as an easy reference: ShowHide

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(I know that the measurements weren't drawn at the best locations, but this did the job for me)
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: Araidia on February 18, 2016, 10:19:06 pm
Just using tape works 100% of the time  ;)
Some questions:
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: Dudeman313 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.
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: ben_g on February 18, 2016, 10:23:35 pm
Quote from: Araidia on February 18, 2016, 10:19:06 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.

Quote from: Araidia on February 18, 2016, 10:19:06 pm

  • 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 :)

Quote from: Dudeman313 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.

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
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: alexgt 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 ;)
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: DJ Omnimaga 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?
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: alexgt 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
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 20, 2016, 06:34:03 am
Is a 3D printer hard to calibrate?
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: Dudeman313 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
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: DJ Omnimaga 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 :)
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: Dudeman313 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.
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: ben_g on February 27, 2016, 03:51:50 pm
Quote from: Dudeman313 on February 27, 2016, 06:35:09 am
...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.
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: Dudeman313 on February 27, 2016, 04:57:44 pm
Quote from: ben_g on February 27, 2016, 03:51:50 pm
Quote from: Dudeman313 on February 27, 2016, 06:35:09 am
...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.

Well first, I'd have to know what the difference is :P! I've never used a 3D printer, I  just really want to get one and make cool stuff. :P
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 03, 2016, 07:39:21 pm
Quote from: Dudeman313 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.
If you ever decide to make a 3D Walrii that is actually 3D and not flat, you should post ideas you got in the drawing and animation section, so we can give input. :)
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: Dudeman313 on March 03, 2016, 10:07:37 pm
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on March 03, 2016, 07:39:21 pm
Quote from: Dudeman313 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.
If you ever decide to make a 3D Walrii that is actually 3D and not flat, you should post ideas you got in the drawing and animation section, so we can give input. :)

My mom told me yesterday that she'd never get me a 3D printer.  :'(
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: aeTIos on March 04, 2016, 09:14:36 am
They say that 3d printing is the future, so in 20 years you'll probably have one. Then again, they also said that about flying cars.
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: Dudeman313 on March 04, 2016, 07:51:48 pm
Quote from: aeTIos on March 04, 2016, 09:14:36 am
They say that 3d printing is the future, so in 20 years you'll probably have one. Then again, they also said that about flying cars.

I'll buy one when I can, but I really wanted to learn this stuff now...
And I don't even know which project is more focused on now: flying cars or self-driving ones?
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: aeTIos on March 04, 2016, 11:07:15 pm
Self-driven cars are definitely more being focused on than flying cars. Of course, my comparison was a bit skewed because flying cars are a lot less practical than a 3D printer :P
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: alexgt on March 09, 2016, 01:36:26 pm
Quote from: Dudeman313 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.

That actually isn't that bad, Do you know that model it is by chance?

Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on February 20, 2016, 06:34:03 am
Is a 3D printer hard to calibrate?

It depends on how much you have done it, I being inexperienced takes a while but I haven't optimized everything yet

Quote from: Dudeman313 on March 04, 2016, 07:51:48 pm
Quote from: aeTIos on March 04, 2016, 09:14:36 am
They say that 3d printing is the future, so in 20 years you'll probably have one. Then again, they also said that about flying cars.

I'll buy one when I can, but I really wanted to learn this stuff now...
And I don't even know which project is more focused on now: flying cars or self-driving ones?

I don't know if there is a 3D Printing cafe or something like that where you live but if so you could start there. I don't know how expensive that would be though.
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 10, 2016, 08:17:59 am
Sorry to hear Dudeman313. I guess perhaps one day she will change her mind, though, or perhaps when you are 18 or have money? And thanks for the info alexgt.
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: Dudeman313 on March 10, 2016, 12:02:22 pm
When I'm 18, probably. I already have money. :P
Title: Re: 3D Printing
Post by: alexgt on March 10, 2016, 01:42:41 pm
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on March 10, 2016, 08:17:59 am
Sorry to hear Dudeman313. I guess perhaps one day she will change her mind, though, or perhaps when you are 18 or have money? And thanks for the info alexgt.

No problem ;)

Quote from: Dudeman313 on March 10, 2016, 12:02:22 pm
When I'm 18, probably. I already have money. :P

It is that way for allot of things xD