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When you're not creative enough to make a post that would give you some stickers but you have a 3D printer...29
My friend asks me, and what did you get for christmas?
me: I've gotten SO MUCH FUCKING MONEY that I bought a second 3D Printer...
My Friend: 5 Bucks... I spent them immediatly! 3 Bucks for a chair and 2 for a Rope!
We were laughing our asses of 5 minutes strait...1
WTF .... now there's a 3D coffee printer, and we can print our faces on it!!!!!
Python be like
"Yeah this is the absolute best beginner language to learn programming concepts"
Python also be like
"Yeah well we couldnt implement 70% of programming concepts because the ast is retarded but heres a library for drawing 3d cats with a printer"30
So, finally after a very long time, I get a new keyboard (Ok, the previous one is 35 years old..), so lets see how technology has progressed in that time shall we..
First off, I'll need to plug it in..
Mm.. no spare USB ports..
No problem, I'll just go on Ebay, and buy some more !
They are expensive aren't they..
No problem, I'll buy this older cheap one..
When it arrives, I find out its wired up differently to what I need, so..
Rewire it, which takes ages of course.
Not having the best soldering iron, or anything really to hold the work with (Where did that rusty thing with lots of clasps go I had earlier!) and the only piece of wire I could easily find is covered in black goo, oh well, we can clean that off our hands afterwards..
Now, to plug in the new USB ports, I have to take out half of the inside of my PC..
So... that takes a while.
I seemed to have disturbed something, since now it wont' boot and complains of floppy drive error..
As a temp fix I unplug the floppy drive and disable it in the BIOS.
Now it boots..
Lets install the driver/etc.
Antivirus software pops up, is unhappy about a file in the driver !
Google about it..
Install an earlier version of the software.
Run application, it works !
Adjust colours from pulsating make you seasick colour scheme to solid damp colour.
Reboot to see if colour sticks..
It does !
Place keyboard on desk in just the right place..
No I mean, it moves about, from front to back !
Why is it not flat !!!
Actually, I forgot to mention I need blu-tak anyhow, to keep the two halves together, since it hasn't got a locking mechanism to hold the numberpad to it..
It's a 80/20 keyboard, or I should say, a 20/80..
So, what else do I not so much like about it..
Well, the font is too small !
It's way smaller than my previous keyboard and I really need to put my glasses on to read it...
Unlike my previous one, which was designed for old folk with less than perfect eyesight !
And the cable..
It comes out the back, in the middle..
Not the back and to a side..
And it leaks light everywhere !
It needs a skirt / cover around the keys..
(3D printer time.. which could also help hold the numberpad in place at the same time !)
Keys are rated for what, 50 million clicks or something, so should last me till I die..
Assuming something in it doesn't fail before then..
I guess no one does replacement key caps for it with a bigger font then..
So, the perfect keyboard still hasn't been invented yet !
Maybe in a few years I might design my own then..
Oh the keyboard, its an Asus ROG Claymore:
A couple more issues..
The capslock key is too wide..
The enter key is too wide..
So, how does it feel / sound compared to the old IBM Model M I used before..
It feels newer..
Maybe not so loud.
Though I'm pretty sure, everyone complains about blue keys being loud. :-)
It should be a little kinder on my fingers, need a little less pressure too.
And I now have this huge space on the right for the mouse to play !
(I got a new mouse recently too !)
Someone here into 3d printing? Got into the hobby end of last year and built my own new printer this year. I love this hobby! So great to print custom housings for your build electronics.13
Do you know when you think "Oh that doesn't look too hard. I bet I can do it in no time"?
That is how I felt when I saw the DIY 3D printer kit Anet A8. It's only 150€ on gearbest so that is pretty cheap.
The reviews said it takes about 3 - 4 hours to build and I though "Ok I am a computer specialist and engineer so 3h sounds reasonable".
When I bought it from gearbest the first problems started: 5 days after the estimated shipping date the packet was still not on its way. After I fucked the support up, it finally arrived 3 weeks after the estimated date.
When I took the first look, everything seemed to be fine except for some small scratches but for that price that is not a problem.
So I started to build the printer at about 14:00 and even if some random sites in the manual were in Chinese I felt confident to get it done in a view hours.
And then it started to get really fucked. The first problem was that 2 screws were unusable and I had to use my own screws instead. The next problem was that the manual was just in the wrong fucking order at some points and I had to reverse multiple steps to get it right.
But the most fucked up thing: There should have been 2 threaded rods with a length of 345mm but the rods had a length of 310mm which was nowhere listed in the parts list. So I had to go buy some aluminium rods to fill the gap temporary so that I can at least go on with the build before getting a replacement. And I could go on and on and with the problems but the point is, it is now 19:30 which is about 5.5 hours after I started and I am still not fucking done with this.
So what have I learned?
Cheap Chinese hardware is good, but only as long as you don't have to assemble that shit yourself.2
1 friend who is currently studying in Canada.
I am not aware if he uses devrant or not.
Met him in a national robotic competition 3 years back.
Somehow, we exchanged numbers and nowadays we talk often whenever we get time (considering our busy life and timezone difference)
He is studying robotics and frequently sends me his designs and output with 3D printer.
About me, I left robotics(to be specific embedded) and got a job and working on backend these days.
Though, it's great talking to him and getting to know how the education goes there and his new works.
He also has a beautiful love story(not yet completed) which is another fun part to listen from him.
Lesson number 1 on 3D printing.
Tighten your fucking nuts every 2 weeks.
The fucking infill will shake the printer to its death if you dont. I was wondering why my X axis was rotated to the left a lot. Leveling sensor didnt read the bed and crashed into it hard making a hole in it.
So if you have a 3D printer and you didnt tighten the nuts. GO FUCKING DO IT NOW !!!!10
If I had a dime for every single time a developer has been asked to fix a printer I’d have enough to afford the 3D version.4
I just realized. Im running outdated firmware on my 3D printer.
I mean like 2 months old firmware. Lets fix that.12
Spent today building a 3d printer, and i have a feeling that tomorrow its gonna be configuring undocumented open source code for it to work, but this delta style looks really cool23
So this is an funny one.
Im here enjoying some good music and coding.
Editing Marlin firmware (3D printer firmware).
I checked the code twice to be sure its ok as i had to have hands near the printer while its moving.
I apparently didnt check enough as i missed 1 if statement.
Making the printer to run at firmware allowed MAX speed.
I have my hands in there with piece of paper (For leveling)
I start it the function.
The nozzle was just in so perfect height that if i had my finger under it it would grab the skin and also burning it as it was at 215C.
How do i know so specifically ?
Well cause when i started the function that was what happened.
The printer moved very fast and i didnt react fast enough.
And to add to the injury as the axis was moving at nearly 900mm/s (Yes you read that correctly) i had to replace both the motor and stepper driver for the X axis.
If it didnt hit me it would be fine but as it hit me it tried to push more power to motor. Frying the stepper driver and the motor internals got fucked.
Also yes i was OK. It was just the top level skin layer and straight line only.
It just hurt a lot.
Now when doing something like this i wear gloves and also checking the code without my hands in there first.6
Got a Sparkmaker FHD resin based 3d printer two days ago. Last night I set it to print a rather large feral druid from wow. I'm pretty excited to see it finishing up this morning!10
It's time to put my 3D printer together 😍
All the parts I ordered have arrived accept for two timing belts.
Super excited, will post pictures in a couple days when I finish building it and writing the firmware for it.8
Going to buy a 3D printer but need help with choosing a good one about 200$.
Any recommendations from a 3D printer owners ?9
Properly setting the height on my 3d printer and spending time tweaking settings? Nah.
Putting pieces of cardboard under the bed until it prints okay is the way to go1
//Kind of not a rant. IDK what it is.
Yeasterday i spent almost all day building a 3D printer to perfection. (TEVO Tarantula PRO)
By that i mean all axis are exactly 90 degress.
Not 90.1. 90.
And good lord it payed out.
IDK how they managed to make metal printer for 188Euro but well they did and it prints as good as PRUSA.
I started print after calibration and it is near perfection. Other then salmon skin effect which i will fix with new drivers TMC2208 ofcourse.
Now it will be really perfect printer. Oh and i can print BIG things now.
235x235x250mm is a lot.9
TL;DR: Printers suck. MS-Word sucks.
Yesterday I wanted to print a few participation certificates for my blender project students.
*Turns on printer, runs downstairs, gets paper, runs upstairs, puts paper in*
So I tried to print in word. Nothing happened. Printer was online. I checked queue: Nothing.
*a couple of tries later*
Okay, fuck it! I export it as a pdf and open it in edge (8 times. 8 documents. Edge is a neat pdf-viewer, fight me). I press print on one. It works. I print the others and check: They look shit. The images look like 25% resolution and 50% jpg compression. I check word.
It by default exports in low quality. Yea, thanks for asking me. I export pdfs again and check "high quality". Open them, print. Done.
These were like 30 wasted minutes and print color. And paper.
Btw they look fucking neat. I can't show them right now but gradient text headline, project name is a rendered and edited 3D object :D4
When you're broke, don't have access to a 3d printer but still wanted to make a raspberry pi portable. Cardboard + power bank is the easiest way2
Fucking hell. I spent weeks. Fucking weeks solving my Z banding issue on 3D printer (Thats when layers dont allign on horizontal side of things as they should).
Tried a hell ton lot of shit like changing the lead screw, New Z nut holder, Coupler. Just lot of shit.
But no fix.
Until i just noticed that it all began with 1 fucking upgrade i did and then i didnt print for few weeks so i forgot about it. I knew the part wasnt sticking to the bed good but i rolled with it. NOPE NOT A GOOD IDEA NOW.
But back them it was OK.
Seems like 1 wheel isnt rolling with them thigtly and juts fucks up everything.
Well now this will be a week of fixing the shit out of it.
I was so lonely that I made a Live-Stream of my 3D Printer Printing... Gosh im lonely...
//If you dont own TEVO tarantula or 3D printer in general or are not looking into buying one the scroll past. But well if you want to read it go on.
So since some of you may have or may want to buy TEVO tarantula(3D printer for 300$ for those who dk).
I will put here a small list of upgrades that are just must do:
1. Part cooling fan.
I see a lot of people on Reddit and elsewhere with printing on tarantula without part cooling and the resoults are horrible tbh.
It takes 2 hours to print and the fan costs 2$ at most and the quality is 1000% better. Not kidding.
2. Second Z rod
I still wait for my second rod but i have hacked my printer kind of with second rod that's smooth and use that for now and the auto leveling gets precious as hell. And quality gets better too.
The acrylic brackets that come with it are shit to say the least. After printing part cooling get some wood board that's cheap and print brackets and screw the brackets into the wood. It makes the printer stable as fuck. No more weird sounds.
4. This is few upgrades that are not must but help a lot too.
Y and X belt tensioner. Belts are supposed to be tight on X and Y.
Big bed and autolevel. This is just a personal thing but its good to have it as you dont have to level the bed every time and you have bigger space to print on.
Oh yeah replace the green shitty sensor with BLtouch. Oh good 3D printer god is it much better.
Glass bed. I will just tell you to get mirror cut to exact bed size and clamp it on. Really helps a lot since that AL bed on tarantula isnt great.
E3D V6 extruder. One of the WOW upgrades here from my opinion. No plastic leaking anymore. Just perfection. Even the clones are good.
And dammit flash new version of Marlin on that printer. Oh boy is it much better.
With all this put on the printer. Sure its price goes up. But most parts are 3D printed its not much.
Most people i talked to who have tarantula dont upgrade it too much and thats a mistake. they cant go more then 40mm/s and i can do 70-90mm/s with still nice quality. But yeah i keep it at 70mm/s just cause its better.
And yes upgrading motor drivers to the ones on Prusa MK3 help a shit lot with lot of stuff i cant tell anything since i dont have them yet. 11$ per piece and i need 4 of them is kind of pricey.
I hope people will find this useful.7
My friend: I built a 3D printer and coded it to self calibrate at startup and connect to my encrypted remote server through VPN to securely retrieve Cad files I constructed and start itself printing when everything is ready or alert if theres an issue
Me: aren't you less than a year older than me?
This was when we were underclassmen in college a few years ago 😂 turns out the dudes just a savant5
This shit happend when I tried to print devRant logo Key fob. The printhead totally scratched the tape of the buildplate. Luckily the printbead itself was fine. :/7
@dfox @trogus Hooked me up with a second set of stickers! Thank you sir now i get to trick of my 3d printer 😁 Lol i took this picture forever ago and forgot to post2
IDK i guess 3D printer but then im building something even more cool which i cant talk about right now due to school rules about this crap.
But i built Rpi Laptop from wood and it was amazing. Overclocked it to hell with water cooling. Yes water cooling on Rpi.
So in 3D printing community prusa is just the best printer there is for the money. I cant argue with that.
But they are making their own filament. Prusament.
And all my friends with 3D printers are using it and saying how amazing it is and all.
So i bought 3kg of it just it was cheap at the moment. I bought only 1 type which was mistake from my side but oh well. (Galaxy black if you are wondering).
Started printing it. Nothing sticks to bed. Huh weird. Cleaned it. Nothing. Huh. Releveled. Nothing. Well shite this is not good.
By some fucking magic all the prints started sticking after second print. Nothing changed BTW.
It looks amazing when printed i must give it that. But i printed upgrade for my printer and there is a little stress on the part as can be expected. I thighten it and it literally snaps in half on me in the layers. WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF.
So i did a test. Printed 100% full cylinder. I could snap it in hands and the layer adhesion is basically shit for a PLA.
I tried printing higher temp (I used 215 normally) and still the same issue.
IDK if its just this specific filament type or all the colors are like that (I will buy different type as it still produces amazing prints that look amazing) and i will see if its any better but i had to use creality filament to get parts that actually dont snap in half on me.
Fuck my nozzle on my 3D printer broke when i was putting it back after cleaning.
Well lets write some code while new one arrives.7
Fuck 4 wheel X axis on 3D printer.
3 wheel is just way to go.
Stable, Awesome, Fast
Sure Sure it's not as good as bearing rails or some other crap but i will upgrade to that in time.
Shit shit shit. I forgot to tighten the belts.
Well end of rant.7
Got a new printer. Running perfectly.
But you know me.
It woudlnt be me if it was running stock firmware.
Newest Marlin configured and flashed. Oh soooo much better. I hated that stock UI of TEVO tarantula PRO.
The Marlin UI is just much better. Enabled lot of other shit as well.
Also who would have said but Marlin has small easter egg. GAMES. Fucking games on 3D printer while its printing. Jeeez
Well i must say they are cool AF.
Sn4k3 (You know copyright shit they cant say Snake)
Blocks or IDK the name of that one. (You have 3 balls and you break blocks with it by bouncing it off you moving platform.)
Damn you autobed leveling on 3D printer.
Its supposed to be fucking easy but well when you have fucked up bed then it isnt.
Fuck it im gonna upgrade to 2 rails Y axis. This is gonna make the damn bad centered and not wobble like it does now.6
Soooo yeah i was printing a lot on my 3D printer and i totally forgot that my fanduct was printed without any fan. This made it horrible and it was only like 10% infill. So the thing was totally unstable and moving.
Printing it again after 5 months with fan and 90% infill.
Cause i can.
Well 0.1mm nozzle on 3D printer is surely fun. I mean the detail out of this little shit is mind blowing. Sure i have to print at 0.05mm layer height but still it takes lots of time to print small stuff but the layers are INVISIBLE.
Maybe just a tiny issue is that the bed has to be ULTRA leveled and the layer height needs to be really perfect or nothing will stick to it.4
So here's a rant I never thought I'd write.
I'm pretty happy with my current job. I'm working for a small non-tech business where I'm making a complete solution by myself. It's pretty chill just coding away all day and being my own project owner and manager.
The iffiest aspect is that my boss(es) don't know what (or if) I'm working on when I'm implementing a vital logging system, fixing bugs that cropped up due to implementing necessary, baseline security, and so on. They see a login page and figure the entire project is shippable, and when the login breaks because I'm configuring the wsgi for https the reaction is "it worked, why mess with it; just put it how it was". But I digress.
Today I got a job offer with a pay increase that made me exclaim "are you fucking serious" irl, in a business with a more professional environment consisting of senior devs, and with benefits I had never heard of.
I can't not accept, but that means just legacying the entire project I'm working on here. They'd basically be left with nothing after shelling out wages for me for these few months. Keep in mind this is a fairly small business who debated if they could afford this to begin with.
Disregarding whether they are willing/able to make it hard for me to leave, it stabs me in my scrubby dev soul to up and leave on a personal level.
They had a 3d printer at the other place though.15
Friend bought a 3D printer.
I had friend who bought a 3D printer before and all came to me for some tips so did this one.
He got also Auto leveling probe with his printer.
And when he saw that he has like 5 choices of auto bed leveling he went nuts.
I was big fan of bilineral leveling but i have switched to Unified Bed Leveling or UBL for short and never went back.
The options you have in there are crazy. Yes it takes time to set up properly but DAMN it is worth it.
Im gonna print PETG ?
Switch to PETG leveling profile.
Switch to PLA leveling profile.
Like if you arent using UBL go change that NOW.
I helped him set it up and he was amazed at how much better the adhesion got.6
So... I had some money left over and added a 3d printer to my terrorist workshop (some of you might remember the picture I posted a while ago. A friend of mine gave it the name after the police stormed a hackerspace in Nuremberg and I wondered when they would kick down my door. )...
That's how far I got in two hours (from cutting open the package), and I don't really fancy myself dexterous... Not anymore at least.
I suppose this will be a weeklong project 😂.2
The first filamment for my 3D printer had to end at 4h30 in a 5h30 program. FUCKKKKK
Tryed to replace while pausing the printer, but the fucking merlin doesn't reset the extruder stepper motor, so... when I resumed the print it wouldn't extrude filament, because the position of the extruder was wrong....
Well. At least printer time is cheap... I'll just print all the pieces and leave it until tomorow night printing lol3
//Another 3D printer rant
So as many know im student.
And i have been 3D printing for years now.
And like 2 months ago i have decided to buy 3D touch (BLTouch shit clone).
BLTouch is like 40-50$
and 3D touch is 15$.
Yes its a clone but from what i heard the accuracy is not that bad really.
I plug it in and try the accuracy test in marlin.
Standard deviation of 0.25mm
That is 1 freaking fucking layer.
Heck 0.05mm more then 1 layer.
So i read how it works.
OK its not that complicated.
Basically a hall sensor.
So i unscrewed the sensor and magnetized the screw and probe.
I put it together again but now with only 0.6mm gap between the screw and the top of the sensor. (Before it was really deep in there).
I try the accuracy test again. (Yes i have run the tests multiple times and got an average of them in the past tests and future tests too).
Still horrible but better.
So i go around internet and i find one guy saying turn on debugging in marlin.
OK i mean i might just as well.
That is better then some old original BLTouch probes.
I hope to get BLTouch v3.1 in future but this will do for now i guess.
So would i recommed the shit cheap clones ?
They are unrealible pieces of shit and you have to spend hours upon hours to make them work properly and even then they wont get to the accuracy of new BLTouch.
Yes there is also the point that Z motor isnt really perfect either and 1/16 micro stepping is also shit and you cant go that precise.
Oh and while typing this the fucking shit probe decided it would be a great idea to fail and failed.
Resoulting in a deep hole in my printing bed.
So if you think the 15$ is a great value NO.
DONT BUY THE CLONE.
I have learnt my lesson.10
Repost from Reddit, i will probably do another with certain color theme, i just prefer this to be 'dark' build as it is how i initially immagined it.
I plan on expanding with certain micro pc, as server, 3d printer and some true hifi.
-Use Python to create a game on a GameShell...
-Get a 3D Printer (Its on its way(HYPE))
-Learn how to use Fusion 360 (Kill me pls its so hard)
-Learn how to use Simplify 3D
-Use 3D Printer to print Ducks and stressballs...1
Fucking Chinese designers...
Spent all afternoon leveling the 3D printer table while scratching it a lot.
all afternoon to understand that one piece is bent and the extruder is a lot lower it should have been...
Meanwhile, leveled the table with my knowledge of CNC and a specific tool that allows me to take measures up to 0.01mm...
Could have saved €20 on this fucking auto leveler that doesn't really work.8
Soooo i have just spent 4 hours "fixing" my 3D printer because my parts werent sticking to bed and fucking up.
I have cleaned the bed.
Leved the bed.
Replaced the nozzle.
Adjusted Unified Bed Leveling points to perfection.
Nope still not sticking. WHAT THE ABSOLUTE FUCK ?
OK OK maybe the temperature is wrong. Even tho thats unlikely.
Set it higher so better chance of sticking. (200C to 210C).
Still not sticking.
skgjnsdghdgj lhg s;lkhglkj sdg
OK you know what. I need this small cube done so i will just replace the filament for silver one.
Print sticks just perfectly no issue at all.
Wait. Nooooooooooooo. NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOOO NO.
It was filament the entire fucking time ? WTF ?
I have used the one that doesnt stick for month and no issues. WTF ?
You know what ? I dont care anymore.
I will just not buy that one anymore and fuck it.
Now looking at me 4 hours ago i should have tried different filament as second thing but oh well.
Now i know.
We learn from our mistakes after all.18
So last week I got my second 3D printer. I have done a few prints with it and this weekend I wanted to connect it to an Octoprint instance on my Raspberry Pi. Yesterday everything went great, got some plugins installed, changed all settings within octopi, connected it to my network and this morning I thought let's connect it to my printer and try to print something with it. But everytime I executed my gcode it gave an error about the heated bed not being able to heat up. Even though I did see all communication between the printer and octopi, on both ends.
I've disassembled the build plate to see what could be causing the heating issue. Did not see anything. Strange...
I assembled the whole thing again and then turned on the printer and tried printing again. Hmm, now it does work, why? Me thinking a bit and then realizing that before I didn't hit the power switch on the printer and apparently the Pi gave enough power through USB to turn on the display and do basic logic like doing beeps on touches and changing variables on the screen. The worst thing is that octoprint gave me warnings about low voltage on the Pi even though I was using the official Raspberry Pi power adapter...2
I just spent 3 hours debugging my 3D printer.
The issue was that the lines extruded werent the exact size as i needed. So the first thing. Esteps for extruder are wrong. I checked 4 times. They were spot on. So i continued searching for the issue. Some belts were looser than i liked. Fixed that. Some bolts were loose. Fixed that. I retry the print. Still same issue. At this point i had no clue what could be wrong. Then i checked esteps again with metal meter. That old ones. Not the electric ones. HOLY SHIT.
5mm off underextruding. I fix it. Reprint and its absolutely perfect.
Now how can a tool that i paid 80$ for thats supposed to have 0.01mm+- accuracy be 5mm off ?
Weird thing is that its exactly 5mm. So now i will never use those ones for precise things cause damn thats a lot of slack.
Point being triple check that the tool you are using is actually correct and precise when doing something like this.
Building my herd list for 3D printers.
looking for Devs with a 3D printer and likes to share knowledge and Ideas?23
I'm working on a firmware for 3d printers. I had to send a lot of data to another microcontroller and I was making a very sophisticated protocol. When finished I was so proud of my work but in that moment I remember that there is a thing called JSON but I didn't care. Now I have to send the same data to a webserver and need to move from my own protocol to JSON.
(not really dev related, but a rant nonetheless)
I just got a new 3D printer, and all of a sudden, people are giving me print requests. I don't think that they realize that I don't just tell the printer that I want whatever, but that I have to either find the model online or design it myself.
Also, I have more friends now. Yay?5
Just convinced my manager to get us a 3D printer so we can print out rubber duckies.
Now the hard part comes in.
Where do i find a similar model for the devRant rubber ducky.
I like the rubber duckies they used to have in the store.13
I have a few questions for the people having a 3D printer and/or are interested in 3D printing.
1. Where do you retrieve your models from? Or do you make them yourself?
2. What is your thingiverse name (if you have it)
3. Personally I'm missing a single good information source where questions can be asked, models can be shared etc. Thingiverse doesn't have a mobile UI and is pretty limited in my opinion. I'm thinking of creating a "social media" platform where people can share their creations, collection of information sources about 3D printing. Would you like to help or is there a good alternative for Thingiverse that I have not found yet?29
😂😂😂 lol oh no what will we do when hackers takeover the world by printing an endless stream of planetary gears. Shame on you Harvard for such a poor picture choice.
Setting up UBL (Unified bed leveling) on my 3D printer is a pain. But from what i heard its more then worth it actually. So thats interesting. Will see what i can get from it.8
Desk inventory(not counting computer hardware):
-Three interlocking polished high density particle board squares, cut by an industrial-grade 3d printer at the office of an architect friend. I use them as coasters.
-A roll of toilet paper, as I have a deviated septum and blow my nose so often that proper facial tissue would be wasteful.
-A landline phone, for work. I'm thinking about getting rid of it though, as I can do the majority of my work phone calls through Google Hangouts and our company's webrtc client, and because it costs me about $7 a month for the service, through ooma.
What's on your desk? No computer hardware, please. Also, please try to use your words, because it's a lot of fun to imagine the layout rather than see it.7
Just a random thought.. instead of sending stickers (or the stress ball for that matter) from USA to someone in India, why can't there be distributed 3D printing services spread across the globe, so that it's just a matter of delegating the delivery to local deliver services in the country/city? Sounds like an idea? 🤔2
Damn few rants about mesa back a ranted about 3D printer belts and damn. Not only is my printer exact to 0.1 mm and maybe even lower but can measure that. But prints look awesome. Ok i must give it.
Tighten your belts as much as you can ! It may be pain to get it working again. But its worth it1
growing actual hatred for apple.
worked full time for 0/hr for the last 365 days on a mobile app.
got a resin 3d printer.
hopefully get an income.
It's finally working.
Just needed to upgrade the drivers.
Using RGBL + 3 28BYJ steppers.
Just have one tiny problem and need help...
The resolution isn't right... Instead of moving mms, if I send a move of 64mm (one stepper revolution) it just turns one time instead of moving 64mm... Where are the settings to change this?
Btw this is the best birthday present ever, from me to me :-D also... My parents bought me a 3D printer, waiting for it to arrive... Me happy today34
If you've 3D printed your own drone, I'd love to hear your experience. I'm shopping for a printer at the moment.3
I was reading a post over at https://devrant.com/rants/2262140/...
..and on the topic of using 3d printers to print a 3d printer, I wrote that has gotta be some sort of measure or ratio of "manufacturing automation."
Sort of like moores law or something.
"How many tools and materials does it now take to replicate THIS ONE TOOL."
Tools & Materials = 1/N
When we get to 1/N = 1.0, anyone can manufacture anything (commonly available) if they have the raw, or standardized materials, even other tools, up to and including the tool they are using to do the manufacturing itself.
I mean an apocalypse could happen, and as long as just ONE of these 'universal tool making tools' (lets call it an omega machine) exists, we can have *all* the tools and manufacturing necessary to rebuild civilization.
A universal manufacturing 'multitool' means, the only hard requirements for restarting civilization no longer rely on specialized knowledge as far as tools go:
- still need arable land after civilization is gone so when it's coming back, people can feed themselves
- still need people to operate the machine, even if its just one man, or a literal adam and eve (nevermind all the incest).
- still need knowledge to operate the machine, such as an operating manual (and literacy), or knowing say, voice commands.
- assuming it doesn't run on nonrenewable resources, or resources that can't be recycled or replaced..or resources that won't run out for a very long time.
But these are all problems we'd face even without a universal manufacturing machine.10
Someone knows about delta printers? I build one with a 8 bit mcu and I'm planning to upgrade to 32 bit. What do you think about it?6
For the guys familiar with 3D printing.
Does your slicer also give you time estimates that are completely off? I'm printing something that would take 10 hours according my slicer. Started it at around 10 AM and its 1AM now and still printing. Halfway during the print I increased the printing speed to 150% because it was way to slow.
Is it just me or are the estimates completely off at each print and the longer the print takes the less useful the estimates are.
So... Portugal already have CS classes for almost 20 years. Don't know what they teach now but everyone would know how to use windows, word and excel (specially kids without computers). My course was computers (what was called back then) and we spend half an year doing logic programming in paper and algorithms...
Any class that teaches programming should always start with logic programming, because you can apply it to any language...
Example: my latest programming class was 3 years ago, I did a CNC course (to work with machines that make molds... Think a 3d printer that cuts steel instead of pushing polimers) and my first question was :don't we start with logic programming or algorithms? The teacher first teased me... Then asked what is logic programming....
Resuming... At the end I was the only one who could use functions and variables... (check g-code and heidenhein, you'll get it).
Other then that I was the only one who got a job working cnc machines, everyone else that also got a job whent for the manual labor part (the molds are finished by hand)...
So... My thoughts... Any CS class that teaches programing should start with logic programming and algorithms... That's the foundation to learn any programming language.8
Soooo today was an interesting day for sure.
Installed Fan for them cause they run fucking hot.
Realized that the fan is 12V and not 24V after plugging it in.
Fan would take off if it was not mounted TBH.
So i reverted all the changes. And ordered 24V fan for it. While i was looking at the site i saw SKR 1.3 for cheaper then ever. 15$.
To be clear thats 32bit board for 3D printer with lot of amazing stuff on it and for just 15$. Thats cheaper then some 8 bit ones that dont even come close to that one.
So yes i ordered one.
Excited AF for it as i wont have to have a huge mess of wires cause they support TMC UART mode of the fucking box. YAY.
And i tried printing at 150mm/s.
God that was crazy to watch. Sure the print doesnt look amazing but for 150mm/s its amazing quality for sure.
And the best thing of today. The reveal of Cyberpunk 2077 15 minute gameplay. It looks really good i must say.
So glad i preordered that soon.
How hard is it to make a custom steno-lithography API? And do I even need one?
Hi, all. My name is J.A and I am co-owner of 3DPrintedDreams with my best friend. (We are both 17.)
During a brainstorm of what should be the flagship feature of our shop should be. We decided to take user images, (exact specifications TBD), and then use an API to transform them into .stl files so my friend can print it on his 3D Printer.
I am asking how hard or "easy" would it be to make such an API and what would be the bottom dollar if I were to make a collab post here about it? If anyone would be willing to listen, I could explain how all this would work in relation to the full stack of my website.
p.s. I understand that experience costs money and I myself have experienced this, but, we spent most of our money on the Pallete 2 from Mosaic. (about $500).
HOWEVER, we still have some money left. If a suggested price is to much for us to pay up-front, 3DPrintedDreams is willing to pay you in installments dermined by mutual agreement.
Thanks for your time and have a nice day!
Co-founder of 3DPrintedDreams, LLC (Pending).15
Pieces won't fucking stick.
Hey 3D guys. So... I changed to my second fillament rool, from white to black PLA.
The white worked perfectly, but I'm having lots of problems with the black. It just doesn't stick right on the table and than drags strings , with ends up fucking the piece.
I was printing at 200C, now upped to 220C and it just seams to cool to fast or something...
Cleaned the table, leveled like 30 times so far, using lots of airspray...
Do I need to up the heat more? Or may I already givint to much?
the fillament says from 220C to 260C, but I'm afraid the 3D printer can't handle arround 250C38
How do I calculate the cost of a machine in power consumed?
Like, my 3D printer has a 40A power suply, how could I calculate to get a € value from it?
Aye folks, im looking for a 3d printer and i saw some people with one on here, so ill ask, is there like a model that is universally good? Or a manufacturer or something. Budget is 350$ tops.6
DEV dream journal: I dreamed about a decentralized A.I. that injected itself on every device and reprodused itself on a 3D printer. Well, in the end some sort of super quantum computer killed it tho. 🤣 should go out more often and stop watching terminator4
There is no joy in life
So I finally managed to set up networking on my 3D printer's raspberry pi: now it can connect to my phone's hotspot or to my uni's wifi network, depending on which is available.
Then I set up OpenVPN, using a remote server as a middleman so I can connect to the printer remotely and start/stop/monitor prints from anywhere.
Everything works great, except for one thing: whenever the Pi connects to the uni's network first, OpenVPN fails to start and connect to my server, rendering the printer unavailable (unless I use an ethernet cable, but that's not a viable operation since I need to lift the printer, and it's heavy).
The only for it to work as intended is to either:
a) keep my hotspot active (which kinda defeats the point), or
b) let it connect to my hotspot first (so that OpenVPN can start properly) and then turn off the hotspot, allowing the printer to reconnect to the uni's wifi and reconnect to my vpn.
Why won't things just work the way they're supposed to? 😭10
My main problem with programming on android phones(not for android) is it's keyboard, almost none of default layouts don't have the needed buttons(i.e. ; [ ] ( ) ...), I managed to find a good one "Hacker's Keyboard", 5 rows almost every button(even shift, ctrl and arrow keys). But here's the problem with this: it's buttons width is very low on portrait mode, on landscape, even if you're used to lanscape typing, you won't be able to see shit because it's covering most of screen.
"Hey, what about an external keyboard", well it's not totally a bad idea, but you would need a stand for your phone, and if it's connecting via usb and not bt, you have to buy a usb2[yourPort] convertion, besides I want to hold my phone while typing "How about you make you make your own bt/usb attachable mini keyboard for your phone.", Wow that's a very good idea, it would take maybe a year to make it, but maybe instead of making the whole thing myself I can buy a mini keyboard and make the attaching part myself, it can't be THAT hard, right? Need a 3D printer(√), need time(have alot of it), need to design it(no problem), now start... uhhh nevermind, who am I kiddin', I won't be able to make such a thing, just use that "Hacker's Keyboard".28
I got to thinking it might be nice to have my own personal fingerprint reader. I could carry it with me and hook to my work computer for tasks such as sudo and login. At home I could login. I figured there ought to be some nice cross platform devices... Oh hell fuck no. Its all Windows shit. Most of them say windows 10 and usually say don't work on Linux, Mac, or Android.
So I think I am going to hack my own:
I have a 3d printer that I can use to enclose this and make it look nice and personalized. I can embed any kind of functionality I want to make this work.
Manufacturers: STOP MAKING SHITTY WINDOWS ONLY HARDWARE!8
So I ordered second 3D printer because well 1 isn't enough. (TEVO tarantula pro) and well I ordered TMC2209 or 8 IDK just for it to be quiet.
The TMCs got shipped the same day even. OK
The printer stayed at processing until I sent email to customer service that said that printer can't be send because the address contains some weird characters. Well OK but that's the exact same address that the TMCs got shipped to without a fucking issue.
So I sent them the address without special characters.
Waiting for message back. God fucking dammit I hope they send it ASAP because I'm going to be really fucking mad. Haven't had a single fucking issue with them until now. Well I will be OK if they send it in 2 days. If not I'm gonna be mad for sure.2
I got asked to teach a bit 3D printing to a physics class at my old high school. But I consider myself an amateur at 3D printing at best and don’t think these kids are going to learn as much as their teacher thinks they will.
Especially if the printer is above the hobbyist level and doesn’t require user added upgrades and improvements4
I only assembled it from prusa parts but still it was lots of fun, learned a lot about how 3d printers work.
Then it was printing trex using 3d printer and it was funny to because it took me about a month to do so just because of amount of parts and the problem with parts that were broken and needed to be fixed.
From software projects, once I build a browser plugin in 2-3 hours cause I was pissed off with those shitty popups all around. I published it on browser store, made code opensource and forgot about it.
Recently I got some survey from a german university about it and I was like wtf ?
I looked at a statistics and my plugin had about 500 daily users and I was amused because the ui is shitty as fuck and the ux is even more shitty.
I plan to update this plugin but since I am focused on a bigger personal project for almost half a year now I have no time to do it.5
K guys... Don't expect to hear much from me for a few days...
Not like jase. It's just....
I upgraded my CNC last night with "real" steppers (only need one more for Z)
I just got my 3D printer and have a puzzle to mount...
First pieces I'll do (after tests and learning curve) are pieces for my third CNC lol2
Just 3D printer. Laptop and lot of stuff I use daily.
Wait I actually got dev C duck here. Not playing with it.2
There seems to be a market for custom 3D printer firmware, consulting and debugging. What should I charge for something like this? I live in Germany and this will be a side quest.4
Im planning to buy a 3D printer soon, and I got a budget about 150$ and I could go higher a bit maybe. So do you guys know any nice 3D printers for that price?2
You know when you look at software and think, I can do better than that !
Well, now with a 3D printer, no longer do you have to look at something and think, I wish I could build a better one of those, because now you can !
Now I just have to figure out, which thing I want to make a better one of first...
Once I read up on the complicated process of, how to level your print bed..
<-- New to 3D printing.
So, what would you like to see a better version of something made, and in what way would your version be an improvement ?3
Hey guys, continuing the yesterday's topic...
This is the result of all I learned and tested yesterday.
Problem: new black filament from China.
Result, piece is bent and cracked.
Brim: fucking 25 mm
Inicial speed 20 mm/s
Adesion: glue stick + airspray + permanent glue spray
And the pieces still fucking bend in the table contact side.
Top is perfect except for some cracks, but the bellow side is just pressed to itself and bends, warping the piece.
What could I change now? What could be the problem and reason for this? Worked perfectly with the first white filament.31
I want to code this stupid little tool just to toy with a GUI system i was reading about on github. But I'm so burned out and sick of code I just can't bring myself to even start it. I can't bring myself to work on my 3D printer I keep telling myself to get back up and running. I can't even bring myself to talk to anyone outside work even for just stupid little conversations
All I ever fucking do anymore is work, sleep, watch YouTube, and make plans ill never even fucking start I'm sick of this shit.
I'm considering working in retail for a few months just for something a little mindless compared to programming.
Another arbitrarily decided stupid work meeting is tomorrow and I'm 70% set on quitting rather than waiting to see when/if I get fired
i have enough savings to easily survive until I find a new job1
I fucking love 32bit boards in 3D printers. And when they are paired with TMC2208/9 oh god the perfect mix.
I just upgraded my printer. Cant say it was hard upgrade as EXP connectors were rotated but oh well.
When i got all shit working i launched a print and i was scared as moving the axis created weird sound. Nothing to worry about now. Just too tightened the X axis. Oh well. Then it was silent. And i mean silent.
Sure the fans were loud but some silent fans which are expensive AF as it seems and it will be perfect.
Printers are the most annoying thing. Why can't iPhone and iPad print to normal printers? WHY CANT WORD PRINT TO MY 3D PRINTER???
Spend the past few days 3D printing those mask holders on my 3D printer, currently sitting at about 72 pieces in total to give away to friends and family around here :)8
3D Printer problems
So, I have a problem with my printer.
The fan that cools the printed model (fan1) isn't working... and everything seems fine.
What should I do to find out what the problem is?
1) learn react native
2) finish my masters
3) use Linux full time
4) start my post-grade degree
5) get a 3d printer
Stupid fucking Astrobox, why won't you pick up the 3d printer anymore??
Why is this fucking piece of shit giving me issues every goddamn time I try to use it? Why??
I was changing the PEI sheet on my 3D Printer and in the process I manged to also destroy the temperature sensor😭.
I was trying to order a new one and internet went down too. I also have school tomorrow so I need to go to sleep.
😣I need the printer for a thing I have to deliver in 5 days.
Guess I'll have to take the sensor from another bed (hopefully without destroying this one too).
How long will it take until Amazon finally does something against all these fucking review cheaters?
I looked for a spool of simple solder and...the first listed product had reviews for 3D printer filament and the second one's reviews were for a fucking drinking straw. You can still see the customer submitted pictures of their shitty coffees.
Amazon should just discard all reviews if the product name gets edited or something like that. Although at the same time I wonder how many people only look at the star rating if pulling this shit pays off for the seller.1
today I will have the last of my high school finals.
I feel like after today I will be a free boy (for three months, at least). Like I have won the game, beaten the boss level.
After 7 years of resisting to comply to this system which tries so hard to shape every pupil into a compliant individual, it will be done.
My creativity and productivity (which lies in tech, which isn't really represented in any subject in my school), set free.
No more mandatory pseudo-interest in loads of literature and cultural history. The bits that are interesting would have come to me anyways through Reddit.
Victory is mine. YAY \o/
World, here I come!
P.S. yes, of course, there were also positive things. I'm actually thankful for that time I failed the year's end exam about literature which ended in me having to redo that year. It landed me with loads of free time, which got me into tech-tinkering, a now two-year employment as a programmer, and a juniar participation at the nearest Hackerspace. And a chance to pretty much build and operate a 3D-printer, for which the physics department mostly covered the cost. The school unknowingly gave me the opportunity to extend my own horizon outside of school, and it brought me so much nice things. :) But the mandatory interest in literature and cultural/religious history and the lack of technical subjects and the digital oppression still sucked.
P.P.S. oops that was only supposed to be a short P.S.
Watch, as I deftly make something not really related to coding BE related to coding...
I finally found something more frustrating to get working properly than WebSphere:
A 3D printer.
I'm probabaly 50/50 at this point with succesful prints, and the successes are just okay quality.
It's my first 3D printer so I'm learning a lot, which is the up-side. But damn, very frustrating at the same time.
Oh yeah, and of course: fuck WebSphere. SSSOOO glad I don't have to deal with that anymore!
Spent about 2 weeks 3d printing splash visors to get distributed to hospitals / care homes etc.
Logistics got fucked up and even though I posted them mid April, they still haven't arrived.
That's nobody helped with visors, 2 weeks and 5kg of 3d printer filament completely wasted.
Fellow ranter do you have an 3d printer?
Is it hard to get into it (designing own models)?
Is it fun?3
This is not really a developer thing but has anyone bought the Anet A8 3D printer from GearBest? And if so what is your opinion and can you recommend it? It is currently priced at about 170$ (160€) and for that price it looks quite good.
Thinking about getting a 3D printer like the Creality Ender 3. Any of you guys print and what are some of the fun hobbies or tinkerings you've don't with it?