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Postby Tyler » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:43 am

This was my "big" Black Friday purchase I was being candid about the other day with some people. I've been interested in them since 2012 when I first started listening to Tested podcast (it was their favorite topic back then, then drones, now VR). Last year or so I've gone from interested to wanting. After the girls started collecting mini food toys I knew I had an excuse to get one, so I could make grocery shelves.

I was actually DMing Jeremy on Twitter about some questions so that was cool he was willing to help me out.

It was about $60-80 off on Thanksgiving day through a seller on amazon. Ender 3 v2. I almost bought an Ender 3 Pro earlier this year, but glad I went with the v2 instead because it has some substantial upgrades.

Assembly tool about an hour last night and then I fiddled with the bed for 30 minutes before starting my first print. The little boat took 3 hours and 30 cents of material. The shelves will take 16+ hours and $3.33 of materials. I went to print the shelves this morning, but due to a bad bed spring, I can't get the back in the right position. I ordered new springs (which the community all say should be a day one upgrade anyways). In the meantime I can print little things using only the front of the bed.

I original had it next to my desk because the v2 is supposed to be quiet. It's true, the motors make no sound, but the fan is still pretty loud. I moved it to the bar area so it can't be heard on my work calls.

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Postby wags83 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:28 am

Wow, so cool. Friggin' nerd.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:29 am

wags83 wrote:Source of the post Wow, so cool. Friggin' nerd.

It gets worse. I commissioned someone $15 Euros on reddit to design those shelves. It was no way worth his money because it was a half day ordeal with the back and forth messages.
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Postby wags83 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:31 am

Lol, sounds like freelance 3D printing designer isn't very lucrative.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:33 am

wags83 wrote:Source of the post Lol, sounds like freelance 3D printing designer isn't very lucrative.

To be fair, 90% of the requests on that subreddit are free, so one even offering a few bucks gets a lot of attention. I had someone interested right away.

There are so many things to print here: https://www.thingiverse.com/
I'll be doing this once I get my black filament this week. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4623428
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Postby blake » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:41 am

extremely cool! to this day, I have no idea how they work
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Postby Tyler » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:46 am

blake wrote:extremely cool! to this day, I have no idea how they work
Think of a hot glue gun. It melts down plastic like material on the spool and builds up mm layers at a time. I think I'm printing 0.5mm by default. That is why it takes so long
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Postby simo » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:04 am

Very cool! I have another friend that has like 3-4 printers and he makes custom cookie cutters for his wife's baking business among other things. Now you can make your own custom cord management solutions...the possibilities are nearly endless!
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Postby wags83 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:19 pm

simo wrote:Source of the post Now you can make your own custom cord management solutions

Please make cooler things than this.
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Postby goldenrod » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:50 pm

That's awesome. If I was more techy I would love to have 1.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:16 pm

goldenrod wrote:That's awesome. If I was more techy I would love to have 1.
There is going to be so much tinkering with this, both in hardware and software. Very much a hobbyist toy, not something my parents or anybody old like them or you should own. LOL. Kidding. You could handle it if you have the patience
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Postby goldenrod » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:16 pm

Tyler wrote:
goldenrod wrote:That's awesome. If I was more techy I would love to have 1.
There is going to be so much tinkering with this, both in hardware and software. Very much a hobbyist toy, not something my parents or anybody old like them or you should own. LOL. Kidding. You could handle it if you have the patience
My patience sucks lol
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Postby Tyler » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:51 am

I went to start a print this morning but I am going to hold off on using it until after I get my new springs tomorrow. That is going to fix the problems I've had and I'd rather not tinker with it for 30 mins today just to do 45 minutes of upgrades and "leveling" tomorrow.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:44 am

I did it! I did it in 4 prints vs one long one. It was touch and go there for a bit on the stand because 1 of the 60 square holes didn't stick to the bed. I probably should have quit the print but I saved it with minimal issues on the back. I'm printing a second one now and was happy to see all of them of stuck after changing temp and bed position. The first layer is the most important thing and needs to be dialed in within fractions of a MM in every corner.



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Postby wags83 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:02 am

What a triumph of engineering!
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Postby simo » Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:12 am

Even that store is out of toilet paper!
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Postby Tyler » Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:02 am

simo wrote:Source of the post Even that store is out of toilet paper!

Lol, this is a small sampling of her mini brands. But you are right, she has no TP. Hopefully series 3 includes it!
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Postby blake » Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:55 pm

Lol minibrands are awesome

have you seen minitoys?
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Postby Tyler » Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:54 pm

blake wrote:Lol minibrands are awesome

have you seen minitoys?
Yes, but not in person. Almost bought some yesterday morning at Target.com. Went back later and sold out.

Added a smoke alarm and fire extinguisher today. I print over night, which isn't recommended, so I thought I better be safe. Printer is far opposite side of house than our bedroom so I need to check later to see if it even makes sound in the bed room. I'm guessing it will, my ears are still ringing from the test earlier.

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Postby Tyler » Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:58 pm

No one cares, but I'll share anyways. Moved the printer to the utility room. Added the shelves, power, smoke alarm, etc. I think I'm going to put another light bulb in the room because it's pretty dark over by the printer. For now I'm using a clip on light.

I need to relevel the whole bed again since I moved it, but I'll save for that tonight or tomorrow

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