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#223

As much as all the reee really does annoy me around 3D printers in my area, I’ll admit that having one would be amazingly useful. Any general recommendations for a printer to start fiddling with? Software in linux or places to look up such things?


#224

all my recommendations in the OP still stand

mmmm

https://www.prusa3d.com/drivers/
Prusa has a linux version of their flavor of Slic3r so I’m wagering that normal Slic3r will work, also Cura
https://ultimaker.com/en/products/cura-software/list


#225

Good to keep a note on then. I’m finding that having hard drive mounts in my mac pro would be a lot handier than using duct tape and I think people would agree on average :stuck_out_tongue: could probably make some money on the side selling 2 rails for 30 bucks a pop. Plus a bunch of little shit, noting your printed piece to your mic stand above.

Neat, thanks for the thread.


#226

I still need to finish assembling my printer midterms tho… My filament should be here by the end of this week… so that’ll be awesome. I need to get a big box to cover my printer for abs printing.


#227

I made a big box for my printer for that reason, but have barely even printed ABS. It’s just not worth the stink.


#228

i have a lamp with the same mount

might look absolutely ridiculous mounting a lamp onto my monitor stand like that though lol.


#229

@kewldude007 I’m currently in the process of assembling my anet a8 and i’m running into something peculiar. I’m hesitant to call it a problem because I’m confused. When I attach the guide rod back up plate to the guide rods, not all of them move along the with the direction of the screw threads?


#230

What is that? Pics?


#231

Sorry I used the wrong word linear bearing it’s 3am


#232

Not super sure, linear bearings and threads? What

What matters is that at least one row of bearings is directly on top


#233

ok thanks when I attach the belt they don’t move anyways :slight_smile:


#234

I used threaded rods instead of smooth runs. *takes gun*


#235

edit:
3D model: Greek flame mini vase
123 mm - 4.8 in tall. 41% Scale.

Done in an automotive flame styling, it ended up looking Greek to me.
I reduced the original to less than 125 mm and revised to keep 3 mm min wall thickness for my printer.

Full size vase.
300 mm - 12 in tall.
https://sketchfab.com/models/add8fb534eec48b0a14f02e574e50e5b#=


#236

Nice! Will you be printing it?


#237

Thank you.
I don’t have a 3D printer. I may get Shapeways to make a mini vase (I realized it’s too big for most printers) in ceramic or plastic depending on price. $53 for 125 mm ceramic.

I posted it here so all L1T members will be free to print my vase design as a holiday gift.


#238

Anyone have opinions on software for modeling?

Looking for ease of use and cheap. Possible? I have tried sketchup and thought it was ok. Dunno what’s out there and current.


#239

Depends what kind of modeling you want. If it’s engineering-focused, ie parts for printing, check out Fusion 360. It’s free for Hobbyists, and seriously powerful. Tons of great tutorials out there, too.

If you’re more interested in mesh-modeling, ie things like characters, and organic structures, look into something like Blender. The learning curve is steep, but the feature set is very powerful.


#240

Onshape is my go to but I dont make artsy things like positrons vase, I make tools and fixtures

onshape is CAD


#241

OnShape is a really good learning platform.

It also enables some really bad habits when it comes to good-practice CAD.


#242

I used solidworks in HS but no access to it now