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My Thingiverse experience

Today I thought I’d talk about the Thingiverse environment and the community as I’ve experienced it, so far.  My Thingiverse experience started with sharing my mounting solution for the Prusa MMU2S filament buffer. Immediate responses It has been a couple of days and the initial comments and likes have diminished.  I see when someone adds […]

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Wall Mounted Filament Buffer

My first Thingiverse Publication

I couldn’t wait for the Filament Buffer to be shipped from Prusa and my effort was rewarded.  Today I published my first Thingiverse item, a wall mount for the Prusa MMU 2S Filament Buffer. Desk Space The MMU 2.0 had trays that held filament and had to be 16″ behind the printer.  I couldn’t fit […]

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heated pad installed

Considering a Silicone Heated Pad? Do it!

Two days ago I  dealt with heat bed failures  where I talked about ordering a silicone heated pad.  It arrived yesterday and today I am up and running.  It is absolutely great! What a Difference One of the most annoying aspects of starting a print job is waiting for the heated bed to make it […]

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Filament Buffer,Multiple Material 2S

Multiple Material 2S is here!

I am anxiously awaiting the Multiple Material 2S upgrades promised by Prusa.  During my wait I have printed the MK3S extruder and even ordered and received magnets (which are not needed – more on that later). The week the plans for the filament buffer were update on GitHub I downloaded and printed them.  Big issue […]

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Heated Bed Failure

I had a heated bed failure after I cleaned off the PEI sheet.  It was an add-on that I put on but it never worked and was really glued down. I was liberal with the alcohol while I was rubbing it off and I guess that bit of solvent must have changed things with the […]

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Original Prusa MK3S

The Prusa MK3 is by far the best 3D printer I have worked with and now they have released the MK3S.  I got to really appreciate my MK3 while waiting for the Multiple-Materials-Unit 2.0 (MMU 2.0) to arrive.  The MMU  is a story on it’s own but it is also very much part of this […]

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Multiple Printers and OctoPrint

OctoPrint (or Octopi) plays a major role in my printing.  Printing from SD Card and especially Micro-SD Card (the Ender 3) where it is easy to miss-insert makes operating from OctoPrint a no-brainer.  But one Raspberry Pi for each printer doesn’t make sense.  Multiple Printers can run on the same RPi but not Out-of-the-Box (OOB). […]

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3D Printing or CNC Mill – Getting Started

Last year I purchased my first 3D-Printer kit.  Now I built a MPCNC from parts I ordered online.  This is a guide for getting started in 3D-Printing or CNC milling. Software You don’t need a printer or mill to get started! Don’t get me wrong, having one on-hand and seeing it operate is the best […]

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MPCNC Built

Got my MPCNC built and I hit a snag.   I’ll blog more on the details  of the build later but since I haven’t posted in a while I wanted to offer a quick update on the blog. My MPCNC The build went smoothly and everything was going great.   I felt confident that I had a […]

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Vancouver Drones Fly-In

Yesterday (July 8) Vancouver Drones PHS met at Frenchman’s Bar for a ‘fly-in’.  We had four flyers up at a time so there was a lot opportunity to meet other enthusiasts, experience different equipment and discover a new place to fly. Experience This was the first outdoor meeting.  The agenda was to show up and […]

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