Menu

Color scheme for a “Mostly Printed Parts” CNC

A color scheme can be very valuable when properly implemented.  I am in the process of printing parts for a “Mostly Printed Parts CNC mill”. The different axis’s in FreeCAD, OpenSCAD, Slicr3r, and Cura X are consistent with  X axis is Green, Y axis is Red, and  Z axis is Blue.  It makes sense to […]

READ MORE

Ender3 – Yet another printer

It seems one printer isn’t enough, but why buy another printer?  First, the technology is changing fast.  Second, they are cheap.  Third, it is a good way to get a lot of electronics cheap.  Fourth, even if you have a great printer you want to know that it is really the ‘best’. Ender 3 A […]

READ MORE

Vancouver Drones – Second meeting

The second meetup for Vancouver Drones was on Mother’s day and many members didn’t make the meeting.  I presented on building a hobby drone and we talked about dealing with the public when flying.  The good news is that we all agreed that the attitude towards drone flying seems to be softening and becoming an interest […]

READ MORE

Parts for a DIY Drone

Building your own DroneBuilding your own Drone I’ve outlined an example build of a RoboCat 270mm racer.  The links are not recommendations but rather a way of allowing you to drill into more detail on a specific item.  I order from AliExpress.com and am familiar with their site so I linked to products on their […]

READ MORE

PDX Drones – April Meetup

The PDX Drones meetup occurs the second Thusday @ 6:00 PM and is typically attended by around dozen members and one or two new people. What to Expect The Lucky Lab is loud. You will have to look around for a group with one or more drones out on the table because there probably won’t […]

READ MORE

Core-XY with Cyclops and Chimera

To date my only experience in 3D printing has been with the Prusa i3 design.  With that in mind I wanted to make my next printer either a Delta or Core-XY. My interest in 3D printing revolves around multiple materials and I am anxiously waiting for the release of the new MM unit by Prusa, […]

READ MORE

Vancouver Drones – First meeting

Yesterday evening Vancouver Drones – Professional, Hobby and Sports met for the first time.  Bob, the coordinator, has opened his conference room and brought together a group of like minded enthusiasts.  It was a great experience. Primary Purpose Vancouver Drones focus is to promote the safe and intelligent use of small unmanned aerial systems.  The […]

READ MORE

Up and Printing with my new Prusa MK3

After a couple of days printing with the MK3 I’ve had more success than months with my A8.  I’m not complaining because I purchased the A8 to learn about 3D printing and it accomplished that goal well.  I am simply lamenting on how nice it is to just print and not be looking at what […]

READ MORE

First Print-off — MK3 Wins Hands down!!!

Last night I set out to work with Polycarbonite (PC) and it didn’t go well, at least at first.  It ended in a print-off with my old printer. Initially it didn’t look good for the MK3 with the A8 appearing to print flawlessly.  Despite it’s shaky start (due to me getting used to the printer […]

READ MORE

Changing Filaments

Now that I have the MK3 I’m looking to do more exciting prints.   While I wait for the Multi-Material kit I’m playing with changing filaments.  The first test was to take the Prusa logo image concept and make name plates for the grand kids. Changing up the Layers I purchased a bag of PLA filament […]

READ MORE