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3d printing Show us your Prints.

Discussion in '3D Printing' started by Dazboots, 18 Sep 2018.

  1. MrWhippy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Sep 2005

    Posts: 1,700

    And it looks like you'll be needing another trip to IKEA!
    :D
     
  2. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 20,874

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Thanks. Didn't know we had a 3D printers proper thread. Posted.
    The designs for the extruder mount and the cable run are on Thingiverse here: https://www.thingiverse.com/rilot/designs
    Before Christmas I'd never even opened a CAD program. Quickly learned on Tinkercad and then Fusion 360.
     
  3. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 20,874

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    My new favourite filament.

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    Ziro Twinkling Bright Red. Camera doesn't really capture how nice it looks.
     
  4. Luke

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 Jul 2005

    Posts: 7,069

    Location: S. Yorkshire

  5. hyperseven

    Sgarrista

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    Location: M28

  6. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 20,874

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Designed and printed this.

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    Thingiverse files: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3594059

    I was getting annoyed with my Ikea Tradfri dimmer being stuck to the wall. I was getting even more annoyed with visitors turning off the lights at the switch, thus killing power to the bulbs and preventing them from being turned on again with the gateway.
    So, the switch cover was born.

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    The mount for the dimmer had holes that I could use for an interference fit.

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    Knocked this up in Fusion 360

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    Printed it

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    It has a hole in the bottom so that the dimmer can be popped out if I need to access the switches

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  7. Col_M

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Jan 2005

    Posts: 3,792

    Location: London

    Just completed my longest print yet of 21.5h, thankfully it didn't turn into spaghetti!

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    I'm just waiting for the pump, some more M3 bolts, fan grilles, some tubing that won't kink and some 18650s before I can let it rip! :D
     
  8. bulb66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,634

    Location: Suffolk

    Noice.
     
  9. GiraffePencils

    Mobster

    Joined: 15 Feb 2013

    Posts: 3,090

    Location: Edinburgh

    Hey,

    I know this is for people posting what they've made, but I was looking to get some board game inserts 3D printed and was wondering if there was anywhere people could recommend to get them done?
     
  10. montymint

    Don

    Joined: 29 Jul 2006

    Posts: 5,541

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    what are you needing specifically?
     
  11. GiraffePencils

    Mobster

    Joined: 15 Feb 2013

    Posts: 3,090

    Location: Edinburgh

    I was looking for printing these inserts for Brass: Birmingham
    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3071291

    But the first couple sites which gave instant quotes were wildly different, so I was wondering if there were sights better suited to smaller runs/hobbyists
     
  12. montymint

    Don

    Joined: 29 Jul 2006

    Posts: 5,541

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    Some current builds of mine:

    1. A pokeball switch game holder I made for my little brother:
    https://imgur.com/gallery/KgutFL2

    2. A 1:1 Mjolnir replica - This has been set back with sanding issues due to a bad bond of the to hammer halves. My partner also knocked it over and shattered the handle, which needs reprinting.
    https://imgur.com/gallery/emLLGii

    3. A Mk1 arc reactor, with an arduino controlling leds. This needs finishing touches on paint / copper wire and also the mount printing.
    https://imgur.com/gallery/JAqT9lp

    4. A Majora's mask, again with LED lights
    https://imgur.com/gallery/r1xGKxc
     
    Last edited: 9 May 2019
  13. montymint

    Don

    Joined: 29 Jul 2006

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    Location: Newcastle, UK

    If you don;t mind waiting - I'll try to run some off for you this weekend?
     
  14. GiraffePencils

    Mobster

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    Posts: 3,090

    Location: Edinburgh

    Wow, thanks
    I've sent you a trust :)
     
  15. montymint

    Don

    Joined: 29 Jul 2006

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    Location: Newcastle, UK

    I've replied but I forgot to mention I only have PLA in the house, so the prints won;t be the strongest you can get, but they should be ok.
     
  16. GiraffePencils

    Mobster

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    Location: Edinburgh

    Sounds fine,
    The trays wouldn't be used excessively, just for setup/teardown and keeping things together rather than sorting through bags :)
     
  17. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

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    can that be printed using say a creality ender 3 in parts or does it need a much bigger printer?
     
  18. Uncle Petey

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Jul 2012

    Posts: 15,129

    Location: London

    It depends how big you want it to be really. You can scale the parts to suit any printer.
     
  19. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

    Posts: 37,706

    is there a buyers guide for 3d printers somewhere?

    as in if you want a small one these are the top 3, if you want medium and large. just so i can compare prices and value for money.

    ideally i would want to print large stuff which makes sense in a bigger printer but if it could be done in parts on a smaller one which takes up less space that makes sense too but obviously i imagine there would be the catch of joining them up together yourself using glue or the likes.
     
  20. Uncle Petey

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Jul 2012

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    Location: London

    I'm sure there are loads of guides. I haven't been keeping up with printers, so I can't really advise here:) A quick google and a few reviews should see you right.

    As for the ED-209 model, you'll see it's made up of parts that need to be assembled (using glue etc). I should've linked to the source file, but I linked to one of the makes that looked good instead.
    Size wise, you'd obviously be limited by the largest component that can fit within your available build volume. As I say, you can use your slicing software to scale components to suit your printer or your requirements.

    I'd go with a printer that offered 300x300 or more in X/Y if you want to make large models. Maybe something like the Creality CR-10S or whatever equivalent is good these days.