Monthly Archives: June 2013

12 hours into a print job …

… and I see that the PLA is curling. This is one fault with the Type A Series 1, there’s no heated print bed. Yes, I now have everything I need to build my own, but still, on a machine … Continue reading

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A quick post about Sketchup vs. Blender. I’ve been duteously studying Blender from an on-line course mentioned in a previous post. The huge learning curveĀ  makes it daunting to go from concept to a 3D model quickly. I don’t know … Continue reading

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The only thing between me and printing is a 25 X 33 cm piece of plastic

That would be my print bed. I sent it to a shop to have duplicated in aluminum. They finished the job in a week, but when I went to pick it up, I found that I gave them the wrong … Continue reading

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Taking temperature

Catching up on things. Working on my Raspberry Pi lately. Got my thermistor wired up. I used a Thermocouple Amplifier MAX31855 breakout board and a Type-K Glass Braid Thermocouple from Adafruit. Took a code sample from my Pi class for … Continue reading

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