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Old 2013-09-10, 19:42
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I do penspinning and am looking most of the time for ery specific pen parts. It would take a little while to make up for the price of the printer though, even if a pen can only be found in Japan, they still aren't that expensive
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Probably easier to buy for awhile. 3D printers are fantastic for rare parts if they have already been modeled.

More really for bespoke stuff...making your own crazy shit.

Try to reinvent the pen
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Old 2013-09-11, 09:33
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Yeah, do a special MBN pen

And would it be possible to export Twinsen's model and print it ?
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I certainly plan to print Twinsen at some time. Needs to be cleaned up though.
Could take a bit of work to really look nice.

A pen though is an interesting idea. Might do that. Have to break a few apart and see what bits I need. I could just make a casing for a standard biro tube/head, that would be the easiest.
But, on the other hand, a fancy fountain pen would be nicer.
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I agree a pen sounds interesting.
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Ooh, I was wondering why you put sexual advert in there, I just noticed there is a printed upper-body among them
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Ooh, I was wondering why you put sexual advert in there, I just noticed there is a printed upper-body among them
I had good fun making a lot of stupid adverts for that site.

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Anyway, been doing some more doddling with the printer.

Made this box;


I am particularly pleased I managed to create a working hinge. The box prints sideways, but comes out all in one piece.

Probably going to do a few design variations, maybe make a special one to keep my 3DS/DS games in.

Atresica painted one too;
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Indeed awesome. Where did you modeler that box?
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Made it in 3dsmax. Could be done with almost any bit of software though - the design was just box modeling and booleans.
It did, however, take quite a few versions to get the hinge right. The printer can only do overhangs of about 45 degree's. So the hinge design couldn't just be a simple hole and cylinder.
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no offense but everything you've made so far with this 3d printer looks like something a child would make in woodwork class. you're really not selling this to me
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Old 2013-10-23, 02:58
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I would've been happy to be able to make this kind of stuff...
I never was to good at making objects with my hands.
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The thing is, after you model the object you want to create, it takes only a few minutes to create a new one, while it can take hours, if not days, to create something with your hands. He is just not creating complex things at the moment, but I've heard of 3d Printers being used to create car pieces and things like that
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You wouldn't make a hinge in a woodwork class, youd use a store bought one.
Making a hinge would put you at a very high level skill.
Also, carving out relief patterns in a model like that would be, again, a very high level of skill. Certainly beyond any woodwork class I ever did.

That said, yes, you could make a better thing in wood. Youd construct the basic shape by hand, use store bought hinges, and then probably use a CNC machine to engrave a pattern on the front.

If you got a cnc at your house, and your willing to put in the work, thats fantastic! Post the results

In the meantime, I'll 3d print little box variants quite happy.

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The thing is, after you model the object you want to create, it takes only a few minutes to create a new one, while it can take hours, if not days, to create something with your hands. He is just not creating complex things at the moment, but I've heard of 3d Printers being used to create car pieces and things like that
Indeed, once you put the effort in to make something (or someone else has), its no effort at all to print more.

As for complexity, you can do stuff like chainmail, cogs, gear mechanisms without any problems.
The best example is these awesome things;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ognRzQqXEhs
(utterly incredible stuff imho)

Anyway, next up I am probably going to make slight variants so I can keep 3DS and SD cards in there.
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Old 2013-10-23, 12:10
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That robot is fantastic !

I heard that 3D printers are considered by some as dangerous for health, due to all the dust created while printing, do you know anything about that ?
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Yes. Current research shows its as dangerous as frying bacon constantly.
Which is more dangerous then second-hand smoking.
So you really should have a well ventilated room.

We have our printer upstairs, so we arnt even in the room when its printing most of the time.
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That robot must have taken so freaking long to design...
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Thats just the mini 3d printed version. The designer has made massive beach-walking versions.
Utterly crazy stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...6_J3OMz5Y#t=15
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You wouldn't make a hinge in a woodwork class, youd use a store bought one.
Making a hinge would put you at a very high level skill.
p sure hinges are easy to make. i mean i've crafted them myself.

tbf i don't know if you'd make one in woodwork class, i didn't take it gcse and before that spent the majority of my time purposely being late to the class, hiding in the back and generally being as inattentive as physically possible. i don't think i actually ever made anything the entire time

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ognRzQqXEhs
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you see? this = p cool

your box = shitty

oh man, these things are dangerous as well? i'll take 5
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sure hinges are easy to make. i mean i've crafted them myself.
How? I assume you used metal, not wood.
We got as far as learning to use a "tap" to make a screw, and we did a tiny bit of welding. But we never did anything as interesting as a hinge

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