3D printing meetup at Funbie Studios

Dropped by Funbie Studios for a 3D printing meetup. The theme was Toys & Gaming. Loads of awesome stuff was showcased and I took many pics.

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at the entrance. so blur people like me knew I had found the correct place.

The rest of the photos under the cut to save space.

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Need to print

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IT IS NOW MY MISSION IN LIFE TO PRINT THIS.

also, I want to try modify it to fit my phone.

Actually. Are you even surprised I want to print that? Considering how mad obsessed I am with The Martian. LOL!

(click on the image to go to the website where I got it from)

First prints

Previously, I mentioned that I finally managed to get the printer working and here’s some stuff I printed today.

tiny calibration cube, big ankh, smaller ankh, box.  In the order I printed them. all links to their thingiverse page. Box is going to work with me tomorrow, because I need a box to hold my paper clips on my desk.

Currently printing the climbing Thin Man. My work monitor is lonely after I brought home the Pikachu figurine that used to sit on top of it.

Finally printing!

After a week of headaches, I finally got the 3D printer working as it should. Finally managed to print.

Only one question: why must my print speed be at 50% for the printing to work? hmmm…

Also. I was at Maker Faire yesterday for a couple of hours. Mainly to visit the 3D printers. And had a good long chat with a friend who had a booth there. Maker Faire post to come soon.

Bed leveling is a horror

Because guess who’s prints are not working out because the print bed is not level?

ARRGGGHHH

IT IS A HORROR. and my fingers hurt. and my brain hurts.

I’m going to sleep. Company Family Day in the morning.

Also. FabCafe is trying to lure me to their cafe/makerspace/idk to visit their 3D printer. Maybe someday. When I am more free. And have time/energy to lurk at various cafes. HAHA

3D printed insanity: part 2

I posted before that my dear 3D printer was apparently clogged or something. 

Yesterday I spoke to the technician and yes, my printer was clogged. So she explained to me how to clear the clog and today I went out and got the required tools. And then spent two hours dismantling the nozzle, clearing the clogged up plastics, and reassembling everything. And I managed to sort of print. 

The thing now. It only seems to print the 1st layer and then the plastic stops extruding. Probably the bed isn’t level. Urgh. I hate levelling the bed. Takes forever. 

This is going to be tomorrow’s project. I need to sleep. Work in the morning.

3D printed insanity: Part 1

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my child.

So depression is a little bitch and left me crying myself to sleep last night and crying when I woke up. I was so wrong thinking that I would be fine one month post-breakup. So very wrong.

So after waking up around 5+ am, crying and reading The Martian fanfic on the phone, I finally dragged myself out of bed and went to lurk online instead. My itchy hands ended up searching for 3D printers sold in Singapore and I discovered ECOmaylene3D. THEY SOLD PRINTERS. AT POPULAR BOOKSTORE. AND THE ONLY TWO BRANCHES WERE TAMPINES MALL AND NORTH POINT. So I ended up running out of the house to go look at said printers.

A super long bus ride and MRT ride later, I was at Tampines Mall and nearly ran into Popular. And then really ran into the store because the 3D printer was in a display case right at the entrance. Then I drooled something like 10 million buckets of drool and stared at the printer. After some thought about whether 3D printing or eating was more important, my brain decided that apparently 3D printing was more important. And before I knew it, I owned a 3D printer.

THAT I NEEDED TO BRING HOME.

So I dragged the box to the MRT station slowly, and my arms wanted to die. Then took the train to Bugis and got a cab home. Ended up with a really friendly cab driver so we had a good chat about the weather and travelling. This is the kind of people that make me wish I can give ratings for cab drivers.

Anyway I got home, had lunch, and set up the printer. So it now lives on the dining table until I make a space for it in my room. I’M SORRY PARENTS BUT IF YOU DON’T USE THE DINING TABLE, MY 3D PRINTER IS GOING TO LIVE THERE AND TAKE UP SPACE. HAHAHA. (We really don’t use the dining table. The mother eats in the living room, the father, sister, maid and I eat at the kitchen table.)

HEY YOU KNOW HOW THEY SAY 3D PRINTERS ARE LIKE PROJECTS THEMSELVES. yes so very true. Is like you have to do stuff before the printer really works. The PLA filament doesn’t want to come out from the nozzle. I don’t know why the PLA is not sticking to the print bed. Also, the printer is a Prusa i3 clone, the LCD screen literally says “Prusa i3 Ready.” HAH. So I was searching for “Prusa i3 + whatever problems I was facing.”

Anyway I contacted one of the engineers who worked on the printer and she’s getting a technician to call me tomorrow.

Actually I have pics of the unboxing and setup, and also pics of me dragging the thing home, but yes. I’m lazy and I shall upload them some other day.