3d prints not so well..

So I finally got a chance to go to the location where I will do the 3d Prints. The place is located in Oakland Emeryville at a hacker space called Ace Monster Toys.

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There were a few people there to help but no one who knew the ins and outs of 3d printing. I started printing on the Replicator 2 they have and it seemed fine at first but eventually it stopped!

Not sure what happeend but after a full day of troubleshooting (going through each step in the troubleshooting list) we did not get it to work. I did however learn more about 3d printers than I expected.

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Eventually they closed and I had to leave disappointed. They told me to come back t0mmr0w and try the Type A machine. Wait you guys had another printer this whole time?! Well I came back and this time tried the Type A machine. The first couple times didn’t go too well. But eventually I was able to get a decent print. Here is the first frame in the sequence.

 

 

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Unfortunately it took about 4-5 hours to finish on the Type A Machine which is apparently slower (this was the smallest print too). That and they Ace monster members despite being awesome people, were a bit hesitant since I didn’t have my own filament. Ideally I would want to use white but they let me use the black. I knew after that first print that this wasn’t going to work out. So I’m deciding to put  this project on hold. and create another project. More to come, stay tuned.

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