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    Lightbulb Jumping on the 3D printer bandwagon

    I've been researching 3D printers for quite a while now, and last week I finally broke down and ordered the Prusa i3 MK3S kit. If I had to do it over, I'd pay the extra $250 to get the fully-assembled unit, cuz putting this bish together was a pain in the donkey.

    All the stuff to be assembled


    Full disclosure, it did come with one of the most well-thought out color manuals that I've ever seen, but the sheer tedium of having to assemble EVERYFREAKINGTHING was mind-numbing.



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    Re: Jumping on the 3D printer bandwagon

    Here it is after tinkering with it for a few days


    and here she is in all her glory




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    Re: Jumping on the 3D printer bandwagon

    Here's my first test print. It turned out decent, but as you can tell by the stringy back, I didn't have the offset adjusted correctly


    Here's my second attempt...much moar gooder


    Once it was dialed in, it was time to print something practical


    It ended up smaller than I imagined...and if I had a nickel for every time I heard that..




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    Re: Jumping on the 3D printer bandwagon

    Cool! I don't have any printing ideas but this is a cool toy.
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    Re: Jumping on the 3D printer bandwagon

    So I've been experimenting with my logo, trying to get it dialed in. I want to be able make something resembling a car emblem


    I tried doing an open-web design, but needed a bridge to keep the letters in place. I tried painting the bridge but it turned out looking like week-old ass


    Next, I tried just expanding the background, which turned out really nice. I als tried a color change mid-print, which I think turned out cool. I just need more colors


    Here, I super-sized it


    I decided to switch gears

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    Re: Jumping on the 3D printer bandwagon

    Man, that second logo attempt with the color change is bad to the bone, brother!
    "Pushy" has a completely different definition when Sean Connery says it.

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    Re: Jumping on the 3D printer bandwagon

    Diggin the one with the orange surround!!! Maybe not orange, but the pattern is awesome!
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    Re: Jumping on the 3D printer bandwagon

    It's silver over copper

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    Re: Jumping on the 3D printer bandwagon

    BOOM!


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