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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 12:11 pm 
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I know you can buy plaster molds to DIY, but this is a pretty darn cool idea.

Kickstarter going on right now:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pr ... or-rpg-and

And their website:

http://www.printablescenery.com/

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 1:08 pm 
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There are free versions of these already.

Openforge

https://www.thingiverse.com/tag:OpenForge/page:1

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 5:48 pm 
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Those are pretty sweet! Have you tried any yet? DevonJones seems particularly artistic.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:39 pm 
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I have printed a few, for trying it out. I need to get my bigger printer finished finally, so I can do large wall sections.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:49 pm 
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What is the largest size your current printer can make (L,W,H)?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:15 pm 
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Printer 1: 4"x4"-ish (currently for sale) Works well, but is slow and closed source software, so not enough tinker ability for my liking.

Printer 2: 4"x4"x4"-ish A bit faster and easier to adjust. My workhorse for right now, most things fit on it easily enough. I have it pretty dialed in, and it's fairly quick.

Printer 3: 9" circle by 12" high (Still working on getting it to print right. Delta style printers are very fast, but very temperamental to get dialed in in the beginning.)

Printer 4: 10"x10"x12" (About 80% finished. Need to sell printer 1 to fund some new parts, and will use some parts from Printer 2, taking printer 2 offline in the process)

Printer 5: Only limited by the size of the resin vat, but around 6" square. (SLA resin based printer. Uses UV light to cure and solidify resin. VERY nice detail and quality prints, but you have to work with the expensive and temperamental resin. About 90% completed right now. I just need a projector and a few parts to finish it off, but the projector is the largest part of the price.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:37 pm 
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Have you ever done your own designs? Drawn them in CAD or whatever?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:38 pm 
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Plenty of things!

TinkerCAD is the place to start. It's free, 100% browser based, and has great tutorials.

I also use sketchup, but it's got more of a learning curve. Much more you can do with it though, and quicker after you know how to move around in the software.

I am also learning to use blender for organic curvy type stuff. The other two are better for things with hard edges and don't "sculpt" as well. Blender is actually an animation software, but it can output models that can be printed.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:55 am 
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Is it ever possible to take a picture of something and print it? Probably would need high end software.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:41 pm 
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Sort of. There are phone apps that do a pretty good job. They need some touch up work, but it's useable.
123D Catch is one I have used before with useable results. Still takes touch up in 3D modeling software.

People have also used the kinect camera from an Xbox and made some pretty cool 3D scanners. I have a spare Kinect here for doing that, but I haven't messed with it yet.

All of these are free or open source options, software wise.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:16 pm 
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About 6 months ago I watched the printer they use to make mechanical parts for the robot they build in wave robotics, and ever since then I've opened my eyes to how often the tech is used. That plastic parts they were printing were dead solid which surprised me because I always had the wrong impression that it would be brittle. I'd like to see your set up sometime and talk about an easy side project (hex tiles) that I'd like to see you sample if possible.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:25 pm 
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Sure!

The strength is all in the plastic type, and the full configuration.

I have made figures I could stand on without breaking.

They also have some amazing materials available, like wood composites. It's basically super fine sawdust, mixed with a resin, and you 3D print it like normal, but when it's done, it's basically a wooden object. The layer lines even look like wood grain. It's amazing stuff!

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I am interested in getting the full tour!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:55 am 
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Now you've gotten me interested! Damn, dude. When do you find time for all this stuff?

What sort of cash outlay are you looking at to construct your own printer?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:38 am 
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It's amazing what you can do when you don't sleep....But really, I've been picking at them for a few years now, so the parts collections grow at a steady rate.

I do a lot of bargain hunting and part ordering from China to keep costs down. And that's also why things are moving slow, since I can't just write a check and get everything at once. And honestly, the piece-meal bargain hunting DIY builds are what I enjoy anyway, hence the multiple projects in the works.

You can get into a printer for $300-$350 for a bottom barrel basic one right now. It won't be top of the line, but it gets things going. The M3D Micro, which are $350 right now are pretty god if you don't wan to build or tinker too much. That's the only way I know to get into one without a lot of tinkering. They made it with closed source software, and made it pretty easy to work with, like the Apple version of a 3D printer. Kind of plug and print. I'm selling mine, since I just don't use it enough with other printers in the house, but it's a solid entry level self contained machine.

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