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Mag Arm Mod

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One of my friends Xnaron wasn’t happy with the way the arms worked on his rostock max and decided to make a new setup using magnets.  The arms are made using carbon fiber tubes with printed end caps.  The magnet resides within the cap.  The mate for the magnet is a steel ball jbwelded toContinue Reading

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Milled Delta Carriage

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I’ve done two posts recently on how to use DolphinCam with the lathe.  I finally got around to using it with the mill.  I’ve included similar screenshots as before.  This time there are a few more profiles to worry about. This one presented a bit of a dilemma.  I wanted to cut it out ofContinue Reading

Mill Cooling Mount

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This is the great thing about 3d printers.  I needed to mount my locline nozzle up to my taig.  It took about 15 minutes to model the mount, 10 minutes to print, and 5 minutes to install.  Just awesome …  

Aluminum Heatsink for 3d Printer

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So it seems that replacing plastic heatsinks on the hot end with aluminum ones is all the rage.  I decided I would give it a try.  Since I had most of the parts from the QU-BD hot end, I thought I would whip one up on my lathe.  Below are a few pictures of theContinue Reading

Family Prints

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Sometimes I forget exactly how easy it is for me to make things for my family with my 3d printers.  I spend so much time helping others and never take the time that I should to make things for them.  Today I did exactly that.  I printer something for my wife and two sons.  TheContinue Reading

Teen Tech Camp

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Recently I was asked if I could speak to a group of children at a tech camp regarding 3d printing.  Since it has been such a passion of mine, I happily accepted the invitation.  I asked Claudio (midsouthmakers and lulzbot) to join me.  I don’t have any pictures yet, but the kids had a blast.Continue Reading

MM2 LCD

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I’ve grown to appreciate the use of an LCD+SD on my repraps.  It allows you to operate them headless (not connected to a computer).  On my mm1.5 I designed an lcd mount that was diagonal.  It worked well, but stuck out much further than I liked.  For the MM2, I wanted to mount it closeContinue Reading

Behavior Tokens

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My oldest son is 3 years old and is going through a phase that is typically called “threevil”.  To help constrain his behavior in a positive way, I’ve decided to launch a token system at my house.  It serves to teach him the concepts of currency and savings while keeping it positive.   There areContinue Reading

Rostock Max Extruder Options

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I’ve been having  few jamming issues on my rostock max.  One of the things that is a bit complex (and noisy) is the extruder.  I decided to try a few different options out.  I modified the airtripper design for the standard seemecnc pushfit connectors.  I also made an adapter for the brutstruder groovemount which wouldContinue Reading

Spider Rider Manacle

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I like to watch cartoons with my son and I regularly introduce him to different shows.  One of the shows that Netflix suggested was “Spider Riders”.  My son and I started watching it and he really liked it.  Unfortunately this show was not very popular and there is almost no merchandise for it.  To makeContinue Reading