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2021-01-18 3:34:26 PM  
4 arduino mega2650, 3 esp32 modules, two 3d printers and a partridge in a pear tree.. Err, a cnc router. Also a 4-axis cnc hot wire cutter.

The esp32 are fun to play with. Programming in arduino ide but utilizing the on chip wifi for some neat stuff with my drone racing hobby.
 
2021-01-18 3:37:11 PM  

icon0fs1n: 4 arduino mega2650, 3 esp32 modules, two 3d printers and a partridge in a pear tree.. Err, a cnc router. Also a 4-axis cnc hot wire cutter.

The esp32 are fun to play with. Programming in arduino ide but utilizing the on chip wifi for some neat stuff with my drone racing hobby.


I was thinking an arduino might make a good CNC driver for various projects. I haven't looked into it just yet, wondering if you have that set up and did you make it yourself or buy a kit?
 
2021-01-18 3:38:03 PM  
I just got myself a Creality resin printer. It's a small desktop unit but I'm looking forward to my first print when the Resin arrives.
 
2021-01-18 3:56:48 PM  
Been very happy with my Prusa Mk3s printer.  I even made something genuinely functional with it beyond the little miniatures I've been churning out.  Had to learn some basics about Blender for the Miniatures and FreeCAD for the normal types of prints.  I'm back to using a 0.4mm nozzle with it but I was using a 0.25mm for the smallest/highest detail miniatures and if I print more I'll swap it back.  Much harder to keep that nozzle happy.  I also have a 0.15mm nozzle but after the experience with 0.25mm I don't think I'm ready yet to wrangle that one.  Plus prusaslicer hasn't got any presets for a 0.15mm.
 
2021-01-18 4:03:43 PM  
My hobby is collecting hobbies, so it seems. Woodworking, welding, 3D printing, leatherworking, book binding, 3D modelling, music production, bad photoshops, running laser cutters and CNC routers, various electronics and robotics things... I do a huge number of things poorly.
 
2021-01-18 4:09:46 PM  
I'd be down with this.  I have a Creality Ender 3.  Built a few things for it.  I'll see if I can find some pics to post later.

My major malfunction is that I have no cad skills.  I'm learning Autodesk Fusion 360, but it's a steeeep learning curve.
 
2021-01-18 4:14:12 PM  
Woodworking and dabbling in microelectronics.
 
2021-01-18 4:34:40 PM  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: icon0fs1n: 4 arduino mega2650, 3 esp32 modules, two 3d printers and a partridge in a pear tree.. Err, a cnc router. Also a 4-axis cnc hot wire cutter.

The esp32 are fun to play with. Programming in arduino ide but utilizing the on chip wifi for some neat stuff with my drone racing hobby.

I was thinking an arduino might make a good CNC driver for various projects. I haven't looked into it just yet, wondering if you have that set up and did you make it yourself or buy a kit?


The cnc i have is called the mpcnc - mostly printed cnc. Its driven by a mks base 3d printer driver board which is essentially an arduino running marlin firmware. Can use any marlin capable board as long as it has at least 5 stepper drivers (two for X, two for Y, and one for Z). I use Estlcam as my main cam processing software for creating the machine gcode, and repetier host to control the machine and upload the gcode for jobs.
 
2021-01-18 5:00:08 PM  
Is Leto II Atreides your hero or something?
 
2021-01-18 5:39:46 PM  
I'm printing some drone parts here and there, but what I really need is a 3D aluminum alloy printer.
 
2021-01-18 5:58:09 PM  
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/Fark, I am disappoint
 
2021-01-18 6:05:16 PM  

leeto2: I'd be down with this.  I have a Creality Ender 3.  Built a few things for it.  I'll see if I can find some pics to post later.

My major malfunction is that I have no cad skills.  I'm learning Autodesk Fusion 360, but it's a steeeep learning curve.


This guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5bc9​c​3S12g

...is excellent for beginners.  The link above is the first in a 3-parter and they are relatively short.  You should come out of those being about to design some good and practical and simple makes.  Immediately after those videos, I was able to design some dashboard panels for my brother in-law's car, a new piece for the broken clamp on a workbench lamp and others.  Those videos will help you move on to more "organic" looking designs.

Google can help with other things like taking STL files and turning them into editable projects (beware that F360 scales the damn model up by 10 sometimes so use your measure tool).

Also, remember the scaling tool in Cura comes in handy as well and you can often do what you need in there without having to load the model in F360.


/Ender 3 as well.
 
2021-01-18 6:06:28 PM  
3-D printing and design, I have a machine shop and welding equipment. Machine work and metal fab work
 
2021-01-18 6:11:20 PM  
Oh and this pandemic has taught me that I want a climate-controlled full-year workshop and our house is out of rooms to create one.

/wife and I are both side-eying the dining room we haven't used since our last hosted event, before the pandemic
//she already took the laundry room as a gym
 
2021-01-18 6:28:46 PM  
Santa brought me a resin printer (Photon S), so I too have been trying to learn 3D printing and design. (I picked Zbrush to learn on, so progress has been very very slow). Mostly for cosplay and video game props but also D&D miniatures.
 
2021-01-18 6:33:20 PM  

bughunter: [thecocktailgeek.com image 360x450]

/Fark, I am disappoint


Came for this, leaving satisfied.

/One of the local makerspaces is next door to a distillery.
 
2021-01-18 6:37:09 PM  

Fireproof: bughunter: [thecocktailgeek.com image 360x450]

/Fark, I am disappoint

Came for this, leaving satisfied.

/One of the local makerspaces is next door to a distillery.


OK I will come clean, I also brew award-winning beer
 
2021-01-18 6:40:56 PM  
Fireproof: bughunter: [thecocktailgeek.com image 360x450]

/Fark, I am disappoint

Came for this, leaving satisfied.

/One of the local makerspaces is next door to a distillery.

OK I will come clean, I also brew award-winning beer


My brewery
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2021-01-18 6:41:11 PM  
The obvious name for this new recurring thread would be "Maker Monday."
 
2021-01-18 6:42:33 PM  

Fireproof: The obvious name for this new recurring thread would be "Maker Monday."


I hate the whole idea of the name "maker", sorry but I really appreciate the thought behind the name I have been making stuff all my life
 
2021-01-18 6:59:04 PM  

leeto2: My major malfunction is that I have no cad skills


OnShape is pretty easy to learn.  I use that for creating ducts, mounts, and other parts for ag drones I make.
 
2021-01-18 7:12:18 PM  
Is today Monday?

But anyway, I like the idea. I've got an older printer (a Solidoodle) which I've used for fun stuff such as figurines and Star Wars stuff, but the useful things are just simple "things that should exist." Those include "feet" for a fan that needed vibration isolation, a widget that fits on top of my TV screen that provides an anti-glare enclosure for watching 3D movies, etc. But nothing complicated such as hinges or sliders & such as.

Mostly I'd anticipate lurking. :)
 
2021-01-18 7:16:01 PM  
(I model in Cheetah 3D on a Mac, then export to a freeware version of Sketchup on a PC to close the meshes & scale to proper size, then export to .stl files).
 
2021-01-18 7:20:36 PM  

mofa: (I model in Cheetah 3D on a Mac, then export to a freeware version of Sketchup on a PC to close the meshes & scale to proper size, then export to .stl files).


I just use Fusion 360
 
2021-01-18 7:26:05 PM  
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3-D print I did for my wife's Halloween costume, not my design
 
2021-01-18 7:29:56 PM  
This is not a lurkmark.
 
2021-01-18 7:30:06 PM  

mofa: Is today Monday?

But anyway, I like the idea. I've got an older printer (a Solidoodle) which I've used for fun stuff such as figurines and Star Wars stuff, but the useful things are just simple "things that should exist." Those include "feet" for a fan that needed vibration isolation, a widget that fits on top of my TV screen that provides an anti-glare enclosure for watching 3D movies, etc. But nothing complicated such as hinges or sliders & such as.

Mostly I'd anticipate lurking. :)

Fark user imageView Full Size

Speaking of fan feet, lost a couple of legs for 20 inch box fan so I designed and printed some. the green one is mine. Had green in the printer :-) white one is original
 
2021-01-18 7:32:06 PM  
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Apple TV remote case because they're kind of small. My design
 
2021-01-18 7:57:24 PM  
Transcribing Cardiacs compositions. Busy stuff.
 
2021-01-18 7:58:13 PM  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: icon0fs1n: 4 arduino mega2650, 3 esp32 modules, two 3d printers and a partridge in a pear tree.. Err, a cnc router. Also a 4-axis cnc hot wire cutter.

The esp32 are fun to play with. Programming in arduino ide but utilizing the on chip wifi for some neat stuff with my drone racing hobby.

I was thinking an arduino might make a good CNC driver for various projects. I haven't looked into it just yet, wondering if you have that set up and did you make it yourself or buy a kit?


Arduino + gShield or other stepper driver and either grbl (3-axis CNC) or Merlin (3D printer) firmware. Very common solutions for homebrew machines.

All open-source, IIRC. The Arduino/gShield was used as part of the Shapeoko 1/2 kits that were available back in ~2014, but those projects all went upmarket. Shapeoko 3 is frigging expensive and so are the latest versions of the X-Carve.

This thing exists, though: https://www.sainsmart.com/col​lections/​genmitsu-cnc/products/sainsmart-genmit​su-cnc-router-3018-pro-diy-kit?sscid=1​1k5_j0vs4 - looks like a custom motherboard but it's just a remixed Arduino/stepper driver board using mostly OTS parts.
 
2021-01-18 7:59:58 PM  
Here's the one functional thing I've printed so far, in multiple sections due to the size, a new riser for a massive PC's roof:

Fark user imageView Full Size


The original case lid is a single flat sheet of glass that sits barely above the radiator mountings which led to pretty restrictive air flow.  This new layer provides 18mm of clearance and equally important I printed a bunch of small collars that I glued around the edges to seal off those remaining gaps between this new platform and the radiators so that hot exhaust air won't cycle back into the case to get pulled through the rads again.  Some are sitting loosely at the back there.

I'm particularly proud of learning how to do a reverse shape in FreeCAD to create hexogonal holes to snugly house 32-2 sized nuts for properly screwing things together.

And here's an example of the main bulk of what I've been printing:
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-01-18 8:02:38 PM  
Anyway, 3D printing and CNC milling, mostly in support of a woodworking hobby. (I use the printers to make router templates and custom hold-downs for the mill, which I use for woodcarving.)

I use FreeCAD to export to STL, Cura as a slicer, UGS for carving, InkScape for 2D work and until recently MakerCAM for gcode generation. No idea what to use now, although I use F-Engrave for clock faces and stuff that requires carving text with a v-bit.
 
2021-01-18 8:04:38 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Here's the one functional thing I've printed so far, in multiple sections due to the size, a new riser for a massive PC's roof:

[Fark user image 850x478]

The original case lid is a single flat sheet of glass that sits barely above the radiator mountings which led to pretty restrictive air flow.  This new layer provides 18mm of clearance and equally important I printed a bunch of small collars that I glued around the edges to seal off those remaining gaps between this new platform and the radiators so that hot exhaust air won't cycle back into the case to get pulled through the rads again.  Some are sitting loosely at the back there.

I'm particularly proud of learning how to do a reverse shape in FreeCAD to create hexogonal holes to snugly house 32-2 sized nuts for properly screwing things together.

And here's an example of the main bulk of what I've been printing:
[Fark user image 850x478]


very nice!
 
2021-01-18 8:23:39 PM  

Fark that Pixel: BumpInTheNight: Here's the one functional thing I've printed so far, in multiple sections due to the size, a new riser for a massive PC's roof:

[Fark user image 850x478]

The original case lid is a single flat sheet of glass that sits barely above the radiator mountings which led to pretty restrictive air flow.  This new layer provides 18mm of clearance and equally important I printed a bunch of small collars that I glued around the edges to seal off those remaining gaps between this new platform and the radiators so that hot exhaust air won't cycle back into the case to get pulled through the rads again.  Some are sitting loosely at the back there.

I'm particularly proud of learning how to do a reverse shape in FreeCAD to create hexogonal holes to snugly house 32-2 sized nuts for properly screwing things together.

And here's an example of the main bulk of what I've been printing:
[Fark user image 850x478]

very nice!


Thanks!  Been have a great time with this printer since I got it in October.  A sometimes very frustrating but equally rewarding hobby to have gotten into.
 
2021-01-18 8:40:33 PM  
This is the cnc i built. All told i probably have about $450 invested in it, including the dewalt dw660 spindle.

https://www.v1engineering.com/specifi​c​ations/
 
2021-01-18 8:40:34 PM  

dv-ous: Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: icon0fs1n: 4 arduino mega2650, 3 esp32 modules, two 3d printers and a partridge in a pear tree.. Err, a cnc router. Also a 4-axis cnc hot wire cutter.

The esp32 are fun to play with. Programming in arduino ide but utilizing the on chip wifi for some neat stuff with my drone racing hobby.

I was thinking an arduino might make a good CNC driver for various projects. I haven't looked into it just yet, wondering if you have that set up and did you make it yourself or buy a kit?

Arduino + gShield or other stepper driver and either grbl (3-axis CNC) or Merlin (3D printer) firmware. Very common solutions for homebrew machines.

All open-source, IIRC. The Arduino/gShield was used as part of the Shapeoko 1/2 kits that were available back in ~2014, but those projects all went upmarket. Shapeoko 3 is frigging expensive and so are the latest versions of the X-Carve.

This thing exists, though: https://www.sainsmart.com/coll​ections/genmitsu-cnc/products/sainsmar​t-genmitsu-cnc-router-3018-pro-diy-kit​?sscid=11k5_j0vs4 - looks like a custom motherboard but it's just a remixed Arduino/stepper driver board using mostly OTS parts.


This is the cnc i built. All told i probably have about $450 invested in it, including the dewalt dw660 spindle.

https://www.v1engineering.com/specifi​c​ations/
 
2021-01-18 8:51:17 PM  
I recommend you don't call yourself a "Maker", as it makes you seem like a pretentious douchebag.
 
2021-01-18 9:01:13 PM  
These are good posts! Examples and useful links!!

Here are two of my fan's vibration isolators. I included a two-color one to show that I had to design it without overhangs, since it's a single filament printer. So they're two halves glued together. These are two design iterations; I had a stabilization problem whenever i moved the fan to different locations.

I bought some children's foam rubber stamps at Michaels and stuck them in the recessed openings on the bottoms. They do a good job of absorbing the conversations.

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These are some of the first things I made ~4 years ago, before I knew anything.
 
2021-01-18 9:14:08 PM  

mofa: These are good posts! Examples and useful links!!

Here are two of my fan's vibration isolators. I included a two-color one to show that I had to design it without overhangs, since it's a single filament printer. So they're two halves glued together. These are two design iterations; I had a stabilization problem whenever i moved the fan to different locations.

I bought some children's foam rubber stamps at Michaels and stuck them in the recessed openings on the bottoms. They do a good job of absorbing the conversations.

[Fark user image 425x352]

These are some of the first things I made ~4 years ago, before I knew anything.


Looks like you're doing good. I got tired with trying to make supports work using the single extruder. Don't have a problem with Square mechanical stuff but anything with small directional points and stuff could not get it to work. Don't have a problem with Square mechanical stuff but anything with small directional points and stuff could not get it to work. So I got some dissolvable filament. Makes it easier
 
2021-01-18 9:23:18 PM  
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If I tried to print something like this with a single filament and supports it either became one solid blob or it drooped on every overhang. Still don't know what these guys use for support on that kind of stuff. Which is why I switched to dual filament with one being dissolvable
 
2021-01-18 9:26:56 PM  

Fark that Pixel: [Fark user image image 628x472]
If I tried to print something like this with a single filament and supports it either became one solid blob or it drooped on every overhang. Still don't know what these guys use for support on that kind of stuff. Which is why I switched to dual filament with one being dissolvable


Yeah; I hear you. I end up cutting things into multiple parts to avoid using supports, but it's a time consuming trial and error process. I want to upgrade to a dual extruder & use dissolvable filament as well.
 
2021-01-18 9:28:24 PM  

Fark that Pixel: [Fark user image 628x472]
If I tried to print something like this with a single filament and supports it either became one solid blob or it drooped on every overhang. Still don't know what these guys use for support on that kind of stuff. Which is why I switched to dual filament with one being dissolvable


Prusaslicer's supports are fairly easy to remove:
Fark user imageView Full Size


And that's with the 0.4mm nozzle, when I print with the 0.25mm nozzle the supports are so easy I can do it entirely by hand.  Plus its options for generating the supports are wicked, compared to my limited time trying Cura before going back to prusaslicer due to a frustrating lack of options and 'account required' to do some things.
 
2021-01-18 9:29:31 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Fark that Pixel: BumpInTheNight: Here's the one functional thing I've printed so far, in multiple sections due to the size, a new riser for a massive PC's roof:

[Fark user image 850x478]

The original case lid is a single flat sheet of glass that sits barely above the radiator mountings which led to pretty restrictive air flow.  This new layer provides 18mm of clearance and equally important I printed a bunch of small collars that I glued around the edges to seal off those remaining gaps between this new platform and the radiators so that hot exhaust air won't cycle back into the case to get pulled through the rads again.  Some are sitting loosely at the back there.

I'm particularly proud of learning how to do a reverse shape in FreeCAD to create hexogonal holes to snugly house 32-2 sized nuts for properly screwing things together.

And here's an example of the main bulk of what I've been printing:
[Fark user image 850x478]

very nice!

Thanks!  Been have a great time with this printer since I got it in October.  A sometimes very frustrating but equally rewarding hobby to have gotten into.


yes I certainly have found that trying to get information on settings and stuff is extremely Disappointing. But I have been watching videos and stuff and learning by practicing. Even with my years of working with graphic software of different kind a 3-D program is very hard to master especially after my stroke I sometimes forget what I did to make it work the first time. But since I just do it for fun, when it's not too frustrating I enjoy it :-)
 
2021-01-18 9:34:42 PM  
Okay let's showboat my favourite print to date, my Fire Wyvern from Ark :)

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Oops, did I mention I've got a lingering long-standing issue with the extruder clogging that I still haven't entirely figured out?


...many failed prints later...
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Tada!

But that was too smool....
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After painting
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2021-01-18 9:34:53 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Fark that Pixel: [Fark user image 628x472]
If I tried to print something like this with a single filament and supports it either became one solid blob or it drooped on every overhang. Still don't know what these guys use for support on that kind of stuff. Which is why I switched to dual filament with one being dissolvable

Prusaslicer's supports are fairly easy to remove:
[Fark user image 850x478]

And that's with the 0.4mm nozzle, when I print with the 0.25mm nozzle the supports are so easy I can do it entirely by hand.  Plus its options for generating the supports are wicked, compared to my limited time trying Cura before going back to prusaslicer due to a frustrating lack of options and 'account required' to do some things.


Yeah I don't know what to do. I've tried millions of settings in my slicer and so far other than flat platforms I have not managed to perfect it. So I use the duel Extruder with dissolvable filament. I really would like to get a prusa And a resin prusa as well I suppose. but you know money :-)
 
2021-01-18 9:35:57 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Okay let's showboat my favourite print to date, my Fire Wyvern from Ark :)

[Fark user image 843x1500]

Oops, did I mention I've got a lingering long-standing issue with the extruder clogging that I still haven't entirely figured out?


...many failed prints later...
[Fark user image 843x1500]

Tada!

But that was too smool....
[Fark user image 850x416]

[Fark user image 843x1500]


After painting
[Fark user image 850x478]


Very nice!
 
2021-01-18 9:41:48 PM  

Fark that Pixel: BumpInTheNight: Fark that Pixel: [Fark user image 628x472]
If I tried to print something like this with a single filament and supports it either became one solid blob or it drooped on every overhang. Still don't know what these guys use for support on that kind of stuff. Which is why I switched to dual filament with one being dissolvable

Prusaslicer's supports are fairly easy to remove:
[Fark user image 850x478]

And that's with the 0.4mm nozzle, when I print with the 0.25mm nozzle the supports are so easy I can do it entirely by hand.  Plus its options for generating the supports are wicked, compared to my limited time trying Cura before going back to prusaslicer due to a frustrating lack of options and 'account required' to do some things.

Yeah I don't know what to do. I've tried millions of settings in my slicer and so far other than flat platforms I have not managed to perfect it. So I use the duel Extruder with dissolvable filament. I really would like to get a prusa And a resin prusa as well I suppose. but you know money :-)


You can use prusaslicer with not-prusa printers eh?  Seriously I think their methods for the supports are just so much better.  With needle nose pliers and a bit of patience they pull off pretty nicely and their 'just make the supports everywhere you think is a good idea' is such a great easy-mode button.  You can be more selective of course too, they even have a new 'paint on' mode where you draw splotches on areas of concern (colour coded no less by overhang danger level) and it'll only create supports for those specific spots.
 
2021-01-18 9:48:07 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Fark that Pixel: BumpInTheNight: Fark that Pixel: [Fark user image 628x472]
If I tried to print something like this with a single filament and supports it either became one solid blob or it drooped on every overhang. Still don't know what these guys use for support on that kind of stuff. Which is why I switched to dual filament with one being dissolvable

Prusaslicer's supports are fairly easy to remove:
[Fark user image 850x478]

And that's with the 0.4mm nozzle, when I print with the 0.25mm nozzle the supports are so easy I can do it entirely by hand.  Plus its options for generating the supports are wicked, compared to my limited time trying Cura before going back to prusaslicer due to a frustrating lack of options and 'account required' to do some things.

Yeah I don't know what to do. I've tried millions of settings in my slicer and so far other than flat platforms I have not managed to perfect it. So I use the duel Extruder with dissolvable filament. I really would like to get a prusa And a resin prusa as well I suppose. but you know money :-)

You can use prusaslicer with not-prusa printers eh?  Seriously I think their methods for the supports are just so much better.  With needle nose pliers and a bit of patience they pull off pretty nicely and their 'just make the supports everywhere you think is a good idea' is such a great easy-mode button.  You can be more selective of course too, they even have a new 'paint on' mode where you draw splotches on areas of concern (colour coded no less by overhang danger level) and it'll only create supports for those specific spots.


I have thought about getting their slicer but too many learning curves I guess :-)
 
2021-01-18 9:59:05 PM  

Fark that Pixel: BumpInTheNight: Fark that Pixel: BumpInTheNight: Fark that Pixel: [Fark user image 628x472]
If I tried to print something like this with a single filament and supports it either became one solid blob or it drooped on every overhang. Still don't know what these guys use for support on that kind of stuff. Which is why I switched to dual filament with one being dissolvable

Prusaslicer's supports are fairly easy to remove:
[Fark user image 850x478]

And that's with the 0.4mm nozzle, when I print with the 0.25mm nozzle the supports are so easy I can do it entirely by hand.  Plus its options for generating the supports are wicked, compared to my limited time trying Cura before going back to prusaslicer due to a frustrating lack of options and 'account required' to do some things.

Yeah I don't know what to do. I've tried millions of settings in my slicer and so far other than flat platforms I have not managed to perfect it. So I use the duel Extruder with dissolvable filament. I really would like to get a prusa And a resin prusa as well I suppose. but you know money :-)

You can use prusaslicer with not-prusa printers eh?  Seriously I think their methods for the supports are just so much better.  With needle nose pliers and a bit of patience they pull off pretty nicely and their 'just make the supports everywhere you think is a good idea' is such a great easy-mode button.  You can be more selective of course too, they even have a new 'paint on' mode where you draw splotches on areas of concern (colour coded no less by overhang danger level) and it'll only create supports for those specific spots.

I have thought about getting their slicer but too many learning curves I guess :-)


I get that, once I latch onto software I get comfortable with its hard to shift the brain to a different platform that handles things differently.  I admit what threw me off immediately about Cura was its layer height options were like 0.04/0.08/0.12 etc vs prusaslicer's 0.05/0.1/0.15 climbs.  That and it didn't even have bisecting built in so I'd have to rely on another app like meshmixer for that stuff.
 
2021-01-18 10:09:56 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Fark that Pixel: BumpInTheNight: Fark that Pixel: BumpInTheNight: Fark that Pixel: [Fark user image 628x472]
If I tried to print something like this with a single filament and supports it either became one solid blob or it drooped on every overhang. Still don't know what these guys use for support on that kind of stuff. Which is why I switched to dual filament with one being dissolvable

Prusaslicer's supports are fairly easy to remove:
[Fark user image 850x478]

And that's with the 0.4mm nozzle, when I print with the 0.25mm nozzle the supports are so easy I can do it entirely by hand.  Plus its options for generating the supports are wicked, compared to my limited time trying Cura before going back to prusaslicer due to a frustrating lack of options and 'account required' to do some things.

Yeah I don't know what to do. I've tried millions of settings in my slicer and so far other than flat platforms I have not managed to perfect it. So I use the duel Extruder with dissolvable filament. I really would like to get a prusa And a resin prusa as well I suppose. but you know money :-)

You can use prusaslicer with not-prusa printers eh?  Seriously I think their methods for the supports are just so much better.  With needle nose pliers and a bit of patience they pull off pretty nicely and their 'just make the supports everywhere you think is a good idea' is such a great easy-mode button.  You can be more selective of course too, they even have a new 'paint on' mode where you draw splotches on areas of concern (colour coded no less by overhang danger level) and it'll only create supports for those specific spots.

I have thought about getting their slicer but too many learning curves I guess :-)

I get that, once I latch onto software I get comfortable with its hard to shift the brain to a different platform that handles things differently.  I admit what threw me off immediately about Cura was its layer height options were like 0.04/0.08/0.12 etc vs prusaslicer's 0.05/0. ...


My printer files has a 1.5. It depends on the printer driver if you want to call them that. I believe that prusa slicer comes with a setting for my printer
 
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