3D Printing Time Lapse – Ball-joint Articulated Octopus Keyring REMIX

By chunkyadmin,

A neat little model to print and make from Thingiverse. I want to print the original full size Articulated Octopus, but for now I found this remix which is a keyring. Printed on my Printrbot Simple 3D Printer and recorded on the time lapse function of my Octoprint Octopi print server installed on a Raspberry Pi.

3D Printing Time Lapse – Raspberry Pi Zero Case + v1.3 REMIX

By chunkyadmin,

I was in need of a case for my Raspberry Pi Zero so looked around on Thingiverse for a suitable one. I wanted a simple case with no mechanical fasteners, just something to protect it and have easy “snap on” parts. I went with the model by cfunseth on Thingiverse, but soon realised it wouldn’t  … Read more

P3Steel Build Log (#05) – Frame Feet

By ChunkySteveo,

The steel frame of the P3Steel could easily scratch up any surface it sits on, and vibrations and movement may be translated down through it’s legs. I am building the printer on a table, so was very aware of scratching it(!) A look on Thinkgiverse shows a lot of different feet for the printer, but  … Read more

P3Steel Build Log (#04) – Y-Axis Motor And Idler

By ChunkySteveo,

Part of the frame assembly (or just after) is to fasten the y-axis motor mount and belt idler. They sit either side of each other at the two ends of the printer frame. This is where this 3D printers starts it’s path away from the standard version and takes on Toolson’s upgraded and improved parts.

P3Steel Build Log (#03) – Main Frame Assembly

By ChunkySteveo,

With the frame painted and dry, first thing to do is bolt together the main structure. It slots together like a jigsaw and there was absolutely no issues or problems in this process. All the bolts and nuts used to secure the main frame parts are M3 bolts and nylock M3 nuts. The RepRap Wiki suggests  … Read more

P3Steel Build Log (#02) – Preparing and Painting the Frame

By ChunkySteveo,

The steel needs to be protected from the elements before it starts to rust – even if kept indoors the moisture from the air will begin to rust it. Because of this you need to either apply a protective layer of paint, use stainless steel which is less susceptible to rusting, or use galvanised steel. The cheapest option for me is to simply paint the frame, so that is what I did… read on!