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Kristian Blåsol (Sourcery)
From: Vittsjoe, Sweden
Posts: 209
What is that! Looks like an impossible object, like one of these:
Makibox HT ordered,
Sourcery Studios - Boundless Creativity
http://www.sourcerystudios.se
2021-06-23 18:51
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Cris Rowlands (CrisRowlands)
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From: Cradley Heath, United Kingdom
Posts: 121
It's almost exactly that.
It's a penrose triangle made of cubes.
I believe it was this exact item: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:6513
It's not about being growing up,
it's about being strategically childish.
2021-06-23 19:05
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robthebrew
Posts: 763
Hey Chris,
please don't stop posting here, as it is a positive island in a sea of complaints, but if you need help get over to +makibot users, where the only discussion is about using or improving the makibox.
Everything else is deleted. (On Google plus, obviously)
2021-06-24 02:52
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Cris Rowlands (CrisRowlands)
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From: Cradley Heath, United Kingdom
Posts: 121
At the moment Susan is working almost entirely.
There's little to report besides I'm almost constantly printing things whilst not at work.

I tried a 5 hour print yesterday, although it failed 3 hours in due to a chunk of support structure becoming dislodged. I knew I should have added pritt-stick & a brim.

I'm finding the decreased height annoyingly limiting. The current task is to create the hand to go with those fingers for my IronMan costume. That 5 hour print was going to be the knuckles & upper palm section. From what printed I realised it was going to be too small & I'm not sure how much larger I can scale it whilst keeping it inside Susan's print area :(

Also, despite having the z-axis de-wobbler thing, I do find most prints shift a little about 5mm in.
It might just be that's how long it takes before I forget the print is running & accidentally knock it.

Regarding filament I've now got the rolls I ordered with my MakiBox:
Orangey red, Yellow, Blue & Black.
I've also got the filaments I ordered on eBay:
Tardis Blue, Red & Gold.
Then I also have some more on the way, again ordered on eBay.
Silver & Transparent.
It's not about being growing up,
it's about being strategically childish.
2021-06-24 03:38
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Cris Rowlands (CrisRowlands)
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From: Cradley Heath, United Kingdom
Posts: 121
Just managed to print some chainmail :D

It's not about being growing up,
it's about being strategically childish.
2021-06-25 05:10
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curious_aardvark
Posts: 262
on the fan thing - I think you're probably only about an hour drive away.
I've got big pc fans by the dozen if you want any more.

Lovig all the cool complicated stuff you're printing.

That triangle thing that prints flat but looks like 3d triangular mobius strip is amazing :thumb:

I soooooo want a 3d printer - but probably starting a new business soon - so if the makibox doesn't turn up I can't afford anything else at the moment, all money earmarked. .
2021-06-25 19:59
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Cris Rowlands (CrisRowlands)
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From: Cradley Heath, United Kingdom
Posts: 121
Thanks for the offer aardvark, but I'm fine with the big fan. It's pretty warm at the moment, so it comes in handy for keeping the flat cool whilst printing :)

Just printed all the parts for a second MK1 IronMan arc reactor (the one he makes in the cave).
This time I've done it in the right colours as my variety of filament has extended enough.



Now just waiting on a delivery of LEDs so I can assemble it properly & wire it all up.
It's not about being growing up,
it's about being strategically childish.
2021-06-27 03:08
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Uli64
Posts: 104
:thumbup:
2021-06-27 04:42
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Cris Rowlands (CrisRowlands)
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From: Cradley Heath, United Kingdom
Posts: 121
Finally got the electrics done & assembled the MK1 Arc Reactor :D

It's not about being growing up,
it's about being strategically childish.
2021-06-29 04:48
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flamingdrongo
Posts: 8
ooh... very likey! like a moth to a flame, those LEDs just make me want to stare and stare. Nice.
2021-06-29 15:45
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Uli64
Posts: 104
Amazing :thumbup:
2021-06-29 20:36
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suicidal.banana
Posts: 96
Looking good :D
2021-06-30 20:12
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WingoLED
Posts: 57
iconCrisRowlands:
Just managed to print some chainmail :D



The chainmail print is amazing!
2021-07-01 18:50
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Cris Rowlands (CrisRowlands)
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From: Cradley Heath, United Kingdom
Posts: 121


Little bit of handy progress :)

Took 3 attempts (plus two failed prints) at getting the knuckle section the right size, which isn't fun at 5 hours a go.
Luckily now that's done, I can make the other hand parts to the correct scale ^_^
It's not about being growing up,
it's about being strategically childish.
2021-07-05 17:17
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curious_aardvark
Posts: 262


now that's impressive !

iron man lives :thumbup:

what filament did you print the led boxes with ?
2021-07-06 03:16