Natasha is really mad that I neglected her for so long. I feel like every conceivable thing that could go wrong has. To stop the heat block set screws from slipping out I put high temp loctite on the threads. Just a dab since they’re so tiny. I waited about an hour and a half… Continue reading Another leak, another loose heat element
It’s Sunday. It’s now 7pm and I have spent all of today troubleshooting Natasha (The 3D Printer). I got the new extruder assembly in and ran a print. PLA leaked and collected all on the top of the heat block. Apparently it’s a common issue for the extruder assembly to not be properly adjusted to… Continue reading What A Day For Problem Solving
I’ve wanted to design my own parts and 3D print them since I acquired the anet a8 years ago. I finally decided, dang it, I’m going to figure this out come hell or high water. I was determined. A few introductory youtube videos later and with some time and patience, I finally designed my very… Continue reading Playing with Fusion 360… Finally
I finally checked back here and realized I haven’t posted in almost a year! I’m still working on my 3D printing but now I’m taking on much more difficult and marathon style prints (8-10 hours!). First off, you can see the new PEI (yellow hue) bed material I got that was recommended by a friend… Continue reading Wow! It’s been a wild year!
I had the great pleasure of spending this summer at Sparton Electronics as an intern. I participated in a few projects but my Arduino project was the biggest job of them all. Another intern (coined “Leader of Interns”) asked if I could somehow receive data from 2 sensors (a load cell and inclinometer) and transmit… Continue reading Latest Arduino Project
I’ve had a lot of failed prints since the last post and learned some valuable lessons. I bought a glass printbed in hopes that now at least the bottoms of my prints wouldn’t get blue tape grooves. The next hurdle with using a glass bed was plate adhesion. I was 6 hours into this skull… Continue reading What’s New With 3D Printer
So my last issue was not being able to print circles correctly. After tireless internet searches and troubleshooting I’ve figured out that all it was was my belt tension. I tightened them as much as I could by hand and printed out a y-axis tensioner since that belt seemed to be the most loose. After… Continue reading 3D Printer Tweaking
My cousin gave me an Anet A8 3D printer in pieces that if I could put together, and get operating, I could maybe get some good use out of. He said once he had to order parts for it he lost interest. Good for me. I completed the build in about 9 hours. I printed… Continue reading 3D Printer build and testing
This project was a bit overwhelming at first. Luckily my dad coached me as to how to go about writing the code piece by piece, one function at a time, and to be patient with myself. We were tasked with creating a matrix calculator. The code itself can be seen and demoed at https://repl.it/@arixp888/EGN-3211-FINAL-PROJECT. I’ll… Continue reading EGN 3211 FINAL PROJECT
I think I’m going to post my worked out hw problems here so I can view them at a later date. I think I’m getting the “programming bug”! I’m so proud of these little baby programs! So anyway there’s this super sweet website repl.it that enables you to code using hundreds of different languages and… Continue reading HW from EGN3211!