#3d Printing

Annealing 3D Printed Plastics: Sous Vide Style

  Posted on June 13, 2017   ·   19 min read   ·   #3d printing 

Featured on Hackaday and Fictiv Blog! Yep, you heard it right. With all the craze surrounding cooking sous vide these days, it was only a matter of time before someone decided to venture using it outside of the culinary world. Turns out that someone also had a 3D printer, and you won’t believe what happened next! Click-bait headlines aside, this post is quite lengthy and not everyone may have the patience to get through it all.

Hakko-Style Solder Fume Extractor

  Posted on March 25, 2017   ·   2 min read   ·   #3d printing 

I’ve been slowly getting into the land of electrical pixies. So now, not only will I be inhaling sawdust, I can also fill them with leaded solder (because we all know that the performance of leaded solder takes higher priority than the safety of lead-free solder)! However, because I still value living, I figured I should get something to help get the solder fumes away from my lungs. At my current job with MistyWest, we have a nice, bench top solder fume extractor by Hakko.

Resources for 3D Printing with the MP Select Mini

  Posted on March 23, 2017   ·   4 min read   ·   #3d printing 

What’s better than an inexpensive 3D printer? Free sources of information! The items below are a resource list for 3D printing with the Monoprice Select Mini, all thanks to a lively community of users around the interwebz. General Info Product Page: Monoprice Select Mini V1 Official User Manual: MP Select Mini User Manual Reddit: /r/MPSelectMiniOwners Facebook Group: MP Mini User Group Unofficial Wiki: MP Select Mini Wiki Community Knowledge Base: Google Doc Materials and Accessories Tested PLA Brands: Hatchbox AMZ3D Alternative Bed Surface: PEI Sheet, see RepRap Wiki for details Initial Set Up CAD Modeling Software (free for hobbyists and enthusiasts): Autodesk Fusion 360 Slicing Software: Ultimaker Cura Onboard WiFi for wireless printing: Connecting to WiFi through G-code Using Raspberry Pi and Octoprint for wireless printing: OctoPi Machine Settings General The machine settings below are based off the ones in the official user manual.

New Toy Tuesday: Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer

  Posted on March 7, 2017   ·   2 min read   ·   #3d printing 

I’ve been bit by the 3D printing bug. Like any tech-enthusiast, I have toyed with the idea of owning a 3D printer for quite some time. For my final year mechatronics design project, my partner and I designed an extravagent contraption to measure the yolk done-ness of a soft-boiled egg, which we called The PerfEGGct. We borrowed my roommate’s 3D printer to create the enclosure, and it turned out to be an indispensable tool during our prototyping process.