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Stark9837

@Stark9837@techhub.social

Stark, adj. & adv.
/stɑːk/

Welcome to my corner of #3DPrinting 🖨️ adventures & #Python :python: shenanigans! 💻

I mostly post about strange 3D printing encounters 🛠️ and my journey to mastering Python 💪🏼 but fear not! I also get stuck on 🔒 #privacy, #opensource and #infosec

🗣️ Share your opinions, challenge me, and let's embark on a journey of respectful conversations! 💬

⚠️ Beware, sometimes I can get carried away with a topic and chatter non-stop!

🤖 My bots: @3dprinting @Python https://techhub.social/@remindMe

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koz, to 3DPrinting
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For those of you looking for FDM-printable miniatures, this creator is one to keep an eye on. Only two designs at the moment, but plans are there for more: https://cults3d.com/en/users/rifledoctor0907/3d-models

@jamie - this seems relevant to your interests.

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@jamie

These look great! @koz what is your experience painting resin prints vs FDM?

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jookia, to 3DPrinting

Happy to announce I have finally finished and released my Hero Me adapter for the Anycubic Kobra!

Download: https://www.printables.com/model/879078-kobrame

Source code: https://github.com/Jookia/KobraMe

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@jookia @3dprinting

I feel like a proud uncle, seeing this thing growing up over the last year!

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manyfold, to accessibility
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Manyfold v0.65.0 has been released! This release is all about , after our audit last week. There's a big pile of improvements around screen reading, keyboard navigation, colour, labelling, and so on, which will benefit everyone! More to come, too!

It's been great to be able to get some expert advice and then put time into this, thanks to NLNet and @NGIZero. It's a rare opportunity in open source!

https://manyfold.app/news/2024/05/03/release-v0-65-0.html

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@manyfold @NGIZero

Glad to hear! After developing this bot, people informed me that we have a large group of people dependent on it in the 3D printing community. Hope this helps them out. Thanks for the work.

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Stark9837, to 3DPrinting
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I have noticed and have also been informed by some users of @3dprinting that the bot is behaving weirdly and also spamming some notifications.

I believe that I have found the cause of the problem. Something changed in the Mastodon API, breaking how I cleared and managed notifications, thus users were repeatedly responded to, as the notifications were never cleared. I apologize for this.

I have just pushed an update to the bot to update the new APIs. Please let me know if there are any other problems.

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jwcph, to 3DPrinting Danish
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Emily The Engineer does some of the best terrible engineering on the Youtubes 😂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZfuYw-CHrg

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@jwcph

You should also check out on Youtube.

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koz, to random
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My Tech Fun continues to be one of the most interesting, and useful, 3D-printing-related channels: https://youtu.be/Vg-FcCrVrZY

My take-aways from this video:

  • While not the best material, PETG is surprisingly wear-resistant, while ABS is surprisingly not, ASA is even worse, and PLA continues to be useless.
  • CF fills don't always help wear resistance: in some cases, a CF-filled filament is worse than its non-filled counterpart.

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Stark9837,
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@koz

I watched this video, and I was surprised by the results.

I haven’t had an exact use for it yet, but I will keep it in mind. I hope he does more videos of different types of wear and tear.

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koz, to 3DPrinting
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Needed a holder for paper towels in my new resin workspace, so I thought I'd print this one. I slightly misjudged how much black ABS I had left, so I had to finish it off with gold. Looks good though.

Model: https://www.printables.com/model/529983-spiral-vertical-paper-towel-holder

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A spiral-shaped holder for paper towels. The stand is almost all made of black ABS, apart from the very top, which is honey-coloured. Inside is a roll of white paper towels.

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@koz

I really liked the color change and thought it was planned, like an airplane's propellers with colored tips.

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Stark9837, to plex
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Due to the nature of and the popularity in the and communities, it often seems as if most people assume that they are or on our side. As Plex approaches profitability, we will need to wait and see what the stereotypical and expected greed from executives will lead to. This story might not end well. You either die the hero or see yourself become the villain.

https://techcrunch.com/2024/01/29/streaming-media-company-plex-raises-new-funds-as-it-nears-profitability/

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“As a result of Plex’s ability to track users’ media discovery behavior and consumption across platforms and services, the company has a unique perspective from a data standpoint. That will be the focus of its future business initiatives, too.

‘One of the things we’ve already started to prove in 2023 is that we can absolutely monetize some of that data…in a very privacy-friendly way. There’s no personally identifiable information being used,’ Valory said. ‘We already proved we could make money on that this year, so, in 2024, we’re putting more wood behind that arrow.’”

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@foreverastudent

as a service will never be as profitable as services. As you can charge subscriptions and have constant income instead of these lifetime passes. They can't have enough new users build and buy lifetime passes and remain profitable, unless they literally become a bank and invest their money to grow. So they will need a way to milk already invested users with some kind of service

koz, to 3DPrinting
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@koz

How are the printable bearings treating you? This is the second set you have printed?

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IvyMike, to 3DPrinting

I wish I designed 3d objects that could go viral, but I spend most of my time designing little one-off parts for a hyperspecific need of my own.

That being said, someone could find this 3d printed slack cable holder useful someday, and fingers crossed, you'll remember this post.

https://www.printables.com/model/739530-slack-cable-holder

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@IvyMike

Even me. People ask why I don't post my designs. "Mom, no one wants my hyperspecific bracket for something I mounted in my roof!"

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koz, to 3DPrinting
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Regular reminder to 3D printer minders: replace your fans with known good ones! Manufacturers ship trash fans by default, which make a tonne of noise, emit much less air, and waste power too.

Unless you're on a K1, in which case Creality royally fucked you and nobody has fans for you but them.

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Stark9837,
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@koz

I haven't tried to replace mine yet. The blower fan on the side for part cooling has some generic ones on AliExpress, but I have not seen them locally. The back enclosure fan is quite generic, but the hotend is a Creality fan. I will use this as a reminder to keep an eye out and buy backups before I need to replace them, especially if I need to ship them.

Just another thing one should look out for when buying a printer.

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@FritzAdalis @koz

The blower fan on the side has some generic models and is similar to the Bambu one. However, due to it being mounted to the side panels made of acrylic, you would want a perfect match.

The hotend fan is probably the biggest pain. My first K1 shipped with a dead hotend fan. It is a four-fin 24V fan, which is difficult to get from my local suppliers if I opt for a generic one. It also has a different form factor, similar to some of the previous Creality printers like the CR6 SE, Ender 3, and Ender 5. So, you might need to buy the official Creality one.

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timixretroplays, to 3DPrinting
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This is The Bull, a crazy little bullhead chronograph made by tiny Dutch microbrand back in 2015 or thereabouts. Last week I took mine a local jeweler to get a new battery put in... and they couldn't, because none of their tools could get the caseback off.

This week, I'll be taking it back to them, with a 3D printed tool sized exactly correctly to unscrew that dodecagonal caseback. I hope they're as excited about this as I am.

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A close-up photo of the back of the watch, showing an unusual 12-sided shape to its caseback, next to a 3D printed ring with a matching 12-sided socket inside.
A close-up of the watch with its caseback removed by the 3D printed tool. A tiny sticker on the inside of the caseback reads "After the battery is installed, be sure to short-circuit the area marked AC and the positive battery connection." Inside the watch is a perforated metal plate with many cutouts showing some of the watch's internals, and a very small coin cell battery under a tiny metal clamp.

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@timixretroplays

One of my retired neighbors is a Rolex and classical watch technician, he recently bought a 3D printed for exactly this.

Well done, great design!

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koz, to 3DPrinting
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@koz

Just ask them to etch his name in? Should be fine then?

*not legal advice

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kbob, to 3DPrinting
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What’s a good polyurethane (TPU) filament that’s easy to print with? Softer is better, but softer is probably more challenging. I’m not particularly price conscious. Buying in/shipping to US.

Thanks.

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Stark9837,
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@mcdanlj @kbob

Is still notoriously difficult to print like the legends have it?

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koz, to 3DPrinting
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On @amd 's advice, I'm looking into getting some hex drivers for my upcoming Trident build. However, I am unsure what to get, and my only reasonable source is Aliexpress.

folks: can you recommend anything? I found these: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003662715240.html , but I have no idea if they're any good or not.

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Stark9837,
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@koz @amd

I prefer to buy and use screw drivers with removable bits as I feel less restricted and you can add more bits and keep the set the same. But that is just a personal preference.

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brett, to 3DPrinting

I upgraded my robot arm with 3d-printed jaws. This means that if I break or glue the jaws to something, they can be easily replaced.

I think this might be the first compliance I've ever designed. V2 will involve another bend in the gripper for a softer touch.

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Stark9837,
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@brett

Is your entire arm your own design, or are you doing one of those projects?

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koz, to 3DPrinting
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XPlus-3 herders: there's now a modified version of a custom XMax3 toolhead that should fit! https://www.printables.com/model/656620-qidi-x-max-3-toolhead

Gonna try and print this and see if it helps my overheating issues. It'll be ironic if it does, because it would prove, once again, that printer manufacturers either can't engineering, or can't be bothered to engineering. At any price point.

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Stark9837,
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@koz @3dprinting

Looks good. Does it improve the hot-end cooling to prevent heat-creep?

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Stark9837, to 3DPrinting
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As the videos and articles are coming out more, as deliveries are finally made, I have come to the conclusion that the XL is an early access printer.

It is literally like buying early access games. "Here is a game at full price. The functionality is limited, and we promise we will release this in the future, but there are many bugs."

Prusa literally finalized the design, did some internal testing, and said to themselves, "Yeah. This is fine. Send it to manufacturing."

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Stark9837,
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@tristan

Yeah, I've been following it quite closely, out of interest. Literally, no one had a good time for their first few months. They need to fix everything themselves.

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Stark9837,
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@tristan

What I do like about the XL is that they actually use Gcode. For example the and printers have these built in Gcodes. So even with a vanilla install, part of the starting Gcode is hidden begind these macros, unless you completely re-write them.

The XL actually uses the slicer Gcode for stuff like toolchangea. So you are able to change and tweak a lot.

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koz, to 3DPrinting
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Gonna go out on a bit of a limb here and make a prediction. In 2024, or possibly 2025, Prusa will release a 'Mini 2' or a 'Mini S+' or something similar. It will be the same as the current Mini, with the following changes:

  1. The extruder will be replaced with the Nextruder, still in a Bowden config.
  2. The control board will be changed to the xBuddy (same as the MK4), and the screen will also be the same as the MK4 one.

(cont.)

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@koz

It would also simplify their downloadable "input shaping" allowing them to calibrate and tune it, not that they would

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Stark9837,
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@oliof

The market is completely flooded for that range and there are many better printers which you could buy simply for the parts and upgrade the software, if you like, in that range. They really need to be innovative or just rely on customer loyalty and fan boys to buy it.

@koz

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