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  • 123toid

    Administrator
    March 26, 2022 at 12:01 am

    Where do I get models to print?

    1. Fokoos has some of it’s own models here.
    2. My favorite is thingiverse.
  • 123toid

    Administrator
    March 27, 2022 at 2:28 pm

    I printed off the fan mod. It came out as one of the best prints I have done so far. I’m really impressed. Having said that, I am a little concerned running this the whole time as it looks like it will cut off air flow and raise the temperature of the electronics. BUt it might be a nice addition for when I am shooting YouTube Videos.

  • sb-woo

    Member
    March 27, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Can someone give a brief explanation of some of the terminology? For example, I think there is software used described as “cutter” or maybe im refering to Cura.

    Much appreciated

    • 123toid

      Administrator
      March 27, 2022 at 11:11 pm

      @sb-woo I think you are thinking of a slicer. It would help to know what you are doing. If you are trying to print off something already predesigned you will need cura. However, Fokoos has their own version of cura already designed for your machine on the included sd card. Also on the SD card are some models you could print off to make sure everything is working correctly.

      f you can’t find it there, you can also find it here on the website.

      Let me know if you have issues, I can record a simple, how to.

    • stevem

      Member
      March 28, 2022 at 1:37 am

      Just a note on the slicer. I had to install it as admin. Otherwise, it just sat there during the installation. This could be due to the “enhanced” security of Windows 11. You might not have the same issue with Windows 10.

  • sb-woo

    Member
    March 28, 2022 at 12:34 am

    Slicer, that’s it. I just got it Sunday. Took it out the box and put screws in the upright and spool holder. Thats it so far. I might get a chance to test it Monday or Tuesday. My comp should be back Tuesday, had some repairs done. I really want to find a good (hopefully free) modeling program that I can design my projects on and print from as well. Mostly speaker builds but prob furniture and anything I want to print as well. I see some people are using “Fusion 360” I think it is. I dont have a problem figuring out a slightly confusing program if the reward is capability.

    • 123toid

      Administrator
      March 28, 2022 at 12:46 am

      @sb-woo Fusion 360 is a very powerful program that is definitely worth learning. Once you learn it you can either CNC cut or 3d print whatever you design. I also compiled a list of programs here that may interest you. ANd don’t forget about thingiverse as well as fokoos to download some premade files (linked above).

  • stevem

    Member
    March 28, 2022 at 1:33 am

    For those looking for a full-on enclosure cheap, there are several updated versions of the Prusa Enclosure on Thingverse. This is an enclosure that is based on the Ikea Lack table, about $20, parts you print out and some Plexiglas. The enclosure is great, I used one with my Prusa for a long time, cuts down on noise, keeps the dust, and draft out of the print process. The bad side is that it took me about 24 hours to print most of the parts. Assembly is easy. With a glass of Pappy and some Miles it takes half an hour. Without all that it’s about 15 minutes, and that includes installing LEDs on the inside of the box.

    Another suggestion I might make would be the addition of an Octoprint server. This is for all of you who didn’t buy an enclosure and now the printer is sitting in the basement closet, because your wife complained it was too noisy. Out of sight, out of mind and you haven’t used the printer in six months. Or maybe the Pappy and Miles got the best of you and there is no way you are braving those stairs.

    The print server allows you to remotely start, manage and track print jobs without ever leaving the comfort of your computer desk. It runs off a Raspberry Pi and allows you to control every aspect of the print process. It can even be tied into Home Assistant automations to send you pictures of the print process and notifications of any errors or completed jobs.

    • 123toid

      Administrator
      March 28, 2022 at 1:56 am

      Those are great ideas. I should think of building an enclosure for mine. Although, I am thinking of putting it in my game room. If I do that, I could go with octoprint. One of the things that kept me from doing that was that the raspberry pi was sold out forever.

    • stevem

      Member
      March 28, 2022 at 2:09 am

      What time is it there? Do you ever sleep?

      The Octoprint can run off the 2 gig version of the Pi4 and I think the 4 gig Pi3 both are now becoming more common place. There is even an Octopi image so all you have to do is burn it to an SD card and you are good to go. There is some configuring to do, but for the most part it works out of the box.

    • 123toid

      Administrator
      March 28, 2022 at 2:56 am

      @stevem I actually do not sleep. Seriously though, I found an error in my latest video that was supposed to come out today. Luckily I caught it before it was released, but unluckily it has taken me most of the day to fix it. I still am not fixed, it might have to be released Tuesday now. I am a little upset, but sometimes there is nothing you can do. At least it was caught before it came out.

    • stevem

      Member
      March 28, 2022 at 7:32 am

      If I might ask what could have gone so wrong that a little creative editing could not fix. By the way what software do you use to edit your videos with. When I was a kid I spent a few summers at Pacific Title doing work on what would become Avids Media Composer. Thing was a beast. I cannot imagine what editing software looks like now.

    • 123toid

      Administrator
      March 28, 2022 at 12:17 pm

      @stevem I use Divinci Resolve which is a fantastic free program. So if you ever wanted to pick it back up…

  • 123toid

    Administrator
    March 28, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    Has anyone done this? I have been thinking about doing it, but have never done this before. https://youtu.be/xzQjtWhg9VE

    • ajc9988

      Member
      March 28, 2022 at 9:57 pm

      I will be doing calibration when I finally set it up. It’s in the living room in the box ATM. Just had a client give me another job, had my monitor (a 50″ tv) die on me, so now I have to buy a new tv (there goes hundreds). But, as with any tool, calibrating it will always increase performance (even if minuscule; although law of diminishing returns kicks in at some point).

      Also, what is your preferred process or products for smoothing?

  • stevem

    Member
    March 28, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    I haven’t tried it yet on the sprinter but was going to give it a shot later on. I’ll let you know how it turns out. I’ve seen this guy before because he prints a lot of same stuff I do. He has several calibration videos that you might want to check out.

    • 123toid

      Administrator
      March 28, 2022 at 4:00 pm

      @stevem if I get a chance to try it this week, I will. Although< I have been happy with the way it is printing, I don’t mind it printing even better if it can.

  • ajc9988

    Member
    March 29, 2022 at 10:59 am

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5166593/files

    Found this on the thingiverse. Might be worth doing for those that do not yet have enclosures for the Odin-5. After all, if you build an enclosure, then the temp within the enclosure can remain more consistent, which can help regarding certain aspects. There may be better ones out there, that is just one I stumbled upon when looking for an enclosure.

    • 123toid

      Administrator
      March 29, 2022 at 11:29 am

      Thanks @ajc9988 That looks great!

    • ajc9988

      Member
      March 29, 2022 at 12:26 pm

      https://www.lowes.com/pd/PLASKOLITE-T-x-W-x-L-White-Corrugated-Plastic-Sheet/3381288

      this is a 4mm corrugated plastic like what is needed for the side panels (it uses 4mm for sides, 3mm for the front plexi; 0.157″ = 3.9878mm, whereas 0.125″ = 3.175mm).

      If you modified the designs on the enclosure parts, you could use hardboard, which is about 3mm (0.115-0.125).

    • stevem

      Member
      March 29, 2022 at 11:59 pm

      At first glance I thought that this was the Ikea Lack enclosure I posted about above. Then realized it not only was not, but that I liked this one better. I also really like the idea of corrugated walls instead of the plex for the windows. I may have to steal that idea from you.

  • ajc9988

    Member
    April 1, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Wanted to remind people of a cool use of these that popped up for me recently: if you do not have adapters for your vacuum/air systems or need an adapter to connect the hoses to your tools, just print them.

    Edit: Also throat plates
    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4433230

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2289113

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3779320

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4914027

    Aside from the dewalt, I do not have these, although that wen rotary tool item I may want to adapt for my rotary tool, because that could be nice when I don’t want to use the add on with it giving a length between the tool and a pencil type holder for the bit.

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    • 123toid

      Administrator
      April 1, 2022 at 3:59 pm

      very nice!

  • 123toid

    Administrator
    April 3, 2022 at 11:43 am

    My latest print. It’s a stand for my Nvidia Shield TV Pro. It came out pretty perfect.