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Re: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day

Posted: May 31st, 2018, 3:08 am
by MTVDNA
LePaul wrote:
May 30th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Hey @MTVDNA , welcome back!
Thanks, never really have been gone though. I still read here regularly, but I haven't had much time to print anything lately so I haven't been posting much ;)

Re: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day

Posted: May 31st, 2018, 6:45 am
by reibuehl
For an upcoming motion detector based LED strip project I needed a way to enable/disable the whole solution so that it is only active during the night. So I fired up Fusion 360 and came up with this nice little case:
2018-05-31 11.21.00.jpg
It contains a Sonoff Basic with the Tasmota firmware for switching the power over MQTT from my home automation system and the PCB from the 12V wall wart power supply that came with the LED strip set:
2018-05-31 11.22.01.jpg
The case can be screwed to the wall and I used M3 brass inserts for the lid to avoid damaging the threads by using it too often.

Re: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day

Posted: May 31st, 2018, 10:57 am
by LePaul
It's been fairly quiet here....I stop pop in a lot to see whose chatting...and I keep plugging the site in my YouTube videos (in the description text)

Re: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day

Posted: June 10th, 2018, 11:39 pm
by ivan.akapulko
Hi, gang! Too much work atm. New job, new places, new hardware to support. Prepare for Siemens SCADA controllers and PCS7 certification.

Re: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day

Posted: June 11th, 2018, 1:59 pm
by LePaul
Did you make your trip out here yet?

Re: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day

Posted: June 18th, 2018, 11:57 pm
by ivan.akapulko
LePaul wrote:
June 11th, 2018, 1:59 pm
Did you make your trip out here yet?
Nope. It still in plans for vacation, closer to autumn, I think.

Re: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day

Posted: August 16th, 2018, 1:44 am
by nilrog
Starting to get back into printing again...had to reprint the vital parts of my #gudoZGE since the one I printed in Greentec started to be “sloppy”. It did last me a year though.

The temp resistance of Greentec may be really good...but the mechanical resistance does not look so good over time.

For now I printed the replacement in plain PLA, but I will soon reprint them in PC or some other sturdy material.

Here are some photos of the new parts printing a 10 hr piece, that came out pretty good, except for the shell, due to Cura’s bad default of printing infill before shell. I did not know, or notice, that, as the settings UI in Cura is all but user friendly :roll:

Re: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day

Posted: August 20th, 2018, 7:39 pm
by LePaul
Which setting messed this up?

Re: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day

Posted: August 20th, 2018, 9:13 pm
by nilrog
nilrog wrote:
August 16th, 2018, 1:44 am
infill before shell

Re: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day

Posted: August 21st, 2018, 9:54 am
by GrueMaster
Weird, on my Cura (3.4.1 Linux edition), the default is to print the infill before the shell and my prints come out great. I think the surface quality could be better if you turned on ironing mode. I have seen a surface quality improvement in doing so.

Re: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day

Posted: August 21st, 2018, 4:10 pm
by nilrog
This is the 3.4.1 Mac version, using the default UMO profile. And ironing won't help here since that only affects the top layer.

Re: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day

Posted: August 21st, 2018, 8:48 pm
by GrueMaster
It will iron everything it considers to be a top layer, essentially any layer that doesn't have anything directly above it. Not just the highest layer of the whole print.

Re: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day

Posted: August 22nd, 2018, 1:34 am
by nilrog
Exactly, as I said...the top layer...the layer, at any point in XY, that has nothing above it ;)
My issues were not with the top layer...it was the sides...where you could clearly see the infill.

You may think that the piece in the photo was printed like in the photo...but it was not.

Re: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day

Posted: September 11th, 2018, 10:48 am
by LePaul
Hello friends!
What's new?

Summer is gone and I am enrolled in some courses this year, working on getting my degree in aviation science =)

Re: A Tea between friends :-) How was Your Day

Posted: September 11th, 2018, 11:24 am
by reibuehl
I am in London this week on business. If somebody has recommendations for good restaurants in London, let me know ;-)