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What's everyone working on?
Any printers you are upgrading?

I just acquired a Lulzbot Taz 6 and that's a very interesting machine. New in 2016 but after some repairs, is printing. I am debating modernizing it.

These things are always a balance. Is it work $XX to make it modern or just buy new?

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This is a rabbithole that can not only produce excellent results depending on your end goal, but a great learning tool of using a combination ideas that may not be available in one place.
You seem to enjoy the 'tinkering' aspect of the hobby and the return for the buck as an education value is priceless.
It also allows you to use time at home instead of chasing all around the countryside burning up expensive energy in one form or another and have not much to show for it.
I say go for the "modernizing" of it.

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That's something I enjoy doing. I had someone contact me who has an old Ultimaker 2 that has some minor issues. That would be neat to upgrade to a 32 bit board , a robust hot end and even bed leveling sensor!
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I'm working on a strange project.
A local young guy asked if I would help with there social club as they were preparing for the towns fiesta, I said yes.
He want me to make 3 trophies for the parade, they logo is a frog drinking and smoking a spliff!
The awards are Padel, Poker, and Drinking.
It's going to be fun designing these trophies, makes a change from my normal work.
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Lez0 wrote: June 18th, 2022, 12:58 pm I'm working on a strange project.
A local young guy asked if I would help with there social club as they were preparing for the towns fiesta, I said yes.
He want me to make 3 trophies for the parade, they logo is a frog drinking and smoking a spliff!
The awards are Padel, Poker, and Drinking.
It's going to be fun designing these trophies, makes a change from my normal work.
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Oh i get asked to do all sorts of unusual prints, so those types of things keep you sharp. And always learning!
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Well the Lulzbot is interesting. The Cura version they have has some pre-made profiles for some interesting materials.

As soon as I replace the X carriage and bed (with Wham Bam), its on to a better hot end!
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This sounds like an interesting video series on what is done, why and how!
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