Terracotta Army – Warrior 4

The 10 year old has a group project (we’ve already begun to teach him to despise group projects) at school researching technology in ancient China. Fortuitously we recently visited the Terracotta Army traveling exhibit at the Virgina Museum of Fine Arts, so the topic was fresh in our minds. As luck would have it, some items from…

Bestiary – Giant Owl

I’ve been getting consistently better prints, with finer quality layers, better supports, and fewer errors, using Cura 3 for slicing, compared to Slic3r. I’ve had a number of prints that failed, or had marginal errors, when slicing and printing creatures at 28mm scale. I decided to try my luck with Cura on a Giant Owl: View this post…

Min Temp Fail

Oh the weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful And since we’ve no pl.. View this post on Instagram Got a little cold in the house last night 😐 A post shared by Dwyer Devices (@dwyerdevices) on Jan 6, 2018 at 6:13am PST Oh. Oh, so the fire inside isn’t so delightful….

Airship 1 – Model Errors

I recently backed the RPG Tool Wargaming Printable Items Kickstarter, and received the model files in mid December. I’ve started to make my way through the models, printing as many of them as look interesting. Quite a lot of the models are supplied as components that can be combined to create more complex and varied structures. Why not…

Squishy Owl

The test print of the NinjaFlex went smoothly, so onto the squishy owl. This is a Christmas present for the 5 year old. A few false starts, and some fiddling with live z-tuning, and things were printing well. The first print is nearly perfect, except for the top of the head, where there are too few layers,…

Gift Boxes

A few gift boxes for small presents. The scaled down version was intended for small gifts, like jewelry, but ended up being very hard to close, and even harder to open. Seems like the mixture of scaling and print quality didn’t lend itself to the original tolerances between the top and bottom of the box. View this post…

Lotsa Boxes

I needed eight to 10 small containers for holding Legos for a large build: View this post on Instagram A Lego build in progress- Saturn V. #lego #saturnvrocket A post shared by Dwyer Devices (@dwyerdevices) on Dec 29, 2017 at 4:32pm PST the individual boxes are from a simple, yet elegant design of boxes meant…

HexBugs Nano – Curved Track

Both of the kids got (more) HexBugs as presents this Christmas, and it seemed like a good time to try and print up some extra track. This was a first attempt at using an existing model of a standard curved track: View this post on Instagram Testing out different models for Hex Bugs track. This model is…