Moon Lamp – Failures

For a Christmas present, I wanted to print a moon enclosure for a lamp. There are a number of variations on textured moons, and different scales and configurations depending on the hardware different makers used to create a glowing light effect in the lamp. These are all fantastic. This isn’t about finishing one of those. This is about…

Wood-fill Jam and 0.4mm Drill Bits

I was experimenting with Hatchbox Wood-fill PLA, printing up some dungeon accessories, when an unfortunate thing happened. The wood fill cooled in the extruder, over heated with a small backup at the nozzle, and BAM- fully jammed hotend. The Prusa i3 ships with a small packet containing two acupuncture needles, which are the ideal size for clearing…

Print Fail – Bed Thermal Runaway

Half way through printing a series of pieces for a Cosplay prop, I was greeted by this: View this post on Instagram Oh that’s fun. #prusai3mk2 #3dprinting #printfail A post shared by Dwyer Devices (@dwyerdevices) on Oct 25, 2017 at 5:18am PDT I tried restarting the print for the model I was using, and it…

Print Fail – Trapped TPE Filament

I picked up a small roll (0.5kg) of a translucent blue TPE flex filament to try out, and started with a dead simple rectangle as the sample print. Probably wise that I started with something small: View this post on Instagram Pretty sure that’s not where the filament is supposed to go. #prusai3mk2 #tpe #3dprinting #printerfail A…

Bestiary – Red Dragon

Our bestiary is comprised of a small number of plastic figurines, with a supplement of cardboard creatures on stands. This upcoming adventure in the sewers is a good excuse to expand the bestiary, and begin printing creatures we might happen upon in our adventuring. I started with a dragon, which may have been optimistic. Miniatures like this can…

That’s one big pile of ABS

<ian malcom voice>That’s one big pile of ABS</ian malcom voice> The first print of All the Filaments failed spectacularly, leaving a big ball of ABS wrapped around the hot end. View this post on Instagram ABS fail. Let's try that print again… #absfail #prusai3mk2 A post shared by Dwyer Devices (@dwyerdevices) on Sep 11, 2017…