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Ami Fischman
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Eve's first adventure in CAD/3d printing was a great success.
Mostly shocking for being successful on the first attempt!

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Happy Halloween
- Fierce Ninja and Fiercer Cat.
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Bonus CDs!
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My first adventure in 3D-printing (not counting +Aaron Colwell's generous tutorial session :)).  

I wanted two things: 
a) The ability/knowledge/experience to use the 3D printer in the makerspace at work; and
b) A wireless-charger-friendly cradle for my N6 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:615406)

Pictured below are:
0) (not pictured) first attempt at printing w/ Aaron discovered the primary difficulty with this design:  it's just this much too large to fit in every orientation on the printer's bed in that the print-head's arms bumped into the pins holding the bed down in one place while printing the outline.  Plan is to translate the model away from the pins by a bit and try again.
1&2) first failed attempt at solo printing.  Still don't know how to translate the design on the bed, but KISSlicer does have a "rotate" functionality so I used that to make the arms hit a different set of pins.  Seemed more promising for a bit but the first filled-in layer showed problems immediately.  Best guess is that the resulting confusion about the bed's geometry in the machine's model from bumping the pins caused the first layer to be laid down poorly, resulting in a bunch of peel-up on subsequent layers.  I aborted that print after 3 or 4 layers since it didn't seem to be correcting itself.
3) Rotating the design differently avoided any bumps on the outline, giving me hope.  Pictured is the in-progress result after about 45 minutes (?).  At this point everything was smooth so I went off to dinner for 30m and it was still going strong when I got back.
4) After dinner went back to babysitting the print and things seemed fine, but after a while I heard a weird noise and looked up to find the filament wasn't rolling off the spool anymore, because it was wedged under a different loop on the spool.  I was able to unjam it by unspooling a bunch and loosening and rewinding, but the problem recurred a few more times in the ensuing 70 minutes, so I was worried about the ultimate result.  Had to leave to get the kids from gymnastics and go to the gym.
5) Came back 3h later to find the first ~quarter of the design printed beautifully, but the print-head was moving about an inch above it, still pretending to print, and the spool was on its side, wedged in another over/under problem.  Aborted the print, unwedged the spool (this time untying the knot thanks to advice from +Matthew Wilson) and confirmed printer was fine.  Decided to call it a night.
Happily even though only a fraction of the print completed, it's actually enough to hold the phone in the correct position, and I was able to superglue the charger into place.  It seems to work.  Time will tell whether the glue is enough to support to keep the charger positioned well enough.

I feel like desire a) has been satisfied 100% and desire b) has been satisfied about 50% (100% if it holds, 0% if it falls apart).  Thanks, Aaron & Matthew!

[Can't wait to try out the mill & laser-cutter when they come online.]
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Glue has been holding up and result works like a champ, so calling this an unmitigated success! 
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OMG. Is that your LITTLE brother? wow.
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Taking another crack at Facebook, aiming for it to be a social network, i.e. lead to socializing. We'll see how it goes.
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Is it intentional that challenge successes aren't shared between devices?
Related: I've noticed for a long time that the little circle/progress indicator at startup (which I believe signifies something about my "leveling" in google play games) says 9 on my phone but only 7 on my tablet. Since the widget has my avatar in it I assume it's supposed to be tied to my play account and this sync'd between devices, no?
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Thanks!
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Hot on the heels of my last post: free 5-cd changer player to a good home. 
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Finally de-CDing our house. If you want any of these please let me know quickly, otherwise they're going to the Library next weekend (probably).
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All the rest are gone now too.  Thanks for playing, folks!
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Hoplite 2.3.5 (14092) has been crashing for me today on every startup, on Nexus 6 and 7 (both running Android 5.1).
Any relation to the new beta release?

Crash is always
IllegalArgumentException: syncAchievement: key cannot be NULL
looks like in a callback from gms to com.magmafortress.hoplite.g.a line 366, crashing at b.h.a line 580.
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Good to know.  v2.4 has now been released for everyone.  

This issue should go away once you've updated (whether you've opted into for beta or not)
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  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Mathematics, 1998 - 2001
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Mathematics, 1996 - 1998
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Mathematics, 1993 - 1996
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    2006 - present
  • Amazon
    2003 - 2006
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    2001 - 2003
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