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Brian Cribb
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Some dude who reads books in bars.
Some dude who reads books in bars.

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Here we are again, and I'm doing yet another virtual zombie race from Six to Start. These are a mixed bag for me, but I'm still happy to register for them. The ZombiesRun! app continues to improve, and so do these races.

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Recently I decided to start the inevitable move from (extremely useful) apps like Codekit and MAMP to Gulp. I’m not an expert yet, but I managed to find some good resources for setting things up as well as some solutions for common troubles. I’m posting this as a reference rather than a tutorial.
http://www.themightycribb.com/how-i-got-started-with-gulp/

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This took forever on medium quality with low fill. Hard to see the details in this picture because it was printed with the clear filament. Basically, the stuff isn't really clear in the end and I want to use it up on tests so I can save my other colors for legit projects.

This worked out pretty well though. #3Dprinting
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This is my first print on expert mode, and was going all night. Almost done now, and I will compare it to the previous medium quality print. Almost done now! #HappyEaster
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It's Easter, so my next printing test is a rabbit head. I've decided that it's a waste of money to buy the clear filament, since the layering will prevent the result from actually being clear.

But hey, maybe there's an application for it that I haven't thought of. Anyway, I'm using it for all of my tests now so I can save on my other colors. #3Dprinting
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Working from home today so I'm printing a model Enterprise. That's what a high fill looks like. Here's the page for the completed model: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:472930

#3Dprinting #startrek
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It's a turtle whorl for a drop spindle. Medium Quality with medium fill. :-)
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3/21/16
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I finally replaced the nozzle with the one I got on warranty, and now the machine is running like a champ. Here's a link to the instructions that PrintM3D sent me when they honored the warranty. (Love those guys, very helpful.) https://printm3d.com/solutions/article.php?id=22

I had the Teflon coating too high up on the old nozzle. I believe the plastic had time to cool before it even escape the nozzle. That's why it was clogging and acting weird. Glad I had this trouble in early Spring, because it probably wouldn't happen in the Summer.

That little socket was necessary to remove the nozzle. The tip is made to be unscrewed with a tiny hand-held socket, but you can get a regular socket wrench (although a small one) under it if you raise the print head enough. It's not meant to be tight, so I didn't even use the wrench. I just up the socket on and twisted with my fingers.

NOTE: Getting that teflon piece off and on was a real pain. I managed to do it without hurting anything, but I've only done this once so I don't know if there are any tricks to it.
  #3Dprinting
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Recently my M3D Micro 3D printer clogged up and I had to get another print bed sent. (Yay for warranties!) As far as I can tell, the problems were an imperfect calibration combined with the rigid nature of M3D's clear filament.

You can't walk away if you're using the clear stuff. I'll send them a heads-up email today, but for now I would advise folks to avoid the Crystal Clear filament. White and Green are working famously, so long as you know how to calibrate the printer.
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