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Brian Cribb
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Attended Midlands Technical College
Lives in Bath, ME
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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/
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…
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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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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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It's a turtle whorl for a drop spindle. Medium Quality with medium fill. :-)
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So... I've been looking for a way to make more use of Google Plus lately, and I think I've found it. I'll post my 3D printing stuff here. I have an M3D Micro.
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Happy #PiDay everybody.
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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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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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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.
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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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Can we revert from Mac beta software to the previous version?

I was doing test prints that were only slightly off, and realized that my printer wasn't level. Solved that, but also updated to the Beta software. Now I'm getting all manner of weirdness. My low-quality prints now look really awful and I'm getting some x-drifting. I also had a power blink while printing and lost the z-axis position during all of this... so I'm dealing with multiple variables.

I'm working on adjusting the height at the corners, but I think I may want to revert to the old software. Has anybody done that on a Mac? Both versions come with drivers, and I'm a little worried that the newer drivers will stay if I reinstall the older software, which could lead to more weirdness.

The simple model below is printed hollow, but those holes should be straight through.
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Solved, I think. I ran the "Recalibrate Drive System" operation to show it where the bed was sitting. This seems to have helped the z-axis position that I lost when the power flickered during a previous print.

I now have a pretty good-looking calibration model (the official one from the manufacturer website) with some backlash issues. But that's a normal type of problem with docs to consult. I think I'm out of the woods.   :-)
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Education
  • Midlands Technical College
    Commercial Graphics, 1996 - 1998
     I was trained to run a printing press as well as design for one. Print and Web are total opposites in some ways, but they do have some overlap.
  • Trident Technical College
    Visual Arts, 2004 - 2007
    Various courses taken in web programming and visual design. They didn’t have a web development program, but they did offer some design classes and one or two programming classes.
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Some dude who reads books in bars.
Introduction
Got born, grew up, and spent most of it talking.
Work
Occupation
Web Developer
Skills
I work with HTML5 and JavaScript, with a healthy dose of CSS and jQuery. I prefer to design with a mobile-first approach, so the site I'm working on can be viewed properly on multiple devices.
Employment
  • Auto Europe
    Web Developer, 2013 - present
    Working on the front-end, mostly. Helping to keep the site going and to develop new stuff.
  • L. L. Bean
    Web Developer, 2012 - 2013
    6-month contract, working on standardized social media buttons and custom login functionality.
  • Country Home Products
    Web Developer, 2012 - 2012
    Maintaining and developing company websites, with a focus on moving toward a standards-based, modern design.
  • Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company
    Web Developer, 2011 - 2012
    12-month contract. Content maintenance and site enhancement for the Internet Marketing Team. Extensive use of HTML 5, CSS, CSS Media Queries, JavaScript and jQuery.
  • Candy.com
    Graphic Designer, 2010 - 2011
    Candy photography for Candy.com products, graphic design for advertisements and web banners. Preparation of email blasts to Candy.com customers.
  • Spin 350
    Web Consultant, 2010 - 2010
    5-month contract. Assisted with content migration to a Sitecore CMS from a pre-existing internal site at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. This required extensive knowledge of HTML, and familiarity with Sitecore.
  • Hard Copy
    Production Manager, 2009 - 2010
    Similar to my time with FedEx Office, but in a much smaller shop. Deadlines required lots of multi-tasking, since the machines were smaller than I had been used to. Scheduled production, ran oversized prints, and generally kept things going.
  • Starbucks
    Barista, 2007 - 2009
    I was contracted at the College of Charleston, so I took a job at Starbucks. 20 hours per week and you can get medical coverage. It was a fun job, and an excellent company with good people.
  • College of Charleston
    Technology Coordinator, 2006 - 2009
    Web design for various departments at the college. Created a Microsoft Access database to track orders and inventory and revenue for the CofC Copy Center. The work was varied, and the people are wonderful.
  • Various Print and Copy Shops
    Graphic Designer, 1999 - 2006
    Worked mostly as a graphic designer, but I also ran some production and finishing equipment. I also worked as a Production Scheduler for a few places.
  • FedEx Office
    Copy Consultant, 1996 - 1999
    I did just about everything in the shop, from running all production machines at once to oversize outputs and foamcore mountings. I worked there when they were Kinko's, and then FedEx Kinko's. It's how I paid my tuition, so I have some good memories there.
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Nice baked goods. I'd put them up against any other bakery, gluten free or otherwise. My wife's allergy makes no difference here. We can just enjoy a coffee and some goodies. Glad we found the place. :-)
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