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Best to print symmetrical parts with cylindrical knobs in 2 pieces and glue them together.
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So, I bought this 3d printer (Flashforge Finder) and it is winging its way to me right now, according to tracking it is currently in Germany.

http://www.scribblemaps.com/maps/view/Where_is_my_3d_printer/fX5VWMihtw

Not sure if my delivery prediction will be correct though.
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Get ready for a paradigm shift. It is an awesome feeling when you thought up something in your head, print it, and then hold it in your hands. It didn't exist, and then it is. I'm happy for you!
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Hi All,

A bit of a development from an earlier project to grab GPS data from a U-blox module. I have refined the code to save data in a CSV format and demostrated how to use a Google service to map it all out.

I was approached for help with an RC plane project which needed GPS data mapped out so I replicated their setup and worked out some code.

All my code is free to use and is linked in the video description.
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Printing off my first design tonight. Obviously I need to work on my modelling, they are going to look pretty rough. Just read about smoothing those cylinders... unfortunately I was too eager to print :-)

Hopefully they will replace the 2 broken shelf holders in my fridge (intact one measured with digital callipers for reference)
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Any time you can think of something, put it on paper or transfer to a 3D model, hit print, and a few hours later have a part in your hand, that's a success. Whether it's a working part or not, it's still a success. :) Even if the printing completely failed and you end up with a pile of extruded spaghetti, that's still a success ... it's just classified as "art" at that point. <grin>

This is stuff I learned over the years. A lot of it was done through trial and error, but I've also had others who have given advice and help over time. And having the Autodesk suite in my arsenal, it allows me to do stress testing in the software and I can see where or how a part would bend given a directional force, which gives me a pretty good idea of how it would de-laminate as well. Sometimes it means having to change a design, make a wall thicker, maybe add a fillet ... things like that. But yeah, the biggest one is which way would the layers best be oriented for the (directional) force being applied on to the part.
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Sooooo... I may have just purchased this!!!!!! Too excited to breathe.
Get the most cost-effective Flashforge Finder 3D Printer with ease of use, quality and reliability. Only $599.00. Worldwide Free Shipping.
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It all looks like that star wars trek stuff
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Love me a bit of the Rabbithole, you guys should check it out.
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Trying out a 360 degree video camera - Workshop: 360 Degree Tour #RicohTheta
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That is just cool !
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