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Jon Caywood
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some nice live video game metal music http://www.twitch.tv/familyjules7x

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A friend of mine is playing Super Mario Maker, brings back memories :)
http://www.twitch.tv/thundercast

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Printing a project for a friend, let's see how it turns out this time around. 
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Worst words in a customer oriented business 'Will ship in 2-3 days'

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Here's the filament drive I drew up in Fusion 360 this weekend. I wanted something more compact and less exposed than my Wade's style extruder which I had converted over to Bowden style. Not sure if I'm going to use this on my current printer, or on something of a new design. It's driven by a stepper with ~5:1 gearbox on it.

I went out looking for extruder designs based on steppers with planetary gear boxes. I found one I liked, but they only had a 1.75mm design and no source files, so I drew one up for 3mm.  I also have some Taulman In-PLA in a nice dark translucent blue color, I'm really looking forward to a new color :D
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Better view of unsupported pins. Only a few layers at 0.15mm are lost once trimmed with a knife. Much easier than removing support material.
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Printing up some tool holders for my peg board. Forgot to turn on support but the upper pegs in the 2nd pic printed fine anyway, kind of surprised at that.
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8/30/15
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Just started using +Autodesk Fusion 360 this week, not sure how I didn't check it out sooner. The software tools I've used for making models destined 3D printing (123D, Wings, etc) or my CNC router (usually draw out in Adobe Illustrator, the CAM in CAMBAM or just layout directly in CAMBAM) have always been kind of makeshift feeling for me, but they worked OK. Integration of CAM on Fusion 360 is great and I look forward to getting efficient at using it. Since I've already been using 123D for 3D printed stuff the Fusion interface was easy to get into. I'm not entirely comfortable with the cloud-only storage option, but I'll get a better feel for that over time to know if I like it or not.

I think the licensing of Fusion 360 is my favorite part. If you're a student, hobbyist or business making under 100k a year the license is free. I really wish Autodesk would adopt that licensing program for 3D Studio MAX as well. I love and miss that program, but $123/mo is way out of my budget for hobbyist stuff that doesn't make me any money.

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