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Designed an extruder cooler for my Replicator 1:  Something its been sorely missing.
http://www.akeric.com/blog/?p=2858
I purchased my Makerbot Replicator 1 nearly three years ago. I don't think at that point it was wide-spread knowledge that PLA likes to be cooled as it
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First time ever printing with Ninjaflex:  Made this "test mesh" to see how it would work out:  Surprisingly well for my first shot.  Once thing I noticed is that it seems to behave a lot like nylon:  I'll need to add in more retraction for future prints to get rid of all the stringing.  Any other Ninjaflex tips?
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:631247
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Extruder drives can do flex and retractions, but they need to be modified or built from the ground up with flex in mind. I see way too many designs that appear to have had no thought for flex. Really, just a liner that is cut to give no room for buckling and no gaps between the drive and the hot end.
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New print of Oahu:
http://www.akeric.com/blog/?p=2783
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After making my SF Bay print, I thought I'd turn to the Hawaiian islands: I lived on Oahu for a time and have many fond memories. I was always shocked by its
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I currently don't (although Kaua'i is an amazing place):  I suggest you make it :)  
Terrain2STL : http://jthatch.com/
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Tried out Simplify3D's "vase mode" for the first time where it throws down one shell in a contiguous corkscrew pattern.  Turned out pretty well.  Just under 6" tall, 3 hours to print.
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:621959
This vase was created entirely to test [Simplify3D](http://www.simplify3d.com/)'s "vase mode" feature: It prints the walls as one contiguous corkscrew spiral. Turned out great. Modeled in Maya.
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I've used it before... It's weird seeing " printing layer 23414 of 123425"
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First time posting here:  Wanted to share a new print of the SF Bay Area I'd completed.  Hope you enjoy ;)
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I think it is just wonderful!  I can hardly wait for my grandchildren to get into 3D printing - inspiring share! Thanks! (the snow falling effect was nice also)
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stayed here for almost a week: very friendly/accommodating/informative staff, fantastic rooftop deck/lounge for breakfast/evening drinks, good sized room with equally big deck: relaxing on our loungers gazing at the positano cliffs, can't beat it.
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Friendly service, fantastic food. went there twice on our trip, great experience both times.
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Amazingly friendly and helpful staff, great food/service, super-chill environment, perfect for an afternoon of lounging in Positano.
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Great rotating beer selection, one of the best in the area.
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Great selection of specialty foods, coffee, sandwiches, cheeses and meats, plus friendly service. Always enjoy stopping by.
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Soulritto is amazing. Always friendly and welcoming.
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We stumbled upon this bakery a few years back while on a drive: It goes without saying, amazing bread and friendly staff: Walking in and buying a steaming hot loaf: Breaking it open, it somehow makes it directly to my heart. I only wish I lived closer.
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