Maker Meeting February 23, 2021

3D PRINTING – Slicers

Slicer – the software that generates the G-Code that is sent to the 3D printer.

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Introduction

The 3D Printing process involves

  1. obtaining an .stl file (custom design or downloaded)
  2. preparing that file for the specific 3D printer to be used (slicer software)
    1. Tonight’s focus is G-Code
  3. 3D printing

Slicer Clarification

There are many old web links that still work. But that doesn’t mean it’s the most current version of software. The Prusa Printer software is based on the open source Slic3r. But the latest edition (as of this writing) of Prusa Slicer Software is available on the Prusa3D.com website and it is called PrusaSlicer 2.3.

Slic3r.org – opensource, last release (2018-05-10)

Versions from Prusa (still free and OpenSource): Slic3r Prusa Edition, PrusaSlicer 2.0

Automated Bed Level Hardware Add-On

Demo of BLTouch including what is required for installation on an Ender 3 printer.

Moving from Slic3rPE to PrusaSlicer 2.3.0

  • have a working example
  • compare G-Codes
  • import what you can

Moving from MakerBot Desktop to PrusaSlicer 2.3.0

  • custom settings
  • build on success
  • know what you need and your machine can handle

General Discussion/Mentions

Bed Weld product for adhering 3D printed objects to bed while printing.

Additional Links


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Maker Meeting February 16, 2021

Open-Source CAM / CNC Software

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Special Guest

This week we had a great conversation with our special guest, Brad Collette, one of the core developers on FreeCAD – focusing on Path Workbench.

Sliptonic

General Discussion/Mentions

Additional Links


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Maker Meeting February 9, 2021

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CAD Software – Designing 3D Printable Objects

Introduction Overview

TinkerCAD

  • Web based software that includes 3 levels of design including circuit design and code blocks.

FreeCAD

  • A perfect middle level interface that allows for easy changes and keeping a history of objects created with an interface to manage the variables.
  • Chamfer capabilities with ease.

OpenSCAD

  • Pure scripting/programming interface with supplemental graphics and supporting library of modules to work from.

Software Links

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Maker Meeting February 2, 2021

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GPS Map Data Reduction – Phase 3

  • MACE shared the current step of the GPS Data Map reduction and the resulting differences based on methods utilized. RDP

3D Printing Projects

  • 3D Printing Projects were shared and some methodologies explained.

Next Step Up for CAD Design Software ?

  • The question as to what software platform is the best next step after TinkerCad was proposed.

Animal Bioacoustics

  •  cross-disciplinary science that combines biology and acoustics
  • AudioMoth – Andrew shared the device that can sit outside and record bird and other animal sounds. Tune in later at an upcoming meeting to hear actual animal sounds recorded.

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Maker Meeting January 26, 2021

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  • Gail shared their overview of the video game Stardew Valley and couldn’t help but compare it to Animal Crossing New Horizon.

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Maker Meeting January 19, 2021

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Excel Tips and Tricks

Designing a Case for Anemometer

Part 2 of GPS Data on Google Earth

  • https://youtu.be/j170OVP-4oc?t=2440
  • Mace provided an update of the Google Earth Map data point project.
  • Questions addressed: How much data do you really need? What produces the best looking chart? How do you determine which of the data can be excluded? Every 5th element, every 100th?

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Maker Meeting January 12, 2021

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Mapping out GPS Data

Bending Methods

Making Puzzles

General Discussions

  • Video timestamp 1:08:22 https://youtu.be/uwsqs3ZTS8k?t=4102
  • Staples of our home workshop
  • Drone Pilot
  • Methods of etching glass with laser cutter
  • Taking apart an LED lightbulb
  • 3D Printed Tally system case (more details coming later)

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Maker Meeting January 5, 2021

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Maker Meeting December 29, 2020

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For details (including recipes and pictures) see details on the December 29 Workshop 88 Maker Meeting page:
http://blog.workshop88.com/maker-meeting-december-29-2020-detail/

We have great things planned for the first meeting in 2021 including the design, machining, and construction of Tom’s spring loaded engraver and a considerable discussion on the topic of organization!


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Maker Meeting December 22, 2020

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This week’s episode featured:

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