Posted in In the Shop

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing filament

I got a fresh bin model from Thingiverse, must be something wrong with my Cura settings, it wants to print a brick instead of a bin. Last time it looked like a Kit-kat bar.

My son has Cura on his laptop and it wants to print a ball of yarn. I think it’s because he lets the cat hang out in his room.

Maybe our Bibo 3D printer needs a firmware update? Worth trying I guess.

Posted in In the Shop, Mildly Interesting

Dimensional shame in 3D printing.

Here’s my first attempt to make stackable bins to fit in the vertical file cubbyholes that my dad built into this fine secretary desk.

You see I left the brim on so it won’t rattle around in there. Somehow my measurements didn’t translate to the actual file for printing. All of these cubbies are precisely 60mm wide, thanks to my dad’s usual attention to detail. So I can’t very well have crappy bins of various widths rattling around in there.

It would be nice to be able to stack them. So Version Two will be 60mm, without brim. It will have thick, uniform walls for stacking; and also much longer, might as well use the space available. Stay tuned!

Posted in Mildly Interesting

DOG SMUGGLING!

What is this mutt doing in the trunk of my car?? The answer may surprise you!

OK, not too surprising. I was putting some stuff in the trunk, and he leaped in. Maybe before we got him at the pound, some earlier doggie daddy would sneak him into the drive-in movies. Probably Air Bud, or Milo and Otis.

By the way, I made him get out of there before we left. It probably gets uncomfortable back there, and you can’t hang your head out the window.