Tag: 3D printing

I accidentally made something useful?

I decided to fire up my 3D printer, not sure if I have the settings right so I just printed some random file from the SD card. Not sure where this one came from, but the printer gave me a little disc, as you see. What the heck is...

UGLIEST MAGNET EVER

My daughter likes to keep track of appointments and whatnot on this magnetic calendar board. She regularly goes to a day program with the initials WP – Since I could not fit the whole name on this fridge magnet I 3d printed for her, I used the initials. She...

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...

There’s something wrong with my Kit-kat.

I was trying to 3D print a funky little bin, with those bars on the SIDE, but it kept printing layer after layer. I got tired of waiting for it to start in on the walls. The result was something you might find behind an old vending machine....

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....

3D Print PLUS Magic Marker

I tried printing this replacement keyboard key that features a microphone, finally got a good consistency by turning the heat down a bit. However, the microphone was hard to see because it’s the same color/material as the body of the key. So I hit the surface with my trusty...

3D Print resembles Overdone Grilled Cheese

I was puzzled by the odd “puddle” base and the bubbly texture when we printed this substitute keyboard key. Then, I realized that it reminds me of the time I cooked a grilled cheese sandwich too hot and wound up with a similar situation. UPDATE: I am new at...