Category: 3D

Prusa i3 problems, a story of madness

So in the last month or so, I have been experiencing feed problems on my RepRap Prusa I3. At first tops didn’t fill in correctly, then I started to notice wall issues and eventually large prints would not complete and every second print had to be restarted because the filament just chewed up. It became…


Adafruit MCP charger holder

Greetings I have been playing a little with some second-hand Li-ION cells from an old laptop in the form of 18650 cells. I have an Adafruit MCP 73833 charger that is LiPO/Li-ION capable in 3.7 and 4.2v with variable charge rate. Nice little board but it is exposed to the world, and anyone who knows…


New LM8UU bearing holders for Prusa i3

Hello   So today I noticed during a print that the print bed on my Prusa i3 was wobbly, like a sea-lions bum wobbly. Not conducive to nice prints eh? I really wish they wouldn’t supply PLA parts for 3D printers. The stuff isn’t heat tolerant and just goes bad over time. Case in point…


Paper Doll Stand

Greetings Today I’m talking about something my mother wanted. Shes found these paper dolls somewhere and is giving them to my daughter. Her father made bases for hers out of wood when she was young and wanted something similar for these. With the data given to me, my initial design looked like this:   However,…


3D – Fish Tank Overflow

Greetings In this, the first post under the 3D section, Ill go through the thoughts and process of creating an overflow connector for my large fish tank. I have, until now, used a single pipe, bent over the top of the tank, connected to an irrigation valve that allows me to drain water and refill…


3D – A New Section

Greetings all I am creating a new section for my adventures in 3D printing. I have had a Prusa I3 for quite some time (years) now and find it really useful to create one offs or hard to come by replacement parts. Sometimes I just print for fun. Well anyway, this section will be for…