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Post by Mooselake on Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:10 pm

Mature Moose, lives in a swamp in the north woods, runs the Mooselake Development and Caffeine Testing Facility at the Mooselake Manor.  Owned and modified a 3D printer since 2012.  Like to test and modify my printer(s) as much as using them.  Retired programmer (datacomm and networking, real-time and unreal time OSs, sysadm), almost retired paramedic, retired sheep farmer.  Empty nester with 3 daughters, all who think they're smarter than me, and might be.  One a third generation engineer on both sides of the family who's a startup CEO, one an architect/city planner, one an epidemiologist who tells doctors to wash their hands.

Been fighting spam since about 1995 or so, while running a regional dial-up ISP. Some yahoo decided to send a half million emails advertising a quack fat burning product caledl pyruvate. In those days mail servers were open, anybody could use one to relay mail. Spammers brought that to an abrupt halt. Been swatting them ever since, first email and now in forums. Theme song is Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust".

Introduce yourself in this topic!  What brought you to the 3D printer world?

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Post by Jesshield on Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:01 pm

Hello all, my name is Jesse. I've been a 3d printing enthusiast for the last 2 years, I have a Deltaprintr tower (very high maintenance delta machine from a Kickstarter, it works but requires a LOT of love to do so) and a M3D printer I run on my desk at work (slow but steady). I am really looking forward into diving into the Thingybot as I believe it will provide me with much much accurate and consistent prints than I am getting right now. I have a fair amount of tinkering skill with Delta style printers due to the above note about my current, and hopefully can be of help to those that might have minor issues. Hope to see people around!
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Re: Introductions

Post by Jesshield on Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:13 pm

Moose, are you Mooselake MN? If so we're kind of neighbors!
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Post by Mooselake on Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:27 pm

Jesshield wrote:Moose, are you Mooselake MN? If so we're kind of neighbors!
Upper Michigan. MI's pretty close to MN Smile

Many years ago I lived in California, didn't like it, and moved back to the midwest. My boss at the time couldn't understand why anybody would want to live in the wilds of Mooselake - which he defined as anything north of Chicago (400+ miles south of here), and the name stuck. Then he arraigned for me to keep working for him while flying the blue goose all over the US. He never picked up on the moose in a goose jokes, just knew it as North Central. Stayed with them another 16 years until they went bust.

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Post by Cornelious2 on Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:22 am

James here, this will be my first time with a 3d printer. I'm outside st Louis. I'm a integrations and systems architect. And general technology enthusiast.

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Post by Mooselake on Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:10 pm

Hi, James! Welcome to the forum, and to 3D printing!

I'm a bit outdated (BSEE 19<gulp>76, not really 96 but the forum wants a year). What does an integrations and systems architect do? Do you work with software or real things you can see?

Do you have any specific plans for your Thingybot, or (like me) did you get your first 3D printer to experiment and dink around with?

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Post by Cornelious2 on Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:08 pm

Good to meet ya Kirk.

I deal in the movement and storage of data, think sysadmin+ DBA+etl+custom dev+reporting and in charge of speccing the physical specs of the.servers and defining the linkage.

No real plan with the printer mostly to mess around. My wife likes to make decorated cookies so I'll probably start with making custom cutters.

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Post by Mooselake on Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:45 pm

Very few filaments are approved for food contact (we discussed it a few years back on another forum). Iirc there's also some potential issues with bacteria potentially becoming lodged in the crevices in the plastic, too. I wouldn't let that stop you (insert legal disclamer here...), just do common sense stuff like wash them first and don't leave them sitting in the cookie dough overnight. There were some cookie cutter design tools back then, try googling and see what you find in the way of online or downloadable tools. Thingiverse.com might have something.

One of the local stores used to call my oldest daughter the cookie cutter kid; she and I were always in there buying her new cookie cutters when she was little. Now that she's in her 30s and has her own house and kitchen I should dig her box of them out and mail them off to her. That was before 3D printers, or she would have been doing the sad-eyed "Daddy" trick for one.

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Post by Cornelious2 on Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:26 pm

Ya, this isn't for selling, and Matt told me about T-glase filament which if this goes well is what I plan to use for that.

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Post by I_Punch_Cats on Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:13 am

Hello all,

I'm Jim. I live in Western NY and I work as a tool designer at an aerospace company. This will be my first personal 3D Printer but I've been printing with stratasys systems for the last 3 years.

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Post by Mooselake on Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:56 pm

Hi, Jim! Welcome to the forum! Have you gotten your machine yet?

I'm interested in finding out how the Thingybot compares to the Stratasys, and what you get for the extra money.

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Post by I_Punch_Cats on Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:06 pm

No I'm not until batch 3. So I'm thinking maybe before Thanksgiving. Don't much mind the wait, I know Matt's just making sure he's providing the product he intended.

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Post by Wayne Rogers on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:19 am

I'm Wayne. From the East Bay area of California. This is my first 3D printer. I build staircases and handrails for a living. For hobby, I paint miniatures and play games. I run the MiniaturePainting Events department at Kublacon every year over Memorial Day weekend. I plan on using my printer for making terrain and buildings for miniature wargames, and possibly the trophies for the KublaAwards MiniaturePainting Competition
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Post by Jesshield on Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:36 am

Nice Wayne, sounds like you'd be an awesome guy to hang out with. I've been painting minis since 1995, mainly in the fantasy RPG genre, but GW etc as well. I do a lot of custom
lighting and effects, and a fair share of magnetization on large stuff for my GW. I use my current printer a lot for terrain. I have 2 machines currently, a so-so delta that requires way too much love, and a Monoprice Maker Select v2 I saved up for when I wasn't sure on the status of this printer. Frostgrave is kind of my newest miniatures game addiction, and game boards for it seem to benefit from large amounts of scenery.
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Post by Wayne Rogers on Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:32 pm

Yay for Frostgrave! I love it. I also play Warhammer Age of Sigmar
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Post by Mooselake on Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:22 pm

I've thought about new stairs and handrail for my 120 year old farmhouse (the stairs must date back to about 1920) for the better part of 40 years. The treads are so hold they're worn down in the centers, and there's raised grain where the softer wood has worn away. Personality, but like me showing it's age. The attic stairs are worse, high rise, short run, tough to get to the attic bedroom/hamshack with a shaky knee.

I've developed a serious appreciation for somebody who can make a good set of stairs.

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Post by Wayne Rogers on Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:25 pm

I bet it looks rustic and charming. I've replaced so many rails. I love my job though
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