Moeparker Ghost

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from Colorado

    • Moeparker Ghost

      Lightsaber update, or lack there of

      2 days ago

      Lightsaber LEDs, very bright. Much high power.


      I ordered the high power LEDs Jan 19th. It's Feb 10th, over 3 weeks.

      Nothing.


      I was hoping to show you all the lightsaber building process but at the moment I'm just stewing in frustration at this slow order process. I've been on hold for almost a month waiting.


      At this rate I might order the pieces parts and build my own. Weird. Maybe they are a small shop and they are overloaded on orders. I don't know. I just know I paid $325 three weeks ago and I see nothing so far.

    • Moeparker Ghost

      My video game playing origin story

      3 weeks ago

      When I was in kindergarten I would go to WalMart with my mom and dad. They'd drop me off at the electronics section. I'd stand in line and wait for my turn to play this new thing that all the rich kids in school were talking about. It was a new video game, Super Mario Bros, and it was on something that they called a Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES. It was nothing like the Atari my dad had. The colors were so vibrant, and the sound was rich. The controller had so many buttons! It was awesome.


      I'd wait in line with the other kids. When you died you had to give up the controller and let the next kid play.


      I remember standing there watching a teenager play it. He was good. I have a very vivid memory of asking him "Hey...hey when are you going to get to the place with all the fire?" and he said he was working on it, but he said it very tense. Like this was the hardest he'd ever concentrated in his life.


      SMB was the cause of my first cuss word. Mom and Dad saved up a lot of money and bought me an NES for christmas. It was a lot of money back then. I realize how much it cost them looking back, but they knew I loved it. I was playing, very intense. I was in headed for Bowser ( I had read the booklet, I knew what was at stake). The hammer brother right before Bowser killed me and I screamed "SON OF A BITCH!!". Mom and dad were in my bedroom, they were watching me cause it was the LAST LEVEL! It was a big deal. Mom and dad laughed and said "Son, don't cuss LOL".


      I'll be an old man someday, if I make it, and I'll always remember standing in line with the other kids. We blocked the isle outside the electronics section of the local WalMart waiting to play this "video game" thing. If I only knew then, how video games would impact and shape my life. :)


      When did you first catch the video game bug?

    • Moeparker Ghost

      4 weeks ago

    • Moeparker Ghost

      Back to your roots

      1 month ago

      A long time ago I was a nobody here on RvB. Then I did one thing: I made a lightsaber and shared the step by step instructions of how I did it. That was my blip on the community radar.


      I'm doing that again. smiley0.gif


      Over the next couple of weeks I'll be working on making my own lightsaber. I might add sounds later on, but this first version might not have them. I don't know yet. I have a few spare RBBBs from those L4D pipebombs I made, and some little speakers, but that's complicated and I bet Version 1 will just be lights and epic looking.


      I've been at Lowes today picking out pieces and parts, ordering blades and high wattage LEDs off the internet, and I'm on the living room floor starting to fit parts together and figure out how to wire it up.


      Some of the parts are special made, I will 3D print them. With my fledgling 3D modeling skills growing stronger, this kick ass 3D printer working overtime, and my silicone/resin casting side I think I'll be able to make a lightsaber that's very cool, super bright, strong enough to wail on a tree and not break, and it all cost between $150-$200. smiley0.gif


      Stay tuned if you are interested in building your own lightsaber. OR if you like but don't want to build it I might take on demand orders. We'll see. No promises on anything, ever, except one...I promise to love you. smiley12.gif

    • Moeparker Ghost

      Space X ready for launch.

      1 month ago

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      Done


      3D printed it all as one piece. No seems, just 74 hour of nonstop 3D printing. Used half a roll of filament, 0.5kg. It's hollow, with walls almost 1/16" thick (1.2mm)


      Translucent Blue PLA from Ultimachine.com was the plastic I used. It's semi transparent so it looks great in front of light.

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      That was my New Years Weekend. How was your holiday weekend?

    • Moeparker Ghost

      3D Printing SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket

      1 month ago

      It'll be one solid piece.

      4 feet tall.

      All one print.

      74 hours total.


      This is 22 hour in. Only 52 more.

      I'll post updates photos throughout the weekend on my twitter.

      https://twitter.com/preezerk



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      Technical specs:

      Printing material: Translucent blue PLA

      0% infill, so it's hollow

      Walls/Shell is 1.2mm thick, which is 3 walls for my 0.4mm nozzle

      30mm/s print speed

      ~200C print temp


      1219mm tall, or 48 inches.


      This is the largest thing I have ever printed. Probably the tallest thing I can print.

    • Moeparker Ghost

      EXTRA LIFE CHARITY EVENT

      1 month ago

      This is a copy/past from aoina's journal . Yeah it's late and I should ble sleepings but I figure YEH..>HEY, it'f for the kids man! So like read it and stufsfs causeit's the right thing tso do! whhOOOOOT!!!


      ***************************


      Tomorrow from 12pm - 12am Mountain time I will be streaming at my Twitch Channel for Extra Life! This is one of the last stream events near the end of their window for donating so if you haven't donated previously (or have!) then please consider donating to my local children's hospital. :D

      I'd really really appreciate it!

      Or tell your friends and family and so on and so forth. It'll be a blast. Horror games are the main item on the menu but I have plenty of other games too. IT'LL BE FUN FUN FUN.



      *********************


      see taht, ths't's it. that's her jouranl but I took it and copied it hhehehehehe. shhhhhhhhhh



      sh e doesn't know I did this OMG DON'T TELL HER! HEY....hey lets' keep this a secret. our secret! hehehe.


      hoh but seriousl y hou you you you heheh, you sould go check out her twitch sctream. It'll b e neat to watch and you ga...can get your charity giving otu ofthe way and feel good caus you did it while incorprating gaming and that's what we're all about!


      right!!!


      gaming !


      that is like, what we do ya knoq. we game, and we win cause we are gaminsers. yep. hit hte nail on teh ahead for sure I did.


      whoa, i'ts time late. fuc the clock, why does it keepmoving when I asked it to stop. I eman no respect for temporal displacemnt or whatever.


      good night

    • Moeparker Ghost

      Upgrades

      1 month ago

      I 3D pritned a keychain key holder, the grey one. Then I made a rubber mold of it and cast it in white as a test cast. That worked, so I cast a green glow-in-the-dark one for my personal use to test out. Working great so far. Loving the glow, it lasts for hours.

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      The green glow-in-the-dark one poured and setting up.

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      Green glow-in-the-dark after sitting under a blacklight for a few minutes. Sucker glows!

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      Blue and Green glow-in-the-dark ones. They radiate power, and energy.

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      I'm enjoying this version a lot more than the last one. If you want one I'll make a few extra and put them in the store as soon as the store come back online from the upgrade/facelift we gave it last week.


      -Moe

    • Moeparker Ghost

      Fallout 4 spoiler free review

      2 months ago

      Fallout 4 didn't suck, but I will not be replaying it. One and done, and for a Fallout game, I don't consider that good. (I'll read through this to make sure I didn't spoil it for those that haven't played it. I'll keep it basic with no names.)

      I bought Fallout 4 expecting it to be similar to the other Fallout games. Last one was New Vegas, and you could do almost anything. Hell I saw a New Vegas playthrough where Many a True Nerd didn't kill a single person. That's awesome that a game can be that flexible. smiley0.gif That takes some creative solutions to do that. That's what I expected.

      I just finished Fallout 4, just now. I clocked in at 144 hours. smiley7.gif Let me tell ya..... Fallout 4 is not a role playing game. FO4 is a first person shooter with some dialog thrown in to give you the ILLUSION of choice. It's that illusion that I hated the most. smiley5.gif

      There are no other ways to solve problems except to shoot everything. Your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. skills do not play into dialog like they could in the previous games. Only Charisma does anything, and if you don't have a high Charisma in this game you are in trouble. No INT checks, no STR intimidation checks. I'd say 80% of the Charisma dialog checks are "give me more money". smiley2.gif

      No way to be smart enough to say something unique and get something cool. Hell I hear putting a 1 in Intelligence doesn't give you special "dumb" things to say like it did with New Vegas. I was SO pumped to do a 1 INT playthrough. smiley4.gif

      Also, you can't say no. I hated that so much! smiley4.gif They'd tell me to go kill some people, and my only dialog options were:

      1. Do I have to?
      2. I can't wait to kill them!
      3. Well ok if I have to.
      4. Why do they have to die?


      There is no way out of it. Every single one of those led to you accepting the quest to go kill things. That's all you fucking do. The dialog is an illusion, there is no choice in this game. For a damn Role Playing game, I'm not really Role Playing who I want to be. That's me following a preset path. A --> B --> C....etc

      I hated that...soooooo much. smiley5.gif Flames....flames on the side of my face.

      I wanted a Fallout role playing game and I got a Borderlands "shoot and grab loot" game.

      I have not been this disappointed with a game in a long time. If you played FO4 and loved it, I'm actually really happy for you. smiley12.gif I wish I was you. This game just pissed me off. smiley4.gif

      (no spoilers) Remember the ending of FO3 and NV? All those explanations of what happened to everyone, and how it was so different based on what you did? I coordinated with @Aoina, she picked one faction and I picked a different one. Same ending cinematic. Frame by frame, the same.

      Wait........let me.........Ok I just watched all 4 "different" endings on youtube. Only ONE was different, and guess what....it has 6 extra words. Six. The voice over was a tad different.

      The way a RPG ends means something to me. I wanted the ending to show what I did, how I changed things. But that's just it...you don't change anything in Fallout 4. You play their story, their way, kill everything, and you're done.

      I was so hyped for this game. I put off playing Starcraft 2 for Fallout 4, I expected a grand adventure where I'd shape the wasteland and want to replay it over and over.

      No. What I got was a game that sent me to the same fucking area/building again and again, for different quests. I was to "clear that building out"...I already killed everything yesterday! But NOPE, everything respawns...in the same place, with the same timing. What the ever loving fuck.

      Never ending bullshit filler worthless quests, that's what I got from Fallout 4. That part really did piss me off and get to me. Still steamed about that.

      If someone asked me if they should buy Fallout 4, I'd say "Only if it's on sale for $20-$30"

      I do not feel like I got $60 worth of fun from this game. Those 144 hours I put into this game, those were not happy hours. I had to use console commands to fix glitched npcs. Yeah, it was that bad. @Aoina had to do console commands to fix broken quests more than I did. It was horrible.

      Bethesda is known for silly bugs in their games, but these weren't bugs, they were broken parts of the game.

      Right now I'm about to uninstall Fallout 4 and get back 25GB of hard drive space. I hate to say it, but that is the happiest I've been regarding this game in 3 weeks. That's a horrible thing to say, but I am filled with disappointment...and anger.

      Time to buy Starcraft 2 and kill some damn zerg! My life for Auir!



  • About Me

    My name is Jason (aka MoeParker)

    Aoina and I have started a company creating video game props, armor, weapons, necklaces, charms, keychains, desk paper weights, etc. From cosplay to collecting, you can add anything to your Inventory. Get it? The items are better than my wordplay. ;-)

    Visit our website for video game replicas, handmade jewelry, 3D printed items and much more: Inventory Screen



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  • Comments (175)

    • CiQuat V2 Super Team!

      5 months ago

      Know anything about the Micro? https://printm3d.com/themicro/

      • CiQuat V2 Super Team!

        5 months ago

        Saw an ad for this one and am certainly tempted.

    • Preezerk

      6 months ago

      I'm back bitches

    • john

      8 months ago

      Well hello to you too

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      10 months ago

      Did you get that surround system in?

      • Moeparker Ghost

        10 months ago

        Yes. Turns out this house I just bought has a lot of speaker wire ran in the walls. About 10 wire pairs are behind small panels behind the TV nook. Only 2 of them go to the back wall so I have no idea where the other 8 pairs go.


        I also now realize I've only had crappy speakers in the past. These have some heft to them. The receiver too. The RCA one I bought from Walmart is light as a feather. This Yamaha one is heavy. Someone put some actual metal in their equipment!

      • Dopp ROLL TIDE

        10 months ago

        That's awesome.

        Are all the speakers wired?

      • Moeparker Ghost

        10 months ago

        omg it is heaven. I spent Thursday night running wire around and hooking it all up. Gaming systems and media PC are good now.

        I love it. It's fast, responsive, clear. It is a godsend. Game of Thrones starts up this Sunday and I had to get something for GOT night. This is perfect! Good find. You have saved Westeros.

    • khurram_89

      10 months ago

      Not sure how you're not on my friends list yet.

      This changes now.

      • Moeparker Ghost

        10 months ago

        Change is good. Buddha says so.

    • DrBlowitup

      10 months ago

      my mom says hi.

      • Moeparker Ghost

        10 months ago

        Cool! Hi to ya both! smiley0.gif

    • CiQuat V2 Super Team!

      10 months ago

      www.ted.com/talks/joe_desimone_what_if_3d...

      • Moeparker Ghost

        10 months ago

        The second industrial revolution is coming man. It's coming!

    • SorvatS

      11 months ago

      The description of this book reminded me of someone sort of. www.amazon.com/dp/B00QXXFVWA/?tag=priceonomi...

      • SorvatS

        11 months ago

        3D printed food and or truck.

      • Moeparker Ghost

        11 months ago

        New plan: I will open a food truck soon!

    • Aoina InvScreen

      11 months ago

      Psst have a great day and all that jazz!

      • Moeparker Ghost

        11 months ago

        I will now! smiley0.gif

    • CiQuat V2 Super Team!

      1 year ago

      Thought of you: makezine.com/2015/02/06/can-a-600-3d-print...

      • CiQuat V2 Super Team!

        1 year ago

        This article here is just about enough to tempt me to break down and do it. There's been a number of times lately where I could have made good use of one.

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        That's right! Save some money and just do more calibrations.

        Lady next to me here at work used to have access to a $60,000 3D printer. She had some parts from it one day. I compared them to mine and she said they were equal. That's a very good feeling to have a $1,000 printer have equal quality as a $60,000 printer.

    • trueblueoval

      1 year ago

      Saw this thermal of a race and thought of you

      hBEBA9C39

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        My Seek Thermal thing has a split screen option where it will record normal on the left and thermal on the right.

        It's a neat idea, but it records the normal in the camera's resolution and the thermal in the thermal resolution. Normal is HD, and Thermal is like 600x800. So they are not the same and it's strange.

        I hope they get that fixed someday cause that would be cool to see them side by side.

      • trueblueoval

        1 year ago

        yea its crazy seeing the tire rip apart like that, wish i could see the normal footage to compare

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        That is very cool

    • Cheyza

      1 year ago

      I kinda/sorta pre-ordered the Master Chief Collection.
      I have a perfectly good wxcuse tho:
      It was in the morning after work/I had been drinking Kraken/the Moon was FULL/PMS!!!/etc,etc,etc/yadda.
      see. perfectly excuseable.....
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      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        You gota do what you gota do! smiley0.gif

    • thetoddg

      1 year ago

      Want to print me out a unique sign for my business?

      Post edited 9/14/14 3:57PM

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        I'll take down this info and I'll see what I can do. No idea on time frame. I have 6 projects/prints before I can even get to this one. It's starting to get busy in this basement but you're on the list!

      • thetoddg

        1 year ago

        I'm not picky. If you want to use this as a guinea pig project, that's fine by me.

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        That would be awesome.

        Well I can 3D print anything you need, but I am not well trained in 3D modeling. I can do a few things but I'm not up to par with those well versed in Maya or Blender or AutoCAD.

        I have a means to take line art, like a pen drawing or just text, and extrude it upwards to make a 3D model of the words. If I can get a 3D model of the AR-15 grip I can take those same letters, and do a negative boolean on it and have those letters cut out of the grip so the name is recessed. That's the high end of my 3D modeling skills so far until classes start up again.

      • thetoddg

        1 year ago

        What I would REALLY love would be an AR-15 grip with Fine Fit & Finish written 'old western' style on it from.
        I'll look around for a design, but I have no clue where to look. smiley1.gif

        *Post Edit

        something like this: grabcad.com/library/3d-scanned-magpul-moe...

        with the company came down the side.

        Post edited 9/15/14 4:37PM

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        I will look around. If you find an example of a font you like I can extrude it up and make a 3d model from it.

      • thetoddg

        1 year ago

        I was thinking the words, "Fine Fit & Finish" spelled in a fancy way that you wouldn't get with a normal carving. Maybe more like desk ornament than a sign. I don't have any design made.

        My company is Fine Fit & Finish, LLC, a home based FFL.

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        What do you have in mind? And do you have the 3d model of it already made?

    • Cheyza

      1 year ago

      Dayum! I don't think I've ever had a friend request answered so quick!
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      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        LOL. Good. Gooooooooood

    • conrad500

      1 year ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbOEoRrHyU&list=...

      woo! Mainstream Net Neutrality discussion

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        This is a great video!

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        Interesting.

    • yelnocp TNETENNBA

      1 year ago

      You sly reviewer, you. Someone on reddit found your google thing
      www.reddit.com/r/roosterteeth/comments/26kti...

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        omg. LOL

      • john

        1 year ago

        Looks like you beat me to it

    • Optimizer Still Here

      1 year ago

      So, still thinking about coming down for RTX, or is this not the year?

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        My family always gets together for the 4th of July. I want to go to RTX but if it is always on the holiday weekend chances are I won't.

    • puckplayer

      1 year ago

      lego.gizmodo.com/replacing-parts-of-3d-printed...

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        In the process you linked me to you don't actually print on legos, as cool as that would be. You 3D model an item, then the special software sticks a bunch of Lego studs (or nobs) all over it that other real legos will snap into once the item is printed and you've removed it from the printer. It would be like 3d printing a lower receiver with some lego nobs on the rear of the lower so you can build the stock out of legos and have the coolest rifle at the range.

        And thanks. I have to control myself making journals about the 3D printing process. I try to tone down the "oh WTF NOOOO" moments, there are so many. But at the same time you can't sugar coat it. I had no idea what I was getting into, few do. I thought it would be like a microwave, button...DING...done. It's more like...that machine Doc Brown built in BttF3, the big one that just made ice. It's like that, but it can burn you.

      • puckplayer

        1 year ago

        Haha, right? I didn't even think of that. I mean, not that I do any 3D printing, but I like reading your journals and seeing what projects you're working on. Anyway, it's pretty clever since I'm assuming the plastic you're printing with would just melt to the legos and create a plastic version of a weld, right? It could definitely cut down on time requirements to make bigger pieces.

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        I want that to catch on everywhere.

        "And this fellow scientists is the Matter Discombobulator Raygun. As you can see we used many 1x6 lego pieces to save money."

        It's like 3D printing merged with Minecraft.

      • puckplayer

        1 year ago

        I read this and thought of you.

    • Camaran Catamaran

      1 year ago

      I'm thinking about my own 3D printer. Probably going to build it myself. Unless you can recommend a decent prebuilt one that can be easily be sent to Australia.

      What are things I should look out for?
      Any tips?

      • Camaran Catamaran

        1 year ago

        It's about $300 to ship to Australia. Which is good.

        (Sorry for the multiple comments, but editing comments is so broken)

      • Camaran Catamaran

        1 year ago

        Just looking into the MendleMax 2. It's been said that it's cheaper and easier to build.

        I am thinking of starting with this. Problem is that it doesn't say what size the plate is (200mm x 200mm is fine for me)

        Also have a friend from the same suburb as me who has his own 3D printer and has offered to build me the parts I need.

        EDIT: The Wiki says that it's 230 mm x 310 mm x 225 mm.

        EDIT 2: It's about $300 to ship to Australia. Which is good

        Post edited 4/30/14 8:30AM

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        My gut reaction to the 3dstuffmaker printer you linked is No. Here's why:

        1. I mentioned the Bowden system. Splitting up the cold end and the hot end only makes sense for a few printers. Cartesian printers mostly have the cold and hot end combined, so that the motor that has the toothed gear is right above the metal hot end that is the nozzle, they both move and are joined. This means you feed the filament straight down into the nozzle. Only reason to split them up would be to A) go faster like a delta printer can or B), parts are too weak to move them (like a delta with long skinny arms). That alone makes my eyebrow raise looking at this one.

        2. The features do not sound good. Skype support, their own database of STL files ( just went there, they have maybe 100, where as Thingiverse has...a million?), heavy duty print plate sounds like "fast learner" on a resume. It doesn't say heated bed so there is none. I've looked at enough kits to feel a bit strange about this one's "features".

        3. The extras, Maintenance kit $100? What is that? PLA spool holder is $50, so without that you don't have a friction free way to feed the printer. The spool would be on the ground. I did that, it tangled and ruined. Surface Protective Tape $15..what kind of tape? Is it just the blue painter's tape that everyone uses to print with PLA? Is it the more expensive Kapton amber colored tape? Doubt it, that stuff is too much money for me to buy and use regularly.

        4. Essential Kit is $160. Essential, like what..."this printer will suck balls unless you spend an extra $160". That's a good sign that they are like the microtransactions version of 3d printers. Get you in with a low cost job and OOPS, it broke....better get the kit.

        5. Skype support sounds neat but if I had to use Skype support to fix my printer I'd go insane. Email is fine, because if it's broken or needs a fix it's hours to do that. Get advice, go off for hours to fix, email back. That's what I did and it was fine. Not sure why you'd want a skype call other than for instant chat, and that makes me ...it makes me feel like it's a gimmick. Reviews say it's awesome customer support but some of them feel canned.

        6. The 0.7mm nozzle. That is HUGE! I use a 0.4 and a 0.35mm nozzle. That gives you fine detail. In their write up they say "Wall Thickness Range: 730-980 Microns". In otherwords 0.73mm to 0.98mm. When you print items, when you get to the top each line will be that thick. It'll look like a contour map on top, or a stair step pyramid. You want a fine nozzle. 0.4 or 0.5 is the norm. 0.35 is good too. In fact 0.35-0.5 is a nice sweet spot. Only reason you'd want a nozzle hole as wide as 0.7 is for two reasons ...A) you want to print Tglass nylon and you want your lines to be as circle shaped as you can make them so your print is as see through as you can get....B) you are printing stuff for industry and want big fat thick super strong parts you can put in machines that can take industrial abuse.


        I'm not trying to say this company or their product is bad, but from looking at this I would not invest my money into this printer. I feel like you'd be trying to turn a wooden box into an F1 car. I'd save up more and spend it on something else. You should be able to build a great 3D printer for $500-$700 that will actually last and give you great prints time and time again.

        Look on the RepRap wiki, I think I linked it in the previous comment I posted. RepRap is the term for these built at home 3D printers. You can get a complete parts list from the wiki, links to the support forums where people talk about tips, tricks, troubleshooting, advice.

        If you find a RepRap design you like you can either find the 3D printed parts on ebay or if you have a nearby Hackerspace/Makerspace/Creatorspace you can use that. If you've never heard of them they are buildings(often member founded by fellow tech folks) that have tools for you to use for a fee. Most have 3D printers and you can take a CD with the STL files you want to print and use their 3D printers to make your parts.


        hackerspaces.org/wiki/Australia

        map version
        hackerspaces.org/wiki/List_of_Hacker_Spaces


        That way you could get all the metal parts and motors, then use their 3D printer to print the special parts, then build your own 3D printer. Very James Bond like.

        Good luck! Ask more questions if you have any. smiley0.gif

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        I will look at it in detail later today.

        www.makergeeks.com/prpak.html

        That is also a neat site. They sell the printed parts of things like the Prusha, then you go to the Wiki site and get a parts list, go to the local hardware store and get the "vitamins" (term for parts you can't print like metal parts and motors).

        The link you posted shows a tube, and that means it's a Bowden tube, not a direct drive where the extruder motor is mounted on the moving hot end. I didn't think Prusha printers used a bowden system. Delta printers so but most cartesian printers don't.

        reprap.org/wiki/Build_A_RepRap

      • Camaran Catamaran

        1 year ago

        Looking at this

        It's cheap, comes to Australia, semi built. 200x200x200mm is a good start.

        Opinion?

      • Camaran Catamaran

        1 year ago

        You sir, are a legend.

        Thank you smiley13.gif

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        The thing that helped me was the forums on the printer's sites. I looked at the different printers, then I looked at their forums. I was going to get a prebuilt Makerbot until I looked at their forums. Too many angry customers wanting to know where the customer service was.

        That is the first step. That's why I went with the Rostock Max. The forums are full of older machinists that modify stuff. They know a lot and love to help out folks that have problems. They've helped me out a few times.


        @Jcach is in Australia and does 3D printing. He might have some good tips on shipping to Australia. His images have some info as well.



        He has a SolidDooddle.


        I have the Rostock MAX. I know mine inside and out so I can answer any questions about it.

        Looking at the forums is where I'd start.

        Read up and see if you have to upgrade any parts out of the box. For the MAX I would recommend upgrading the hot end to a Jhead or an E3D. When I did that my print quality went up a LOT. Lot of wiring, soldering, wire binding. The MAX is great for printing with PLA. It has a very open design with the metal rails that go up. I just started printing with ABS and today I have to build an enclosure to keep air drafts out of the printing area, it's cracking my ABS prints by letting them cool down too fast.

        PLA shouldn't need a heated build plate. Blue painter's tape wiped with normal rubbing alcohol is enough to make the PLA stick great. ABS needs a heated build plate.

        I would go with the kit and build it myself tbh. You get to know all the parts. That way when, no if, but WHEN it breaks down you can fix it and not have to wait for someone else to help you.


        Go here www.3ders.org/

        At the top left they have a Compare all 3D printers button. That is a great way to sort through the hundreds of printers and get a look at them and compare them. Once there you can sort them by all sorts of variables. USA, Australia, Kit, Assembled, price, etc. It's a good place for research.

    • conrad500

      1 year ago

      please print me one of these
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    • CiQuat V2 Super Team!

      1 year ago

      http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/14/if-you-look-at-one-picture-of-3d-printed-chicken-today-make-it-this-one/

      Think FR3D would wanna make dinner? :)

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        Man, I'm going to have to 3d print a white chef's hat, stick on FR3D.

        That is a very good print. Those technologies are very details, but the flip side is their lack of strength.

        Pretty soon now we're going to have the detail of the powder printers and the raw strength of the hard plastic melting printers. Heaven help us all when that day comes!

    • conrad500

      1 year ago

      I wonder if anyone's ripped the models for the Smash Bros. trophies... I'd pay for some of those printed! (just a random thought I had today xD )

      • conrad500

        1 year ago

        and now I want the talismans from Jackie Chan Adventures...

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        I found a website that offers tutorials on how to use Zbrush to make 3D models. Last night I learned how to make my own supports, like a tree branch under the chin of a goblin. That way you don't need the software to try and figure out where supports go. It tends to put them everywhere, then you gota chip and file that shit off.

        I'll look into those trophies. If not I might make a few later on for fun to test.

    • BeardedTortuga

      1 year ago

      I'm sure you may have seen this but holy crap the things you could create with this. 3D printing metal. I'm guessing the metal is not very strong though. www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yJU3rqgd9o&featu...

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        Hadn't seen this video of it yet. Very nice.

    • conrad500

      1 year ago

      server reset. lets group up this weekend!

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        I hate that, when one person is just doing very well and people start screaming hacker.

      • conrad500

        1 year ago

        nah, everyone was just mad and he wasn't hacking, just using /home and spawn camping lol

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        no kidding? Like he can't die? or he's super fast?

      • conrad500

        1 year ago

        hacker on right now

      • conrad500

        1 year ago

        xD I will totally help. I need a refuge for when I kill everyone

      • Moeparker Ghost

        1 year ago

        Nice. Aoina will be over to my house to work on the printer so might get her on there too. Need some armor and lots of redstone, I have engineering plans for traps.

    • conrad500

      2 years ago

      So I finally got my new job, and now they want me to ship things they're printing. The pieces have long narrow pieces just sticking out... Y U PRINT LIKE THAT IF I'M MAILING IT! D:

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        That will need some damn good packing. Esh.

    • Larith

      2 years ago

      Moe because it's the holiday season and I'm feeling generous, I decided that I'd go ahead and let you give me Yoda this year for Xmas.

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        I set him on the front porch, come get him!

        Your generosity will be remembered long after the elves have grown old.

    • conrad500

      2 years ago

      new 3d printer you might want to look at in action

      www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded...

      cutting edge

    • BuckeyeDon Crackpottist

      2 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xPYMDXGyBM

    • Jcach

      2 years ago

      Hey, recon you could beat these guys? www.facebook.com/3dprintermalaysia/posts/47694...

      • Jcach

        2 years ago

        I blame the site for this. I edited my post, but it didn't update.

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        Hmmmm, meat. I will meat them, I will throw steaks at them, hamburgers, even hot dogs. We will meat on a battle field and I shall tenderize them until I am the A1 champion! (I'm hungry and I saw "meat" and ran with it, but yes it would be very cool)

      • Jcach

        2 years ago

        It would be amusing to beat them.

        Post edited 12/14/13 1:36AM

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        It looks like they printed it out in many pieces and glued them all together.

        I believe I could print it out in only 2 pieces (halves) , at 1.234 meters high.

    • BaghdadBean

      2 years ago

      www.upworthy.com/a-boy-was-born-without-a-hand...

      • BaghdadBean

        2 years ago

        I instantly thought of you, and thought that maybe you could help them improve the design. This sort of thing has great potential for cosplaying as well, as I'm sure you already noted.

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        ..I'll type this again...it went away.

        I have to get those files and print this out. It is amazing!

    • conrad500

      2 years ago

      www.engadget.com/2013/11/08/3d-systems-sense/ A nice step in scanning tech!

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        Oh shit, I like that!!!!!! smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

    • VinnieA

      2 years ago

      Those 3D prints are really cool, it is so interesting to me!

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        Thanks. The payoff is worth the pain.

    • BuckeyeDon Crackpottist

      2 years ago

      I'm thinking that you can meld this printing technology with your printing technology to make some cool self-lighting works of art. Perhaps not in a single print (at least not in the near future), but...

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        I need to get a grant from the Department of Energy!

    • SorvatS

      2 years ago

      www.engadget.com/2013/11/13/smithsonian-x-3d-c...

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        Ah yeah!!!!

        Dinos coming to my house!

    • billsonfire

      2 years ago

      You sir are my hero, to bad laser technology sucks so much in this universe.

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        Alas no. That tech needs a lot of juice, and recharging your laser pistol off a small solar panel would take many days. Zombies won't wait that long. smiley2.gif

      • billsonfire

        2 years ago

        That's fucking amazing, but with the zombie apocalypse approaching do you have enough time?

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        We need better power sources. Higher density battery packs that last longer would solve all these pesky energy weapons problems.

        I worked for the Military helping to develop Kinetic and Energy Weapons. Batteries drainage is an obstacle.

        Someday we'll all have our Laser Pistol out in the desert shooting mutated scorpions. Someday.....

    • conrad500

      2 years ago

      (posts more 3d printing junk on here www.kickstarter.com/projects/1351910088/3doodler-... )

    • conrad500

      2 years ago

      So I'm getting a new position running an architecture site. They have those industrial 3d printers that are tall as a man and cost $3000 a month to lease... I can't remember the freaking brand though. I am excite

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        That is awesome. I dream of having one of those, or even just watching it print something. very cool!

    • CiQuat V2 Super Team!

      2 years ago

      Figured you'd get a kick out of this: www.ksdk.com/rss/article/402707/3/Missouri... If only this had been around a decade ago!

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        I've been seeing a lot of question threads pop up in 3D printing forums. "I need to get a 3d printer for my university/school/business, which one should I get?"

        lucky students smiley4.gif

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      2 years ago

      Thought you might like this:

      vimeo.com/74350367

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        That is very cool. very

    • conrad500

      2 years ago

      This could help with finding 3d models! hackaday.com/2013/09/12/3-sweep-turning-2d...

    • foofoocuddly

      2 years ago

      I has question could you 3d print and paint a Geth pulse rifle? if so how much would such a thing cost?

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        Step one would be to find a 3D model of the rifle. I just checked and Thingiverse doesn't have one.

        Once I have the model then I could figure out how long and how much material it would take. A full sized rifle like that would be well over $200-300. It would probably take many days to print, over 40 hours of non-stop printing.

    • john

      2 years ago

      www.kickstarter.com/projects/aiorobotics/zeus-the...

      if only I had $2k lying around

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        NICE!

        This tech is advancing rapidly.

    • yelnocp TNETENNBA

      2 years ago

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      Printed as a single piece.

    • SorvatS

      2 years ago

      www.flickr.com/groups/3d-print-failures/

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        Now that's a cool group. smiley0.gif

    • CiQuat V2 Super Team!

      2 years ago

      Can you work from SketchUp files? If so, I may have a custom order for you soon. :)

    • CiQuat V2 Super Team!

      2 years ago

      I submit the following for your perusal and entertainment: patent-able.tumblr.com (via: gizmodo.com/one-man-is-resurrecting-forgo... )

    • Jcach

      2 years ago

      I'm looking at what 3D printer to get again, and I thought I should ask you for your advice - since you have a lot more experience at using them than I do. Are there any issues I should look out for? Anything you would recommend?

      The DeltaMaker is bad ass, but it doesn't ship internationally.

      • Jcach

        2 years ago

        I'm definitely going to look into that.

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        The best thing is to find the forums or support groups and read though what kinds of issues the users are having. You'll find out what breaks, how long they had it before it broke, and how fast the company is at servicing it and fixing it.


        I was going to get a Makerbot until I read through their forums and user created google groups. At the time back in February it had a lot of issues.

        Reading forums and support sites like that will give you a look into what life will be like if/when you buy that particular printer.

    • CiQuat V2 Super Team!

      2 years ago

      Next-generation FR3D: www.gizmag.com/suspended-deposition-3d-print...

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        Undo funciton?

        WHAT??? smiley7.gifsmiley7.gifsmiley7.gif

    • Vicky

      2 years ago

      It's weird that everytime I see your new 3D printing adventures on my feed I get super happy.

      Keep it up smiley1.gifsmiley1.gif

      • Vicky

        2 years ago

        Looking forward to it

      • Moeparker Ghost

        2 years ago

        smiley0.gif

        Will do! We've got a few cool prints coming up, and I need to do a long journal showing off the PipBoy 3000 we printed last week.

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