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Title: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 23, 2017, 09:04:32 pm
Use this thread to post Arcade-related 3D printed projects, .stl files, and more. Letís keep the other thread for support questions. This one is strictly for arcade stuff.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: 05SRT4 on November 23, 2017, 10:16:55 pm
Subbing, thanks

I am excited to see what everyone comes up with.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: fablog on November 23, 2017, 11:07:43 pm
Namco guncon (not mine)

(http://www.aipos3d.com/sites/default/files/styles/3d_images_thumb_new/public/3d-models/7008768221024.jpeg?itok=2qWuyU5f)

https://sketchfab.com/models/fb47fae605f64e8f95a49a0ee7a9dcc7

If anyone is interested to finish it to be used with the Aimtrak electronic kit...
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: rovingmind on November 24, 2017, 04:20:21 am
i have no pictures of it, but i did print some replacement arcade button nuts from a thingiverse download.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Locke141 on November 24, 2017, 10:09:21 am
Should we post other CNC stuff? I have a bunch of laser files I made for builds.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: BadMouth on November 24, 2017, 11:02:02 am
Not really arcade, but here's the easy Gameboy style controller sleeve I made for my phone (Blu Life One X2).
The back would need to be resized to fit other phones.  If I did it over again, I'd make the bottom flat so it could stand on it's end.
Links to tinkercad files are in this post:http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,152133.msg1596901.html#msg1596901 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,152133.msg1596901.html#msg1596901)
Instructions are on the following posts.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=353846;image)
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=353848;image)

Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 24, 2017, 11:30:35 am
Anything video game related is cool here.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: jdbailey1206 on November 24, 2017, 07:23:00 pm
I printed a nut shaver with my 3D printer but I cant seem to find the file at the moment...
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on November 24, 2017, 07:47:01 pm
I printed a nut shaver with my 3D printer but I cant seem to find the file at the moment...

if it's the one with the serrated blade do everyone a favor and not post it.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Titchgamer on November 25, 2017, 07:55:20 am
I printed a nut shaver with my 3D printer but I cant seem to find the file at the moment...

Gillete or Braun?

Seriously wtf is a nut shaver??
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: thomas_surles on November 25, 2017, 10:12:48 am
I printed a nut shaver with my 3D printer but I cant seem to find the file at the moment...
Hook a brother up. I dont own a razer so i steal my wifes for my bag and ass, then put it back and dont tell her.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 25, 2017, 11:03:59 am
Go fog up the Chuff thread with your nutsack tales. This is for 3D printing.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: jdbailey1206 on November 25, 2017, 11:41:07 am
I printed a nut shaver with my 3D printer but I cant seem to find the file at the moment...

if it's the one with the serrated blade do everyone a favor and not post it.

My nuts or the razor?

C'mon Yots.  The day one thread stays on track Im taking my cleanly shaven joystick and leaving.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Nephasth on November 25, 2017, 11:56:19 am
Edge connector keys
Molex/other electrical connectors
Molex pin removal tool
Button hole plugs
Marquee retainers
Monitor neck bubbles (like on Gorf)
Gorf/Tron/SH joystick handles
Custom joystick restrictor plates
Various joystick shaft spacer sleeves
Anycoin mechs
"Next" quarter trays
C-clips
Wire harness clips
Vent grilles
Speaker grilles

Lots of things to print...
Title: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 25, 2017, 04:17:11 pm
Universal PCB standoffs

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2201781
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 25, 2017, 04:18:45 pm
Metal control panel button hole fillers

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2010405
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 25, 2017, 04:19:17 pm
Arcade Coin Holder

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2459092
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 25, 2017, 04:19:54 pm
Arcade Joystick Dustwasher

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2630367
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 25, 2017, 04:20:33 pm
JAMMA Edge Cover

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1630827
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 25, 2017, 04:21:18 pm
Organizer for JDBailey

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1255964
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: smass on November 25, 2017, 07:28:27 pm
Metal control panel button hole fillers

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2010405 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2010405)

I need these.  Button hole plugs that I have found in the usual places all seem to be the raised plugs.  These sit flush, which is dope.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 25, 2017, 08:57:44 pm
Metal control panel button hole fillers

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2010405 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2010405)

I need these.  Button hole plugs that I have found in the usual places all seem to be the raised plugs.  These sit flush, which is dope.
Same here. Great for fixing Swiss cheese
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: jdbailey1206 on November 26, 2017, 10:07:28 am
Organizer for JDBailey

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1255964 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1255964)

Worlds smallest violin for Yots.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2127732 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2127732)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 26, 2017, 10:36:07 am
Organizer for JDBailey

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1255964 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1255964)

Worlds smallest violin for Yots.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2127732 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2127732)

Your ballsack needs attention, dude. Go tend to it while the creative types play.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 26, 2017, 12:55:44 pm
Handheld solder aid

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2209034
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 26, 2017, 12:59:18 pm
Arcade nut wrench

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:688397
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 26, 2017, 01:00:39 pm
Octagonal Restrictor Plate

 https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:52225
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 26, 2017, 01:01:58 pm
Arcade Button Spacer

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:18343
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 26, 2017, 01:02:51 pm
Xin-Mo PCB Case

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:592256
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 26, 2017, 01:06:56 pm
Sanwa 8-way restrictor plate

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1664744
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Locke141 on November 26, 2017, 08:51:54 pm
3D printable trays for Rhea and Phoebe:
Ė new design: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2010525 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2010525)
Ė old design: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1546926 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1546926)
3D printable tray for GDEMU (incl. the early v5 design): http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1585333 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1585333)
These can be bought here: https://bit-district.com (https://bit-district.com)
Title: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 26, 2017, 08:58:02 pm
3D printable trays for Rhea and Phoebe:
Ė new design: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2010525 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2010525)
Ė old design: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1546926 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1546926)
3D printable tray for GDEMU (incl. the early v5 design): http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1585333 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1585333)
These can be bought here: https://bit-district.com (https://bit-district.com)

These are the handy things that it helps to point out. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Locke141 on November 26, 2017, 09:12:41 pm
This is a fun thread.

I end up with access to a 3D printer again I'll start posting my own designs.
Title: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 26, 2017, 09:26:22 pm
This is a fun thread.

I end up with access to a 3D printer again I'll start posting my own designs.

Yeah, I want to post the Galaga spacers I made. Nothing too complex, but itís definitely a time saver.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Locke141 on November 26, 2017, 09:33:13 pm
What you using design? I have an idea or two kicking around I could knock up.

And, I build one of these Illuminated Arcade Spinner, it was a cool project.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,152868.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,152868.0.html)

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2021152 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2021152)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 26, 2017, 09:50:59 pm
Iím just playing around in Tinkercad right now. Iíll keep playing with it, then probably move on the Fusion360.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Mike A on November 27, 2017, 06:56:36 am
This thread is just what I was thinking of Yots.

I am going to have my son print up a bunch of those PCB stand offs. He has access to 3D printers at school.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: thomas_surles on November 27, 2017, 07:40:24 am
Any coin mech
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1753227 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1753227)

Simple coin entry slot. (I could have used this on ball buster)
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1663883 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1663883)

Atx power supply mount
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2222342 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2222342)

Gun holster
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1360861 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1360861)

Ipac 2 mount
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2201017 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2201017)

Zero delay mount
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2486530 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2486530)

Vextrex controller
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2584312 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2584312)

Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Mike A on November 27, 2017, 10:43:06 am
I like that ATX power supply mount. That will come in handy.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: thomas_surles on November 27, 2017, 10:50:17 am
I like that ATX power supply mount. That will come in handy.
I thought so too
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: 05SRT4 on November 27, 2017, 11:08:35 am
I like that ATX power supply mount. That will come in handy.
I thought so too

I need to mount one under a table for my current printer, will probably use that example. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Locke141 on November 27, 2017, 11:22:46 am
Link to list of software sorted by free and payed here (https://www.shapeways.com/creator/tools)

I'm giving FreeCad a go.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: smass on November 27, 2017, 06:28:05 pm
Is there a forum member who will make these to order?  I really want some of the botton hole covers but do not have access to a 3d printer...
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 27, 2017, 06:54:59 pm
Is there a forum member who will make these to order?  I really want some of the botton hole covers but do not have access to a 3d printer...

Iíll do them for you once I get my machine back up. Gimme a few days. How many do you need?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: smass on November 27, 2017, 08:15:36 pm
Is there a forum member who will make these to order?  I really want some of the botton hole covers but do not have access to a 3d printer...

Iíll do them for you once I get my machine back up. Gimme a few days. How many do you need?

PM sent :)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Nephasth on November 27, 2017, 11:06:06 pm
Is there a forum member who will make these to order?  I really want some of the botton hole covers but do not have access to a 3d printer...

Iíll do them for you once I get my machine back up. Gimme a few days. How many do you need?

Don't get Puetz'd...
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 28, 2017, 12:05:53 am
Is there a forum member who will make these to order?  I really want some of the botton hole covers but do not have access to a 3d printer...

Iíll do them for you once I get my machine back up. Gimme a few days. How many do you need?

Don't get Puetz'd...

Naw, smass is good peeps
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: HaRuMaN on December 01, 2017, 10:15:54 am
Toppers for the SNES Classic:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=363908;image)

SNES cart dust cover in red:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=363906;image)

SNES cart dust cover in white:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=363910;image)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: pbj on December 01, 2017, 10:17:22 am
Figure out a way to hid a thumb drive in those SNES Mini toppers so that the pirates can stylishly contain their ROMs.

Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Mike A on December 01, 2017, 10:26:58 am
Smooth out the banding. It looks like ass.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 01, 2017, 12:57:05 pm
Banding is part of it unfortunately.  I've found a can of filler primer works really well in terms of reducing it. 

HaRuMaN, do you have a link to the model file for those snes classic toppers?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: HaRuMaN on December 01, 2017, 01:19:34 pm
Gonna print a Z-axis stabilizer today, that should help some.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2560225 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2560225)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 01, 2017, 02:34:16 pm
Thanks man.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Malenko on December 01, 2017, 02:59:02 pm
Smooth out the banding. It looks like ass.

I kind of agree, but these things aren't exactly sizable, you're just used to Haruman potato camera pictures.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: HaRuMaN on December 01, 2017, 03:00:48 pm
Galaxy S3 ftw!   :dizzy:
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Mike A on December 01, 2017, 03:01:50 pm
That is a quibble I have with 3D printers. They are great for prototyping, but not so great for something meant to be displayed.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 01, 2017, 03:32:35 pm
I wouldnít mind trying sanding and priming one day, I just havenít made anything that needs that level of detail yet.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Malenko on December 01, 2017, 05:07:43 pm
That is a quibble I have with 3D printers. They are great for prototyping, but not so great for something meant to be displayed.

Well that's not quite right either. He could change the print resolution and have it take a redonkulous amount of time and it'd come out better. For its purpose that banding is fine.

Spoiler, those faux carts are for me and I might make em prettier but that zelda cart looks tits as is.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Mike A on December 01, 2017, 05:17:10 pm
It just surprised me that people are willing to settle for "okay" on a piece meant for display when it is 3D printed. I am considering the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that you guys put into your other work. I am not trying to be a jerk. I am trying to figure out how I feel about 3D printers. If you are happy with them then that is all that really matters. Saying they looked like ass was too harsh. It isn't my intent to crap on the work that Haruman does. It is more my thoughts on 3D printers in general.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 01, 2017, 05:33:09 pm
I donít think they look completely like ass, but the expectation is that theyíre not injected molded either.

The satisfaction comes from holding something that started out as a concept or computer file in your hands that you made in the comfort of your own home.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 01, 2017, 05:49:04 pm
By the way, up until I got a 3-D printer, I felt exactly the way that you did. But being able to design and then physically create something touches a creative nerve in me that I donít think I realized it would.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: 05SRT4 on December 01, 2017, 05:58:18 pm
Anyone of these printers can put out a perfect smooth model. And I am sure someone will post something.
In this hobby though I see most people printing parts that visuals dont really matter.

Like Yots said, its more of the craft that gets people going.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 01, 2017, 07:34:36 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171202/c41b631ed3aeab577fa289aea8245b40.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 01, 2017, 07:55:28 pm
Anyone of these printers can put out a perfect smooth model. And I am sure someone will post something.
In this hobby though I see most people printing parts that visuals dont really matter.

Like Yots said, its more of the craft that gets people going.

Yeah but it's mostly a speed vs finish time thing.  Usually it's much quicker to print it out at a higher speed and sand or fill the print than to print it smooth. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 01, 2017, 07:57:32 pm
My print speed is set to 30. Iím happy with the quality.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: 05SRT4 on December 02, 2017, 08:56:21 am
Dang Yots, that bed looks hella flat. The CR10 I just bought has huge bowing in the middle, I ended up buying a Aluminum casting plate from a local metal shop.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 02, 2017, 10:21:35 am
The a8's are a damn fine machine for the price. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 02, 2017, 10:31:27 am
Smass, I got these printed up for you...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171202/dda191baf43aa83468099699d167dfd1.jpg)

The designer (who I know) was genius!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171202/1fa4c9c32a60f13d7ec2b332b07eb71c.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 02, 2017, 10:32:16 am
The a8's are a damn fine machine for the price.

Oh yeah. Totally. No regrets!
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 02, 2017, 10:35:55 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171202/99676c738f52872fdf667490d7e1a160.jpg)

These were printed to test out the process of drawing something in Illustrator, exporting it into Tinkercad, and then making an .stl to print.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 02, 2017, 10:38:51 am
Dang Yots, that bed looks hella flat. The CR10 I just bought has huge bowing in the middle, I ended up buying a Aluminum casting plate from a local metal shop.

Did you mount that plate on top of the bowing one?

Oh, and to everyone starting out, order the PEI sheet NOW.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: 05SRT4 on December 02, 2017, 11:35:28 am
No I will end up drilling holes for the mount and the heated plate. Even when I put the Borosilicate glass it forms to it. Ive never ran into the issue this bad until this printer. That Casa de Yots print would be perfect for dual or triple color.
Title: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 02, 2017, 11:49:41 am
No I will end up drilling holes for the mount and the heated plate. Even when I put the Borosilicate glass it forms to it. Ive never ran into the issue this bad until this printer.

I never heat the bed hotter than 60 degrees, so hopefully I wonít see much warping.

Quote
That Casa de Yots print would be perfect for dual or triple color.

Yeah, me and some local collector buddies were designing 80s style logos. Iíd eventually like to try a filament swap/multi-color print one day.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: smass on December 02, 2017, 04:21:49 pm
Smass, I got these printed up for you...

The designer (who I know) was genius!

Nice!   :applaud:
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Mike A on December 02, 2017, 05:26:33 pm
Yotsuya. You should have someone local with a CNC machine carve that out in wood or MDF. It would look great with a decent paint job.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 02, 2017, 05:33:48 pm
Yotsuya. You should have someone local with a CNC machine carve that out in wood or MDF. It would look great with a decent paint job.

To be continued...
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Mike A on December 02, 2017, 05:40:34 pm
Yotsuya. You should have someone local with a CNC machine carve that out in wood or MDF. It would look great with a decent paint job.

To be continued...
I am cooking up a sign for my arcade room.

Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk

Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 05, 2017, 02:04:48 am
Badged!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171205/4c85dab126edb69eb7b960a87a6637f6.jpg)

Actually, Iím just covering two holes that were drilled there. But still....
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Slippyblade on December 05, 2017, 08:57:07 am
It needs paint.

The badge I mean.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 10, 2017, 02:50:55 pm
I snapped a tooth off an encoder wheel last night and I'm too impatient to order a new one so I just made one to print out.  I just freehanded it in photoshop based upon a scan of the broken wheel, so it might not be precision centered, ect. but I printed it out, put it in my drill and it spins really nice so it can't be THAT off.  I've enclosed the source photshop document as well as the finished stl. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 10, 2017, 02:59:56 pm
I snapped a tooth off an encoder wheel last night and I'm too impatient to order a new one so I just made one to print out.  I just freehanded it in photoshop based upon a scan of the broken wheel, so it might not be precision centered, ect. but I printed it out, put it in my drill and it spins really nice so it can't be THAT off.  I've enclosed the source photshop document as well as the finished stl.

Bad ass! I might print one just to test.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: BadMouth on December 10, 2017, 03:47:41 pm
There are encoder wheel generator programs out there.
At least there used to be back when I was tinkering with homemade spinners.

They were meant to be printed on transparencies, but would probably be fairly easy to import to a 3D modeling program.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 10, 2017, 04:28:11 pm
The ones that I'm aware of don't print the outer part of the wheel, they just do the teeth.  Post a link if you know of one that does that outer ring. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: BadMouth on December 10, 2017, 09:15:33 pm
The ones that I'm aware of don't print the outer part of the wheel, they just do the teeth.  Post a link if you know of one that does that outer ring.

Been years, but a quick google search turned up this one:
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/eyuVBlRnarw/maxresdefault.jpg)

This download link looks legit, but I haven't verified.
http://www.societyofrobots.com/downloads/ (http://www.societyofrobots.com/downloads/)

EDIT: now get on that 3D printed 720į controller with it's unique encoder wheel
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 11, 2017, 12:41:38 am
Nice.  Yeah that'll work.  I'm refining my 10 dollar 360 wheel I did a few years back.  I don't think I ever posted the pics of that.... need to do that tomorrow. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Slippyblade on December 11, 2017, 03:19:07 am
Just made this.  It's a replacement back-plate for an OG NES controller that simplifies installing a Pi Zero.  It effectively makes your NES controller a Plug-n-Play console.  I've got NES and Gameboy/GBC games on it now.

Files at: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1635363 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1635363)

Great walkthrough on construction: https://howchoo.com/g/zdqxnzblmzm/gamepad-zero-a-raspberry-pi-retro-gaming-rig-in-an-nes-controller (https://howchoo.com/g/zdqxnzblmzm/gamepad-zero-a-raspberry-pi-retro-gaming-rig-in-an-nes-controller)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Titchgamer on December 11, 2017, 04:06:20 am
Just made this.  It's a replacement back-plate for an OG NES controller that simplifies installing a Pi Zero.  It effectively makes your NES controller a Plug-n-Play console.  I've got NES and Gameboy/GBC games on it now.

Files at: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1635363 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1635363)

Great walkthrough on construction: https://howchoo.com/g/zdqxnzblmzm/gamepad-zero-a-raspberry-pi-retro-gaming-rig-in-an-nes-controller (https://howchoo.com/g/zdqxnzblmzm/gamepad-zero-a-raspberry-pi-retro-gaming-rig-in-an-nes-controller)

Thats really cool mate nice work!
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Nephasth on December 11, 2017, 11:32:46 am
Just made this.  It's a replacement back-plate for an OG NES controller that simplifies installing a Pi Zero.  It effectively makes your NES controller a Plug-n-Play console.  I've got NES and Gameboy/GBC games on it now.

Files at: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1635363 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1635363)

Great walkthrough on construction: https://howchoo.com/g/zdqxnzblmzm/gamepad-zero-a-raspberry-pi-retro-gaming-rig-in-an-nes-controller (https://howchoo.com/g/zdqxnzblmzm/gamepad-zero-a-raspberry-pi-retro-gaming-rig-in-an-nes-controller)

Nice! I kind of want one...
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: pbj on December 11, 2017, 11:57:06 am
Cool idea but needing a power supply kills it.  I'm surprised that the Pi Zero can't be run off the HDMI port, to be honest.

Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 11, 2017, 12:17:27 pm
I think it would make more sense to do that with a snes controller tbh.  Not enough buttons for many games.  Clever idea though. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Slippyblade on December 11, 2017, 01:31:30 pm
I think it would make more sense to do that with a snes controller tbh.  Not enough buttons for many games.  Clever idea though. 

Only the entire NES, Gameboy, and Gameboy Color library...

There are similar concept back plates on Thingiverse for SNES controllers as well.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 11, 2017, 02:49:43 pm
Yeah but knocking it up to 6 buttons covers everything up to the n64 and most arcade games.  If you are happy with it that is all that matters. 

Printing out parts to do my entire 360 degree wheel rig from scratch with 3d printed parts.  Just drew up the wheel hub.... cura says 2 and a half hours and it usually takes longer than cura estimates.  Gotta do both bearing holders as well.  Ugh....

Anyway, it's a pretty good design I think.  It's for people wanting to shoehorn a 360 degree wheel into their traditional analog racing cabinet.  You need a wheel with one of those removable hubs and enough room to drill a 2.25 inch hole in your dash.  Except for the wheel itself it's about 10 dollars in parts, and all can be found at your local tractor supply.  I been using it during the testing phase of my racing rig an aside from the encoder wheel breaking (it was just hot glued in place) it's worked great. 

Assuming I get it working with the newly printed parts I'll post the whole thing as a kit.

Update:  Parts are coming along nicely!  It took 2 or 3 prototypes for the bearing hubs, but the one I just printed off is perfect.  I have to engineer a holder for the optic pcb and then it's done.  I've never engineered something this complicated from scratch before and I'm a bit over-excited.   
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on December 13, 2017, 12:12:25 pm
Just made this.  It's a replacement back-plate for an OG NES controller that simplifies installing a Pi Zero.  It effectively makes your NES controller a Plug-n-Play console.  I've got NES and Gameboy/GBC games on it now.

Files at: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1635363 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1635363)

Great walkthrough on construction: https://howchoo.com/g/zdqxnzblmzm/gamepad-zero-a-raspberry-pi-retro-gaming-rig-in-an-nes-controller (https://howchoo.com/g/zdqxnzblmzm/gamepad-zero-a-raspberry-pi-retro-gaming-rig-in-an-nes-controller)

Was just thinking I needed something like this for the bottom of a sega genesis cartridge as i'm putting an rpi zero in.
gonna have to settle with using my glue gun instead for the usb hub and other connections i want to put in there.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on December 13, 2017, 12:20:14 pm
Cool idea but needing a power supply kills it.  I'm surprised that the Pi Zero can't be run off the HDMI port, to be honest.

I think hdmi only has 50ma on the 5v.
not enough to power much.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 13, 2017, 01:05:18 pm
Won't it run via the USB port of the tv?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Slippyblade on December 13, 2017, 01:32:32 pm
Won't it run via the USB port of the tv?

Depends on the port, but most supply enough current to do that.  My HDMI cord is 15' though, and longest USB cord I've got is only 6', so that plugs into the socket in my couch cup holder.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 13, 2017, 01:37:57 pm
You know with fire stick and all these hdmi dongle devices being so popular along with the never ending train of Nintendo classic consoles, you'd think somebody would have made a long hdmi cable with a built in usb cable by now.  I thought I read somewhere that the next revision of hdmi is going to have a dc power line.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: BadMouth on December 13, 2017, 03:08:48 pm
You know with fire stick and all these hdmi dongle devices being so popular along with the never ending train of Nintendo classic consoles, you'd think somebody would have made a long hdmi cable with a built in usb cable by now.  I thought I read somewhere that the next revision of hdmi is going to have a dc power line.

I haven't searched in a while, but I can't believe nobody has come out with a USB power supply that plugs inline between a standard C13/14 (tower PC style) power cable and inlet.  2 of the 4 TVs in my house use that connector for the cord and the wall warts can be a PITA when the outlet is on the wall behind the TV.  It would be a better solution for the streaming sticks.  Either that or a USB outlet on the TV with a decent amperage rating.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on December 13, 2017, 04:19:17 pm
Yeah but knocking it up to 6 buttons covers everything up to the n64 and most arcade games.  If you are happy with it that is all that matters. 

Printing out parts to do my entire 360 degree wheel rig from scratch with 3d printed parts.  Just drew up the wheel hub.... cura says 2 and a half hours and it usually takes longer than cura estimates.  Gotta do both bearing holders as well.  Ugh....

Anyway, it's a pretty good design I think.  It's for people wanting to shoehorn a 360 degree wheel into their traditional analog racing cabinet.  You need a wheel with one of those removable hubs and enough room to drill a 2.25 inch hole in your dash.  Except for the wheel itself it's about 10 dollars in parts, and all can be found at your local tractor supply.  I been using it during the testing phase of my racing rig an aside from the encoder wheel breaking (it was just hot glued in place) it's worked great. 

Assuming I get it working with the newly printed parts I'll post the whole thing as a kit.

Update:  Parts are coming along nicely!  It took 2 or 3 prototypes for the bearing hubs, but the one I just printed off is perfect.  I have to engineer a holder for the optic pcb and then it's done.  I've never engineered something this complicated from scratch before and I'm a bit over-excited.

Pi zero can't really handle snes fx chip games so N64 is right out.

Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: rovingmind on December 14, 2017, 06:39:03 am
That encoder generator puts out an image.  You can import that into inkscape and turn it into a vector then run it through a small cnc machine.  I know this is the 3d printers page but i'm looking at the hobby cnc router/engravers on amazon right now.  I tried printing one of those encoders out and sandwiching it between two clear cd inserts for a spinner once.  It didn't work out that well.  If i had to do it  again, cutting out a proper one would be the way to go.  can anybody put the paperboy encoder discs on a flatbed scanner and pop the scans my way??
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 14, 2017, 02:18:08 pm
Yeah... actually that's a good idea.  Let's start a repository on here of various encoder images.  I have some oddball ones lying around I'll scan. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: rovingmind on December 16, 2017, 03:17:04 am
if your scanning them, plopping a small 6" metric ruler beside it would be awesome for any minor scaling issues between graphics software.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Nephasth on December 16, 2017, 11:17:08 am
6" metric ruler

 :bat :whap
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Titchgamer on December 17, 2017, 03:09:52 am
6" metric ruler

 :bat :whap

^ what he said....

LOL
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: PL1 on December 17, 2017, 09:50:38 am
6" metric ruler

 :bat :whap

^ what he said....

LOL
A 6" metric ruler makes more sense than a metric yardstick that probably wouldn't have fine enough markings to make an accurate measurement.   :duckhunt


Scott
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Malenko on December 17, 2017, 02:20:22 pm
Do you have to ruin everything?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: rovingmind on December 18, 2017, 04:28:55 am
ok so the 6" metric comment wasn't well thought out however, i was at work and have one of these on my desk. 

https://www.amazon.com/Westcott-Through-6-Inch-Acrylic-10561/dp/B00CHRN0SI (https://www.amazon.com/Westcott-Through-6-Inch-Acrylic-10561/dp/B00CHRN0SI)

mine is blue.   :embarassed:
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: rovingmind on December 18, 2017, 04:29:30 am
It really is a 6" long metric ruler. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: 05SRT4 on December 18, 2017, 06:57:50 am
Justified
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Nephasth on December 18, 2017, 10:22:09 am
It's really a 152 1/3 mm imperial ruler... :P
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 18, 2017, 05:35:35 pm
I've got an omega race optical (I think), an imperial, a wico and maybe a couple of other odd ducks.  They are in parts piles somewhere, so it might be some time before I can scan them. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: rovingmind on December 21, 2017, 06:39:12 am
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1679204/#files (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1679204/#files)
a scad file for generating optical encoder discs already exists.  havn't opened it yet since i have neither the dimensions of the 720 joystick discs, nor an a 720 joystick.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: menace on January 01, 2018, 03:04:20 pm
I just got an MP mini select fro christmas this year--printed two things and went and bought a Anet A8  :cheers: Love these things!

Anyways, I want to try out this project:

https://3dprint.com/81760/raspberry-pi-arcade-cabinet/ (https://3dprint.com/81760/raspberry-pi-arcade-cabinet/)

I haven't done anything with a raspberry pi yet so it will be an adventure.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: PL1 on January 18, 2018, 10:30:29 pm
Klaatu42 made a Super Off Road Encoder Wheel. (P/N 25-11007-01)

Hi. Here is a 3d printable replacement for the original steering encoder wheel (not the flat style some machines have) for Ivan Stewart's Super Off-Road cabinets. Print with 100% infill. I used black PLA.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2760779 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2760779)

If you try this and have any feedback or want to request any changes to the model, let me know on Thingiverse in the comments.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=156342.0;attach=365034;image)


Scott
Title: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Titchgamer on January 19, 2018, 03:44:14 am
I printed a Q*bert
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180119/46ccaada0dc8f2c03c820da41d086eb8.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: 05SRT4 on January 19, 2018, 03:50:14 am
Glad you got the printer up and running. Layer lines look good.
Title: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Titchgamer on January 19, 2018, 06:54:45 am
Glad you got the printer up and running. Layer lines look good.

Yeah ime in full swing now!
Been printing stuff all week lol

I wanted to start over xmas but I was ill

Still tweaking settings but think ime nearly there now!

This is my current project, think ime going to have to reprint the turret though I think I needed to tweak a few setting.
May redo the upper hull to.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180119/e918fcce0327a41ef42538d26ff0118d.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: morebeer on January 19, 2018, 12:17:52 pm
Just came across this thread.  Some things I've made:

* Tron Recognizer for the top of my Tron
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:25879 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:25879)
(https://i.imgur.com/oVV1nDv.jpg)

* Designed this coin door latch/credit button
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2085416 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2085416)
(https://i.imgur.com/Bs4TZyS.jpg)

* Printed this UFO and "tractor beam" for my Viper Night Drivin' pinball.  The beam was printed with glow in the dark filament so it is UV-reactive for the blacklights.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:690084 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:690084)
(https://i.imgur.com/RH73u3L.jpg)

I'm also working on an adapter plate for a hacked Burger Time.

Bonus non-arcade stuff is what I've been doing for my Nintendo Switch:

Portable dock
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2294407 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2294407)
(https://i.imgur.com/HZNxCb4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/80QCSLE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qy8xF35.jpg)

Zelda stand printed on wood filament and stained/clearcoated
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2172882 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2172882)
(https://i.imgur.com/psGQi7s.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qIO02PU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/q6IRSTP.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Mike A on January 19, 2018, 03:01:12 pm
Doesn't anyone bother finishing anything they 3D print? Have some pride in workmanship. The machine does all the work. The least you can do is get out some sandpaper or paint or something. I saw a Pokemon planter somewhere in this forum. It was actually finished. It looked sweet. I get it if the part is not going to be displayed, but most of this stuff is meant for display.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 19, 2018, 04:15:13 pm
Well the wood filament that he printed with supposedly loses it's wood look if you sand it.  You really don't want anything painted touching the switch anyway. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Titchgamer on January 19, 2018, 04:43:29 pm
Ile be finishing all my prints once my paint arrives lol

Though the tank is still a work in progress, Need to print the tracks and guns then prep it all and paint.

Q*bert will be painted soon as my air brush paint arrives :)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: pbj on January 19, 2018, 05:05:21 pm
Doesn't anyone bother finishing anything they 3D print? Have some pride in workmanship. The machine does all the work. The least you can do is get out some sandpaper or paint or something. I saw a Pokemon planter somewhere in this forum. It was actually finished. It looked sweet. I get it if the part is not going to be displayed, but most of this stuff is meant for display.

That Pokemon planter owns.  My wife loves it.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: 05SRT4 on January 19, 2018, 10:05:54 pm
Doesn't anyone bother finishing anything they 3D print? Have some pride in workmanship. The machine does all the work. The least you can do is get out some sandpaper or paint or something. I saw a Pokemon planter somewhere in this forum. It was actually finished. It looked sweet. I get it if the part is not going to be displayed, but most of this stuff is meant for display.

That Pokemon planter owns.  My wife loves it.

 :cheers:

I enjoyed painting it. Need to get a airbrush kit next. Still waiting on someone to print that pirate though......
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 08, 2018, 10:18:55 pm
If you can guess what this is, I will print and send you one. First person only!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180309/fe4fed3e40278cb6d9ddff646fe87503.jpg)

Smass, I still owe you the button plugs. Will mail soon.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: pbj on March 08, 2018, 10:23:19 pm
Quarter holder?

Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 08, 2018, 10:26:45 pm
Quarter holder?

Good guess. Nope.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Titchgamer on March 09, 2018, 03:22:46 am
Quarter holder?

Good guess. Nope.

Foot protector thing?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Mike A on March 09, 2018, 04:22:43 am
smass, I still owe you the button plugs. Will mail soon.

I had to read that twice this morning. Man I need some coffee. :laugh2:
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: 05SRT4 on March 09, 2018, 05:43:57 am
When I skimmed over it I saw the same thing at first.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Mike A on March 09, 2018, 06:05:32 am
Does that say something about us?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: pbj on March 09, 2018, 07:05:33 am
He knew what he was doing when he posted that.

Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 09, 2018, 08:20:10 am
Hey, Yot donít judge...
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 09, 2018, 08:40:02 am
Here it is in hand. Any more guesses?

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180309/9ec8db23e338e378f4a6dac3ddbde74a.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Nephasth on March 09, 2018, 11:16:57 am
Nobody knows wtf that is.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 09, 2018, 11:20:39 am
HaRuMaN does
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: pbj on March 09, 2018, 11:32:27 am
Ball shaver.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Nephasth on March 09, 2018, 11:57:50 am
The only thing that comes to mind is a tool to aid in the installation of t-molding around corners. But that just raises the question, why wasn't it designed more ergonomically? So I guess that's out.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: pbj on March 09, 2018, 12:06:57 pm
Router guide for cutting rounded corners?

 :dunno
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Nephasth on March 09, 2018, 12:14:51 pm
Damn, Jim... Now I'm kind of wanting to buy a 3D printer...
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: 05SRT4 on March 09, 2018, 12:22:34 pm
It's definitely not a pirate model.......
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 09, 2018, 12:33:38 pm
Router guide for cutting rounded corners?

 :dunno

Close. Think of the inverse
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Slippyblade on March 09, 2018, 06:57:21 pm
Is it a jig to measure rounded corners?  I'm actually cutting myself several in different sizes.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 09, 2018, 07:03:15 pm
Is it a jig to measure rounded corners?  I'm actually cutting myself several in different sizes.

Very close, brother.

Itís a jig to help me re-Bondo and putty the rounded corners on my Dynamo cab. Iíll apply the putty, then press down on the round part, let it dry, then sand. Beats shaping it by hand.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: PL1 on March 09, 2018, 07:16:23 pm
Is it a jig to measure rounded corners?
The name of the tool you're thinking about is a fillet gauge.

There are tons of them on thingiverse.

Here's the OpenSCAD (http://www.openscad.org/) code for a few of them I designed to measure curves on a small octagon.

Small metric 1 - 2.5mm
Code: [Select]
$fn=360;
//
difference (){
translate([0,0,0]) linear_extrude(height = 2, scale = 1)
        polygon(ngon(8,10));
        //linear extrude octagon
translate([-10,0,1]) cylinder(4, r=1, center=true); //Left

translate([0,10,1]) cylinder(4, r=1.5, center=true); //Top

translate([10,0,1]) cylinder(4, r=2, center=true); //Right

translate([0,-10,1]) cylinder(4, r=2.5, center=true); //Bottom

}
//

// Module call
LeftNumber("1");
// Module defined
module LeftNumber(letter, size=6) {
        translate([-5,0,1]) {
            color("black") linear_extrude(height=2, convexity=4)
                text(letter,
                     size=size*22/30,
                     font="Bitstream Vera Sans",
                     halign="center",
                     valign="center");
        }
}
//

// Module call
TopNumber("1.5");
// Module defined
module TopNumber(letter, size=6) {
        translate([0,5,1]) {
            color("black") linear_extrude(height=2, convexity=4)
                text(letter,
                     size=size*22/30,
                     font="Bitstream Vera Sans",
                     halign="center",
                     valign="center");
        }
}
//

// Module call
RightNumber("2");
// Module defined
module RightNumber(letter, size=6) {
        translate([5,0,1]) {
            color("black") linear_extrude(height=2, convexity=4)
                text(letter,
                     size=size*22/30,
                     font="Bitstream Vera Sans",
                     halign="center",
                     valign="center");
        }
}
//

// Module call
LowerNumber("2.5");
// Module defined
module LowerNumber(letter, size=6) {
        translate([0,-5,1]) {
            color("black") linear_extrude(height=2, convexity=4)
                text(letter,
                     size=size*22/30,
                     font="Bitstream Vera Sans",
                     halign="center",
                     valign="center");
        }
}
//

// Simple list comprehension for creating N-gon vertices
function ngon(num, r) =
[for (i=[0:num-1], a=i*360/num) [ r*cos(a), r*sin(a) ]];
// "ngon" function from "Polygon areas.scad" example. Written in 2015 by Marius Kintel <marius@kintel.net>
//

X-small metric 0.6-0.9mm
Code: [Select]
$fn=360;
//
difference (){
translate([0,0,0]) linear_extrude(height = 2, scale = 1)
        polygon(ngon(8,10));
        //linear extrude octagon
translate([-10,0,1]) cylinder(4, r=.6, center=true); //Left

translate([0,10,1]) cylinder(4, r=.7, center=true); //Top

translate([10,0,1]) cylinder(4, r=.8, center=true); //Right

translate([0,-10,1]) cylinder(4, r=.9, center=true); //Bottom

}
//

// Module call
LeftNumber(".6");
// Module defined
module LeftNumber(letter, size=6) {
        translate([-5,0,1]) {
            color("black") linear_extrude(height=2, convexity=4)
                text(letter,
                     size=size*22/30,
                     font="Bitstream Vera Sans",
                     halign="center",
                     valign="center");
        }
}
//

// Module call
TopNumber(".7");
// Module defined
module TopNumber(letter, size=6) {
        translate([0,5,1]) {
            color("black") linear_extrude(height=2, convexity=4)
                text(letter,
                     size=size*22/30,
                     font="Bitstream Vera Sans",
                     halign="center",
                     valign="center");
        }
}
//

// Module call
RightNumber(".8");
// Module defined
module RightNumber(letter, size=6) {
        translate([5,0,1]) {
            color("black") linear_extrude(height=2, convexity=4)
                text(letter,
                     size=size*22/30,
                     font="Bitstream Vera Sans",
                     halign="center",
                     valign="center");
        }
}
//

// Module call
LowerNumber(".9");
// Module defined
module LowerNumber(letter, size=6) {
        translate([0,-5,1]) {
            color("black") linear_extrude(height=2, convexity=4)
                text(letter,
                     size=size*22/30,
                     font="Bitstream Vera Sans",
                     halign="center",
                     valign="center");
        }
}
//

// Simple list comprehension for creating N-gon vertices
function ngon(num, r) =
[for (i=[0:num-1], a=i*360/num) [ r*cos(a), r*sin(a) ]];
// "ngon" function from "Polygon areas.scad" example. Written in 2015 by Marius Kintel <marius@kintel.net>
//     


Scott
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: PL1 on March 09, 2018, 07:36:16 pm
Happ-sized (55mm) dust washer based on the Ikari Warriors joystick surround artwork.

Print the .stl using a 0.4mm nozzle or use the .scad, .dxf, and .svg files to make custom-size washers and/or change the line thicknesses.

Details are in the enclosed Readme file.


Scott
EDIT: On line 20 of the SCAD file, you may need to increase the variable "FineThick" (fine line width) to 0.6 to generate a STL that works with your slicer software and printer.

I tried 0.41 and 0.45, but both resulted in the slicer missing some of the lines.   :banghead:
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Nephasth on March 09, 2018, 07:52:06 pm
Is it a jig to measure rounded corners?  I'm actually cutting myself several in different sizes.

Very close, brother.

Itís a jig to help me re-Bondo and putty the rounded corners on my Dynamo cab. Iíll apply the putty, then press down on the round part, let it dry, then sand. Beats shaping it by hand.

You expected us to guess THAT!?!
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 09, 2018, 07:54:21 pm
Is it a jig to measure rounded corners?  I'm actually cutting myself several in different sizes.

Very close, brother.

Itís a jig to help me re-Bondo and putty the rounded corners on my Dynamo cab. Iíll apply the putty, then press down on the round part, let it dry, then sand. Beats shaping it by hand.

You expected us to guess THAT!?!

Put the yayo down and actually LOOK at it.... ;)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Nephasth on March 09, 2018, 08:03:02 pm
Is it a jig to measure rounded corners?  I'm actually cutting myself several in different sizes.

Very close, brother.

It’s a jig to help me re-Bondo and putty the rounded corners on my Dynamo cab. I’ll apply the putty, then press down on the round part, let it dry, then sand. Beats shaping it by hand.

You expected us to guess THAT!?!

Put the yayo down and actually LOOK at it.... ;)

LOL... Yeah, cuz my guess of it being a tool to press t-molding into a corner is nothing like it being a tool to shape bondo into a corner... ::)

Dude, I stared at that ---smurfing--- thing for far too long.

But kudos on making the 3D printer to the ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- work.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 09, 2018, 08:10:35 pm
Is it a jig to measure rounded corners?  I'm actually cutting myself several in different sizes.

Very close, brother.

Itís a jig to help me re-Bondo and putty the rounded corners on my Dynamo cab. Iíll apply the putty, then press down on the round part, let it dry, then sand. Beats shaping it by hand.

You expected us to guess THAT!?!

Put the yayo down and actually LOOK at it.... ;)

LOL... Yeah, cuz my guess of it being a tool to press t-molding into a corner is nothing like it being a tool to shape bondo into a corner... ::)

Dude, I stared at that ---smurfing--- thing for far too long.

But kudos on making the 3D printer to the ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- work.

Yeah, Iím all about printing functional items. No tugboats for me!
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: HaRuMaN on March 09, 2018, 08:15:20 pm
Is it a jig to measure rounded corners?  I'm actually cutting myself several in different sizes.

Very close, brother.

Itís a jig to help me re-Bondo and putty the rounded corners on my Dynamo cab. Iíll apply the putty, then press down on the round part, let it dry, then sand. Beats shaping it by hand.

You expected us to guess THAT!?!

I guessed it.  lol
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 09, 2018, 11:26:02 pm
Is it a jig to measure rounded corners?  I'm actually cutting myself several in different sizes.

Very close, brother.

Itís a jig to help me re-Bondo and putty the rounded corners on my Dynamo cab. Iíll apply the putty, then press down on the round part, let it dry, then sand. Beats shaping it by hand.

You expected us to guess THAT!?!

Put the yayo down and actually LOOK at it.... ;)

LOL... Yeah, cuz my guess of it being a tool to press t-molding into a corner is nothing like it being a tool to shape bondo into a corner... ::)

Dude, I stared at that ---smurfing--- thing for far too long.

But kudos on making the 3D printer to the ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- work.

Yeah, Iím all about printing functional items. No tugboats for me!

See this is why we get along so well... you totally get me man.  Work smarter, not harder.  :)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 10, 2018, 12:30:13 am
Is it a jig to measure rounded corners?  I'm actually cutting myself several in different sizes.

Very close, brother.

Itís a jig to help me re-Bondo and putty the rounded corners on my Dynamo cab. Iíll apply the putty, then press down on the round part, let it dry, then sand. Beats shaping it by hand.

You expected us to guess THAT!?!

Put the yayo down and actually LOOK at it.... ;)

LOL... Yeah, cuz my guess of it being a tool to press t-molding into a corner is nothing like it being a tool to shape bondo into a corner... ::)

Dude, I stared at that ---smurfing--- thing for far too long.

But kudos on making the 3D printer to the ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- work.

Yeah, Iím all about printing functional items. No tugboats for me!

See this is why we get along so well... you totally get me man.  Work smarter, not harder.  :)

I still owe you a drink of choice for introducing me to the Anet A8...
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: PL1 on September 15, 2018, 12:47:03 am
The ones that I'm aware of don't print the outer part of the wheel, they just do the teeth.  Post a link if you know of one that does that outer ring.

Been years, but a quick google search turned up this one:
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/eyuVBlRnarw/maxresdefault.jpg)

This download link looks legit, but I haven't verified.
http://www.societyofrobots.com/downloads/ (http://www.societyofrobots.com/downloads/)

EDIT: now get on that 3D printed 720į controller with it's unique encoder wheel
If anyone wants to make a custom 720į-style encoder wheel, I've remixed the OpenSCAD Customizable Optical Encoder generator here (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1679204) to include a 6mm (d=6) indexing hole.

Inserted this code just before the last line. (new lines 281 and 282)
Code: [Select]
   translate ([0, outer_diameter/2 - rim_width - slit_length * 2, 0])
    cylinder (wheel_height + 1 ,d=6,center=true);

Translate means move, so if you want to move the index hole along the Y-axis, add to or subtract from the Y-axis value.

Current Y-axis location value:     "outer_diameter/2 - rim_width - slit_length * 2"
Move 3mm closer to the rim:     "outer_diameter/2 - rim_width - slit_length * 2 + 3"
Move 5mm closer to the center: "outer_diameter/2 - rim_width - slit_length * 2 - 5"

Full remix code:
Code: [Select]
//customizable optical encoder
// James Wickware - 7/18/2016

// preview[view:north east, tilt:top diagonal]

/* [Encoder] */
// the outer diameter of the optical encoder in millimeters.
outer_diameter = 150; //[0:150]

// the height of the encoder wheel in millimeters.
wheel_height = 2; //[0.1:0.1:20]

// the length of the slits in millimeters.
slit_length = 6; //[0:0.5:75]

// the number of slits in the encoder.
slit_count = 72; // [2:100]

// the ratio of the slit opening to the solid section between the slits. (0.5 is equal )
slit_ratio = 0.5; // [0.05:0.05:0.95]

// the distance between the outer diameter and the opening of the slits in millimeters.
rim_width =  1.8; // [0:0.25:25]



/* [Hub] */
// the diameter of the inner hub in millimeters.
hub_diameter = 12; // [0:0.25:25]

// the length that the hub shaft extends from the encoder wheel in millimeters.
hub_height = 4; // [0:0.5:50]


/* [Shaft] */
// the type of shaft 0 for circular shaft, 1 d shaft (circular with 1 flat, 2 double d shaft (circular with 2 flats), 3 for square shaft 4 for hex shaft, 5 for octagonal shaft.
shaft_type =2; //[0:Cylindrical Shaft, 1:D Type Shaft,2:Double D type Shaft,3:Square Shaft, 4:Hexagonal Shaft, 5:Octagonal Shaft]

// the diameter of the hole for the shaft in millimeters.
shaft_diameter = 4.5; //[0:0.1:20]

// Choose whether or not you want the shaft to go all the way through the encoder wheel.
shaft_goes_through_encoder =0 ; // [0:False,1:True]

// the depth of the flat from the outside edge of the shaft in millimeters (for d and double d shaft type only).
shaft_flat_depth = 1; // [0:0.1:10]


/* [Set Screw] */
// choose whether to include a hole for a set screw
set_screw = 1; // [0:False,1:True]

// the size of the set screw in millimeters
set_screw_diameter = 3; // [0:0.5:10]

// choose whether to include a slot for a set screw nut (automatically disabled when there is not enough room for it).
set_screw_nut = 1; // [0:False,1:True]

// the set screw nut diameter in millimeters. (for hex nuts, the distance from one corner to the opposite corner)
set_screw_nut_diameter = 5; // [1:0.25:14]
 
//  the set screw nut thickness in millimeters
set_screw_nut_thickness = 2; //[0.25:0.25:10]

/* [Hidden] */

// the outer radius
outer_radius = max(outer_diameter/2, hub_diameter/2);

// the hub radius.
hub_radius = hub_diameter/2;
shaft_radius = shaft_diameter/2;

// the depth of the hole for the shaft in millimeters.
shaft_depth = hub_height + (wheel_height*shaft_goes_through_encoder); 

// calcuate whether or not the set screw and or nut can safely be included.
min_set_screw_nut_diameter = set_screw_diameter + 0.5;
max_set_screw_nut_diameter = (hub_diameter - shaft_diameter) * 0.6; // allow 60% of distance between shaft and hub
max_set_screw_nut_thickness = (hub_radius - shaft_radius) * 0.6; // allow 60% of distance between shaft and hub

can_have_screw =  (hub_height-0.99 > set_screw_diameter)  ? 1:0 ;
 
can_have_nut =  ((set_screw_diameter > 0) ? 1: 0)
                 * ((set_screw_diameter < set_screw_nut_diameter) ? 1:0)
                * ((set_screw_nut_thickness < max_set_screw_nut_thickness) ? 1:0)
                * set_screw_nut
                * can_have_screw;
echo(can_have_screw);
echo(can_have_nut);

set_screw_nut_offset = (((shaft_type == 0) ? 1:0) * .95)
                       +(((shaft_type == 1) ? 1:0) * .85)
                       +(((shaft_type == 2) ? 1:0) * .85)
                       +(((shaft_type == 3) ? 1:0) * .925)
                       +(((shaft_type == 4) ? 1:0) * .925)
                       +(((shaft_type == 5) ? 1:0) * .925)
                       +(((shaft_type == 6) ? 1:0) * .925)
                       +(((shaft_type == 7) ? 1:0) * .925)
                       +(((shaft_type == 8) ? 1:0) * .925)
                       ;
                       
                       
                       echo(set_screw_nut_offset);
// fudge factor to prevent coplanar boolean issues
fudge = 0.01;
difference(){
    union(){
 
        // Setup variables for wheel
        outer_rad = max((outer_radius - rim_width ) + fudge, hub_radius + fudge) ;
        inner_rad = max((outer_radius - rim_width - max(slit_length,0)) + fudge , hub_radius + fudge );
        step = 360/slit_count;
        half_step = step/2;
        qtr_step =  half_step / 2 ;       
       
        echo("step");
        echo (step);
        ratio_angle = (slit_ratio-0.5) * half_step;
        // don't create slits if some touch-hard has made the hub too big
        if(outer_rad > inner_rad){
            // create the wheel
            difference(){
                cylinder(r = outer_diameter/2, h= wheel_height, $fn = slit_count * 2, center = true);
             
                if( slit_count%2 == 0){

                    // create slits
                    for (i = [0 :  step : 360 - fudge  ])
                    {
                        points = [
                        [ sin(i +ratio_angle)*outer_rad, cos(i+ratio_angle)*outer_rad , -wheel_height ], 
                        [ sin(i +ratio_angle)*inner_rad, cos(i+ratio_angle)*inner_rad,  -wheel_height ],
                        [ sin(i+half_step - ratio_angle)*inner_rad , cos(i+half_step- ratio_angle)*inner_rad, -wheel_height ], 
                        [ sin(i+half_step - ratio_angle)*outer_rad,  cos(i+half_step- ratio_angle)*outer_rad, -wheel_height ],
                        [ sin(i+ratio_angle)*outer_rad, cos(i+ratio_angle)*outer_rad,  wheel_height ],
                        [ sin(i+ratio_angle)*inner_rad, cos(i+ratio_angle)*inner_rad,  wheel_height ],
                        [ sin(i+half_step - ratio_angle)*inner_rad , cos(i+half_step- ratio_angle)*inner_rad,  wheel_height ],
                        [ sin(i+half_step - ratio_angle)*outer_rad,  cos(i+half_step- ratio_angle)*outer_rad,  wheel_height ]
                        ];

                        faces = [
                        [0,1,2,3],   
                        [4,5,1,0],   
                        [7,6,5,4],   
                        [5,6,2,1],   
                        [6,7,3,2], 
                        [7,4,0,3]]; 

                        rotate(0,0,i)
                        polyhedron( points, faces ) ;
                    }
                }
                else{   
                    for (i = [0 :  step : 360  - fudge])
                    {
                        points = [
                        [ sin(i-qtr_step)*outer_rad, cos(i-qtr_step)*outer_rad , -wheel_height ], 
                        [ sin(i-qtr_step)*inner_rad, cos(i-qtr_step)*inner_rad,  -wheel_height ],
                        [ sin(i+qtr_step)*inner_rad , cos(i+qtr_step)*inner_rad, -wheel_height ], 
                        [ sin(i+qtr_step)*outer_rad,  cos(i+qtr_step)*outer_rad, -wheel_height ],
                        [ sin(i-qtr_step)*outer_rad, cos(i-qtr_step)*outer_rad,  wheel_height ],
                        [ sin(i-qtr_step)*inner_rad, cos(i-qtr_step)*inner_rad,  wheel_height ],
                        [ sin(i+qtr_step)*inner_rad , cos(i+qtr_step)*inner_rad,  wheel_height ],
                        [ sin(i+qtr_step)*outer_rad,  cos(i+qtr_step)*outer_rad,  wheel_height ]
                        ];

                        faces = [
                        [0,1,2,3],   
                        [4,5,1,0],   
                        [7,6,5,4],   
                        [5,6,2,1],   
                        [6,7,3,2], 
                        [7,4,0,3]]; 

                        rotate(0,0,i)
                        polyhedron( points, faces ) ;
                    }
                }
               
            }
        }
       
        // create hub
        if(hub_height > 0){
            if(set_screw == 1 && set_screw_diameter > 0 && can_have_screw == 1){
                difference(){
                  translate([0,0, ((hub_height/2) + (wheel_height /2))] )       
                  cylinder(r= min(hub_diameter/2, (outer_diameter/2)-fudge ), h = hub_height +(fudge*2), $fn = slit_count *2, center = true);
                   
                    // set screw hole
                    translate([0,0, ((hub_height/2) + (wheel_height/2 ))] )
                    rotate([-90,0,0])
                     cylinder(r=set_screw_diameter/2, h=hub_diameter, $fn=16);
                    if(can_have_nut == 1){
                    // set screw nut
                   translate([0,(hub_radius - ((hub_radius-shaft_radius)/2))*set_screw_nut_offset, ((hub_height/2) + (wheel_height/2 ))] )     
                    rotate([90,00,00])
                    cylinder(r=max(min_set_screw_nut_diameter/2,set_screw_nut_diameter/2), h=max(set_screw_nut_thickness,0.25) +fudge, $fn=6, center = true);
                   
                   translate([0,(hub_radius - ((hub_radius-shaft_radius)/2))*set_screw_nut_offset, ((hub_height/2) + (wheel_height/2 )) +
                    (((hub_height/2) + (wheel_height/2 )+set_screw_nut_diameter /2 )-fudge) /2] ) 
                    cube([max(min_set_screw_nut_diameter ,set_screw_nut_diameter ) ,max(set_screw_nut_thickness,0.25)-fudge,(((hub_height/2) + (wheel_height/2 )+max(min_set_screw_nut_diameter ,set_screw_nut_diameter ) /2 ))  ],center=true);
                    }
                   
                    }
            }
            else {
                translate([0,0, ((hub_height/2) + (wheel_height /2))] )       
                cylinder(r= min(hub_diameter/2, (outer_diameter/2)-fudge ), h = hub_height +(fudge*2), $fn = slit_count *2, center = true);       
            }
        }
    };
 
 // shaft
    // cylindrical shaft
    if(shaft_type == 0){
        translate([0,0, ((shaft_depth/2) + (wheel_height /2) + (hub_height ))]) // move shaft to the top of the hub
        translate([0,0,-min(shaft_depth, hub_height+wheel_height)]) // insert the shaft until it hits bottom >:)

        cylinder(r= shaft_diameter/2, h=shaft_depth + (fudge*4) , $fn = max(slit_count*2, 6) ,center = true);
    }
   
    // d type shaft
    if(shaft_type == 1)
    {
        translate([0,0, ((shaft_depth/2) + (wheel_height /2) + (hub_height ))]) // move shaft to the top of the hub
        translate([0,0,-min(shaft_depth, hub_height+wheel_height)]) // insert the shaft until it hits bottom >:)
   
        difference(){
            cylinder(r= shaft_diameter/2, h=shaft_depth + (fudge*4) , $fn = max(slit_count*2, 6) ,center = true);   
       
            translate([0, max( shaft_diameter - shaft_flat_depth , shaft_diameter/2),0  ])
            cube ( [shaft_diameter*2,shaft_diameter, shaft_depth*2 ], center = true)  ;
       } 
    }

    // double d type shaft -- double D = big breasts --
    if (shaft_type == 2)
    {
        translate([0,0, ((shaft_depth/2) + (wheel_height /2) + (hub_height ))]) // move shaft to the top of the hub
        translate([0,0,-min(shaft_depth, hub_height+wheel_height)]) // insert the shaft until it hits bottom >:)
   
        difference(){
            cylinder(r= shaft_diameter/2, h=shaft_depth + (fudge*4) , $fn = max(slit_count*2, 6) ,center = true);   
         
            translate([0, max( shaft_diameter - shaft_flat_depth , shaft_diameter/2),0  ])
            cube ( [shaft_diameter*2,shaft_diameter, shaft_depth*2 ], center = true);
         
            translate([0, min( -( shaft_diameter - shaft_flat_depth), -(shaft_diameter/2)),0  ])
            cube ( [shaft_diameter*2,shaft_diameter, shaft_depth*2 ], center = true);
        } 
    }
   
    // square shaft
    if (shaft_type == 3)
    {
        translate([0,0, ((shaft_depth/2) + (wheel_height /2) + (hub_height ))]) // move shaft to the top of the hub
        translate([0,0,-min(shaft_depth, hub_height+wheel_height)]) // insert the shaft until it hits bottom >:)
        rotate([0,0,45])
        cylinder(r= shaft_diameter/2, h=shaft_depth + (fudge*4) , $fn = 4 ,center = true);
    }
   
    // hex shaft
    if (shaft_type == 4)
    {
        translate([0,0, ((shaft_depth/2) + (wheel_height /2) + (hub_height ))]) // move shaft to the top of the hub
        translate([0,0,-min(shaft_depth, hub_height+wheel_height)]) // insert the shaft until it hits bottom >:)
   
        cylinder(r= shaft_diameter/2, h=shaft_depth + (fudge*4) , $fn =   6  ,center = true);
    }
   
    // octopus shaft
    if (shaft_type == 5)
    {
        translate([0,0, ((shaft_depth/2) + (wheel_height /2) + (hub_height ))]) // move shaft to the top of the hub
        translate([0,0,-min(shaft_depth, hub_height+wheel_height)]) // insert the shaft until it hits bottom >:)
      rotate([0,0,22.5])
        cylinder(r= shaft_diameter/2, h=shaft_depth + (fudge*4) , $fn =   8  ,center = true);
    }
    translate ([0, outer_diameter/2 - rim_width - slit_length * 2, 0])
    cylinder (wheel_height + 1 ,d=6,center=true);
}


Scott
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: BadMouth on September 30, 2018, 05:19:46 pm
Finally got around to making these:


My attempts at making larger threads failed, so I used a nut and bolt off thingiverse to just get it done.
I envisioned a larger threaded post, but this will do.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 30, 2018, 07:50:48 pm
Hope no one's standing underneath that when it shears off. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: BadMouth on September 30, 2018, 08:08:01 pm
The blade is resting on a 5/8" thick arbor and the whole thing is printed at 100% density.
I don't see any reason it would shear off. 

The only way I see it failing is if I were to over-tighten and break the smaller threaded part off.
Time will tell.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 30, 2018, 08:28:44 pm
I've hung saw blades on penny nails and printed at 100% infill that bolt would be 3x as strong as that.  It'll be fine. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: ark_ader on November 15, 2018, 02:30:11 am
So I got my Ender 3 and some nice white pro PLA from MatterHackers.  Would it be possible (and not a waste of PLA) to print out some Star Wars Yokes and gears?

It has been talked about before: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=133656.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=133656.0)

Not sure if they would break under wear and tear.

Also has anyone made a cover for their 3d printer?  I am not sure about the IKEA lack mod, but the PVC enclosure looks cheaper an contains the heat, since the weather is getting colder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laTXCyLQIYs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laTXCyLQIYs)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5520E3zZoI8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5520E3zZoI8)

Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on February 24, 2019, 02:06:35 pm
about to pull the trigger on a 3d printer.
just waiting for the tax return to come in.
going for the anycubic chiron.
expensive but huge build volume which i'll take advantage of.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on February 24, 2019, 09:00:34 pm
So I got my Ender 3 and some nice white pro PLA from MatterHackers.  Would it be possible (and not a waste of PLA) to print out some Star Wars Yokes and gears?

It has been talked about before: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=133656.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=133656.0)

Not sure if they would break under wear and tear.

Also has anyone made a cover for their 3d printer?  I am not sure about the IKEA lack mod, but the PVC enclosure looks cheaper an contains the heat, since the weather is getting colder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laTXCyLQIYs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laTXCyLQIYs)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5520E3zZoI8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5520E3zZoI8)

Just read this. Iím actually building an enclosure this weekend. Bought 3 IKEA Lacks and am printing the parts as I type. I saw one some friends set up and itís perfect.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: ark_ader on February 25, 2019, 07:00:23 am
So I got my Ender 3 and some nice white pro PLA from MatterHackers.  Would it be possible (and not a waste of PLA) to print out some Star Wars Yokes and gears?

It has been talked about before: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=133656.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=133656.0)

Not sure if they would break under wear and tear.

Also has anyone made a cover for their 3d printer?  I am not sure about the IKEA lack mod, but the PVC enclosure looks cheaper an contains the heat, since the weather is getting colder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laTXCyLQIYs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laTXCyLQIYs)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5520E3zZoI8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5520E3zZoI8)

Just read this. Iím actually building an enclosure this weekend. Bought 3 IKEA Lacks and am printing the parts as I type. I saw one some friends set up and itís perfect.


Lately it has been getting cooler in the garage, and it has been hard to get the bed up to temperature.  So that lack enclosure is becoming a necessity.  Are you going with glass or lexon?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on February 25, 2019, 07:39:41 am

Just read this. Iím actually building an enclosure this weekend. Bought 3 IKEA Lacks and am printing the parts as I type. I saw one some friends set up and itís perfect.


Lately it has been getting cooler in the garage, and it has been hard to get the bed up to temperature.  So that lack enclosure is becoming a necessity.  Are you going with glass or lexon?
Iím going to go with plexi, but Iíve got a few ideas to give it a bit more flair. Iíll post pics as I build. Hereís where Iím currently at...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190225/caf0e77ae12dcce087a51946c3476f60.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 25, 2019, 01:17:38 pm
I've been thinking metal is the way to go.  That way, if my printer ever has a meltdown and overheats it would have a harder time catching anything on fire.  I can just put some foam board on the outside for insulation.  I know that regardless, it needs to be designed in such a way that I still have full access to every angle of the printer.  I don't know how many times I've been trying to insert new filament and I've ended up having to fully or partially take the extruder apart to get things going properly. 

So I'm thinking the base and the sides/top need to be attached via latches so I can just unlatch from the bottom and lift the whole thing off if needed. 

I know that the pvc pipe is probably a bad idea.  It's cheaper, but pvc gets brittle over time, especially if it's exposed to sunlight so it might snap on you. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on February 25, 2019, 03:42:31 pm
I've been thinking metal is the way to go.  That way, if my printer ever has a meltdown and overheats it would have a harder time catching anything on fire.  I can just put some foam board on the outside for insulation.  I know that regardless, it needs to be designed in such a way that I still have full access to every angle of the printer.  I don't know how many times I've been trying to insert new filament and I've ended up having to fully or partially take the extruder apart to get things going properly. 

So I'm thinking the base and the sides/top need to be attached via latches so I can just unlatch from the bottom and lift the whole thing off if needed. 

I know that the pvc pipe is probably a bad idea.  It's cheaper, but pvc gets brittle over time, especially if it's exposed to sunlight so it might snap on you.

Howard, if you look closely at my pic, the top section has a 3D printed piece between it and the middle table. Itís a connecting mechanism that allows me to lift the top off for easy maintenance.

Itís kind of like stacking cones. The bottom is a cone shaped piece. The top has a cone shaped hole in the bottom. I think it will work very well.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 27, 2019, 12:11:49 am
I can't really tell from the pics, sorry about that man. 

I've got some sheet metal lying around I might go ahead and pickup some aluminum L channel and try things my way.  Not sure.  If we had an ikea nearby I'd probably be doing it your way. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on February 27, 2019, 12:20:01 am
Here, I zoomed in on the pic for you. You can see the two pieces.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190227/26f366cdbef8f726cb3370e51dd91f40.jpg)

Anyone here do Octoprint?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 27, 2019, 12:23:54 am
That should work.  I haven't really seen the need for Octoprint.  It's a really cool idea, but these are Chinese printers so I'm too terrified to leave it unattended for too long. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: ark_ader on February 27, 2019, 05:18:01 am

Just read this. Iím actually building an enclosure this weekend. Bought 3 IKEA Lacks and am printing the parts as I type. I saw one some friends set up and itís perfect.


Lately it has been getting cooler in the garage, and it has been hard to get the bed up to temperature.  So that lack enclosure is becoming a necessity.  Are you going with glass or lexon?
Iím going to go with plexi, but Iíve got a few ideas to give it a bit more flair. Iíll post pics as I build. Hereís where Iím currently at...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190225/caf0e77ae12dcce087a51946c3476f60.jpg)

That looks awesome. Your prints look very nice indeed.   :applaud:  I cannot wait until it is finished.  Are you going to add a temperature sensor too?

I have some lacks going spare (was for lack arcade) and I will do the same.  I got one of IKEA's small BEKVńM carts to put the printer on and have a spare PC underneath.  I also got octoprint working on a Pi zero W, and I know about the streaming issue, but I bought the small camera for time lapse.  Have you seen the palette pro yet?

https://www.mosaicmfg.com/ (https://www.mosaicmfg.com/)    :o
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on February 27, 2019, 09:33:03 am
That should work.  I haven't really seen the need for Octoprint.  It's a really cool idea, but these are Chinese printers so I'm too terrified to leave it unattended for too long.

The first thing I did was add a MOSFET, so Iím pretty confident nothing is going to catch fire.

One thing Iím going to do when I move the setup over is the remove the power supply from the printer and mount it under the top enclosure. Iím also going to take the LCD off the top of the frame and move it to a more convenient location.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on February 27, 2019, 09:38:01 am

Just read this. Iím actually building an enclosure this weekend. Bought 3 IKEA Lacks and am printing the parts as I type. I saw one some friends set up and itís perfect.


Lately it has been getting cooler in the garage, and it has been hard to get the bed up to temperature.  So that lack enclosure is becoming a necessity.  Are you going with glass or lexon?
Iím going to go with plexi, but Iíve got a few ideas to give it a bit more flair. Iíll post pics as I build. Hereís where Iím currently at...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190225/caf0e77ae12dcce087a51946c3476f60.jpg)

That looks awesome. Your prints look very nice indeed.   :applaud:  I cannot wait until it is finished.  Are you going to add a temperature sensor too?

I have some lacks going spare (was for lack arcade) and I will do the same.  I got one of IKEA's small BEKVńM carts to put the printer on and have a spare PC underneath.  I also got octoprint working on a Pi zero W, and I know about the streaming issue, but I bought the small camera for time lapse.  Have you seen the palette pro yet?

https://www.mosaicmfg.com/ (https://www.mosaicmfg.com/)    :o

Iím probably going to buy a Pi for the project if I do it, so Iíll get a regular one, not the Zero. I do want to add a camera.

Also thinking about doing this auto level kit. Any experience/recommendations?

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190227/aad4fb78442bd9e7400f99284fb58963.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 27, 2019, 01:18:46 pm

The first thing I did was add a MOSFET, so Iím pretty confident nothing is going to catch fire.


I have one installed as well and it should take care of anything, but one time when I was changing the nozzle out the temp probe fell loose on the heater and if I hadn't been sitting right there it would have caught on fire.  There are lots of little things that can go wrong that just makes me weary. 


That bed leveling kit is a bit on the steep side.  I think you can get what you actually need for $20 or less. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on February 27, 2019, 01:25:13 pm

The first thing I did was add a MOSFET, so Iím pretty confident nothing is going to catch fire.


I have one installed as well and it should take care of anything, but one time when I was changing the nozzle out the temp probe fell loose on the heater and if I hadn't been sitting right there it would have caught on fire.  There are lots of little things that can go wrong that just makes me weary. 


That bed leveling kit is a bit on the steep side.  I think you can get what you actually need for $20 or less.

Iíve seen cheap knockoffs, but Iím a firm believer that you get what you pay for. The thing I like, if you read the reviews, is that the seller really stands behind the product. To me thatís worth the extra costs.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 27, 2019, 02:13:16 pm
No that's not what I mean.  The "kit" that comes with the other parts is unnecessary.  You can buy the same sensor by itself cheaper. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on February 27, 2019, 02:53:21 pm
No that's not what I mean.  The "kit" that comes with the other parts is unnecessary.  You can buy the same sensor by itself cheaper.

True, but itís convenient that itís all together, plus again the guy gives impeccable support. Thatís worth it to me.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 27, 2019, 07:59:04 pm
Fair enough.  Let me know how it works for you because I've been thinking of doing the auto-level mod but half of everybody out there says it isn't worth it.  Never sure who to believe on these things.  I just know that calibration is a pain in the butt when you haven't used it in a while. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on February 27, 2019, 10:35:53 pm
Fair enough.  Let me know how it works for you because I've been thinking of doing the auto-level mod but half of everybody out there says it isn't worth it.  Never sure who to believe on these things.  I just know that calibration is a pain in the butt when you haven't used it in a while.
Yeah, Iíve actually gotten pretty good at just manually leveling my printer and tweaking it if need be. But I would like to try auto-leveling to see how well it works.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on March 07, 2019, 02:00:44 pm
have looked at octoprint.
seems like a better way to go than using an SD card.

Have a spare rpi2 somewhere i can use.

been waiting for my printer to show.
It's been "out for delivery" since this morning.

Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: sealcouch on March 07, 2019, 05:02:18 pm

Just read this. Iím actually building an enclosure this weekend. Bought 3 IKEA Lacks and am printing the parts as I type. I saw one some friends set up and itís perfect.


Lately it has been getting cooler in the garage, and it has been hard to get the bed up to temperature.  So that lack enclosure is becoming a necessity.  Are you going with glass or lexon?
Iím going to go with plexi, but Iíve got a few ideas to give it a bit more flair. Iíll post pics as I build. Hereís where Iím currently at...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190225/caf0e77ae12dcce087a51946c3476f60.jpg)


Lookin' good. I built an enclosure for my ender 3 and after a while it just got to be a pain in the ass because I couldn't easily work on the printer. In a perfect world I wouldn't need to work on it, but I felt like I was always having a hard time. I'm only printing PLA in a cold basement so I didn't get much benefit from it anyway.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 07, 2019, 07:16:18 pm

Just read this. Iím actually building an enclosure this weekend. Bought 3 IKEA Lacks and am printing the parts as I type. I saw one some friends set up and itís perfect.


Lately it has been getting cooler in the garage, and it has been hard to get the bed up to temperature.  So that lack enclosure is becoming a necessity.  Are you going with glass or lexon?
Iím going to go with plexi, but Iíve got a few ideas to give it a bit more flair. Iíll post pics as I build. Hereís where Iím currently at...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190225/caf0e77ae12dcce087a51946c3476f60.jpg)


Lookin' good. I built an enclosure for my ender 3 and after a while it just got to be a pain in the ass because I couldn't easily work on the printer. In a perfect world I wouldn't need to work on it, but I felt like I was always having a hard time. I'm only printing PLA in a cold basement so I didn't get much benefit from it anyway.

Good points, Iím building mine because I keep it in our spare bedroom, and I want it to not look like an eyesore if we have guests in there.
Title: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 08, 2019, 04:47:04 pm


Also thinking about doing this auto level kit. Any experience/recommendations?

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190227/aad4fb78442bd9e7400f99284fb58963.jpg)

Pulled the trigger on this kit. Iíll report back once itís setup.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on March 09, 2019, 03:15:56 pm
Doing the post bed leveling print now.
Made adjustments while printing and I think I got it level.
hard to tell since it's just a big cricle with a cross hairs in it.

When that is done i'll print that boat or owls.

Also I knew how long it takes to print something because I watched real time videos, ect but seeing it....
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 09, 2019, 04:15:35 pm
Yeah I don't use mine as much as I thought I would due to the time it takes to print stuff.  It's useful for those specialized bits though. 

If you like petg filament, amazon has a bit of a sale right now..... 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D6BYW5Q/ref=twister_B07DVL9DTD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D6BYW5Q/ref=twister_B07DVL9DTD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1)

A little over 50 bucks for 5 spools or 17 for a single spool. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 10, 2019, 04:20:28 pm
Print time doesnít bother me so much anymore now that I know Iíve got a pretty reliable set up. I just set it to print and forget about it until I know itís going to be done.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on March 10, 2019, 07:42:37 pm
Yeah I don't use mine as much as I thought I would due to the time it takes to print stuff.  It's useful for those specialized bits though. 

If you like petg filament, amazon has a bit of a sale right now..... 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D6BYW5Q/ref=twister_B07DVL9DTD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D6BYW5Q/ref=twister_B07DVL9DTD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1)

A little over 50 bucks for 5 spools or 17 for a single spool.

Oh WOW.
That's a good price.
I just spent $30 for two rolls of PLA.
and spent $17 for a roll of petg.

With PetG being easier to print i'm not sure i should bother with ABS.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on March 10, 2019, 07:58:24 pm
Because of my printers volume I could totally print something like this for use with an old 7" android tablet.
But is it worth it?

http://newforum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,143354.msg1486976.html#msg1486976

Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 10, 2019, 08:25:23 pm
Yeah I don't use mine as much as I thought I would due to the time it takes to print stuff.  It's useful for those specialized bits though. 

If you like petg filament, amazon has a bit of a sale right now..... 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D6BYW5Q/ref=twister_B07DVL9DTD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D6BYW5Q/ref=twister_B07DVL9DTD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1)

A little over 50 bucks for 5 spools or 17 for a single spool.

Oh WOW.
That's a good price.
I just spent $30 for two rolls of PLA.
and spent $17 for a roll of petg.

With PetG being easier to print i'm not sure i should bother with ABS.

Yeah I thought I would pass it along but I'm reluctant to pull the trigger myself because I haven't really messed with petg yet.  PLA gets the job done for most things.  Anyone have any experience?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on March 10, 2019, 09:37:24 pm
Yeah I don't use mine as much as I thought I would due to the time it takes to print stuff.  It's useful for those specialized bits though. 

If you like petg filament, amazon has a bit of a sale right now..... 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D6BYW5Q/ref=twister_B07DVL9DTD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D6BYW5Q/ref=twister_B07DVL9DTD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1)

A little over 50 bucks for 5 spools or 17 for a single spool.

Oh WOW.
That's a good price.
I just spent $30 for two rolls of PLA.
and spent $17 for a roll of petg.

With PetG being easier to print i'm not sure i should bother with ABS.

Yeah I thought I would pass it along but I'm reluctant to pull the trigger myself because I haven't really messed with petg yet.  PLA gets the job done for most things.  Anyone have any experience?

I'm printing up a tap handle as a test in PLA but I want these for outside so PET-G will be my next attempt if I like how this one comes out.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 10, 2019, 10:17:39 pm
Looks like the pla is on sale now

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D6BR95S/ref=twister_B07DVLQSN3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D6BR95S/ref=twister_B07DVLQSN3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 10, 2019, 11:14:08 pm
I only use Hatchbox filament. Is the Amazon Basics version any good?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 11, 2019, 01:36:19 pm
I don't have a clue, but I've never bought a bad amazon basics product before... I assume it's at least useable. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on March 11, 2019, 11:11:32 pm
I ordered the pet-g.
Will try it out later this week when it comes in.
And I look up the proper setting for my printer to use it.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 11, 2019, 11:52:30 pm
I'm about out of pla.  In a month or two I'll go ahead and order from amazon to try it out. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 11, 2019, 11:59:27 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190312/65516ea3d616e388faa6006d31c19d09.jpg)

Got Phase 1 of the overhaul completed. Once I mount it in the enclosure, Iíll be ready for Phase 2 - new fiberglass belts as well as the auto bed level sensor.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 12, 2019, 01:04:37 am
Nice man.  Which model are you using for the control box?  I'm going to end up doing that mod as well. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 12, 2019, 09:13:01 am
Nice man.  Which model are you using for the control box?  I'm going to end up doing that mod as well.

I used this: itís a top mount faceplate:

Anet A8 LCD holder found on #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2232518

For the sides and back I used some parts I had previously printed when it was mounted to the top. I found a faceplate I liked that I printed to cover the hole.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 12, 2019, 12:50:01 pm
It's looking good.  Thanks for the link.
Title: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 12, 2019, 01:51:02 pm
It's looking good.  Thanks for the link.

No problem.

I need to overhaul my belts. I printed out this Ikea Lack Switchboard...

found on #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3329766

And the holes for the buttons were a bit too ovally for my tastes.

Anyone here use belt tensioners like this?

anet a8 y belt tensioner found on #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2149867
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: SammyWI on March 12, 2019, 06:19:02 pm
And the holes for the buttons were a bit too ovally for my tastes.

Anyone here use belt tensioners like this?

anet a8 y belt tensioner found on #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2149867

I use one similar but it doesn't have the printed threads - just uses a nut and screw for that part.  I did add a zip tie around the outer part as it seemed to want to spread under load.  It's been working fine.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 12, 2019, 11:17:22 pm
And the holes for the buttons were a bit too ovally for my tastes.

Anyone here use belt tensioners like this?

anet a8 y belt tensioner found on #Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2149867

I use one similar but it doesn't have the printed threads - just uses a nut and screw for that part.  I did add a zip tie around the outer part as it seemed to want to spread under load.  It's been working fine.

Cool, thanks for the feedback
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on March 17, 2019, 09:15:29 pm
I got my amazon basics pet-g in.
First attempt was a carabeaner.
235c nozzel and 85C bed.
A stringy mess but it printed.

I adjusted nozzel temp up to 238c and played around with wall thickness and layer height plus resolution and some other settings I don't fully understand yet. LOL!

and i only saw a little stringing at the beginning and heard the extruder clicking so I raised the Z height a tiny bit while printing (an option with my printer) and I think it looks good.
I choose to make this to test things are solid and because I have a puck light and I think it looks cool.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3434805

Will report back on how the filament performed in a day or two when it's done printing.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 17, 2019, 09:48:56 pm
A good friend of mine who uses his home 3-D printer to create arcade parts has been testing filament from many different manufacturers and tells me the Amazon Basics is actually pretty good for the price. So buy with confidence.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on March 17, 2019, 11:09:43 pm
A good friend of mine who uses his home 3-D printer to create arcade parts has been testing filament from many different manufacturers and tells me the Amazon Basics is actually pretty good for the price. So buy with confidence.

the pey-g laying down really nicely.
I hope it comes up.
I keep reading about people pulling up chips of their glass base trying to pry it off.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 17, 2019, 11:43:54 pm
Current status:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190318/abbe908d4cf50eb3d0d10feda5e62c68.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on March 18, 2019, 07:52:13 pm
locking wheels might be an idea.
I have mine on the dining room table and i've had to pull the table out twice to get behind it.
I think I need a cart also but it has to have wheels.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 18, 2019, 07:58:29 pm
Funny you mention that.... I was thinking maybe one of those metal carts might be a good alternative to the ikea end tables.  At least for the bottom part.  Been having trouble finding a good design though. 

https://www.google.com/search?q=metal+cart&source=lnms&tbm=shop&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwimrteX8ozhAhVCba0KHSdMDpoQ_AUIDigB&biw=1600&bih=827 (https://www.google.com/search?q=metal+cart&source=lnms&tbm=shop&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwimrteX8ozhAhVCba0KHSdMDpoQ_AUIDigB&biw=1600&bih=827)



Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on March 19, 2019, 07:06:03 am
The base on my printer is 22" x 24".
I need to build something for a radial arm saw.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: HaRuMaN on March 19, 2019, 07:05:41 pm
I've been thinking about this for my 3D printer.  Even has power:

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01H2BK9FU/?coliid=I1Q4CTUO17E5AX&colid=1WR9DR0THFUZH&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 19, 2019, 07:55:25 pm
Yeah that's probably about perfect man.  I wonder how sturdy it is....  hmm...
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on March 19, 2019, 07:57:44 pm
I've been thinking about this for my 3D printer.  Even has power:

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01H2BK9FU/?coliid=I1Q4CTUO17E5AX&colid=1WR9DR0THFUZH&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Your post reminds me i'm thinking this might be next yrs winter project.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:724999
(https://cdn.thingiverse.com/renders/0a/3b/89/0e/7f/22ea150132a857d77868d1a0c25aa893_preview_featured.jpg)

Printing a PI and camera arm for my octopi setup now.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 19, 2019, 08:01:09 pm
I've been thinking about this for my 3D printer.  Even has power:

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01H2BK9FU/?coliid=I1Q4CTUO17E5AX&colid=1WR9DR0THFUZH&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Your post reminds me i'm thinking this might be next yrs winter project.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:724999
(https://cdn.thingiverse.com/renders/0a/3b/89/0e/7f/22ea150132a857d77868d1a0c25aa893_preview_featured.jpg)

Printing a PI and camera arm for my octopi setup now.

I have the parts to build that next
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on March 19, 2019, 08:28:47 pm

I have the parts to build that next

you will get to it before me.
how big you going to build it?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 19, 2019, 08:42:58 pm

I have the parts to build that next

you will get to it before me.
how big you going to build it?

16 x 24 or so.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on March 20, 2019, 11:39:46 pm

I have the parts to build that next

you will get to it before me.
how big you going to build it?

16 x 24 or so.

Looking forward to seeing that build.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on March 21, 2019, 06:57:27 pm
Dialing in the PETG printing.
playing with retraction settings and temp settings and stringing is getting way better and less boogers on the nozzle.
just uploaded a petg profile to octoprint from curo 15.04 so when current print is done i'll try that.

then i'll print the parts for the rpi clops 3d scanner and order the electronics to make it work.

Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 22, 2019, 08:29:23 pm
Update on the enclosure

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190323/cfda9ea43b712cfa6c4928c0a59cf829.jpg)

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Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 22, 2019, 08:43:41 pm
You know, even though it's cheap I hate to pay more for shipping than I do for the actual product out of sheer principle, but that is looking really good.  I might have to re-evaluate my plans.  Keep up the good work Yots. 
Title: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 22, 2019, 08:46:47 pm
You know, even though it's cheap I hate to pay more for shipping than I do for the actual product out of sheer principle, but that is looking really good.  I might have to re-evaluate my plans.  Keep up the good work Yots.

Thanks, Howard. I got more up my sleeve ;)

My plan is to paint the outside of the walls black like the table, but the inside walls will be white so the chamber itself isnít so dark.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Mike A on March 23, 2019, 11:38:02 am
Did you tack up an LED strip in there yet?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 23, 2019, 02:29:32 pm
Did you tack up an LED strip in there yet?

Not yet. Still planning the best way to do that
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 23, 2019, 08:22:21 pm
Update - I routed out the window chambers in order to fit them for plexi. Just a tiny bit more work, but it will be worth it.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190324/46f5987774889b2600150dacf612954e.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on March 24, 2019, 07:05:40 pm
Did you tack up an LED strip in there yet?

Not yet. Still planning the best way to do that

that's pretty.
do all the sides come off easy?

I'm currently printing up an led strip hanger for my printer.
It's has two 6 inch sections of led strips that hang on either side of the z axis bar.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3193997
(https://cdn.thingiverse.com/renders/23/db/62/08/59/f025ec3fb025bf7a30e97d9e231b3640_preview_featured.jpg)


Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on March 24, 2019, 07:07:39 pm
Also petg is NOT for detail work or small parts or parts with overhangs.
Boxes, case ect and simple parts that move like the articulating arm for the camera i'm using for octoprint? yes.

I've picked up some pla (pro/plus/premium) it requires a higher temp but is stronger and more flexible and looks like it lays down really well.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 24, 2019, 08:52:27 pm
Did you tack up an LED strip in there yet?

Not yet. Still planning the best way to do that

that's pretty.
do all the sides come off easy?


The enclosure is designed so that the whole top is supposed to come off, but me being the tinkerer that I am, Iím going to use magnets so that I can pop a side off quickly if I need to.

 More Pix
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190325/fbc93d9b7bd9a6d2a7b575c904f4475d.jpg)

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(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190325/d3d8e9fe5bdd488c74d2ad40cc5b909d.jpg)

Still need to drill the holes to mount the switches for that plate.

Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 24, 2019, 10:29:01 pm
Black painted. Of course, it being black paint, it gets everywhere. Oh well, will sand and touch up the white side. Once all is dry.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190325/1ae460ccb2f1dd13f6032e2043f6ea21.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on March 25, 2019, 10:06:40 pm
Did you tack up an LED strip in there yet?

Not yet. Still planning the best way to do that

that's pretty.
do all the sides come off easy?

I'm currently printing up an led strip hanger for my printer.
It's has two 6 inch sections of led strips that hang on either side of the z axis bar.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3193997
(https://cdn.thingiverse.com/renders/23/db/62/08/59/f025ec3fb025bf7a30e97d9e231b3640_preview_featured.jpg)

/fail.
the clips for this were too delicate.
for me at least.
I think I need to design my own.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 15, 2019, 01:19:23 am
Had some time today to work on the wiring...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190415/dc193b2d6332f2c8d2dfb8b586cd87c9.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 15, 2019, 04:31:18 pm
Are those the 16mm buttons you see on ebay all the time?  I need some for a project and I'm wondering if you are satisfied with them. 

*edit* Nevermind on the endtablesÖ. looking at the dimensions they are probably too small. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 15, 2019, 04:44:43 pm
Are those the 16mm buttons you see on ebay all the time?  I need some for a project and I'm wondering if you are satisfied with them. 

*edit* Nevermind on the endtablesÖ. looking at the dimensions they are probably too small.

I like the buttons - theyíre a solid metal. I soldered all the connection last night and tested. They light up only when activated, which is what I wanted.

The fit with the table is going to be tight for the Anet A8. Iím relocating the power supply out of the chamber. More later!
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 15, 2019, 04:56:49 pm
Thanks man.  Never mind about that end table comment... I had linked to a pair of end tables on sale 2 for $16 at Walmart, but looking at the dimensions they are just too small. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 15, 2019, 05:58:02 pm
Thanks man.  Never mind about that end table comment... I had linked to a pair of end tables on sale 2 for $16 at Walmart, but looking at the dimensions they are just too small.

I donít suppose you have an IKEA around you, do you?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 15, 2019, 07:49:10 pm
Nah.  Shipping actually isn't terrible, but I'd pay more for shipping than the tables.  :)  I've got other projects atm so I'm not going to sweat it until I'm ready to start. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 25, 2019, 12:01:03 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190425/f81307aad69e436aae6c93a75f65ff02.jpg)

Got my auto leveling bed kit set up and all the power wiring for my enclosure done. Printing dragon tokens for ZapCon Ď19 now! The only way you out of townerís will be able to get in to Contributor Night on Friday will be to have one of these, so donít forget to let me know what color you want!
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Nephasth on April 25, 2019, 12:44:57 am
Beige.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Malenko on April 25, 2019, 12:21:30 pm
glow in the dark
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 25, 2019, 12:47:15 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190425/486565587522515fe7ecfd76e8dc08af.gif)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Malenko on April 25, 2019, 01:02:22 pm
then red I guess?

Haruman printed me a glow in the dark pickle rick
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 25, 2019, 01:04:39 pm
Silver, white, or black.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Malenko on April 25, 2019, 01:07:09 pm
Silver I guess, buy some filament :p
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: jdbailey1206 on April 25, 2019, 01:46:48 pm
...buy some filament :p
Not that I have any say but some glow in the dark filament would be cool.  Or if there are any UV lights some UV filament would be cool too.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Nephasth on April 25, 2019, 01:48:57 pm
Chartreuse.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 25, 2019, 02:00:46 pm
...buy some filament :p
Not that I have any say but some glow in the dark filament would be cool.  Or if there are any UV lights some UV filament would be cool too.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190425/1164a40c40ffe8e20dbfb02c787a9659.gif)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190425/1164a40c40ffe8e20dbfb02c787a9659.gif)

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Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Malenko on April 25, 2019, 02:25:45 pm
Id chip in
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Nephasth on April 25, 2019, 02:39:05 pm
How about Light Brown M&M?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 25, 2019, 02:59:15 pm
Ok, just ordered Glow In The Dark filament. Just Ďcause I love you bitches

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Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: jdbailey1206 on April 25, 2019, 03:08:35 pm
...buy some filament :p
Not that I have any say but some glow in the dark filament would be cool.  Or if there are any UV lights some UV filament would be cool too.

(https://media.tenor.com/images/bcf4d183aefc4cb5a559dafc0c3c7435/tenor.gif)

(https://media.tenor.com/images/bcf4d183aefc4cb5a559dafc0c3c7435/tenor.gif)

(https://media.tenor.com/images/bcf4d183aefc4cb5a559dafc0c3c7435/tenor.gif)

Listen you sod.  I want to come to Zapcon but there are larger powers at work.    :P  Until then I will be doing the following:

(https://media1.tenor.com/images/4d949a4ebfdc31b986a2bfe784a0f989/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 25, 2019, 03:10:20 pm
...buy some filament :p
Not that I have any say but some glow in the dark filament would be cool.  Or if there are any UV lights some UV filament would be cool too.

(https://media.tenor.com/images/bcf4d183aefc4cb5a559dafc0c3c7435/tenor.gif)

(https://media.tenor.com/images/bcf4d183aefc4cb5a559dafc0c3c7435/tenor.gif)

(https://media.tenor.com/images/bcf4d183aefc4cb5a559dafc0c3c7435/tenor.gif)

Listen you sod.  I want to come to Zapcon but there are larger powers at work.    :P

Ond has come twice. From another hemisphere. From another continent. No excuses.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Mike A on April 25, 2019, 03:21:16 pm
I fully expect Ond to look like the gyro captain in the Road Warrior.



Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Mike A on April 25, 2019, 03:26:07 pm
If he doesn't land a home made gyrocopter in the convention center parking lot I will be very disappointed.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 25, 2019, 09:29:34 pm
Dudes, after having made three prints on this, and having got it dialed in perfectly, thereís no way in hell Iíll never have another printer that doesnít do auto bed leveling.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190426/e48999ffe2f813c137fe2de5d5af5bb4.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Nephasth on April 25, 2019, 09:31:19 pm
Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 25, 2019, 09:32:57 pm
Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

I already got you guys glow in the dark.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Nephasth on April 25, 2019, 09:44:23 pm
You gave an inch... figured I'd go for a foot... >:D
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 25, 2019, 09:59:22 pm
You gave an inch... figured I'd go for a foot... >:D

I got your foot RIGHT HERE **grabs crotch**
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 25, 2019, 11:41:54 pm
Dudes, after having made three prints on this, and having got it dialed in perfectly, thereís no way in hell Iíll never have another printer that doesnít do auto bed leveling.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190426/e48999ffe2f813c137fe2de5d5af5bb4.jpg)

Damn, well now I've got to get the auto level kit.  I'm going to end up doing the full mod aren't I?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nexusmtz on April 26, 2019, 02:39:20 am
so donít forget to let me know what color you want!
Prefer black, happy with any! EDIT: Uh, 30 second rule now that I read everything. Glow sounds cool too :)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Vigo on April 26, 2019, 10:44:48 am
Sweet! Would love Glowy! Thanks Brother!

What type of plastics do you currently do on your rig?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 26, 2019, 11:27:16 am
Iím just printing glows and black. Eff silver and white. :)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 26, 2019, 11:27:38 am
Sweet! Would love Glowy! Thanks Brother!

What type of plastics do you currently do on your rig?

Just PLA. Noting too fancy.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Vigo on April 26, 2019, 02:33:00 pm
Gotta stick with your guns. I pretty much do ABS and nothing else.  8)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 26, 2019, 02:41:55 pm
I kind of want to try abs but even with the upgraded power supply I don't know if these prusa clones are really up to printing high temp materials. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: HaRuMaN on April 26, 2019, 06:08:24 pm
I have a prusa clone (Tevo Tarrantula) and I can never get ABS to stick to the bed...
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Vigo on April 27, 2019, 12:36:56 pm
My technique for getting ABS to stick -

Heat the bed up pretty high

Let it get nice and dirty with glue stick. a thick coat is not a bad thing. I rarely clean the bed, just put another layer of glue stick on. I will put a damp paper towel on a hot bed to even out the layers of glue stick if it the glue gets too thick or uneven.

Have the first layer really tight to the bed. The layer should be smashing a little against the plate.

I do that, and I can get the smallest parts to stick without needing a raft or skirt. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 27, 2019, 07:42:00 pm
Whatís the benefit of printing ABS over PLA?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: HaRuMaN on April 27, 2019, 08:09:21 pm
ABS is stronger
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Vigo on April 27, 2019, 11:18:22 pm
Stronger, doesn't degrade outdoors, higher melting point. Downside other than the heated bed that needs to be tuned to prevent slipping is the extrusion stinks a bit like burny plastic. A lot of people prefer to have ventilation when printing ABS. I kinda like the sheen on PLA better, but for hard parts I like ABS.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 28, 2019, 01:06:02 am
Winter is coming...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190428/ee21bb37aa2d944cb86fb08f07104629.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Nephasth on April 28, 2019, 01:32:35 am
---That which is odiferous and causeth plants to grow---... 97 god forsaken degrees... Winter my eye!
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Mike A on April 28, 2019, 07:49:50 am
This is winter. Freakin' snow at the end of April. Go mow your dust.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190428/f09147f9881f23782b84669c0d244994.jpg)

Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Ond on April 28, 2019, 01:05:38 pm
My dog "uh boss, tell me again why it is we are up at 2.00 in the morning?"

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=159740.0;attach=376969;image)

Me "Cos dummy, I'm switching over to Merica time to reduce jetlag"

My dog "oh, right."
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Mike A on April 28, 2019, 01:07:11 pm
It's not our fault you live in upside down land.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Ond on April 28, 2019, 01:11:29 pm
It's not our fault you live in upside down land.

Yeah, not only that, but I have to travel into the past to get to you guys!
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 28, 2019, 02:12:00 pm
Just need to construct the front door, and this IKEA enclosure project will be finished

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190428/02ec6dd9b3442336e0667f544bc39c6b.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Mike A on April 28, 2019, 02:15:21 pm
That's nice work.

You need to move it away from the Rocky poster though. It looks like he is using your 3D printer as a urinal.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Mike A on April 28, 2019, 02:30:57 pm
You did a good job of turning that cheap 3D printer into a solid productive machine. And you made it look good too.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 28, 2019, 02:44:45 pm
You did a good job of turning that cheap 3D printer into a solid productive machine. And you made it look good too.

Yeah, Iíve gotten a ton of mileage out of my initial investment. Canít complain.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 28, 2019, 03:49:56 pm
That's nice work.

You need to move it away from the Rocky poster though. It looks like he is using your 3D printer as a urinal.

Naw, heís rubbing one out back there.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 28, 2019, 04:59:33 pm
I got Octoprint set up right now. Printing somthiní for Jimmah ...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190428/20908542e5e5613d2bde1ee308458754.jpg)

Almost ready to go!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190428/d7ed6bde9a138b1b20b1e80515490a90.jpg)
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nexusmtz on April 28, 2019, 07:27:22 pm
Yeah, not only that, but I have to travel into the past to get to you guys!
Just means you get younger every time you visit!
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: jdbailey1206 on April 29, 2019, 08:03:38 am
This is winter. Freakin' snow at the end of April. Go mow you dust.

Thats weird that you are Southwest of me Mike and you got snow.  We just got the cold.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Mike A on April 29, 2019, 08:07:56 am
Yeah. It snowed all day Saturday. We got a few inches. It was all gone by Sunday afternoon.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 29, 2019, 02:55:31 pm
It's 80 here.  We've gone past the edge... probably never have normal weather again.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on April 29, 2019, 09:22:58 pm
Stronger, doesn't degrade outdoors, higher melting point. Downside other than the heated bed that needs to be tuned to prevent slipping is the extrusion stinks a bit like burny plastic. A lot of people prefer to have ventilation when printing ABS. I kinda like the sheen on PLA better, but for hard parts I like ABS.

havn't done abs yet but getting decent prints with petg.
It isn't for detail work, get some stringing and boogers but not so bad as when I first started using it.
strong stuff.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on April 29, 2019, 09:30:07 pm
I got Octoprint set up right now. Printing somthiní for Jimmah ...

img width=1024 height=766]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190428/20908542e5e5613d2bde1ee308458754.jpg[/img]

Almost ready to go!

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Are you sure he will like it?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 29, 2019, 09:55:23 pm
Well why I wanted to try abs was the fact that you can melt two pieces together with a bit of acetone as well as smooth it in a vapor bath.  Seems like two very useful properties. 
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on April 29, 2019, 10:24:56 pm
I got Octoprint set up right now. Printing somthiní for Jimmah ...

img width=1024 height=766]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190428/20908542e5e5613d2bde1ee308458754.jpg[/img]

Almost ready to go!

img width=477 height=1024]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190428/d7ed6bde9a138b1b20b1e80515490a90.jpg[/img]

Are you sure he will like it?

Jimmah is all about the dickbutt. He asked for one, actually. I have one for him and one for Malenko.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on May 01, 2019, 09:49:13 pm
Well why I wanted to try abs was the fact that you can melt two pieces together with a bit of acetone as well as smooth it in a vapor bath.  Seems like two very useful properties.

This.
need to get some to try.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on May 01, 2019, 10:28:07 pm
Been refurbing a pin for ZapCon. Missing posts? No problem!

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Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on May 02, 2019, 09:41:45 am
Soon...

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Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nexusmtz on May 02, 2019, 11:43:33 am
ďGlowy Dragons donít beg the world for attention; their beauty forces us to look up.Ē
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on May 02, 2019, 02:24:12 pm
Well, the glow-in-the-dark filament ruined my printer extruder gear, so thereís only three of them. You guys can fight to the death for them.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: melvinbates on May 02, 2019, 04:44:36 pm
I've had glow filament eat away at a nozzle, how did it damage your extruder gear?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nexusmtz on May 02, 2019, 05:28:15 pm
Well, the glow-in-the-dark filament ruined my printer extruder gear, so thereís only three of them. You guys can fight to the death for them.
You get what you get and you don't get upset. (He says, as he tries to change his plane ticket to Thursday.)
Sorry to hear that it caused you trouble.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on May 02, 2019, 09:51:48 pm
Well, the glow-in-the-dark filament ruined my printer extruder gear, so thereís only three of them. You guys can fight to the death for them.

gummed it up badly or something?
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on May 03, 2019, 12:10:52 am
Well, the glow-in-the-dark filament ruined my printer extruder gear, so thereís only three of them. You guys can fight to the death for them.

Have you upgraded to stainless steel nozzles yet?  They seem to work better. 
Title: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on May 03, 2019, 02:24:38 am
Well, the glow-in-the-dark filament ruined my printer extruder gear, so thereís only three of them. You guys can fight to the death for them.

Have you upgraded to stainless steel nozzles yet?  They seem to work better.

I just installed one, literally right now
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Malenko on May 04, 2019, 09:35:59 am
Love my dragon!
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: yotsuya on May 04, 2019, 10:17:54 am
Love my dragon!

Youíre welcome, brotherman!
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: Mike A on May 04, 2019, 10:20:43 am
Mine isn't chartreuse, but I guess it is okay.

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Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: pbj on July 15, 2019, 11:53:38 pm
So, one of you big, strong 3D printer owners up for a challenge?

Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: 05SRT4 on July 16, 2019, 10:15:02 am
So, one of you big, strong 3D printer owners up for a challenge?

Got a part number? also need some measurements.
Title: Re: 3D Printing : Arcade Edition Thread
Post by: pbj on July 16, 2019, 11:22:08 am
It's a power switch off a Retro Duo.   :lol