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Ever since I’ve stopped 3D printing, there seems to be a huge lull in 3D printing and posts.

I have no choice but I don’t know what the Feck is wrong with everyone else, has it gone out of fashion or what, and there’s me I can’t wait to get up and running again, because my job jar is filling up waiting on me to complete the lamp standard.. :(
 

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I've been doing odd printing projects here and there, but have been swamped with work and house projects such that I haven't been able to print as much and also not as much time to take pics / post about it. Hopefully will have a break soon!
 

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Perhaps no one is having problems. I try to figure out my 3D printing problems myself.

I have an ancient Flashforge Creator clone from Monoprice, and have just ordered a Prusa i3Mk3S. I use Alibre for design, and Simplify 3D for slicing. I make parts for stuff around the house, and the last part I made was the electrical plug for a Miele power head for the vacuum cleaner (I got the cord on eBay, but it had no connector to the power head. I had a couple of pins in the electronics junkbox. I use carbon-impregnated PLA from Makergeeks (I always had good luck with them), and every part I make is functional.

I do have a Canon Pro1000 printer that works great.

Also, I am no printing apprentice. I just don't post much. Too busy, I suppose.

Anyone have any experience with Octoprint? I don't seem much use for the camera if the printer is in the same room as you. Getting up to look at the printer is good exercise.
 

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I make parts for stuff around the house, and the last part I made was the electrical plug for a Miele power head for the vacuum cleaner
Why not post up some of the bits and pieces you’ve made.. You might spark others interested.. ;)
 

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How do I post things?

I was considering getting a Creality CR10, but I wanted something that I didn't have to futz with. 3D printing is not my hobby, making things is.

One day, I am going to build a 2' x 2' x 2' printer using commercial closed-loop motion control stuff. I have come to the conclusion that you can't just scale up a small printer (the Chinese are trying, though). Years ago, I worked with Milgo Electronics designing big pen plotters.

PS: I'm an EE.
 

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Perhaps there is little 3D printing on the forum because there are lots of forums dedicated to 3D printing.
 

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I was considering getting a Creality CR10, but I wanted something that I didn't have to futz with. 3D printing is not my hobby, making things is... How do I post things?
You can make your printer as big as you like, or just stay modest and set your sights on a CR-10, the bigger the printer the more filament you use.. And the more fun you'll have..
P.S. what's an EE...?
This might help..
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Perhaps there is little 3D printing on the forum because there are lots of forums dedicated to 3D printing
We like to combined both..
 
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