— Think Making (@ThinkMaking) July 4, 2017
Last night I participated in another Friday Night 3D Printing Community Hangout. The episode started discussing filaments where I had to confess I am pretty homogeneous (loyal) with my brand. I almost exclusively use ColorFabb filaments with just recently venturing out to give Hatchbox and Polyalchemy a try.
Later the conversation turned to something very close to my heart — outreach and bringing 3D Printing to our communities.
The full episode is hosted at NillaBean 3D’s channel. Watch below.
This morning I caught up on a few things for my Etsy site. New listings now available for perusal:
|Black 3D Printed Bow Tie
A few months ago, I got a rushed custom order from someone looking for a Black Bow Tie for a wedding. They had a good idea and I’ll make sure to keep a black “tuxedo-ready” version in stock for the future.
|Brown, Wood-Like Bow-Tie
I inadvertently discovered the Brown Plastic version of the Bow Tie looks just as good as the Wooden One. Since this material is a little less finicky, I can offer it for a lower price than the full blown wood… just in time for Father’s Day!
|School Bus Wine Stopper
A great gift for your favorite retiring School Bus Driver! After about a dozen custom orders, I decided to finally list my School Bus Wine Stopper up on Etsy.
|Standing Cancer Ribbon
This is another one where custom orders have enticed me to make an Etsy listing. The Standing Cancer Ribbon can be customized in color and inscription.
A friend of mine who is a drone-enthusiast recently starting dabbling in Fusion 360. He designed himself a GoPro Mount for his SpaceOne 220x which I printed over here on the Wanhao Duplicator i3. It ended up being a pretty darn sweet deal for me. Quick easy print and I got a free sushi dinner out of the gig (not to mention great company over the meal).
Now that the weather is warm, my friend is flying more frequently and I’m finding it delightful to see the print in action… or rather what the print helps records while in action. The latest video is below. You can also check out his channel at Pokey FPV.
If you need a GoPro Mount for your SpaceOne220x, you can download the model on Thingiverse.
I could, of course, print it for you. It’ll cost you some sushi!
One of my favorite new channels is Clare from Make It And Fake It. I love her courage to fail and her humorous delivery sits very well with me. Today I went to catch up with her latest episode and was delighted and surprised to see her mention me. In this video, she works on embedding rice with Cura to make an Egg Shaker. Enjoy!
One thing I find absolutely invigorating– helping people out in the community. After my Simplify3D Print of the Week, Twitter user @TomLum1 reached out with some questions. Look how quickly he mastered and applied his new knowledge! Lovely!
— Tom Lum (@TomLum1) May 19, 2017
Aww, my Etsy Shop snuck into Abuzz Design’s Mailbox Monday Livestream last night. I love seeing the growing presence of 3D Printing on Etsy. My shop is just one that Lauren covers (all the links stolen from Lauren’s video description are below). Be sure to check out and, if possible, support my fellow creators!
A big thanks to Lauren for always being such a supportive member of our great community! Definitely check out Lauren’s shop at http://etsy.me/2raDpGy
A Pyro Design Etsy – http://etsy.me/2qm4Gop
Improper Engineering Etsy – http://etsy.me/2qpzMtr
3D Central VA – http://etsy.me/2qlZWiy
MaxCrft – http://etsy.me/2pPfoRA
JAT.MN – http://etsy.me/2rjQytB
VickyTGAW (ME!) – http://etsy.me/2qlIjjh
Well now, that was a surprise. I started getting some unexpected Twitter and Facebook notifications. I was surprised to find I was highlighted by Simplify3D for their Print of the Week.
— Simplify3D (@Simplify3D) May 12, 2017
This five color print is for a friend in Crookston, Minnesota. I, of course, use my beloved Simplify3D Multiple Processes. I believe it is my largest multi-colored print– it took up the whole bed of the MakerGear M2.
I’m glad Simplify3D enjoyed the print. I hope my friend does as well!!!
One thing I absolutely love about having a Maker Coin celebrating failures is people feel comfortable and free to share their mishaps and failures making the coin. Thingiverse user Waldamore brought me absolute delight this morning with this Make.