New Project Is Here...3d Printer

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  1. TORX

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    Finally took delivery of my TEVO Tarantula 3d printer today. Shipped this past wednesday and delivered friday from TEVO Canada. I can not wait to start it, although slightly frightened as well. It is going to be a fun family build. I also grabbed up the dual Z axis and auto leveling bed. I have heard everything from 12-20 hours to assemble it then start printing support brackets....YouTube here I come.

    Where to begin lol

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    Awesome congrats! I litterly spent my whole day (and a chunk of last night) giving mine an overhaul! Welcome to the club!


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    Haven't started it yet. I have a week off at Christmas with my kits and we are going to build it together.

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    Today is the day. Not rushing as my girls are doing the build with me. Wish me luck[​IMG]

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    Nice buddy!!!!, bet you'll be doing lots of DIY'z now :). Lucky guy :)
     
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    Dutch letters and candy? Part of the build or for energy?
    Next year you can 3D print the letters instead of chocolate.
     
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    Dutch letters are a must.

    Hard at work building the hot end[​IMG]

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    The included instructions are borderline useless. We are using them but along side a YouTube video that helps a lot. Kids are ready for a break but got a lot done so far. Not bad for 2 kids and a dad with one eye lol[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Had to get the peninsula in there to ;) looking good..
     
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    It's alive!!!

    [​IMG]

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    What is it what is it what is it
     
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    That was a calibration test cube. Everything worked fairly well. Printing a fan vent now to help with cooling the printed material then onto actual fun projects. I have a feeling we will need more filament right soon. It comes with about 250 grams of PLA filament and 250 grams of ABS. I have a 1kg real of blue ABS that I purchased with it. All that will last a while of printing, but we want other colors too lol.
     
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    You will love it buddy, I'm sure you will be making lots of nifty things,
     
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    How are you liking it?


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    On the fence, but that is only because of DIY frustrations. Although it did start printing from the get go. Printed a calibration cube pretty much perfectly. I did not have any issues with PLA and I was using PEI sheets for adhesion. I switched to PETG and got a few good test prints, but then things got clogged etc etc. Thinking about upgrading the extruder to a true E3D. In the mean time I just got done cleaning out the hot end and going to try printing a 30mm to 40mm fan adapter for the cool side. I hope that keeps the temp down enough to stop the filament from melting up into the PTFE tube (i have some extra on order now as I can not trim any more off). Printed PETG at 240/80. PLA was 210/60.
     
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    Sounds like fun
     
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    Some fun builds. Starting small.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    I think it would be cool to try 3d printing some rocks and let coral grow all over it.. hmmmmm
     
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    Already in the back of my head. There are several frag plug designs out there and some really cool reef related ones.

    My oldest wanted something cute and found this.

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