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Making It Easier To Remember My Functions / Aliases

January 31, 2020

INFO

I wanted an easy way to pull up my commonly used functions / aliases, instead of going through my .bashrc file, so I am creating a function that shows me everything in a nice list. I am also adding a description, and an example usage.

LINKS

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/34057902/formatted-printing-in-awk

Throwing My Bash Functions / Aliases On Any Machine I SSH Onto

January 31, 2020

INFO

I am tired of always having to manually add my commonly used aliases on every machine I connect to, so I found a way to throw them on any machine I SSH onto. It will also remove them after I drop the connection.

CODE

gogo() {
  scp ~/.bashrc $1:/tmp/.bashrc_temp
  scp ~/.bash_profile $1:/tmp/.bash_profile_temp
  ssh -t $1 "bash --rcfile /tmp/.bashrc_temp /tmp/.bash_profile_temp ; rm /tmp/.bashrc_temp /tmp/.bash_profile_temp"
}

LINKS

https://superuser.com/questions/503784/loading-local-shell-aliases-to-ssh-session-dynamicaly

Dice Holder And Rolling Tray

January 28, 2020

INFO

Was randomly looking through Thingiverse for things to print and stumbled across a good looking Dice / Mini Holder with a lid that can be used as a Rolling Tray, so I printed it out.

First layer was coming out a tad thin
Added in some magnets to hold it all together
Testing out some rolls
Testing out the magnets strength

LINKS

Print File – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3628673

Filament – HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, White

Magnets – 3 mm x 1 mm DIY Office Magnets for Fridge,Whiteboard,Craft,Project,Art – 300PIECES

3D Printer – Comgrow Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Aluminum DIY with Resume Print 220x220x250mm

Time For Some Plant Love

January 25, 2020

INFO

I have a few plants that could use a different pot, so I test printed a small low poly planter that I liked. I printed out my first one at 100% scale, but it is only big enough for a small plant, so succulent.

I ended up scaling the file to 200% which was about the max my printer could print, and started the 3 day print.

25% of the way through I realized that I did not have enough White PLA to finish this print.

So I decided to see if I could pause the print and swap out to a different spool of Black PLA.

Finished 2 Color Planter

The print ended up finishing, and there were no major issues besides a tiny section of the infill missing between the white and black layers. But that can be fixed with some glue.

LINKS

Print Files – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2999036

White Filament – HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, White

Black Filament – DURAMIC 3D Premium PLA Plus Printer Filament 1.75mm, 3D Printing Filament with Build Surface 200 x 200mm, 1kg Spool(2.2lbs), Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05 mm, Black

3D Printer – Comgrow Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Aluminum DIY with Resume Print 220x220x250mm

Barrels Boxes Bushes And Trees

January 21, 2020

INFO

A DM for the campaign I am currently playing in requested some prints to spruce up the battle maps that we use so I found some barrels, bushes and a few boxes to use during our encounters.

Trees with a mini for scale

LINKS

Print Files:

Barrels – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3111468

Boxes – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3608850

Bush 1 – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2962115

Bush 2 – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3165717

Trees – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3804972

Filament – HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, White

3D Printer – Comgrow Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Aluminum DIY with Resume Print 220x220x250mm

Spiderman Cosplay Faceshell

January 17, 2020

INFO

A friend ordered a Spiderman Face Shell from Italy for his cosplay for PAX South, but it got stuck in customs, and was not going to arrive until after the convention. He found out that I had a printer and asked me if I could rush print him out a face shell before the con.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

The face shell was too big for my print bed, so I had to use a 4 piece version of the face shell.

Just to be safe I sliced the files with full supports and used a raft to keep it attached to the bed.

The first piece came out with no issues, and was a pretty smooth print.

3 of the 4 pieces done

The next 2 pieces came out the same as the first section, and I started taping them together to see how it looked and fit together.

There was a time crunch so I started gluing the sections together, while waiting for the biggest and most time intensive section to finish printing.

With the last section I ran into some issues with the supports being on both sides of the vent holes, and ended up snapping the first row off accidentally.

Woops, more ventilation cant hurt.

I finished gluing it all together, waited for the glue to dry then gave it a good sanding to clean up the rough bits, and smooth it out.

Using my head to make sure it fit

Total Print Time: 66 Hours

The face shell ended up pretty good in my books for a rushed project, and I was able to get it into my friends hands with a few hours to spare, before he had to leave for the convention.

LINKS

Print Files – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3104049/comments

Filament – DURAMIC 3D Premium PLA Plus Printer Filament 1.75mm, 3D Printing Filament with Build Surface 200 x 200mm, 1kg Spool(2.2lbs), Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05 mm, Black

3D Printer – Comgrow Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Aluminum DIY with Resume Print 220x220x250mm

Testing Out Some Mini Prints

January 8, 2020

INFO

Now that I have had the Ender 3 for a week or so, it is time to test out some miniature printing to see how the printer handles the small details.

LINKS

Print File –

Filament – HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, White

3D Printer – Comgrow Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Aluminum DIY with Resume Print 220x220x250mm

Printing Out More Dungeon Tiles On The New Printer

January 6, 2020

INFO

Now that I have my own printer it is time to go wild and print out a bunch of Dungeon Tiles

Floor tile fresh off the printer

LINKS

Print File – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1422779

Filament – HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, White

3D Printer – Comgrow Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Aluminum DIY with Resume Print 220x220x250mm

Printing A Home Mini Mount

January 5, 2020

INFO

Found a good way to mount a Google Home Mini, so I have more counter space in the bathroom, so I can listen to my tunes while I shower.

Bonus points for making it less likely for me to electrocute myself.

Back side with cable wrapped
Finished Product

LINKS

Print File – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3232567

Filament – HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, White

3D Printer – Comgrow Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Aluminum DIY with Resume Print 220x220x250mm

Printing Out A Case For The Octoprint Pi

January 4, 2020

INFO

Now that I have the printer settings dialed in, it is time to print out a case for the Raspberry Pi running Octoprint, so it can be mounted to the Ender 3.

Printed and attached to the printer

LINKS

Print File – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3030160

Filament – DURAMIC 3D Premium PLA Plus Printer Filament 1.75mm, 3D Printing Filament with Build Surface 200 x 200mm, 1kg Spool(2.2lbs), Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05 mm, Black

3D Printer – Comgrow Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Aluminum DIY with Resume Print 220x220x250mm