Iโ€™m contemplating what to do with my first 3D printer. Donโ€™t have the space to keep it around, nor the inclination to try to keep it functioning properly. It wouldnโ€™t be worth enough to ship it anywhere.

Today I discovered the OctoPod app (iOS, tvOS) for use with . Excellent way to monitor 3D prints. The tvOS app is surprisingly useful. Easy to see the camera and can leave it on while I work yet quickly see if the print has gone awry. Also it has some good built in notifications.

The articulated shark turned out well, shown here attacking an octopus ๐Ÿ™ My Prusa MK3S+ kit is cranking out all kinds of prints without a care in the world.

๐Ÿ˜ƒ This PRUSA 3D printer is a dream. Proud I built it successfully.

All Gummies have been consumed!

Prusa kit builders know what this means. I finished building my MK3S+ kit and it passed the self test right away. Here is the obligatory first logo print. The build was a challenge but a fair one. Iโ€™m so happy with my decision to switch. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž

๐Ÿค” Planning to finish my 3D printer today and hopefully get it calibrated

I had thought I might finish putting the printer together today but ended up well short. I ran out of gas and decided to call a halt until tomorrow. Weekend build here I come!

๐Ÿฆพ Got our daughterโ€™s old computer desk loaded into my Outback ready to drop it off at Salvation Army

Started assembling my 3D printer this evening. Hoping I have time to finish it tomorrow but probably wonโ€™t have time to do calibration.

๐Ÿ˜ƒ Anxiously awaiting delivery of my new 3D printer

With all the hype I gave the Ivory app a try. But as they said it still needs work. Back to the more capable apps which are, IMO, equally worthy of attention

@ivory Does the app not honor server side filters? The app shows I have no filters but I have quite a few.

๐Ÿฅฑ Watching gentle rain on a cold morning and feeling lazier (than usual)

That kind of day: ground the coffee beans, put a filter in, fired things up andโ€ฆ nothing but hot water was the result.

Missed that crucial step of actually putting the grounds in the filter. ๐Ÿ˜ข

๐Ÿช› Recovering from carrying IKEA upstairs and assembling it

๐Ÿ“ช Starting to learn PrusaSlicer for my incoming MK3S+

I enabled Stage Manager on my iMac a couple of weeks ago and weโ€™re getting along pretty well. I use it in conjunction with two virtual desktops. I think it could be a lot better but it is good enough to leave enabled.

Rather fond of the dawn sky

A wild unicorn appeared!

My wife approves my purchase of a new 3D printer. She could easily understand because she went through something similar when she started sewing a few years ago. She started with a basic model but soon grew frustrated with it. Since she enjoyed sewing she ended up buying one that costs 3-4 times as much and has been quite happy.

๐Ÿคซ New 3D printer ordered. Now a 2-3 week wait for it to arrive.

I've started looking into CoreXY printers. Building a Voron at this stage is a bit intimidating. The Creality 6 seems to be so-so. Having a hard time getting info on others. Definitely want something with either a great community or good vendor support including spare parts.๐Ÿ˜•

๐Ÿค” Going to experiment with the Gridfinity approach to 3D printed storage/lab

My recent frustrations with my low end 3D printer has me dreaming of a Prusa. Mainly because of their superior documentation and support. But the build plate is just a little too small. Hearing great things about Bambulab but they use proprietary parts and support is TBD.

I finally got my Sovol3D printer working decently again. Itโ€™s now well into a 12 hour print. It was not a fun process.

In other news, we got a new vacuum cleaner today. Thankfully it โ€œjust worksโ€.