After about 20 years, we are packing it in. Closing our doors. Shutting down, shutting up, and moving on. We are selling our remaining inventory on ebay, craigslist, the local auction house, basically, whatever works. Ideally, in a few months, there will be room in the garage for a ping-pong table, or a Ferrari. Hopefully,… >Read More
I got a fresh bin model from Thingiverse, must be something wrong with my Cura settings, it wants to print a brick instead of a bin. Last time it looked like a Kit-kat bar. My son has Cura on his laptop and it wants to print a ball of yarn. I think it’s because he… >Read More
I was trying to 3D print a funky little bin, with those bars on the SIDE, but it kept printing layer after layer. I got tired of waiting for it to start in on the walls. The result was something you might find behind an old vending machine.
Here’s my first attempt to make stackable bins to fit in the vertical file cubbyholes that my dad built into this fine secretary desk. You see I left the brim on so it won’t rattle around in there. Somehow my measurements didn’t translate to the actual file for printing. All of these cubbies are precisely… >Read More
What is this mutt doing in the trunk of my car?? The answer may surprise you! OK, Probably not too surprising. I was putting some stuff in the trunk, and he leaped in. Maybe before we got him at the pound, some earlier doggie daddy would take him to the drive-in movies, Probably Air Bud,… >Read More
I tried printing this replacement keyboard key that features a microphone, finally got a good consistency by turning the heat down a bit. However, the microphone was hard to see because it’s the same color/material as the body of the key. So I hit the surface with my trusty magic marker, now the microphone really… >Read More
I think it’s the lady on the upper right. She can’t be bothered with having a period, and makes her husband do it.
I was puzzled by the odd “puddle” base and the bubbly texture when we printed this substitute keyboard key. Then, I realized that it reminds me of the time I cooked a grilled cheese sandwich too hot and wound up with a similar situations. So we’ll try it at maybe 180 celsius instead of 190.… >Read More
We recently found a geocache called “THE PUP” in Lake Stevens- in some lovely woods behind the senior center. Teresa found a safety cone for her walking stick. The cache was on a a winding trail where it wasn’t always clear if you were on the trail or a side path. Couple that with the… >Read More
Today is the 39th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, May 18th 1980. I was just 20 then, and barely noticed the ash fall; I lived and worked in the gritty industrial area around Seattle’s Harbor Island. My car was always covered with gritty crap anyway. Then again, my girlfriend at the time… >Read More
We just got a Bibo 3D printer/Laser Engraver, been trying to put it together; Ran into this poorly installed fan… That was an easy fix, maybe the screw backed out in transit. More concerning, we got it all put together, but it won’t power up. I took the cover off the power area (Probably frowned… >Read More