Archives 2018

My First Gas Plane Flight

I have probably over a thousand hours of electric RC flight time. But this was my first gasser flight. It’s a great plane but unfortunately the engine cutout on takeoff. I luckily saved her. This was my buddy and his dad’s plane but they’ve always had bad luck with it so they trusted me to take her up. We suspect that the line got clogged from some particulate in the tank. The gas dried up once before and it must have loosen up some flakes.

Well watch what happens. Fullscreen the video because my friend Ken is a jerk and doesn’t know how to turn the phone sideways to make a decent video, lol. Also listen to when the engine cuts out on me.
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Magic Time-Lapse Video of Mask

Yesterday I started this print last night and it took about 15 hours to complete. It was very large and I experimented with a different pattern for the top and bottom infill, the. It also has a 5% infill on the base with a 3D honeycomb design for strength while saving plastic and print time.

FileFinalMask5.gcode
Filament (Tool 0): 48.91m / 117.65cm³
Approx. Total Print Time15 hours


Print Time14:58:55

My Make on Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/make:487301
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3D Printing – 2 Tone Star Wars Logo

It’s pretty amazing what you can do with a 3D printer. Just the other day I printed a couple of these Star Wars logos with black PLA then paused and switched to what little yellow PLA I had left.

The first “Star” half turned out all black. I forgot to check back on it to change the color. Darn, I could have prevented this by finding the layer and adding a pause command in the Gcode. If I were to do that I would want to move the nozzle off of the print so you don’t ruin it. Then when you change the filament and purge in the next color it should move back. This gives me an idea for a web app to help automate just that! Back to that idea later. Check out my print on Thingiverse.com.

Here is a link to the original 3D print where you can download and print this for yourself.

I recommend getting more into 3D printing. There is a learning curve but you learn a lot!
Check out some of my other Star Wars 3D Prints.

Thanks for stopping by,
Joe

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3D Printing Star Wars Characters

Lately with the new Star Wars trailer coming out I thought it would be a great idea to 3D print some Star Wars items. I started with a couple Yoda heads and tried to print them as large as possible while saving plastic. I printed one with only 3 layers thick and no bottom or infill layers. Then the larger with 4 layers thick on the vertical walls setting in Slic3r. Much better but not perfect. It’s hard to print in mid-air in some spots.

I plan to put LEDs in side them with an Arduino and a mic module to make them light up to music. I can even add a seven channel equalizer to add to the quality of the light effects.

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Web Design – WholeCellOnline.com

WholeCellOnline.com is the home of WholeCell Accessories. WholeCell is a Chicago based cell phone accessories franchise that offers cell phone, tablet and computer accessories. They are located in Joliet, Lansing, Chicago Heights, Northlake. Locations are popping up all the time.

I was contracted to find a solution to a problem. The company needed a way to look up inventory, sell items in the store and transfer/receive inventory from vendor orders, warehouse and other stores. The system is web based database driven. Technologies used to develop the system include PHP, mySQL and jQuery. The website is mainly for employees only and users must login to access inventory and store information.

Take a look to see their locations: http://wholecellonline.com

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