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  1. Inspired by Personal Drones post, I'd like to show some pictures of a redesign of Spidex Micro (on Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:326062). The lateral parts got extended to mount the base plate upside down (for my understanding the correct orientation), the base plate got adjusted to be more stronger at the motor mounts, the mount for the FPV antenna got adjusted. Printed with PLA. Flying like a speedy bumblebee! :-P :-P :-P A first flight video will be available on Youtube soon (just uploading):
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  3. For those who want to also get an excavator: Now available on https://www.youmagine.com/designs/excavator: Have fun! :-P :-P :-P
  4. I never calculated how expensive a son will be until he starts to have breakfast in his own four walls .... :-P :-P :-P Not sure if a 3D printer might be cheaper ... :shock: Anyhow you should definitely start producing .... a son :-P Printing toys together with a son is the 'real tinkering'. :cool:
  5. What I learned since Friday is, that drawing and rendering on the PC is far away from the reality. :-P :-P It took some attempts to get all the prints finished in a way that everything fits together. But this noon the last part went out of the UM2. Next the first pictures of my son's new excavator: :-P :cool: :-P I would be thankful for some advice about which filament to use for the chains to get them flexible. Which flexible filament should I try?
  6. It took some time to finish the drawings. Now, just in time for the weekend the files are ready to go onto the UM2. After 'Helicopter' and 'Biplane' I'm happy to present :-P : More (real) pictures hopefully coming this evening. :-P :-P
  7. Cool! The biplane and I think the helicopter behind the rabbit ... both on your booth .... :-P :-P :-P Thank you! I'm really pleased! :-P
  8. @ hacklordsniper: These two pictures helped me yesterday evening a lot! I had exactly the same issue that the left fan was hitting the housing of the Ultimaker 2. My first idea was also to check the limit switch. However the fan holder was bent not enough. Very strange as at the beginning I hadn't any issue with hitting the housing. Maybe this is somehow caused by the acceleration of the print head, causing the fan holder to slightly bend outwards and at some point hitting the housing. Anyway: Issue solved! :-P Thanks for the two pictures!
  9. Hi Aaron, thanks for the comment. I'm not sure if I have really tamed the WoodFill beast on UM2. However what I figured out is that there is a rapid raising learning curve with using this filament. I will post a 'how I'm using WoodFill' in the appropriate thread (http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?/topic/3316-colorfabbs-new-woodfill-pla-hehehe/) tomorrow. In the meantime, my aircraft fleet got some additional support. We're now flying with 2 helicopters :-P and a brand-new biplane :-P : And I think this is also the limit what's possible with WoodFill. The diameter of the sup
  10. Thanks for the brownie points! :-P You're so right with handling woodfill - but it's the headache worth!
  11. Received yesterday my first spool (and I'm sure it's not the last one) of colorFabb WoodFill. Just in time for the maiden flight - oops, maiden print of the helicopter my sun and me designed last Sunday (my sun as the art director, me as the heavy worker with too low salary :-P ) : What a wonderful material! :-P
  12. Yes, I also love this color very much. However the filament is a beast. It's from iGo3D: https://www.igo3d.com/en/filament-1-kg-yellow-3mm-pla.html The diameter is 3 mm (not 2.85). It doesn't like to easily stick on the build platform. I had to experiment with the temperature a while, ended up that 75° is a good value (where I print all other filaments with 60°). For every print with this yellow PLA I have to use the glue stick for the heated bed. And all this still sometimes causes that the PLA doesn't stick to the build platform while printing the first two layers. In case these two la
  13. COOOOOL! Like an orchestra. I was only able to finish one within the last half hour: Let me count .. with that orchestra that would mean 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + ...... a whole class of young girls made happy within minutes ... :-P
  14. Good idea - I just downloaded the file to do a test print. However I'm not sure if I will show it to my kids. They are in a girls' school - not sure how this will end up ... :-P
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