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My First 3dBenchy


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Posted · My First 3dBenchy

Recently got my first 3d printer, an Ender 3 (with an upgrade thing my gf added on when she ordered it). Initially I messed up a lot during construction. Pretty much everything was loose, uneven or something. After watching several videos and rebuilding most of the machine, I raised the bed temperature and spent 10-15 minutes leveling the bed.  It took about 2.5 hours to print my first 3dBenchy. I was pleased to see that there were no glaring defects. I haven't checked all the dimensions, but the few I did were +/- 0.5mm from what the official measurements should be.

 

All things considered, I think I did alright with my first "official" print. I did a test run on a set of 4 d4's (for the "royal game of ur" i recommend looking it up) that were passable, but there were 3-4 fails prior to rebuilding. One of my goals is to get to a point where I can turn plastic bottles into filament. Ultimately, building an extruder to turn recyclable and scrap material (failed prints, supports, etc...) is a far off idea. I appreciate any feedback, advice or discussion. 

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