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  • -chase- commented on t.mikerust's forum topic what CAD package/software do you use?2 weeks ago

    Personally, I'm not a huge fan of SketchUp.. I've tried it several times and just never took to it.I've dabbled with both 3D and CAD softwares... Coming from 3D to CAD. For strictly CAD either 2 or 3D. Design Spark is a good one. And it's free ware.When choosing CAD software or any software for that matter, you have to really look for features you need, along with ease of use. Learning curves come into play.It sounds like you like SketchUp but want something more robust. So look for a SketchUp style but with the feature set you're looking for.Also file formats, export, import etc etc might make a difference depending on your need. My need for CAD was like others, for 3D printing. As well as mechanical design accuracy in 3D space... Forces etc.Again, i come from 3D creation so i looked f...see more »Personally, I'm not a huge fan of SketchUp.. I've tried it several times and just never took to it.I've dabbled with both 3D and CAD softwares... Coming from 3D to CAD. For strictly CAD either 2 or 3D. Design Spark is a good one. And it's free ware.When choosing CAD software or any software for that matter, you have to really look for features you need, along with ease of use. Learning curves come into play.It sounds like you like SketchUp but want something more robust. So look for a SketchUp style but with the feature set you're looking for.Also file formats, export, import etc etc might make a difference depending on your need. My need for CAD was like others, for 3D printing. As well as mechanical design accuracy in 3D space... Forces etc.Again, i come from 3D creation so i looked for something that would give me the best of both worlds and yes layout familiarity.There's a lot of software to choose from... Both of 3D, CAD and a mix of the two. Extent robust software that can do both... Or one or the other, depending on your need, can also come with a rather robust price tag attached as well. And then there's a matter of whether or not your comp is robust enough to handle said robust software... And i mean really handle it. Otherwise, that'll limit is capabilities greatly.It is fun trying them all though. Cheers...

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  • -chase- commented on -chase-'s forum topic What are these?2 weeks ago

    ahhh, i see... They're the insides of a check valve. Large check valves.The larger one is 2" and the smaller just over 1.5" at the flat.Well... I don't currently have a need for such large check valves but I'll find a use for them. Either would make a seemingly nice water based wood glue dispenser/ spreader cap. A thought anyway.Thanks for letting me know what they are.Cheers

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  • -chase- commented on jahg's instructable Wiimote Whiteboard IR Pen3 months ago
    Wiimote Whiteboard IR Pen

    It should work with the Crayola Light Designer as well, since it too uses an infrared light pen. Has anyone confirmed this?

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  • -chase- commented on mrakuaku's instructable How to accurately calibrate your 3D Printer8 months ago
    How to accurately calibrate your 3D Printer

    Hi, thanks for the reply.The changes took in Repetier. Meaning "took hold" just a shortened way to say it.To expound. After inputting values, they showed as excepted in the g-code in Reptier.I didn't see you had to also save it the values by typing in M500, my bad there.I thought since they showed they were saved in Repetier g-code window that was it...So once I tried moving it, the two different settings were obviously conflicting and the stepper motor went nuts, whining loudly. Freaking out... and me with it. lol.Ok try again using M500 to save it to the printer chip. See what happens... though I'm nervous about it I will admit. The suggested way by Geeetech is to open the firmware in Aurdino(sp?), make the change, upload the new firmware with changes to the printer. That sa...see more »Hi, thanks for the reply.The changes took in Repetier. Meaning "took hold" just a shortened way to say it.To expound. After inputting values, they showed as excepted in the g-code in Reptier.I didn't see you had to also save it the values by typing in M500, my bad there.I thought since they showed they were saved in Repetier g-code window that was it...So once I tried moving it, the two different settings were obviously conflicting and the stepper motor went nuts, whining loudly. Freaking out... and me with it. lol.Ok try again using M500 to save it to the printer chip. See what happens... though I'm nervous about it I will admit. The suggested way by Geeetech is to open the firmware in Aurdino(sp?), make the change, upload the new firmware with changes to the printer. That saves it.Your way is much easier. I'm just hoping it works for mine, the way it does for yours.- chase -

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  • -chase- commented on mrakuaku's instructable How to accurately calibrate your 3D Printer8 months ago
    How to accurately calibrate your 3D Printer

    Hi, No actually I didn't type in M500.I tried just moving one of the axis after changing everything. (Minus M500 to save) and my printer freaked out. I had to hit emergency stop to shut it down. Which freaked me out... =-O!The stepper motor was screaming like it was running at high speed.Once I rebooted, it was fine again. I did try one more time and it did the same thing.I don't want to ruin my printer or burn out a motor before I even get going. I'm sure you understand.The changes took in Repetier, but apparently, not the firmware. Which I take it there was a conflict between the firmware and Repetier settings which caused it to freak out.A little hesitant to try it again. As stated, I don't want to ruin my printer.

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  • -chase- commented on mrakuaku's instructable How to accurately calibrate your 3D Printer9 months ago
    How to accurately calibrate your 3D Printer

    When I type in M501 in Repetier, it states it's loaded all defaults, which resets all the calibration changes back to default. If I type M503 after entering them into the G-Code, it does show the change has been made.Geeetech i3 Pro BWhy is yours different? Mine uses Marlin v1

    Thanks for that update about using M503 to get the parameters to display. I had the same issue when trying it as instructed. (Geeetech i3 Pro B)

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  • Coming from Pro grade 3D modeling apps to 123D or MeshMaker, there's no comparison. And anyone saying otherwise hadn't used pro grade.3D apps extensively.Despite that, people do use them. Personally, I walked away from them after a very short time because quite honestly, they lack quite a bit, and are a pain in the butt to model with.

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  • -chase- commented on inspiretomake's instructable DIY Headphones9 months ago
    DIY Headphones

    It's funny to see this because as it happens I found two 358 cal bullet shells on the street with a gold/silver polished finish. I picked them up and saved them, I guess I like shiny things. I was wondering what I could use them for since I didn't use use them for my first idea. (thumb pads on an RC LP controller)

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