Tell us about yourself!

Complete Your Profile
  • DeadlyDad commented on wentworthm's instructable 3D Printing Portuguese Azulejo Tiles6 weeks ago
    3D Printing Portuguese Azulejo Tiles

    FWIW, if you print with the voids facing down, you can do multicolour prints all at one go, like this: https://youtu.be/KV2AjyowXX4

    View Instructable »
  • How to 3D Print IMPOSSIBLY BIG Objects

    May I suggest that you create an Instructable on as many different ways to use this as you can come up with? I'm sure that it would be of *GREAT* interest to the 3d printing community.

    View Instructable »
  • How to 3D Print IMPOSSIBLY BIG Objects

    Thanks for letting me know. I'll pass it on to the LuBan group, as they build *huge* models out of blocks that fit their 3d printer's volume, and an easy way to bond those blocks well would be *VERY* much appreciated..

    View Instructable »
  • How to 3D Print IMPOSSIBLY BIG Objects

    Great trick!1. Do you think that you could 'paint' the acetone on with a brush?2. Do you need to apply acetone to both surfaces or just the one?

    FWIW, I came across a new project in development--LuBan--which is intended to section large models in various ways. SIte: https://www.luban3d.com/Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1067858546711484

    View Instructable »
  • DeadlyDad commented on number8wire's instructable DIY Magjig5 months ago
    DIY Magjig

    Personally, I would just include a threaded portion in the model so you wouldn't need a bolt. That would not only reduce the part count but would allow moving the magnet up and down *much* more quickly.

    View Instructable »
  • DeadlyDad commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Rotating TV8 months ago
    Rotating TV

    For the next step, here is an idea of how to make the motion *much* smoother by using an Arduino/etc. to control it: https://hackaday.com/2018/07/13/supersize-diy-r-c-...

    View Instructable »
  • DeadlyDad commented on ThomasVDD's instructable Duct Tape Dispenser9 months ago
    Duct Tape Dispenser

    This should be made *out* of concrete!

    View Instructable »
  • DeadlyDad commented on Hyper_Ion's instructable Custom NeoPixel Rings From Scratch! 10 months ago
    Custom NeoPixel Rings From Scratch!

    Cool project! One thing that occurred to me; would it not be easier to make trapezoidal sections that have placements for the LED's that form a curve? That way, you could cut the necessary pieces out with just a saw, then solder them together, edge to edge.

    View Instructable »
  • DeadlyDad commented on misan's instructable 4xiDraw1 year ago
    4xiDraw

    Good to know. What issues did you have with the larger size?

    View Instructable »
  • DeadlyDad commented on misan's instructable 4xiDraw1 year ago
    4xiDraw

    Hey! Great project! I was planning on building something like this next spring, and this would work perfectly. The difference with my build would be the size. I want to print custom clothing patterns, so I want to have a ~1m * ~2m draw area. How difficult would it be to change the STL's to spread the bars out to minimize racking? Could it be done in Thingiverse's Customizer?

    View Instructable »
  • DeadlyDad commented on Schijvenaars's instructable Folding Camera Slider1 year ago
    Folding Camera Slider

    Nice build! What just struck me is how easily versatile it would be if it used a 'pulley stack' -like drill presses have- in each arm. That way, you could have shots that focus on one close point to 360 degree panoramic shots, just by adjusting a belt or two.

    View Instructable »
  • 3D painting: Layered Resin and Acrylic Paint

    Love it! Here are a few ideas that popped in my head while reading (YMMV):1. If you pour the resin into a spinning 'mold', it will form layers on the sides of it. The RPM will change the angle of each layer, from a slight depression in the middle at low speeds to completely parallel to the axis of rotation at high speeds. (I'm not sure if slower RPM's will cause the layers to be thicker on the bottom or not.) The highest RPM's should cause bubbles to evacuate completely, as the resin will be pushed outwards with a lot more force than gravity. Obviously, removing debris while it is still liquid will no longer be possible.2. Rapping the piece on a table should cause at least some of the bubbles to detach and escape.3. If you DIY a vacuum chamber and set the piece in it as soon as y...

    see more »

    Love it! Here are a few ideas that popped in my head while reading (YMMV):1. If you pour the resin into a spinning 'mold', it will form layers on the sides of it. The RPM will change the angle of each layer, from a slight depression in the middle at low speeds to completely parallel to the axis of rotation at high speeds. (I'm not sure if slower RPM's will cause the layers to be thicker on the bottom or not.) The highest RPM's should cause bubbles to evacuate completely, as the resin will be pushed outwards with a lot more force than gravity. Obviously, removing debris while it is still liquid will no longer be possible.2. Rapping the piece on a table should cause at least some of the bubbles to detach and escape.3. If you DIY a vacuum chamber and set the piece in it as soon as you level the resin, the air bubbles will all evacuate quickly and easily. It doesn't have to be anything fancy; a tube with a rubber piston that has a foot loop attached to it should create enough suction when you step on it.4. I don't think that you would be restricted to flat layers. For example, if you make your first layer contain the sky, your second, third, and fourth layers could be tilted left/right/up, and be angled buildings for the first two and the street for the third, leaving the center clear all the way back to the first layer for more flat/angled layers.Hope this helps!Keith

    View Instructable »