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by TGAW
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Media / #MadeWithMakerGear
Replies: 2
Views: 2235

Social Media / #MadeWithMakerGear

Maybe it is selective attention but in just in the last week, it seems like I've seen a lot more social media activity from MakerGear (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook). Maybe they hired a new social media manager? If so-- he/she has certainly hit the ground running! P.S. It looks like I need to start s...
by TGAW
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Please don't share outside the forum.
Replies: 31
Views: 8486

Re: Please don't share outside the forum.

I was listening to the WTFFF 3D Printing Podcast this morning and guess what came up at the end of the episode-- Shoes for horses! Definitely a market out there! The MatterHackers interview is interesting, but if you want to skip ahead, the horse conversation starts at about 32 minutes in. http://ww...
by TGAW
Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Printer extrudes filament off the plate before printing..
Replies: 19
Views: 3064

Re: Printer extrudes filament off the plate before printing.

So a little side bar. Every time I make a sandwich now, I think of that little start up process. Why? Because when I go to put horseradish mustard on my sandwich, I don't just squeeze it out on my sandwich right away. If I did that, I would get all that watery crap with those brown, disgusting chunk...
by TGAW
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: How many females using the M2
Replies: 34
Views: 11772

Re: How many females using the M2

Jules wrote:
Tim wrote: (And having loaded both, a sewing machine is a lot harder to thread than a 3D printer, IMO.)
Ha, I agree! One reason why my sewing machine is in a closet buried under cleaning supplies and my M2 is front and center in its very own room. :)
by TGAW
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: How many females using the M2
Replies: 34
Views: 11772

Re: How many females using the M2

Make it smaller (cuter), bring down the price, market it as a "craft tool" or "starter printer", get it onto QVC and demo it making flat ornaments, name plates, pendants, and toys for the kids. (The items' demo-ed need to be pretty flat, due to the time constraints, but you can have taller items on...
by TGAW
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Z offset
Replies: 5
Views: 2452

Re: Z offset

This is definitely not the *right* way, but if you need a quick hack to "raise" your bolt, I have...uh... stuck little pieces of painters tape on top of my bolt until I got it to where I wanted. : )
by TGAW
Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Please don't share outside the forum.
Replies: 31
Views: 8486

Re: Please don't share outside the forum.

Weird coincidence- A horse enthusiast posted this link to my Facebook timeline this week. These are printed in titanium and are focused on racehorses. Sounds like you have found a wonderful and exciting niche market. I look forward to reading your article! http://www.sporttechie.com/2014/06/05/3-d-p...
by TGAW
Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Talented maker creates multi-colored '3D printed aviary' usi
Replies: 14
Views: 5653

Re: Talented maker creates multi-colored '3D printed aviary'

I could be wrong, but my impression is she is using single layer offsets for the different colors, at least for the flattish things like the birds. Each color is extruded to a different height, and a single layer goes on in that color. What I'd be curious to know is how she handles the filament cha...
by TGAW
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Talented maker creates multi-colored '3D printed aviary' usi
Replies: 14
Views: 5653

Re: Talented maker creates multi-colored '3D printed aviary'

Greetings All, Thank you for your kind words and Tim thanks for your comment on my blog! I've occasionally been a lurker in these forums and have often found some great information here-- most recently bed leveling which turned out to much less intimidating than I thought. I am indeed pretty busy (I...