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Old 07-20-2019, 03:11 AM   #101
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I figured it out, the old switch on the Tevo is suppose to be a 1A 125V and the replacement ones I bought are 5A 125V that's why they are bigger, so I ordered some of the correct size switches, I own a new Ender 3 Pro and it came with the wiring bundle lose with no tie wraps, and tried to print on it and it needs some sort of cable management cause the wires get easily snagged, that's why I bought the Tevo so I could print a cable chain that is like 15 or 16 links and want to print them all at once instead of few at a time on my small printer, the plan is getting the Tevo working then get the Ender working and eventually use the small one too

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Old 08-03-2019, 10:55 PM   #102
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Right now I am taking a break from my TRX4 Tonka project and working on one of my trailers. For a home-made trailer it was built very well (don't know who built it), but it REALLY needs fenders and a toolbox. So I found files on Thingiverse that were very close to the shapes I wanted, and scaled them up in Simplify 3D.

I am going to get everything mocked up, then paint the trailer a gun-metal grey, and install everything.

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One thing I have been looking for... A case for the Castle Link, I can't seem to be able to find a STL file for one. There is a company that sells cases that are 3D printed, and they are not bad, but I would much rather print my own.
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Old 08-17-2019, 10:17 PM   #103
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My trailer is about 95% done, stuff like this is the reason I got into 3D printing.

Here it is on the back of my TRX4...

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It fits my TC4 drifter pretty well..

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But, my XR10 is a bit out of scale for it...

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Old 08-31-2019, 10:41 AM   #104
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I am taking a few days off and going to see how much I can learn in Fusion 360. Thingiverse has been great, but I am getting to the point where I can't find the things I am specifically looking for.

So far, most of what I have printed off has needed very little finish work. I do want to learn how to clean up and paint my prints, so I printed off some scale accessories. This is where scale perspective matters. Initially when I brought the models into Simplify3D, the chain saw was about two feet long. I scaled it down to about 20%, but it is just a little too big, and I think going to 15% would have been better. The ice chest is a little large, but not terrible, and I think the tanks are spot on. The battery and tool box are way too large and should have been taken down to at least 50%.

All by them selves they don't look bad...
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Sitting next to my TRX4, you can see what is out of perspective. The battery and tool box are next to the tire, they got a little washed out in the photo...
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I am taking a few days off and going to see how much I can learn in Fusion 360. Thingiverse has been great, but I am getting to the point where I can't find the things I am specifically looking for.

So far, most of what I have printed off has needed very little finish work. I do want to learn how to clean up and paint my prints, so I printed off some scale accessories. This is where scale perspective matters. Initially when I brought the models into Simplify3D, the chain saw was about two feet long. I scaled it down to about 20%, but it is just a little too big, and I think going to 15% would have been better. The ice chest is a little large, but not terrible, and I think the tanks are spot on. The battery and tool box are way too large and should have been taken down to at least 50%.

All by them selves they don't look bad...
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Sitting next to my TRX4, you can see what is out of perspective. The battery and tool box are next to the tire, they got a little washed out in the photo...
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To learn fusion 360 this is my advice: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...IARIvSrTT1pp5m



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Old 09-14-2019, 09:48 PM   #106
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To learn fusion 360 this is my advice: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...IARIvSrTT1pp5m
Excellent tutorial, I am still watching his videos!!!

Here is another series I found very useful...

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheKHaug/videos

I took a week off of work and dedicated a good chunk of the time to learning Fusion 360. I am spending an hour or so each night playing the videos and following along.

The fruits of my labors have paid off, and I have made my second functional part.

I have a few of these small winch anchors, they work well, but they don't come with any kind of mounting system.

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Not liking it just dangling off of my TRX4, I fabbed up a bracket out of aluminum. Using a Traxxas body post allows the anchor to be held in with a body clip, but is easy to get in and out.

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I don't think it looks horrible, but more than looks, it is functional. I wanted one of these for each of my anchors, but bending up the aluminum took me a bit to get right; I tried making a second one and after two hours found out my template was a little off and the winch did not fit. Wanting to make the process faster and repeatable, I drew what I wanted up on Fusion and printed it out.

This being my second custom 3D build, creating the part in Fusion and printing it out, I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. Sure, it is simple, but this is making learning the whole process a lot more fun and really what I wanted out of getting a 3D printer.

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Old 09-21-2019, 12:26 PM   #107
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I am still learning Fusion, I am working through two different video series on it, following along in Fusion. It is just a biotch trying to remember the little tricks and techniques these guys use. I have learned one of the most important things to learn in Fusion is how to use the timeline to undo your mistakes. Albeit simple, I am getting results out of it. I have had an idea of what I wanted for a solder stand, but haven't been able to find one (even on Thingiverse) that has been quite right. I modeled one up in Fusion that comes really close.

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I did get the hole size needed for the solder sucker wrong, I fixed in it Fusion. Wish I would have caught that sooner, that stand is a 17 hour print and uses a lot of filament. I guess that old carpenter's adage comes in to play here, measure twice and cut once; or, in this case, measure twice and print once. I also had to adjust and print out the spool holder, the first one I made was way too big and would not go through the solder spools.

Two more projects I am going to take on... The first is to make ramps for my trailer, and second to make custom tool holders for my workbench tool caddy...
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Looking good Greatscott!

I've also found that the basic designs on Thingiverse are often lacking and its easier to just design my own versions.

One thing I'll do every once and a while to check sizing or hole spacing is make up a print thats just a small cross section of the part in question. This way I can print and revise it much quicker with less waste.
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