3D Printing Nuances

I learned yesterday a lot about the nuances of 3D printing. A few things I learned:

  • Masking tape + glue isn't nearly as good of an adhesive as double sided tape.
  • How to change the filament. At first I was inserting the filament in the wrong hole.
  • How to command the 3D printer to extrude or retract the filament.
  • Carbon fiber prints are so much better than plastic prints (more expensive as well)
  • How to handle a filament jam.

I spent a full hour waiting for the index finger of the inmoov robot to print, but then the filament got jammed near the end. Frustrating.

On a more positive note, I printed a shoelace lock - basically something that keeps the shoe laces tight, so you don't have to tie your shoe laces again.

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