Wednesday, November 15, 2017

made cap

Completed my first ever 3D print job. Thanks to the Toronto Public Library staff at the Reference Library for their support and assistance. Produced the telescope part I had designed last night.

Lulzbot printing telescope part

We struggled with a finicky Ultimaker 2 printer and later switched to their fast LulzBot. Made my polar scope outboard cover for the Vixen Super Polaris mount. The 4-gram piece was completed in about 12 minutes.

Printed in white PLA. The original Vixen part was black. OK with me the bright colour. It will be easier to see if dropped at night.

A little boy with his mom looked in as I started my print job. She asked him to ask me what I was doing. I told him I was making a cap for my telescope because I had lost the original part. His mom liked that story. Learned he has a telescope too. And if he loses any parts, he can make a new one.

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