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Author Topic: Thanks for the DC Credits - 3D Printer purchased  (Read 992 times)

nudone

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Thanks for the DC Credits - 3D Printer purchased
« on: April 20, 2018, 06:54 AM »
Thanks to all DCer's that have donated over the years - to the site and to me personally (with many coming from Mouser). Mouser finally made me cash out the credits I'd been storing (for several years) - and some new ones... the result, a lovely new 3D Printer (Anycubic i3 Mega - same as Mouser).

Had a slight bit of trouble with it on day one - printed for 10 minutes then stopped. Seems there was a lose wire to the bed so it wouldn't heat up. After a few photos and instructions from Anycubic support (asking me to test voltages and current) it suddenly started working again - hence the lose wire theory.

I've printed a Baby Cody - it isn't a penguin! (I've only got the black plastic at the moment.)

Now I've got the same printer as Mouser we might be able to improve on the Cody models with a few more experiments, i.e. smoother polygons and all that.

Other than the initial bed temperature problem the whole thing has been very easy to set up. Just a few screws to put the thing together - probably takes about 10 minutes. Levelling the bed - just a few minutes. And that's pretty much it - so you can be printing in well under an hour. Crazy really. And the price - crazy too. I almost bought a printer when you couldn't get one for less than $2000 - now they are close to $200 - I still find it amazing.

Anyway, thanks again to all that have supported DC - you have given the gift of a 3D printer to me - so "thank you very much!"

Baby-cody-not-a-penguin.jpgThanks for the DC Credits - 3D Printer purchased

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Re: Thanks for the DC Credits - 3D Printer purchased
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 07:45 AM »
Woo!

Also nice to see you posting again Nudone, been awhile since I saw your name on a thread :D

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Re: Thanks for the DC Credits - 3D Printer purchased
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 07:46 AM »
 :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :-* :-* :-* :-* :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

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Re: Thanks for the DC Credits - 3D Printer purchased
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 07:48 AM »
:Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :-* :-* :-* :-* :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

Feels like I just read a text from a 13yo girl.....mouser...be a man and use words :P

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Re: Thanks for the DC Credits - 3D Printer purchased
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2018, 08:56 AM »
Glad to see such a deserved reward!  :Thmbsup:

And you missed an opportunity!  Should have named the thread "Thanks for all the fish!"  ;D  Just leave out the "So long"  :( ;)

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Re: Thanks for the DC Credits - 3D Printer purchased
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2018, 12:02 PM »
:Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :-* :-* :-* :-* :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

Feels like I just read a text from a 13yo girl.....mouser...be a man and use words :P
-Stephen66515 (April 20, 2018, 07:48 AM)

Agree :)

Congratulation Nudone. Hope to see more useful incarnation from you in future.

Regards,

Anand

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Re: Thanks for the DC Credits - 3D Printer purchased
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2018, 12:07 PM »
One of my favorite things about this site is people working together and supporting each other's projects... This is a really nice example of that.
And no words can describe the difference that the mascot Cody that Nick created, has made on the spirit of this site.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2018, 12:37 PM by mouser »

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Re: Thanks for the DC Credits - 3D Printer purchased
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2018, 02:30 AM »
So,
:Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :-* :-* :-* :-* :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:
via Dc-Translate =
One of my favorite things about this site is people working together and supporting each other's projects... This is a really nice example of that.
And no words can describe the difference that the mascot Cody that Nick created, has made on the spirit of this site.
both work for me :-)
Thumbs up to nudone and mouser
Tom