Rough draft of an index-sized character card. Once I actually figure out the printable area on my laserjet (through trial-and-error) I'll know what more I can do with the space (or if I need to remove things).
Not actually sure what save system or AC system I'll be using yet...
First prints off the resin printer, with the party's archmage (pewter) for scale. There's hard-to-photograph detail in the faces of the gazers that'll come out with paint, but I'm still finding the optimum angle + anti-aliasing to get it to come out more.
And this is a classic stringing test, before and after the upgrade. I have gotten better results on the "before" side; I think my nozzle is a bit worn and needs to be replaced. But the same nozzle was used for the "after" and the tiny wisps of string are barely even visible. A new nozzle would have zero stringing even in this worst-case example.
This is what the Ender 3 looks like after the upgrade. It's a relatively simple kit, consisting of a replacement plate for the X carriage which is sized to hold the extruder, some small spacers, and some wiring management. Because the extruder motor is mounted over the hotend and moves with it, the bowden tube is unnecessary.
One nice thing about the direct-drive upgrade is that I can really optimize for build time by overlapping models on the build plate. Before the upgrade, this would have ended up a stringy mess. I still could have cleaned it up, but the post-processing would have been longer than the time saved printing.
A #KerbalSpaceProgram project: a refueling station orbiting Minmus to allow ships to refuel before going out further into the system.
The middle is the main station, with solar and nuclear power to keep the the liquid hydrogen tanks cold (the balloon-looking things). On the left is the refueling truck, on the right a probe refueling before heading out to find an asteroid. The four LH2 tanks by the truck can detach to go with the truck to the surface mining operation.
re: D&D session highlights
The state of the combat at the end of the session. High-level parties are absurd: the mage is currently shapeshifted into a Planetar (and in a coma), the mage's familiar is shapeshifted into a bronze dragon (blue dragon mini), both druids are being earth elementals, the mage summoned an even bigger earth elemental, both druids have feline animal companions... In any given fight, chances are good that non-humanoids outnumber the humanoids.
Also on the subject of KSP: a perfectly ordinary launch that just happened to occur at dawn.
kerbal space program
Time for a #KerbalSpaceProgram binge. This game grabs me for an intense few weeks every year or two. Each time I'm a little better at it.
This screenshot is the culmination of a fairly complex mission to Minmus, with orbiter and lander sections, a comm sat, an EVA ship transfer, and docking to transfer science data.
Also a really pretty sunset, with Kerbal itself just visible over the horizon.
The model was interesting, having completely vertical tentacles to be heated and posed as desired, but thin vertical prints fail a lot - one fell off during printing and two broke after. Rather than trying again, I pulled out my ancient kickstarter 3d printer pen and practiced making tentacles manually. I've got more filing to do, but I'm pretty happy so far.
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