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RE: Sometimes Things Just Go Wrong

in STEMGeekslast year

I just found tiny white flakes affecting the gears on my 3D printer. I can't do a chemical analysis to confirm but I am 99.9999999% certain that's PLA debris from the brittle sample filament that built up over time.

By the way I don't know if you've scrolled through some of my past blog posts but I made a few about 3D printing before I got my 3D printer. Probably the most "epic" one was a post about a YouTube video in which a woman was walking around with a functioning delta printer on her back.

https://peakd.com/hive-163521/@holovision/portable-3d-printing

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Hey man, thanks for the resource.
I did scroll through maybe a month worth of your posts but I think I missed this one.
I saw you were playing around with Tinkercad too, that's a really nice browser program that I'm currently using. I downloaded Fusion 360, but admittedly it is intimidating when I open it, and I quick close and open tinker.. I have to get over this fear of learning Fusion.

I just found tiny white flakes affecting the gears on my 3D printer. I can't do a chemical analysis to confirm but I am 99.9999999% certain that's PLA debris from the brittle sample filament that built up over time.

I can confirm that not only are you correct, also this problem is non stop on an almost daily basis.
My printer is pretty gunked up right now and I'm pretty sick of cleaning it. I bought an industrial air blower just for that purpose.
I have an aversion to cleaning stuff when I'm busy.

Right now I am keeping my 3D hobby as cheap as I can. Around the time the global pandemic started I got certified as an assistive technology specialist. Hopefully in a few months when everything is reopened I can find work in that field. I'll be earning some money to buy better equipment and use my newly developed 3D printing skills to research and develop some assistive technology ideas I have.

The fact that my country's tax laws have certain benefits for inventors and I can probably claim my next 3D printer purchase as a tax deduction is just a happy coincidence.😎

Right now I am keeping my 3D hobby as cheap as I can. Around the time the global pandemic started I got certified as an assistive technology specialist. Hopefully in a few months when everything is reopened I can find work in that field.

I wish you the best with this endeavor and believe there is certainly a market for assistive tech in the future. It makes sense that it would be a growing industry.

I bought my 3D printer with crypto, as well as every part and accessory needed, and then got wrecked and lets just say the market has not been kind to me.

I was fortunate to get everything I needed for the printer before getting wrecked, but now I'm pretty much in the same boat and buying even rolls of filament is not going to be easy for me.

I didn't report my crypto pennies and don't care to. The little bit I turned into cash didn't even add up to tax brackets, and the whole institutional forceful demand for us to report is pretty vile and disgusting to me as a crypto enthusiast who believes it should have helped us detach from the broken monetary system we are enslaved under, but that's another topic entirely.

I would like a flat tax. There's a fan theory I like that states The Joker would rather go against Batman than the IRS because he only commits crimes in which he knows he can claim insanity as an affirmative defense.