My name is Nick Sanders and I created this group sometime ago and I was trying to make people aware of but searching out user that where from Oklahoma and doing a little message spamming. Not many responses so it was put on the back burner for a while.
I live in Edmond, OK and I am a Electrical Engineer at Tinker AFB. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2006. I majored in Computer and Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science and a undeclared "minor" in Math. Darn it should have declared something, I didn't realized I would take so much math that I could have minored in it.
With my job at Tinker, I am right now the senior engineer and I write most of the software for my project while teaching a new engineer right out of college everything about the project and getting him up to speed. I have been really busy since the beginning of the year. I have a deadline for new software features due and the End of February to the 1st week of March. Also the system I work on involves manual labor and I travel through out the year to remove the old system from locations and install the new one with a team of 4 personnel. I also have to train the end users on the new system. So with that being said I have been really busy and tired. and haven't had too much time for other things. But I have made time to sit down and make a few improvements to my printers and design a few models in Autodesk Inventor.
Currently I am working on designing a Purge bucket for the Creality CR-X, to eliminate the purge tower from the process. This should allow for faster printing and less wasted and crisper color transition with out color bleed.
I started on a Creality CR-10S 500. That printer I plan to upgrade to a integrated control box, similar to they CR-X, and probably will resemble the mods you may have already seen on thingiverse. I also plan to upgrade it to a dual extruder with a Chimeria style hot end. and I am also working on syncing the dual lead screws using toothed idlers and timing belt to take care of the height problem between the left and right side of the gantry. I have almost all the parts I need to make the upgrade except for the aluminum extrusions and any panels for the integrated control box. I just haven't had the time yet.
At Christmas I became the proud owner of a Creality Ender 3 and I had not assembled it yet, but after recent discoveries I decided to take my time fixing knowns issues and doing some upgrading as I build.
And with my job at the government it was appraisal time. I was fortunate enough to get a bonus and I went and blew that on ordering a Prusa i3 MK3 with MMU2.0 and with the recent announcements at Prusa, looks like I will be getting the MK3S and MMU2.0S when they finally do ship.
I would like to thank all of you for your interest in the group. And I hope soon when I get my workload lightened a little to be able to meet up with you all for lunch, coffee, beer or whatever!!!
It seems most everyone is pretty solitary or otherwise unengaged with this particular forum. Understandable - there's many forums with which to engage with other makers - why visit yet another? That being said, here's some resources in the metro area I've found to be helpful. I figure I'll update this from time-to-time, depending on whether I think of it or not:
I'm out and about, talking 3D Printers and Printing with anyone who will listen. If you're ever inclined to meet-up and talk shop, feel free to hit me up.
Take care, all!
Hello again, everyone -
I am working on setting up a club for 3D Printing enthusiasts with some assistance from the Techlahoma folks. I'd like for you all to be a part of it, if you're inclined. I may have access to some 3D Printing labs, but I'm not 100% sure, yet. It's still sort of nebulous, at the moment, but I hope to firm things up in short order.
Let me know your thoughts on times and convenient locations that might work for you, if you're into the idea.
I'm curious to know if anyone has any pointers regarding soldering? I need to solder a wire to a pin on my TMC2208 Stepper Drivers in order to enable UART mode to facilitate functionality when running Klipper FW. When I practiced on a blown chip, I couldn't get my solder bead to bond to the solder point on the pin OR the tinned wire I'm attempting to wire to the driver. Thoughts, tips, suggestions?
Thanks in advance.