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Hello!!! Let Me Introduce Myself

by jnsanders1983

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!!!

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Sooner 3D Printing and Engineering

by jnsanders1983

I would like to invite everyone to the group. Thank you for your interest. I would love to hear how many of you would be interested in a local retailer where you can fullfill your 3D printing supply needs.

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If you're interested...

by vgramm

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:

http://colab-ok.com/ ---> Maker-space I've joined.

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!

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3D Printing Club/Meetup

by vgramm

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.


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Soldering tips...

by vgramm

Hey-o, everyone...

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.

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