Jun 15, 2021

We had to have Atticus put to sleep yesterday. I met him when he was 2-3 years old, adopting him from the Richmond SPCA. At the SPCA, I walked down the long aisle and near the end was this lump of black fur, curled up and facing away from the front of his enclosure. I tapped lightly on the fencing and he lifted his head and looked over his shoulder at me, slowly standing up and walking over to me.

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October 24, 2020
Oct 24, 2020

Guess I went pretty radio-silent around here after a strong start when Covid-19 was really flaring up originally… Really, I thought I’d open up the editor and I’d have all kinds of thoughts that would flow … that is proving to not be the case. Let’s see… I’m guessing the election is going to be a clusterfuck with all the mail-in ballots, etc. My wife and I voted via mail-in ballot.

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May 10, 2020
May 10, 2020

Short Container Shorter version (and wider) of the threaded container I made previously. Pretty happy with how it turned out. I used the Prusa Galaxy Black filament on this one to try out a nicer filament instead of the Amazon Basics I've been working iwth so far. Get the STL

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May 5, 2020
May 8, 2020

Divided Organizer This is one of the longest prints I've done so far and a design I made myself. I'm guessing I could make some design tweaks to make it a little more efficient to print. This took roughly 36 hours but I chose options for the best quality of print (0.12mm layer height and 50mm/s speed, etc). I actually did it a second time with .28 layer height and bumped up to 100mm/s speed.

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April 30, 2020
Apr 30, 2020

Battery Holder AA & AAA Nice little battery holder / dispenser for AA and AAA batteries. I decided to try out the flourescent yellow filament on this one. I'm happy with the results. Unfortunately, I can't find where I downloaded the STL file from. :( Twisted Vase Figured out how to do vases in Cura today. So, I printed this for my wife. I was able to up my print speed on it and it only took about 4 hours to print even though it's 150mm tall.

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April 29, 2020
Apr 29, 2020

Side Spool Holder This print took about 9.5 hours. It's a mount so I can move my filament spool feeding the printer to the side instead of the top of the machine to reduce sway while printing. It was a little annoying because I tried to print it once and it failed just after finishing up the first row of holes on the bottom. The second print went through with no problem.

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April 26, 2020
Apr 26, 2020

Ender Z-Rod Knob Handy little knob for turning the z-axis screw by hand if needed. Get the STL Ender Extruder Knob Handy little knob for turning the extruder by hand if needed. Get the STL Ender Camera Mount Easy camera mount Get the STL

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April 25, 2020
Apr 25, 2020

Tall Knurled Twist Container Get the STL I printed this a couple of days ago and am really happy with how it turned out. The knurling seems very clean and when closed properly, you basically can’t tell that it’s a container waiting to be opened up. It’s also neat that once you budge it open, it can open and close itself with just gravity to assist, proving that the printer did a good job on the screw portion of both pieces.

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April 18, 2020
Apr 18, 2020

41. — Matt Walters (@mwalters) April 18, 2020

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April 17, 2020
Apr 17, 2020

I know it’s been radio silence around here for a bit. I haven’t been paying too much attention to the news lately. It’s 1 part depressing (obvious reasons), 1 part enraging. There are people protesting lockdowns – I can’t think of anything to compare them to other than flat-earthers. There’s no sense in engaging them because they’re arguing from such a point of insanity that there’s no convincing them. I haven’t even tried talking to anyone like that though, just watching their conversations on social media, etc is enough to piss me off.

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