In this episode we are going to look at another important mod that will help improve the quality of our prints. This time around we are going to focus on improving the cooling situation of the V2 by replacing the stock cooling fan and shroud with the Dii Cooler aftermarket fan kit and accompanying shroud that we will print.
For most people the abysmal excuse for what WordPress calls a log in screen it is just an annoying step to get to the dashboard but I rather think of it as the homepage for client access. If you spent the time to build a amazing, beautiful, and immersive site why leave this one aspect as dull as it is, when in just a few steps you can make it something you and clients will actual like to visit? Right, there isn’t any reason.
In this episode I wanted to solve a practical problem with a custom model. While the problem isn't one that most people will have the process and steps I can to resolve it can be applied to other problems.
While the Maker Select V2 is a good printer, out of the box it could use some help in the quality department, this is were some handy modifications can help the printer improve the final products. In the episode we will focus on the over all stability of the printer, as even minor vibrations can affect the final out come. Let's get started!
Now that we have the basis for modeling and printing, it's time to see what we can actually do. I thought a simple quick print would be best at first. What would be a good simple and quick model? A keyboard key cap of course. While simple it can prove how well or not a model can print and be used in a real world application.
In the second episode we take a look at how to get models from Google / Trimble SketchUp, my favorite and most used CAD program into files ready for 3D Printing. While you can't do this directly there is a middle man program called Cura that with a few clicks gets you the GCode file we need to use in the Maker Select V2.
In the first episode of the series I dive right into assembling the Monoprice Maker Select V2 which is a fairly straight forward process with some need to carefully calibration. Once assembled we print our first model using one of the files included with printer. The results of which are surprising and impressive.