Digital Assignments

While I was sitting here waiting I found a thing to print called an Air Spinner.   Here are the steps I did.  First I found the Air Spinner on a site called Thingiverse.    On Thingiverse I found the Air Spinner.  I saw how neat and fidgety it was and decided that, that was what I wanted. 

On the site I clicked on download all files and clicked on the file called Air_Spinner.zip in the bottom left corner.

After clicking that it brought me to the desktop and showed me some files.  What I did after that was me pressing the triangle next to the Air Spinner file and it shows me more options.

When it is clicked it shows me a longer line of option containing these options.

What I do after that is I click on the small sideways triangle that says files. when I do it shows me more things about which type of Air Spinner I want and how I like it.

I picked the option Air_Spinner_2_-_Solid.stl  because I wanted the process of printing the object to be quick and I wanted the spinner to be more sturdy and unbreakable.

After I did that I went to the site Dremel Digilab and clicked on the option on the top called software

I scrolled down and clicked on the button called Go To Dremel Print Cloud.  in the bottom left corner.  It is very important that I clicked that button instead of any others because it would have taken me to a different site.

When I click on the button it brings me to a website called Dremel.  It would normally show a quick tutorial for new people but I have already done that.  It shows me all of my files that I have created including a few example files but thats not what I wanted to do.

What I first did was I clicked on Upload New and it brought me to a screen that allowed me to upload my files.

I hit the choose file option and it brings me to the screen with all my downloads and I click on the option that says download located on the left side.

I went and clicked on the air spinner file triangle,  then the files triangle, then I clicked on the Air Spinner Solid option and put those files in.

After uploading the file I clicked Save and go to My file.  It showed me one file.  What I did was I hit the repair button on the right.  It showed me a couple of options that I could use and I just left it alone except for the printer I’m printing on.  I changed it from Dremel 3D40 printer to the Dremel 3D45 so that it makes the object better.  And then I clicked fix.

It then made a duplicate and so I deleted the original one.  I knew it was the original because it didn’t have the word repaired right next to it.  After that I clicked on the layout option and it brought me to the canvas of the 3D object.  I didn’t touch any of it and then I clicked on the save and slice option.  When I press that it brings me to a screen with options that allow me to change the options like the Layer hight, The number of perimeters, and the infill density.  I only changed the infill density to 50% so that it would be sure not to break.  I also went to the advanced section and changed what plastic I used and what supports I want.  I changed the plastic to standard (PLA) so the object would print faster and I also put a skirt on the object so that when it comes off it won’t stick to the piece of glass in the 3D printer.

I then pressed slice and the 3D object was already printing, of coarse after it was approved.  While it was in the printer, it created a quick 5 second time lapsed video even though it took 2 and a half hours to print.

Here is the Air Spinner video

 

 

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