Posts in Category: Apple

First try with flexible filament

I decided to purchase some sample flexible filament to see if my printer could handle it without any modifications.  I decided not to go with the Ninjaflex as I would most likely have to modify my extruder (bowden style) and tube as it might be too flexible.  I ended up going with the Sainsmart brand….just purchased some clear off of Amazon.

All I did was turn the heat up a little (205 deg) and slow the speed down to 30mms.  No heated bed on my printer…just did my typical glue-stick and I am highly impressed with how my prints came out!  I started with just a hexagon shape just to see what would happen and then got more adventurous with an iPhone 6 case.  Came out amazing!  Ended up going with 3 layers on top and bottom and 2 layers for the shell.

Only problem is…I don’t have an iPhone 6…=(  I am sporting the Samsung Note 4 currently (I’m an Android guy at heart) but couldn’t find anything on Thingiverse that looked like a good print for this and it would take me forever to design my own.  Going to take these cases in to work and have some co-workers give them a try.  Might post an update.

Google and Waze now integrated!

Android users and iOS users of Google Maps are about to get a nice little feature added to the app.  Maps will now show live traffic info for a route via their aquired company Waze!  You can read more about it here.

 

http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/20/google-maps-waze/

External Power Supply on older iMacs!

So, I got an older g5 iMac for free from my brother-in-law because it was acting up on him. When I first got it, noun it worked fine for me! But after a few months, it would just start shutting down randomly…and eventually it wouldn’t turn on at all.