Ultimaker modding

3d-printing project

Long time no blog post, so I figured, I might as well write a blog post about something super boring: Modding my 3D Printer! For quite a while now I’ve been running OctoPrint on a Raspberry Pi as my print server, as it’s much more convenient than shoving G-Code onto the SD card and then printing from there. However, this has one downside: I had to have the Pi close by the printer since they communicate via USB with each other.

Printing with Wood and Metal on an Ultimaker 2

3d-printing

I’ve been printing lots of robots today on my Ultimaker 2, trying out different materials and what settings to use to print with them. I’ve used the special filaments from Colorfabb, who had the genius idea to mix normal PLA filaments with metal and wood to allow normal printers to print with different materials. And because pictures say more than 1000 words, or so I’ve heard, here is the result: