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N454casullN454casull MemberPosts: 563 Senior Member
Who has one? What have you printed? What software are you using? 

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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,221 Senior Member
    I know enough to be dangerous. Our library has a few and I use blender as it can export .stl files which 3d printers read. 

    From what I understand is all comes down to resolution like a camera. The smaller is can go, the better print. 

    Any idea on what you need to print?

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  • N454casullN454casull Member Posts: 563 Senior Member
    I bought my boys the Ender 3 pro for Christmas it’s been fun they have printed a lot of stuff. Crossbows that shoot bamboo skewers have been fun. 

    Just wondering if anyone else has one and if you’ve printed anything interesting. 

    So far we have only printed stuff off of thingiverse. But I’m looking into I guess CAD software so they can start designing their own stuff. 
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,221 Senior Member
    I'd try "Blender" first. Plenty of tutorials and community support.
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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,221 Senior Member
    edited February 2019 #5
    These I did in Truespace, but can Import to Blender. I should take it down the to the library and print them off. 


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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,158 Senior Member
    edited February 2019 #7
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