Friday, December 20, 2013
Let me start by saying use extreme caution when when using dichloromethane, it is exrtremely caustic and carcinogenic. It is primarily dangerous when vaporized, if you have a respirator use it. Read some more on it before you determine if it is worth it for you to smooth your PLA prints.
First gather all your materials, you will need:
1.At least 4 ounces of dichloromethane, (you can obtain this from Amazon)
2.A glass container, (it will melt any plastic container.)
4.Non-rubber gloves (rubber gloves will melt.)
5.Clothing that covers all your body.
6.A funnel (you can use a plastic one, because it will only be exposed for a few seconds, which will not fully melt it)
7.Goggles (any will do)
8. Respirator(not required, but recommended)
Ok, now go outside. First fill you glass container half full with your dichloromethane. Second, place object in the container, if it is small enough use your pliers to put it in, if it is to big, just put it in with your hand, but be careful not to splash when you put it in. Next, wait for about 15 - 60 seconds, it depends on how good of a finish your want. Fifteen seconds will give objects with straight walls a nice finish, but with things that have slanted walls like a triangular prism or a sphere will need about 60 seconds to fully smooth. Now put your funnel inside the container that the dichloromethane orignaly came in, now pour your jar filled with dichloromethane and your object into the funnel. This will separate the object from the dichloromethane. Now take the funnel out of the container, and turn it upside down onto a clean paper towel. The object should come out onto the paper towel, then leave it outside to let all the dichloromethane evaporate.
Some extra info:
My first time doing this, I thought that if I put it in water right after it would clean it and get the dichloromethane residue off. It does not! It makes it look like a gold ball, with little holes.
If you do not have a respirator, I recommend not doing this in any weather above 40 degrees fahrenheit. Keep in mind that dichloromethane boils at just 104 degrees fahrenheit, and it is most dangerous when vaporized(It causes lung cancer).
Never do this inside, or vaporize it like your would for acetone and ABS.
Do this at your own, risk, do not blame me if you have a problem because of it.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
There are many different kinds of 3D printers, the main kinds being FDM, SLS, and SLA. Throughout this article, I will evaluate which type will become dominant in the home, based on consumer criteria.
This blog used to be called High-End Android, but last year, after a few months
of running it, I got bored of it and stopped. Now, I have an english assignment, to create a blog, so I am redoing this blog, but under a different name and a different topic. It will now be about 3d printing, news, reviews, and my opinions. It will be a fun ride, I hope you enjoy it. Edits to turn it into a 3d printing site will take place throughout the week.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
|The current wikipad|
|Riptide GP 2 on shield|
So, if your here your have probably heard about project shield. It is a gaming portable made by Nvidia. It is the first device to have the amazing Tegra 4 chip. For more on Tegra for click on the link in purple. So anyway Tegra 4 can handle 4k video, offer console quality graphics, and is amazingly fast. Project shield which was announced at the same time as Tegra 4, and they said it would be the first Tegra 4 device. It is pretty feature packed, it can access steam, play games from your high-end Nvidia gaming pc. It also runs on Android. So, my final thoughts turn to why they made it?
Battle One : Screen
Both of these screens are amazing, Samsung is using its Super AMOLED HD display which from my experience works really well in direct sunlight. Also the colors are very brilliant and have great a more vivid look to it. It has a PPI of 441. HTC is going with a Super LCD screen, this from reports looks much more natural with pictures. It will not end up looking as well i sunlight. It has a slightly higher PPI of 461. The s4 has a 5 inch screen while the HTC One has a 4.7 so you really won't notice the different in size.
The new Nexus 7 will likely have many new features that the Nexus 7 is lacking. Like it might have a micro HDMI port. That was many people's bigge
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
|Supposedly the new phone|
|A possible prototype of the note 3|
kickstarter, and I saw this. My first impression was are you serious, I'm supposed to wear this stupid thing on my head. I would be extraordinarily embarrassed to wear this thing in public. See that thing with the Y on the end, yeah you put your phone in that and put that on your head. Then I though, that what if I was on a long flight, because that would kind of work for that. Looking down at the little table for that long would kind of hurt your neck. Then you come to the problem of caring this around, it does not compact and it is about 2 feet long. So if you have limited space in your carry-on, you can't use it on a plane. So are you going to ride a bus with this on your head, no you would look stupid.
The batte of the soc's, there are three prominent players right now, exynos octa, the Snapdragon 800, and Tegra 4. Let the battle begin!
The first thing we are going to go through is GPU historically Tegra has been the strongest play in this field, because they have an alliance with game developers. They are also very good a physically producing a really good GPU, Tegra 2 can still play most games on the market, and that was from nearly two years ago. Tegra two had eight GPU's within its self, Tegra three steps that number up to 12, and Tegra four has 72, yes you heard it right 72. The cores from Tegra 3 and 4 were both clocked at about 500 mhz for each core. So it theoretically could offer 6 times Tegra 3's graphics. Let's put that into Xbox 360 terms, it has a three core clocked at about 500 mhz. Tegra Four will be equivalent to the Xbox 360 in terms of GPU, because Xbox can use as much power as it wants and get as hot as it wants, here is where mobile GPU's are limited.
LG Optimus G: One of the Best Android's
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Kickstarter) The new console was funded back in August of 2012, back then I was actually pretty exited about it. My thoughts of it have changed however, for one reason only it is outdated. It runs on the Tegra 3 soc, that was ok in mid 2012. Today however, we expect more from a phone let alone a game console. My phone has a snapdragon s4 pro and it is nearly twice as fast, and a much better GPU. The Tegra 4 is also just around the corner and will blow everything out of the water.