[chbot] 3D printing
erringtona at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 00:23:16 BST 2017
Yes, I am, with the intention to stay awhile. I just got the printer and I
haven't done anything with it yet.
I have seen that wallplate project at homeassistant. I thought to myself
wouldn't it be better to mount a cheap smartphone to the wall? I had a
brief dabble with homeassistant, but I think it's not quite ready for prime
time. Two simple features I tried didn't work (and I did submit a bug
report, although I found the same bugs had already been reported and had
been outstanding for a while). I'd really like to get into it, because
Python, but maybe I'll contact you off-list, or at least start another
If you want to print the thing right now you can do it through Christchurch
libraries (if you are a member). I don't have a link, but they do have a
3D printing service. Submit your file and pick up the print at the library
some time later.
On Oct 13, 2017 7:49 AM, "Nick Rout" <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 5:44 PM, Andrew Errington <erringtona at gmail.com>
> Hello everyone,
> My 3D printer arrived today. Now I can hang with the cool kids.
> For the longest time I have coveted this:
> It is the Malyan M200, aka the Monoprice MP Select Mini. It was announced
> to great excitement just over a year ago as the first actually decent 3D
> printer for less than 200 US dollars:
> So, for the price it's pretty good, all things considered. I was overseas
> when it was announced, and I didn't want to try and get one delivered to me
> there, nor did I want to carry it back to NZ when I eventually returned.
> I kept my eye on it at hobbyking, and another eye on the exchange rate.
> As you know, GST is not collected on imports if the GST amount is less than
> NZD 60, which equates to a shipment value of NZD 400 including shipping.
> Unfortunately, if you exceed this threshold you get some other fees tacked
> on too, approximately an additional hundred dollars.
> The shipping cost from Hong Kong is about USD 65, so all up it's right on
> the edge of being slightly over the limit, depending on the exchange rate.
> Lately the NZD has been quite strong so it was quite likely I would not be
> over the limit, but it's marginal.
> Last week I spotted it was on sale with about USD 50 discount. I bought
> one on Friday and it arrived today. At least if you're paying that much
> for shipping you actually get good service. I bought the UK version to be
> sure it was capable of 240V operation, but I think all models are the same,
> just with a different figure-8 mains cable supplied.
> Out of the box you get five metres of PLA and a microSD card with a sample
> model (and the manual) on it. They supply a small Allen key for you to
> check the bed is level, after which you load the filament and press print.
> Now I have joined the horde of 3D printer owners with no real need for
> one... but it's cool.
> Best wishes,
Hi Andrew, you are back in NZ then?
I have an actual use for a 3D printer to implement this:
I'll take a look at the Malyan/Monoproice.
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