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Title: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: genesis8 on 21:25, 08 July 21
Hello,
if you dont mind, could we put in this thread all the 3D prints useful for our Amstrad CPC, Notepad (PCMCIA type 2 card adapter for example), PCW, PC ?
Some link to prints are already in some other threads, I will try this week-end to put them here.

My first link : https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=amstrad&type=things&sort=relevant (https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=amstrad&type=things&sort=relevant)
If you are in Paris or can go in Paris, I can eventually print something for you at cost (rounding upper euro for electricity as the cura slicer gives a filament price estimate), price can be lowered with a lower quality print, less infill (density of the inside printing), etc...
Beware, I can't print all day and night, supervising a printing is safer (possible fire hazard), so printing will be limited to week-ends.
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: SkulleateR on 09:26, 09 July 21
Got myself no 3D Printer or any links but I love the idea  8)


@genesis8 (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=215)


Great collection of models there
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: Gryzor on 09:43, 09 July 21
That's a lovely collection. Now I want a printer.
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: Bryce on 10:31, 09 July 21
I can print parts too, but don't ask me to print an entire 464 case!

Bryce.
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: Gryzor on 12:57, 09 July 21
...pretty please?
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: Bryce on 13:37, 09 July 21
Now I want a printer.
...pretty please?

Oh alright then. You have my permission to buy yourself a 3D Printer.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: Gryzor on 14:02, 09 July 21
Oh thanks so much! I'll also forward you my wife's phone number so you can convince her for permission too, is that ok?
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: genesis8 on 17:58, 09 July 21
Oh thanks so much! I'll also forward you my wife's phone number so you can convince her for permission too, is that ok?
Hmm, I have a clone at home, she thinks it's a waste of electricity...
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: Bryce on 21:42, 09 July 21
Hmm, I have a clone at home, she thinks it's a waste of electricity...

A cloned wife, or cloned printer?  ::)

Bryce.
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: eto on 13:47, 10 July 21
I'll also forward you my wife's phone number so you can convince her for permission too, is that ok?

Does she have any hobbies? Like e.g. sewing? There are SO many addons and helpers on Thingiverse for that kind of stuff. It's pretty obvious that lots of men have to design stuff for their wifes. Let the information about this stuff slip through and when she says "oh that's cute, I want one" - then you have almost won!
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: Animalgril987 on 00:38, 11 July 21
So, get her to "persuade" me that we need a 3D printer? Very sneaky, I like it :D :D
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: Gryzor on 09:45, 12 July 21
Haha yes, her hobbies, as far as time allows: Sega MD, adventure and old platformers, drug (the boring kind) research.
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: genesis8 on 20:55, 08 September 21
Paying 3D model of an Amstrad CPC 464 : https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/amstrad-cpc-464-0d7dd7ca38974f02b1bc62ca6633f796 (https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/amstrad-cpc-464-0d7dd7ca38974f02b1bc62ca6633f796)
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: Gryzor on 10:15, 09 September 21
Oh that's nice even though the key tops are wrong and the wear on the is excessive. Also you can go into the case but it's not populated :)

Anyhow, really nice but can't really bring myself to pay the price.
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: Animalgril987 on 01:17, 10 September 21
Tape is running at Play speed in wrong direction too.
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: Bryce on 10:14, 10 September 21
It looks impressive, but many details are wrong:
Tape counter has the numbers in the wrong order/direction. The main case shape is wrong at the back. Key shape is wrong. slots blocked etc. For someone who doesn't own or know the CPC that well it looks genuine though.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: genesis8 on 23:04, 10 September 21
Interesting video, if you print news keys for a keyboard, how to "write" with a laser on the key, french inside :
https://youtu.be/kVRbqeYjoog (https://youtu.be/kVRbqeYjoog)
Beware laser machines are very very dangerous for the eyes, never user such a laser and be in the same room without special glasses, no kid around allowed !
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: e-dredon on 19:38, 06 October 21
Oh thanks so much! I'll also forward you my wife's phone number so you can convince her for permission too, is that ok?

If you need a third party to convince with your wife when you want to spend 180$ for a Chinese FDM printer, there might be some serious issues with your couple ;)
Tips... You can fix that silly microwave doorlock that always breaks for a few cents, printing a new hook ;)
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: Gryzor on 13:24, 07 October 21
If you need a third party to convince with your wife when you want to spend 180$ for a Chinese FDM printer, there might be some serious issues with your couple ;)
Tips... You can fix that silly microwave doorlock that always breaks for a few cents, printing a new hook ;)

What made you think the price is the problem (though it's quite presumptuous, if I may add, to think it should not; not everyone has a spare $180 lying around for silly stuff, sad as it may sound)?
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: ajcasado on 15:59, 07 October 21
What made you think the price is the problem

Risk of fire and plastic vapor condensing in microparticles that go to your lungs are two good reasons.
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: Gryzor on 16:01, 07 October 21
Of course. Especially with a small kid in the house. Space is another issue, which I was mostly referring to, because I wouldn't even have had the chance to explain the hazards :D


Also we've had the same microwave oven for, I think, 12 years on now, still locks fine.
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: eto on 16:55, 07 October 21
Also we've had the same microwave oven for, I think, 12 years on now, still locks fine.

You could easily change that if you really wanted...
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: Animalgril987 on 22:46, 07 October 21
Isn't vandalising a microwave in order to justify a 3D printer just a LITTLE bit over the top ? :D
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: e-dredon on 13:42, 09 October 21
Gryzor: No offense. I thought the TWO smileys were talking loud.
The question is do you REALLY need a 3D printer ? or is it better looking for 3D printing services ?

From my own (small) experience:
I own a Creality Ender 3V2 and I spent sooooooooooooooo much time and some significant extra money trying to get some descent prints.
The glass bed that came in the box is a bit curved. I could never get a proper first layer without using tricks like gluesticks.
I ordered a new glass bed
+15$. It didn't help much...
I have added a BL-Touch (a sensor that is supposed to help you to calibrate the machine and level the bed).
+15$
To get it to work I had to flash a non official firmware on the mainboard AND on the screen (the support with the official one is quite poor. The one I flashed creates a 10x10 matrix with the sensor and generates a level map so you don't need to probe all the points on each print).

Then I had retractions issues. I tried many tweeks with Cura. Then I upgraded the extruder (aluminium single gear then dual gear) and had to change the bowden tube for a PTFE that might help with flexible filaments.
+12$
This already adds an extra 50$ cost + The filament wasted for the many BAD prints or tests...
I finally ended up compiling my own MARLIN firmware...
To find the optimal temperature, I need to build a temp tower for EACH different filament I purchased to reduce angel strings and various other issues... The one on the spool tag basically never gives the best result even though I checked the sensor accuracy.
About the presumably toxic fumes and particles. I use mostly PLA (just gave up trying ABS or Nylon). So there are no toxic fumes. Considering the particles accumulated on the nozzle silicone insulator, well, I would not stay in the room while the machine runs (Anyway stock fans are insanely loud NO one want to live in a server room, do we ?). And I installed the printer close to a window door.
My conclusion after 10 months using this device with very little satisfaction. 3D printers era is just at the beginning. Consider it as buying an experimentation gadget. Not a production hardware (Specially the Chinese clones).

Do you still need to convince your wife ? ;)
Mine considers it's a waste of money. I do consider owning 26 handbags is another one. So we have a deal. She can buy handbags and I can spend for gadgets as long as we can pay for the bills and provide for the needs of our little one to keep everyone happy.

Regards,
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: ajcasado on 21:19, 10 October 21
I had similar experiences with a Chinese Anet A8, a lot of failed upgrades plus almost geting fire in my house due to bad cabling to the heated bed. After that I used a smoke detector to cut power to the mosfet drivers for the bed and the extrusor.

As i cannot get this thing to work properly in a consistent manner I ended up convincing my boss to buy an Ultimaker S5 Pro bundle for the workplace. Even this one has his hard tricks to get it working properly.

I donĀ“t recommend buying a cheap and unsafe one to anybody unless the only wanted goal is to experiment frustration and risk.
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: pelrun on 07:30, 11 October 21
The Anet A8 is infamous for spontaneously catching fire.

The problem is getting a cheap printer working well needs either luck or a lot of experience. Unfortunately I'm in the latter category  :laugh:

Creality's printers have been surprisingly good in that respect, but only in comparison to previous printers, not to (say) a toaster. Basically, I know I can get one running and keep it running, which is a lot more than I can say for my older machines. Original Prusa's are probably the peak of "it just works", but you end up paying a significant premium for it.
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: genesis8 on 22:06, 01 November 21
New version of the Usifac II case : https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/usifac-iimake-your-pc-or-usb-stick-an-hdd-for-amstrad-access-dsk-and-many-more!/msg208675/#msg208675 (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/usifac-iimake-your-pc-or-usb-stick-an-hdd-for-amstrad-access-dsk-and-many-more!/msg208675/#msg208675)

Direct link : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5068032 (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5068032)
Title: Re: Amstrad relative 3D printing thread
Post by: aplonogax on 12:54, 08 November 21
Hi all,


nice post! The thingverse collection is pretty nice

I was wondering if someone has ever try to 3d print the eject lever for the cassette door. I'm now trying to desing it (in FreeCAD) in order to verify if is reasonable to print with 3d printer wiht a friend of mine who ownes one.


Since you have already started discussing 3d printers in this thred I take this opportunity to ask you if in your experience it is a sensible job or if given the size of the piece it is likely that it does not have the right resistance.

In the attachment the draft version of the lever.

Thanks and forget my bad english
Tommaso