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3D Printed Deep Sleep Gun from Logan’s Run

The ‘Deep Sleep’ or ‘Flame’ gun from Logan’s Run is one of those iconic movie weapons that made a big impression on me. From the film in 1976 to the TV series in 1977-78. In this video I take on my most advanced 3D print so far. I slice up the model’s component parts, print […]

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PLA Temperature Test – Second Attempt = Success (kind of)

In this second test using the ‘Temperature Tower’ I have adjusted my model to improve the simplicity of the test and removed the overhang that was making the model unstable. There are three separate towers, one square, one round and one star-shaped with a number of cutouts to check the print accuracy at different temperatures. […]

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3D Printing Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D Printer Blender General

PLA Temperature Test – First Attempt = Failure

In my previous ‘Overhang Test’ on the Artillery Sidewinder X1 I noticed the print was ‘stringy’. I tried adding retraction and this didn’t work so I wondered if this was something to do with print temperature and the best way of checking this is to come up with another test. In this video I create […]

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Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D Printer General

3D Printing Overhang Angle Test with Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D Printer

In this test I wanted to check how much of an angle of overhang I could print successfully on my Artillery Sidewinder X1 3D printer. I have produced my own model specifically to test the overhang and created it in Blender. The first part of the video shows how I construct the 3D model and […]