@imani I don't have one, but may have to find something... This is so painful.

I slept weird and my neck is killing me. This is absolutely terrible.

My first filament based 3D printer took a huge amount of learning. Why did I think I'd be able to successfully print with the SLA quickly? So far lots of failures.

I colored my hair, and trimmed the sides and my beard so I would look very neat and dapper. I planned to show all of you just how neat and dapper I can look.

But then it turns out that my color missed some spots, and my beard is neat but still on my face. So, no prove of anything is being shared now.

Maybe if the second attempt at color goes well...

The nice part about having roots that have grown in is that it makes getting the dye onto the blonde bits without getting it on my scalp much easier.

In other news, pink.

So, one drawback to using an SLA printer vs a FDM printer is that you can't really see anything as it prints. A print has to go for 2 to 3 hours before you can even tell if it stuck to the build plate.

@edebill Yeah, exactly. It has a high res LCD that it uses to mask the light for each layer.

They actually sell a version of this printer without the extra controller and touch screen, but it is less popular and that somehow makes it cost more...

This printer has an internal controller that uses HDMI to display the images on the actual LCD and connects to the motor controller over USB. I can replace that with a raspberry pi, and I'm starting to think I should. I'd get much more flexibility with the slicer and could monitor it wirelessly.

The slicing software and the printed firmware don't like each other very much 😠

@Anke Uh oh. The server running the bots died a few weeks ago, and I moved them to a new server but I'm not sure everything is working right... I'll try to take a closer look tomorrow.

@Anke Yes, much much better. It is really interesting in a lot of ways. It is hard to get used to the idea that the complexity of the model doesn't effect print time. Only the later count does.

For anyone curious, the printer is a Wanhao Duplicator 7 Plus

@Anke Yeah, and that is with the fast settings! It can do much finer layers but that slows it down a lot.

This won't be used to print anything large, but the detail it can make just blows my mind.

So, the resin 3D printer works. I finally did my first test print yesterday after weeks of not touching it.

The detail that this can produce is ridiculous. My filament printer could never come anywhere close to making something like this.

Remember when I tried on all those glasses and asked all y'all for advice about which ones to get?

Well, I finally got off my lazy ass and got an eye exam done so that I could actually order a pair!

I mean, I kinda had to because I lost my sun glasses.

I'm not telling you which ones I got, but I'll post a picture when they show up.

The sun is too bright. Can we turn it down please?

I finally got around to doing one of those spooky names for October

@erinbee I'm really not sure I have the energy... I should, but ugh

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