Best 3d Printers For Schools | 3d Printer For Schools – Flashforge Adventurer 3

CHEP

Subscribe Here

Likes

510

Views

11,681

3d Printer For Schools - Flashforge Adventurer 3

Transcript:

Wouldn’t it be great If you could create a 3d design on an iPad, send it into the cloud. It would slice it automatically and print it on a sub $500 fully assembled 3d printer without all the technical setup. You can do it on a flashforge adventurer 3 and I’ll show you how on today’s Filament Friday Filament Friday is brought to you by these patreon supporters. I’m not going to do a full review on this Yet. There’s a ton of great reviews on Youtube. I’ll link to some of them in the description below. But what I really wanted to focus on is this polar cloud connection. It’s a wireless connection and it’s awesome. Now, if you’re into Raspberry Pi and octoprint and setting up your machine, you’re probably looking at this and going; big deal But to a school to a family or someone who just doesn’t want to deal with that technical setup. This is perfect! You take it out of the box. There’s hardly any assembly very little setup, and then you can start designing on Tinkercad. Now you can use your computer or you can use the relatively new Tinkercad app for iPad so that you can actually draw with your fingers and send it to the polar cloud. The polar cloud has a slicer built in and some real basic settings. So you can get some prints without having to know all about the slicing. There is an advanced mode you can use once you get comfortable, but for kids, you can set a basic configuration and get decent prints right out of this thing. And it’s protected because it’s, you know, enclosed. It keeps the little fingers out, and it’s also got a removable bed that you can just flex It’s plastic. So you can flex it and pop your prints off and not burn your fingers either. And so it’s a nice setup for schools or for families. And that’s what I think is really cool about this polar cloud setup. And that’s why I wanted to show you guys this. So let me show you how to set it up and how this works with Tinkercad. So the machine is running. It’s pretty quiet. I can hear a fan in the background. That’s from the power supply. This is the bed. You can squeeze this. It comes off and you have a flex plate And that just slides back and snaps in place. So now let me show you how to set it up through the touch screen; the network setting and then the Polar Cloud, The first step connect to Wi-fi. So you click on tools, then network and then Wi-fi, And its gonna scan through your Wi-fi network. Here’s mine already connected, but you would select yours and enter your login and password. Once it’s connected, ready to go to the next step. You need a polar cloud account. So you can sign up for one. It’s free Or just sign in with whatever method you want. And under your settings, you’re gonna get a pin code. Now this isn’t real, I made this up. You get a four pin a four digit PIN code. You’ll need that. Now we go back to the Tools menu. Click on cloud and then PolarCloud And then what you’re gonna enter is your login and then that pin. And that’s what connects this printer to your account. So click. Save and it should be set up. Now let’s go design something. I’ll open the Tinkercad app on my iPad. Drag over the scribble tool. I had a whole video on this tool. It just goes 2D. I’ll write test and then when I say done, it’ll turn it to 3 And then I can lower it here to 3 millimeters. And I’ll just reposition this a little better. Now I’m ready to export it. Send it to the slicer and the printer. So I’m going to Export > 3d print. Now it should say polar cloud in the upper right hand corner. Here it just says cloud. That’s a bug. Click on cloud and it’ll say continue a polar 3d Click on that, and if you’re logged in, it’ll take you right to your polar cloud account and bring in your print, And there it is. Ill click on 3D PRINT, And then I’ll get this menu. And I want to send it to my printer. So Send Job to My Printer. So click on that. And now what printer? Here it is, Here’s the printer number at the top To verify it. Go up to Make and then printers. And it’ll show your list of printers. And here’s mine. Here’s the flashforge Adventurer 3 that we set up that says it’s ready to print. So we know we’ve got our printer. Now I’ll go back and we need to slice this. Let me reposition a little bit, so it looks better. And now I’m gonna click on printer settings. Now here’s the basic settings; infill amount shell thickness resolution. I’m going to pick 0.2. Skirt and no support. Those are your choices on the basic. You can go to advanced and here you have control of infill speed and fill overlap. Temperatures filament diameter retraction, so some pretty good advanced features, Nozzle size and quality. So I’m just going to click print and now it’s going to slice. And once it’s sliced, then it’ll bring up this window automatically. This left window is what the camera sees and then the two temperatures;, the bed and extruder. Once I hit start, it’ll start heating up the bed. The extruder and the nozzle is actually going to lift up. So here it is lifting up. The camera is fixed in one position, so the nozzle lifts up and then it waits for this thing to heat up before it starts to print. Then it comes down and starts printing right at the center of the bed. And then this isn’t a long print once it was done. It shows on the status bar. Now I can remove the print. And here it is. So I just opened the door. Slide out that bed and this thing’s pretty small, even flexing this. I couldn’t get it off as easily. So I had to use a painter’s knife, But it looks really good. I mean, it printed what I created and there it is. The test print And it’s that simple, That’s all you gotta do to get this thing to print wirelessly from your iPad. There you have it, I even sent other prints to mine; a CHEP cube and a CHEP pawn And they printed pretty good. I mean, the print quality. I’m getting out of this thing is decent. A little bit of elephant’s foot on the prints because the auto bed level is just not perfect. You can’t adjust it perfect, but the detail I get out of the prints is actually really good for the price of the Machine. It’s really good. It’s right on par with, you know, Ender 3 and some of the other printers that I have. So I’m pretty happy with the results I’m getting. I’m gonna dive deeper into what this thing is capable of. Especially, I want to try some ABS, because I really don’t have many machines here that can print ABS well And being enclosed is a real advantage. What do you guys think of the Polar Cloud and design with Tinkercad? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Let me know in the comments below. That’s it for this week. If you like what I’m doing here, Maybe check out some of the videos popping up And click that CHEP logo and subscribe That way. You don’t miss an episode? I’ll see you next time right here at Filament Friday.