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Wolf's Beginner Guide to 3D Printing and Pinball

By Wolfmarsh

6 years ago


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    #201 4 years ago

    Ok, so I am currently exploring Fusion 360. Definitely has a steep learning curve for the moment. The light bulb has not yet turned on for me. I pride myself on being able to figure out how to use a piece of software to suit my beginner needs. However, this software package is proving to be a bit more difficult as I'm struggling a bit. I'm very comfortable with most, if not all, graphics software. I decided to find some online tutorials to help speed my learning process. I found these to be quite helpful:

    There are probably others that are just as good, if not better, but they filled the need. Still have much to learn though!

    #202 4 years ago

    Also check this one out:

    #203 4 years ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    Fusion 360. Free and awesome.

    Is it actually free? I've been using Sketchup, but after watching tutorial videos on Fusion 360, I'm ready to migrate. It keeps talking about "trial" and "30 days", though. I also see $300 per year on one page. Is there a stripped down version that you're using?

    #204 4 years ago
    Quoted from herg:

    Is it actually free? I've been using Sketchup, but after watching tutorial videos on Fusion 360, I'm ready to migrate. It keeps talking about "trial" and "30 days", though. I also see $300 per year on one page. Is there a stripped down version that you're using?

    It is free for hobbyists or companies that make less than $100,000 with the software under the Startup license, or used to be. I can research more when I get back. It looks like they had some changes in Nov 2016, but they still reference the Startup license on their site in a bunch of places.

    #205 4 years ago

    Fusion 360 is a good piece of software. It was a steep learning curve for me as well, but once you get used to it you can make great, very 3d printable models. There is a free license. Once you get the trial you can select the free "hobby" license.

    I think the CAM part of the software is the best part and use it to output gcode for my CNC machine as well.

    -Jim

    #206 4 years ago
    Quoted from jim5six:

    Fusion 360 is a good piece of software. It was a steep learning curve for me as well, but once you get used to it you can make great, very 3d printable models. There is a free license. Once you get the trial you can select the free "hobby" license.
    I think the CAM part of the software is the best part and use it to output gcode for my CNC machine as well.
    -Jim

    Autodesk is not exactly know for "user friendly" software - but boy if you can figure it out and spend the time, you work like an artist

    #207 4 years ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    Autodesk is not exactly know for "user friendly" software - but boy if you can figure it out and spend the time, you work like an artist

    I've been using Autodesk Inventor to design parts. It is incredibly powerful. But you're absolutely right, it's not easy to figure out just by playing around with it. You need to at least take some kind of intro course. Fortunately, there's lots of material out there.
    Fusion 360 has a lot of similarities to Inventor (I assume it will eventually replace Inventor). I was initially annoyed at Fusion 360 because it looked like Inventor but didn't quite work the same.... I need to go back and give it another shot. Maybe I should start with those beginner videos!
    Note that Autodesk provides free educational licenses for almost all of its software.

    2 weeks later
    #208 4 years ago

    Ben heck interviewed at a 3d printer show.. The best is towards the end when he talks about the filament drag

    6 months later
    #209 3 years ago

    Here is a list of usable (as in reasonably similar in appearance) factory pinball parts on Thingiverse found in a "pinball" search as of 1/14/2018. Not a bad list at all! Many aren't exact replicas but if you want to save money or don't care about the absolute details, this list will be helpful. It's also not all inclusive but covers at least 90% of the good models available.


    Gottlieb C13150 Flipper Bat
    Attack From Mars/Revenge from Mars Saucer
    Sega Drop Target
    Data East Drop Target
    Stern Post
    Gottlieb Lamp Cover/Plastic Nut
    Bally/Williams Star Post
    Addams Family Fester Chair
    Williams Plastic Lane Guide
    Bally/Williams Flipper Bat
    Bally/Williams Jet Bumper Parts
    Bally Drop Target
    Bally Playfield Insert
    Cabinet Leg Protector (Large)
    Kickout Saucer
    Light Weight Ball
    Data East Flipper Bat (No Logo)
    Bally/Williams Drop Target 03-8750
    Cabinet Leg Protector
    Bally/Williams Plunger Link
    Data East Autolaunch Solenoid Pad
    Rocky & Bullwinkle Hat Trick Mechanism Arm
    Rocky & Bullwinkle Hat Trick Mechanism Rail Guide
    Molex Pin Extractor Tip
    Spotlight Lamp Reflector & Bracket
    Bugs Bunny's Birthday Ball Ramp Protectors
    Stern Spinner Washer
    EM Plunger Parts
    Solenoid Armature Link 03-8085 / 545-5293-00
    Bally EM Chime Box
    Chicago Coin/Hollywood Pinball EM Score Reel Wiper Arm
    Chicago Coin/Hollywood Pinball EM Score Reel EOS Switch Spacer
    Chicago Coin/Hollywood Pinball EM Relay Finger Support Bracket
    Chicago Coin/Hollywood Pinball EM Ball Kicker 464-2514-R
    Bally/Williams Flipper Opto Curtain
    Bally/Williams Flipper Opto Interrupter
    Apron Mount Replacement
    Williams System 7 Corner Bracket
    Millionaire Pinball Roulette Puck
    Fire! Ladder Motor Trapezoid
    Gottlieb Trough Switch Bracket
    Williams Drop Target Catch B-11225 / C-11223-1
    Gottlieb EM Insert
    Williams EM Plunger Housing
    Williams System 11 Flipper Bushing
    Stern Drop Target Rest Ledge 545-6163-01
    Gottlieb Flipper Bat
    Gottlieb Drop Target
    Bally Jeweled Posts
    Allied Leisure PCB Clip
    Bally/Williams Plunger Coil Stop
    Stern Backbox Light Baffle
    Party Zone Dancing Dummy Body
    Williams Outhole Plunger Link 01-4251

    #210 3 years ago

    wahoo! a couple of my makes made the list.

    Brian

    #211 3 years ago

    Mine too!

    #212 3 years ago
    Quoted from toyotaboy:

    Ben heck interviewed at a 3d printer show.. The best is towards the end when he talks about the filament drag
    » YouTube video

    yeah that was good, thanks for sharing. I experimented with some drag / tension problems and believe I have solved it as with my printer the drag occurs inside the Teflon tube where the filament must grab so every 5-10 hours I remove the tube and spray some silicon spray down it and problem solved. Any silicon on the filament gets burnt off when going through the hot head and have not noticed any print failures.

    #213 3 years ago
    Quoted from toyotaboy:

    Ben heck interviewed at a 3d printer show.. The best is towards the end when he talks about the filament drag
    » YouTube video

    Can't believe I didn't know about this video until now...

    #214 3 years ago

    If anyone is looking into doing some 3d scanning, I found this program recently called 3DF Zephyr. No software is going to give you the detail and accuracy of a laser or white light scanner, but for photogrammetry this is the best program I've used (both in detail and ease of use):

    #215 3 years ago
    Quoted from toyotaboy:

    If anyone is looking into doing some 3d scanning, I found this program recently called 3DF Zephyr. No software is going to give you the detail and accuracy of a laser or white light scanner, but for photogrammetry this is the best program I've used (both in detail and ease of use):
    » YouTube video

    Great looking solution! Do you use this and if so are you using the free, or pro version? Been looking for something like this thanks.

    #216 3 years ago

    just started using free version. did a rough scan of my face which wasnt great, but i was just holding my phone and pivoting it around my head. if i had a track setup it should come out good. very easy to delete background artifacts.

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    #217 3 years ago

    Lots of new 3d printers at CES this year:

    1 year later
    #219 1 year ago

    Here's one from me. A target fix for the Indianapolis 500 illuminated targets.

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3946367

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