December 2023

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My apologies for the thermal labels on the filaments this month. My printer I use to print the cards died and a new one is on the way.

Plain boxes will probably still be a thing for a couple more months as I have a lot more than I thought I did and I’m trying to get rid of them.

If you are still subscribed through Box Mountain, please reach out to me and let me know what it will take to get you to swap to the new site as it’s been 14 months and they’re really wanting me to get y’all over to my site.

Thank you! Hope you had a great holiday!

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Subscriber @tsiolkovsky created a neat trading card holder for the top of the printer to hold the card for the sample you're printing with!
Download Card Holder


328 Pcs Heat Shrink Wire Tube

I use these a lot whether working on 3D Printers, extending wires, or joining wires on electronics projects. Quick and easy step slipping these onto the wires where they are joined and applying heat to shrink and seal them down.
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+Nano version of the Maker Box received an ESP32-WROOM

Dragon Fog Lamp

Kit Includes:

• Ultrasonic Fogger with LEDs - View on Amazon
• Power Adapter
• 3oz Clear Cup (Optional if you don't want to print the dragon egg)

This is a water holding project, so you'll need to use printing methods to get it as water tight as possible to prevent leaking. These are my suggestions:

Print in PETG (PLA can absorb the water after a while and expand)
Print settings I used in mine: 4 Walls, 4 Top Layers, 50mm/s, Low Fan, 240C print temp

If you still have leaking issues, the cheapest way I think to seal is to get a cheap candle, melt it down and line the inside with a thin layer of wax. Epoxy works good as well, and I believe there are some sprays that can be used to seal.

Dragon Egg: I printed in PLA with 2 walls, zero bottom layers, zero infill. There's a setting in PrusaSlicer, I can't remember which (ensure vertical shell thickness?) that fills in the gaps at the top of the egg

In the link below the zip contains 2 versions, a plain version and a version with a dragon design.

Note: After running it for a couple days with either the egg or the cup, there was a lot of water being shot out the space between them and the base. I added a splash guard that so far has eliminated the rogue spurts without messing with the amount of fog released.

Fog Lamp STLs

Original Base:
Dragon Cup: (Design I added to the base)
Original Dragon Egg:


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      *facepalm* I duplicate the previous months posts then swap out the information each month, I uploaded the new image but missed swapping it. Thank you for letting me know!

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