July 2023

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SWAG & CODES

  • Scooby Snacks
  • Trading Cards

Please login to view codes if you received this months UFO.

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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

Those looking for a sample spooler, MadMonkey designed this one and it's been my favorite so far https://www.printables.com/model/36621-expandable-sample-spool-holder

DSK has also made a sample spool specifically to fit the samples from the new machine: https://www.printables.com/model/428314-sample-spool-snap

Easy

Explorer

Overture

Neon Green - Air PLA

Visit Overture

FilamentPM US

Orange 2018 (Prusa) - PETG

Visiti FilamentPM US

Hatchbox

Lake Blue - PETG

Visit Hatchbox

Gizmodorks

Brown - HIPS

Visit Gizmodorks

Accessory

2 x Mini Slap Mats

The Mini Slap is a convenient way to add quick protection to your surfaces where and when you need it the most! Made of pure 100% first-grade silicone, the Mini Slap will not be harmed by resins, most chemicals, your hot nozzle, or melted solder! Each Mini Slap measures 92mm round and each 4-pack includes two "thank you ma'am" and two "thank you man" versions!

Just some of the Mini Slap uses:

  • Resin bottle holder
  • Soldering iron mat
  • Screw, nut, and all things rolly holder
  • Rest a hot nozzle on it while working on your printer
  • Cup coaster
Visit WHAM

Project

+Nano version of the Maker Box received an ESP32-WROOM

Lunar Phase Clock

While we did do a Temp & Humidity sensor project recently, I really liked this one due to the fact it adds alarms and the LED moon phases with the real time clock module!

UFO Kit Contains:

  •  1 x OLED Screen
  • 18 x Neopixels
  • 1 x Tiny RTC
  • 1 x DHT11
  • 3 x Momentary buttons
  • 1 x Buzzer
  • Remixed files to fit the ESP32-WROOM boards (case top and bottom) - 2 versions - solid case and hex design
  • Remixed moon plate to fit the 128x32 screen size
  • Remixed LED Holder so that it doesn't need to be cut and fits inside the moon circle
Final Code for Project:

https://create.arduino.cc/editor/alieneila/7b7de2be-7e0d-4323-a3f0-f467a6c51f01/preview

Read the top of the code file for menu instructions and pin connections for the ESP boards.

Original files and instructions
Remixed Files for Alien3D Project

Image by G4lile0

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