May 2022 UFO


 

While the UFO will arrive after the 4th, who doesn't like Lightsabers at any time of the month/year? lol.

I am currently working on theming out my bedroom in Star Wars stuff, and am planning on making a couple of these to hang on my wall for lighting, and I think Fernando did a great job with the designs!

As for filaments, the 4 companies used this month are all new to the UFOs, so definitely let me know what you think of them!

May the 4th be with you, Always!

~Josh

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Congrats to Gary B.
for winning the May 2022 Mothership Box!

This month, the Mothership prize is a Next Gen Safety Enclosure for Prusa Style Printers from Printed Solid

SWAG & CODES

  • Either a light side or dark side "This is the May" sticker.
  • Star Wars Tea (Sorry, couldn't find any GOOD Star Wars themed candy in budget lol)
  • Trading Cards

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

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
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Filament Samples

All filament samples are at least 20 meters in length (actually more, I increased the length to eat up the extra filament being left behind on the rolls)

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

Printbed

Yellow PLA

Print Temp: 190 - 230C
Bed Temp: 0 - 60C
Speed: 30 - 80 mm/s

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Gizmodorks

White PLA

Print Temp: 190 - 225C
Bed Temp: 0 - 60C
Speed: 30 - 80 mm/s

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MakerGear

Silver PLA

Print Temp: 215 - 220C
Bed Temp: 60 - 70C
Speed: 40 - 100 mm/s

Visit Makergear

Filamatrix

Midnight Blue Tough PLA

*Note: I had originally ordered PLA but Filamatrix called me as they didn't have 20 in stock, so they upgraded them to the Tough PLA, according to their site the temps are the same, but wanted to point it out as the card just says PLA.

Print Temp: 200 - 220C
Bed Temp: 0 - 60C
Speed: 40 - 100 mm/s

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Bonus Accessory!

1200 pcs Ferrules Kit

Ferrules are a great option for the ends of wires when being clamped down into connectors rather than using bare frayed wires or tined tips. BV3D has an excellent explanation as to why you should use them.

Unfortunately I couldn't work a ferrule crimper into the budget, but I've linked to the one that I use below.

Ferrules on Amazon
Ferrule Crimping Tool on Amazon

Bonus Project!

WiFi controllable LED Laser Swords - by DSK

Parts have been updated for the 20mm rocker switch.

It's been a while since I did a May the 4th Be With you project, so with the help of Fernando, we came up with these!

Only 1 LED strip was within the budget, so Fernando made 2 versions, 1 with a 1 meter blade one sided for hanging on a wall, or if you have a 2nd strip available for both sides, or 1 with a half meter blade with the strip folded over to both sides.

We opted for the WiFi capability in case you wanted to hang them on a wall or something as a decoration to control the color changing.

UFO Includes:

  • ESP8266 With Power Cable
  • Momentary Button for switching colors from the hilt
  • Rocker Switch to turn power on/off
  • 1 M 60 LED IP30 Strip
  • 3AA Long inline Battery Holder
Download Project Files & Instructions
Visit DSK3D's Awesome Stuff

Additional Mod

Though I couldn't get everything due to the budget of the project, I also wanted to be able to plug in the light sword to be able to display it on the wall, or when I take it to ERRF. Because the LED strip cannot be powered from the D1 Mini (it will kill the board due to the amount of power the LED's need), these are my suggested items to grab...

5v 2amp power supply with adapter
Power distribution board
These can take the place of the battery pack. Run wires from the adapter to the distribution board, positive on one side, negative to the other. Then you can run power to the D1 and the LED strips separately.
You can earn $5 off your subscription each month by referring new customers. They'll get $5 off an order of $35 or more (like a 1 Month UFO!) and you'll get a $5 credit which can add up to FREE UFO's. Simply visit https://www.alien3d.us/invite/ to see your code!

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