May 2023 UFO


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Congrats to Luke T.
for winning the May 2023 Mothership Box!

This month, the Mothership prize is a Big Tree Tech Expansion Kit:

  • GTR 1.0 with Expansion Board
  • 2 x Closed Loop Steppers with drivers & LCD
  • 3 x TMC2209 Drivers

SWAG & CODES

  • Welch's Fruit Gummys
  • Trading Cards
  • RMRRF Sticker

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

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

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

California Filaments

 

Visit California Filaments

Fremover 3D

 

Visit Fremover 3D

Keene Village Plastics

 

Visit KVP

Push Plastic

 

Visit Push Plastic

Accessory

Vision Miner Nano Polymer

Designed for PEEK, ULTEM™, PPSU, and other high-performance FDM polymers, this build plate glue works for nearly every filament - Nylon, ABS, PLA, PETG, PEI, PSU, and almost every filament we've tested.

Visit VisionMiner

Bonus Project!

+Nano version of the UFOs received an Arduino Nano

Automatic Tea Steeper

Sorry for the delay on getting this project out, I dropped the ball on making sure it had everything available when it was suggested. Thank you to @mrdanielklein for doing the coding and remixing the models. You can find the instructions and files below.

UFO Kit Contains:

  • 2 x SG90 Motors
  • 1 x Power Block
  • 1 x USB-C Power Cable
  • 1 x Toggle Switch
Get files and instructions
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Programming the ESP32-WROOM Boards:

There are 2 ways you can program the board.

Arduino Web Editor:

One way is to use the Arduino web editor. You can create a project in the online editor and copy the code into it. Just follow the websites directions on getting the needed plug in installed. The board you would select is the esp32 dev module

Locally on PC:

First you will need the Arduino IDE installed on your computer. Which you can install from 
https://www.arduino.cc/en/software . If you are using windows 11 I would suggest to download and install the legacy IDE version as new one gets some access denied errors.

Once the IDE is up and running you will need to install the esp32 board.

First thing you will need is to install the Espressif esp32 board library. You can do so by following the tutorial on the website below: [Note for our board select the esp32 dev board]

https://randomnerdtutorials.com/installing-the-esp32-board-in-arduino-ide-windows-instructions/

After the board is installed you can open up the .ino file for the project.

You can the select the board Esp32 Dev Module and the correct port and click upload.

This should compile the code and send it to the board for you!

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