In case you missed it earlier, I was allowed back into school for the first time in a month today, for the purpose of 3D printing masks for the local hospital, as well as a local senior center.

My two Makerbots are chugging along nicely. They both are looking like this right now.

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I also have three SeeMeCNC Orion printers, which have proven to be useless. This surprises me, not at all. This is the “good” one.

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Illustration for article titled Sit Rep: 3D printing masks

The second one turned out this mess before I cancelled it.

Illustration for article titled Sit Rep: 3D printing masks
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The third one broke shortly before this whole virus mess, so I didn’t even bother with it. Unfortunately their bed is too small to be any good to even print ear guards.

My routine for the foreseeable future will be to come to school in the morning, start the Makerbots, do my E-learning thing, and then do some shop work. The prints take just over 8 hours, so once the morning prints are done. I’ll pull them off, and start them working again on the next set to work at night, then go home.

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It’ll be kind of like having a real job again.

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