Recent content by Ron Caudillo

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    Pepakura dragon

    Hi Chris, The PDO is a flat pattern of the faces. Not sure if we can get a 3D model of it.
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    Pepakura dragon

    Hi Zathros, Thanks for your input. I 3D print using PLA which is a very hard material to chemically bond. Printing a single solid 3D model is preferable to me. I have always like the look of the Pepakura dragon and thought it would be nice to try to print one up.
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    Pepakura dragon

    Does anyone have or know of an STL for the Pepakura dragon?
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    Ron Gross book mentions me!

    I have corresponded with Ron Gross for MANY years. He is an artist who built the first scratch-built Lost In Space Jupiter 2 model before any kits were on the market. He extensively researched plans and blueprints to make his first drawings that he chronicles in a newly released book. Ron was...
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    Congratulations, My son is an E-5 now.

    Hey Congratulations! Quite an accomplishment! I remember well how hard it was for me!
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    Printing aids resource uploaded

    I have added to the 3D printer files resource area a document I put together with links to upgrades I bought for my Ender 3 Pro. The document also have a great YouTube series on assembling the Ender 3 Pro that I wish I knew about when I bought my first one. I used the videos to help assemble...
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    Been a LONG time

    Hi all, I have been a member of Zealot for a very long time; my designed paper models (TOS USS Enterprise and bridge are my most popular) are on this forum for download. Work, health issues have kept me away from designing and testing so I sort of became a recluse even though I was honored to...
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    Printer bed not very flat

    Hi all, I've been a member of Zealot for a very long time but haven't been active for about 10 or so years. I was invited to share my 3D printing experience and I will make a better introduction in that section. I bought my first 3D printer, an Ender 3 Pro about about two years ago. Actually...
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    Hello all!

    Thank you all for the kind words. Hopefully, I can get some more design work going to share!
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    Hello all!

    I've always got a few (ok a lot) ideas kicking around in my noggin. Mostly just random stuff. Getting harder to cut out models, eyesight not as keen as it used to be. I bought a Cricut maker and can use this to cut shapes (outlines). So I can beta test build at least. Still trying the print...
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    My 3D designs on Thingiverse

    The prime mover (tow vehicle) was a BEAST! V10 Diesel could reach highway speeds and knock down small trees when off-road. During training I was instructed to stop on an upgrade (with trailer in tow) and come to a complete stop. After a few minutes idling, I put it back in gear and continued...
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    3D Printing Basics

    A good friend of mine has the Ender 3 and loves it!
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    My 3D designs on Thingiverse

    Hi all, I'm starting to use Fusion 360. Using a mixture of AutoCAD solids and Fusion 360, I managed to get versions of my paper model USAF GLCM MAN Tractor and Transporter-Erector Launcher 3D printable. Also have the Launch Control Center! MAN Tractor-
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    Hello all!

    It's been a very long time since I last posted, life got REALLY busy (not as bad now). Just wanted to write a quick note to let you know I'm still alive and kicking (some may be Regards to all, Ron Caudillo
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    Ron Caudillo honored on youtube video

    Thank you! This was completely unexpected! Tim Streiner who is posting the series on Youtube contacted me via email a while back and asked my permission to interview me and upload a video featuring my work. We talked for a while after exchanging numbers, really nice guy!