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shiftline
07-07-2016, 03:03 AM
After getting tired of sand dunes and seeing bare spots in the tank I decided to do something about the undertow of the mp40's and ended up designing this plate to block suction from directly below to limit the sand bed dunes!

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160707/5d204e990c3302155d7036d2dbd71be1.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160707/0228687cf89df954c92be64b240b5965.jpg

hillegom
07-07-2016, 04:18 AM
cool, what material is that made out of? How did you make those tabs?
Thanks

kyl
07-07-2016, 04:25 AM
Looks like it was 3d printed.

hillegom
07-07-2016, 04:40 AM
Ahh
The joys of owning a 3D printer

shiftline
07-07-2016, 05:35 AM
Sure was! Modelled it then printed it in ABS

Bblinks
07-07-2016, 06:19 PM
very cool!!!

mrhasan
07-07-2016, 07:23 PM
Sure was! Modelled it then printed it in ABS

Look like you already got your tarachula figured out. I am still printing and throwing stuffs away :redface: But got loads of upgrades coming in which should make it a solid printer.

shiftline
07-08-2016, 02:14 AM
It was many hours of buggering with it but I think I finally got it figured out. I test printed some Kiteboard fins last night too. Needs a few more tweaks but getting there :)
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160708/a26a7b4abeb5a9603649d1c2e0b70d7d.jpg

And a brine shrimp hatchery base!
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160708/2d757f82167faa06147262d337b00b28.jpg

mrhasan
07-08-2016, 06:52 AM
It was many hours of buggering with it but I think I finally got it figured out. I test printed some Kiteboard fins last night too. Needs a few more tweaks but getting there :)


Nice :D

I am waiting on the aluminium brackets; broke the z right one and currently running the piece on three wheels instead of four.

shiftline
07-08-2016, 05:31 PM
Glue it in place and print your self some new ones

mrhasan
07-08-2016, 05:54 PM
Glue it in place and print your self some new ones

Did glue that and used it for few weeks before it decided to split again and not stick anymore. Printed a new one, didn't feel like pulling everything out to change it since already ordered the aluminium parts :razz: Will be doing the oldham coupling this weekend. Want to make sure I get a 100/100 accuracy before I get into printing actual stuffs.