Showing posts from January 19, 2020

One Way Out Escape Rooms

Today we visited One Way Out Escape Rooms , it was a very impromptu thing due to a request they made last night for someone to play test their new game. The room is called 'Coming home' and it's so new it isn't even listed in their rooms yet. The game itself is great, in fact it's so complete that I felt guilty about play testing, we could only offer minimal advice to improve upon it. One tiny piece was made of card and I felt it would be better/sturdier if made of wood so I knocked this up quickly when I got home. We've done several of the rooms at one way out now and it's rapidly become my favourite escape rooms. The rooms are actually challenging and full of puzzles and things to do for the whole team. If you like escape rooms I would definitely recommend a visit. If your nervous about doing your first room they've got you covered too with 'the puzzle room', it's an open lounge room where you can solve the clues at your own pace.

3D printer cooling fan

My largest print to date, a whopping 9 hour print. By various accounts the Ender 2 is missing a cooling fan so there are lots of mods available out there. I chose this one that incorporates a 5015 fan that I already had and moves the existing fan to one side to make the print head a bit more visible. The whole thing printed well but I was surprised how long it took to remove the support material from the middle of the piece. A bit of time to install it and I'm eager to do the next print now.

Mandatory Benchy

I nearly got away without printing a benchy  but I've had a few bad prints recently and I figured this was a good way to calibrate my printer against known issues and ultimately find some support for the problems I'm encountering. I still don't feel like I'm getting great bed adhesion and the first layer seems to be a little bit thin, the different lines don't really seem to be sticking to each other. I tweaked a few settings for the bottom speeds and it seems to be better now. There are some funny blobs around the edges but I think this advice might fix that. Finally there is a little bit of over extrusion when it's doing overhangs, I haven't quite figured out how to reduce that but while the printing is running on the next project I certainly have enough time to look it up.

Caverna Food Tokens

Another custom request for Caverna. The original game comes with lots of wooden tokens for carrots, wheat, wood and stone etc, but the food tokens are punched from cardboard. I was asked if it was possible to make a set of wooden food tokens to go along with all the other wooden tokens. I used a mixture of line artwork and engraving to produce this effect. This is definitely a nice project, because at just 16mm diameter I can make lots of these from my scrap materials.