I’ve been stimulated — new Photon S

RBrodzinsky Apr 16, 2020

  1. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thinking about this for quite a while, and then, knowing the stimulus check was coming... well look what arrived at dinner time last night

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    Should be a fun day of play as I get to know this!
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    What did you have in mind, to create with this toy? :)
     
  3. rray

    rray Staff Member

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    Yay! I want one too, but I have resolved to learn Arduino first. But i will get one before the year is out.
     
  4. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    First "real" project will be printing some custom speaker enclosures - I have a group of Atlas GP7s coming for LokSound install. Also, I have a new FreeMoN module in the planning stages. Will need something like 50-70 dwarf signals for this:

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    Each of the rectangular sections are 2ft x 4ft (the grid lines are 3"). I have a nice H2 Signal head STL file to play with
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wow. Impressive!
     
  6. RBrodzinsky

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    Once I start on it, for real, I plan to create a thread for tracking progress. The two curved sections, and the green, will be completely interchangeable, and reversible. That will make for a very precise build process for the end plates.
     
  7. BNSF FAN

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    That is a cool new toy. Looking forward to the progress tread and hearing more about how it does. (y)(y)(y)(y)
     
  8. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    I must admit that I didn't know what a Photon S was, even with the picture. :unsure: I checked it out and now I know. :) Very cool indeed!
     
  9. bremner

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    I would love to have one...if I only knew CAD
     
  10. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Play a bit with Sketchup, or try AutoDesk Fusion 360 (it is free for hobbyists). There are some really good tutorials on YouTube, and it is a lot easier than I thought it would be. I started playing with F360 a couple months ago -- figured if I couldn't get the hang of it, then I would forget the idea of the printer.
     
  11. Stephane Savard

    Stephane Savard TrainBoard Member

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    Enjoy the new printer, you won't regret it!
     
  12. Sumner

    Sumner TrainBoard Member

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    What Rick said and there are tons of things you can print without knowing CAD. I'm putting my files up on thingiverse ....

    https://www.thingiverse.com/Sumner/designs

    ... and you can go there and search for model RR or other items and then just use the files there to print the objects. Also the same with other sites on the internet.

    Then start learning a CAD program as you find the time. I have used SketchUp Make in the past but wasn't having luck with it for this purpose as it wouldn't make STL printer files directly. Downloaded Fusion 360 and love it and I'm getting more up to speed on it every day.

    Here is a good video that will get you started on making something right away. Just do the steps at the same time as the video...



    Sumner
     
  13. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    Oh, there is a lot of things that I want that no one makes...
     
  14. SLSF Freak

    SLSF Freak Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Not sure how I missed this thread earlier, but congrats!! I have three resin printers (two are Photons) so if you have any questions I'm happy to help. Have fun!!

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  15. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Some of the projects I’ve been playing with:

    Speaker enclosures for Atlas GP / SD units
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    Switch Point Indicator signal heads (the photos are not of the finished item, just “yay, see what I did”)

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