The printer is finally assembled

I was finally able to finish putting the 3d printer together, but the prints have not turned out so well. I'm not exactly sure what the problem is, but I've met a lot of people in the BB-8 Builders...

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The printer is almost fully assembled

After finally receiving the frame, I was able to begin assembling the printer. I should have this assembled and printing soon!

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We ordered a 3d printer off Chinese Ebay

Alright, well, not exactly Chinese Ebay. But we almost did. This was just normal ebay with the seller based in China. We found a printer that was $5 cheaper and would arrive a lot sooner (it was the exact...

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Bondo, a waste-o time

John read something about using Bondo to smooth out the dome and sharpen the edges, so I attempted to add a thin layer of Bondo all over the dome. Unfortunately it's about 104ºF outside right now, so I'm only...

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Two cans of filler primer later…

Prime, sand, prime, sand, prime, sand. We've gone through almost two entire cans of primer and I think we're finally satisfied with the state of the main part of the dome. Now time to start focusing on the rest of...

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Finally got the filler primer

We bought some Rust-Oleum Gray Filler Primer and already after the first coat the dome is looking better. After sanding, you can already see a huge difference. Can't wait to get another coat of the primer on here and...

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First base coat on the BB-8 dome

After weeks and weeks (and weeks) of John sanding everything by hand, we put a base coat of Krylon Fusion Satin White spray paint on the BB-8 dome tonight. John thought the spray paint would fill the gaps in...

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I finished gluing all the pieces together

All of the dome pieces have been glued! There is still a lot to sand, but as the glue seems need to be sanded, there was not point in getting the dome 100% smooth on the first go. Below is...

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BB-8 dome parts have arrived

Today the BB-8 dome parts have arrived! As I currently do not have a 3d Printer,  I had to order the parts from another member of the BB-8 Builders Club on Facebook. There is a list of 'approved' people that...

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