Almost usable, amazingly.

Cracked slightly around the camera assembly and there's a slight outward bow to the back itself, but with a little bit more trimming and detailing it would almost function.

It's far more brittle though, and I think it still needs to be a bit thicker to maintain integrity.

Also, probably to be printed closer to 0.1mm layers than the 0.2mm I used for this print.

I will carry this learning forward as I continue trying to make a workable 3d printed replacement back cover.


also not a fan of the banding in the layers that contain holes/gaps - any tips on that behavior would be appreciated, as always 🙇

@djsundog Some slicers let you define a place to start the layers at, which may help (if you put it at a far edge rather than the holes, which is where I'm guessing those layers start). Making the layers thinner should also help this, as would making the whole case a bit thicker.

@aschmitz yeah, time for me to stop using the cura legacy slicer via octoprint and just pre-slice for finer control. maybe I'll see if I can get my printer settings right in prusa slicer later today


How stable is the table? I have mine on one of those IKEA Lack tables, and . . . that sucker shifts with fast printer motion. If you can eliminate table wiggle, it makes a difference. (Not to perfection, but.)

@thraeryn this is a good point - the counter surface it's on isn't actually attached to the cabinet base on which it sits, which in turn is not actually attached to either the wall or the floor. I should probably change two out of three of those. Thanks!

Make sure to clean the teeth of your extruder gear and the temp tower would help you nail down the ideal hot end temp.

1st 4 minutes of this video are pretty good.

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