The Makerbot Replicator finished eight more of the parts -- the two pieces of the top, all four windows, and the two parts for the light on the top. The extruder stopped printing once or twice. I had to remove the filament and reload it. Now, I know how to do that.
Also, I could not get the base or front to print correctly. I am not sure if it was the settings I used or something with the printer. The settings for these pieces was:
- Infill: 5%
- Shells: 1
- Layer height: 0.2 mm
The settings for the pieces that worked better had an infill of 0%. Maybe I will try printing again with 0% for the infill setting.
While I was waiting for the pieces to print, I helped Dan do some blacksmithing on the forge. I held the heated piece on the anvil while he used a hammer and chisel to make a line on it. Dan cut the work into small pieces that he then wrapped around other metal parts that he had forged earlier. The end result was a trivet.
Finally, I spent some time soldering the wires in my rocket launcher. It will now accept power from external sources. The stupid LED still does not light but I was able to pass about 12v through the circuit. The next step is to test it with a rocket ignitor.