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Upgrading a Prusa i3

i3 upgrades

If you have been involved in the 3D printing world since its inception then at some point you will have come across Josef Prusa and the original i3. Josef created argueably the first open source 3D printer that pretty much anyone with instructions could make from freely available materials back in 2009. So there are many instructables on how to…

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Expanding your skills and getting more out of your 3d Printer. Part 1

3d Printing as a hobby is great. With so many 3D Printers available these days just about anyone can get one. Maybe you bought yours to expand a hobby, add to your business or just wanted to play around with this new tech. They have become a large part of how we design and build things. So It’s good to…

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3D Printing a Quadcopter: Part 1

3D printers are great, you can print just about anything these days from key-rings to full car transmission models. So I have decided to push my 3D printers to a limit, by printing a racing quadcopter. I already have a cheap Syma X5C-1 and a brushless drone that can carry a GoPro, so I want to step it up with…

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3d printer Extruders

Dual extruder

3d-printer Extruders In my experience as a maker, one of the main concerns I have as a 3D printer is getting the ideal resolution for every piece I print. Extruders are an important part of this topic. They provide the necessary settings for each print, which is why we must use the right extruder for our purpose. Imagine you are…

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How to Print in Multiple Materials with a Single Extruder

The one disadvantage of a single nozzle machine is that you can only print in a single colour or material, or can you? Well there is a more manual way in where you can print in 2 colours or even materials with a single nozzle 3D-Printer. We can do this by setting our G-Code to pause the print and let…

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Craftware Slicer Overview & Showdown

So there are many slicers on the web these days : Cura, Slic3r, KISSlicer and the ‘new’ kid on the block : CraftWare. CraftWare is a free slicer made by CraftUnique primarily for their Craftbot Plus printer range however (just like the others ) it works with just about any printer that accepts G-Code. So I will be doing a…

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BuildTak – Is it Worth it?

FAQ about 3d-printing

Recently I have been trying out a popular solution to the 3D printer adhesion problem we all face. There are many solutions such as blue tape, Kapton tape, glass and the list goes on. And then there is the debated one called BuildTak. There are several conflicting views on this product ; many complain about it’s big price tag, more on…

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How to fix early issues with a Prusa i3

So you have got yourself a Prusa i3 kit? Well I have a had a Prusa i3 for a little bit now and worked through most of the issues. So I will go through most of the issues I encountered and show you my solutions to them. Keep in mind that every Prusa is different and that my solution might…

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