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Smartphone controlling Prusa i3

Do you struggle to control your printer with this small knob and low resolution LCD screen ? Or maybe you are tired with this blocky user interface that it offers? I will tell you a secret – you can control your printer with your old smartphone with OTG (On The Go) function. Install simple app and you can perform any…

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SD-Card Vs. Repetier Host

Best way to send G-code to your 3D Printer. Note: This analysis is based on my experiences with Repetier Host and the Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2. Other programs and printers may work differently. But, there are no large differences across budget printers in this analysis. TL;DR of course an Ultimaker will act differently that the printer I use. Two months…

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The Palette: One Extruder, Four colors

The Palette: One Extruder, Four colors no stopping to switch filaments in your 3D-Printer! If you like to read my posts (Lays Rodrigues), you already notice that I don’t make practice posts, like tips or what to do with your 3DPrinter. This is because I don’t have a 3D printer at home. I talk about 3D printers, but I can’t do…

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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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What are G- codes and how 3D printers use it

What are G-codes

What are G-Codes and how 3D printers use it 3D printers fall under the category of computerized numerical control (CNC) machine. These are the computer aided manufacturing machines in which different tools are used to perform different operations and are controlled by a specific numerical controlled programming language called G-codes. As 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process in which…

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Arduino Part 1–The ins & outs

What is arduino Part 1

What is it? Arduino is an open-source prototyping platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs – light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message – and turn it into an output – activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. You can tell your board what…

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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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G-Codes – Wiki

Gcode

About G-Code At the basic level, G-Code is the language by which people tell computerized CNC /3D Printer machines how to make something. G-Code is the instruction code that tells a 3D printer what to do. For example, the G-Code G0 X10 tells the machine to move the current tool to X position 10. Marlin’s GCode is loosely based on…

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3D Printer AUTO-CLEANING! | A must have!

In this tutorial you will learn the basics about scripting in G-CODE, and how to make a nozzle cleaning + Moving bed forward after print scripts. Before we begin, what you will need: Basic knowledge of g-codes (if you don’t, check my another tutorial about g-codes CLICK HERE ) A fully operating 3D printer Some “wasted” space on your bed…

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3D Printer G-CODES – The newbie guide!

How can a g-code help me to make better 3D prints? and how to use it? In this tutorial you will learn the most useful commands, and also how to use it! Please, keep in mind that this tutorial designed for Marlin / Repetier firmwares, it is not guaranteed to work with another firmware, What is a G-code? G-code (a.k.a…

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Marlin a beginners guide

So many times it seems the simplest thing is the most complex and annoying, like a dirt road that you just can’t get to the end of but there is hope a light at the end of the tunnel. Marlin is one of the many flavors of code that is used to run a 3d printer. It is an operating…

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