Tutorials

OctoPi

Set Up Multiple Octopi loaded on Raspberry Pi Zero

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More printers are being released with Wi-Fi as a feature, but many have printers without Wi-Fi. So, wouldn’t it be nice if you could add Wi-Fi to your printer? Problem: I have three MonoPrice Duplicator i3s in my garage. When I print to them I must place my .gcode file on a mini SD stick and then run it to the garage to print the file. Lets use Octopi
Solid, Surface and Mesh Explained

Solid, Surface and Mesh 3D Design Formats Explained

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There are three different formats you can work with in the 3D design process: solid, surface, and mesh. In this article, we’ll briefly explain these formats and what applications they are typically good for.
printer

A Step By Step Guide – Your First 3D Printer

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So you are now the proud owner of your first 3D Printer and you have questions? In this article I will explain the first use of your new printer. No matter what model your first 3D printer is, the steps I provide here will be useful to you.
3D printed Mallet

3D Printed Mallet Project : Printed in PLA

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In this blog I show the results of 3D printing a working joiners mallet in PLA / PHA plastic. Included are the instructions and results of testing.

Adafruit tells you How to make 3D Printed molds for custom stamps!

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Adafruit's Guide to 3D Print molds for custom Stamps Hey guys, Any printing ideas going? Well, I was diving in some of my favorite blogs...
GOI urn

Urn for Garden of Innocence Project, Part 1; 3D Printing Urns for Unknown Children

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Garden of Innocence (GOI) provides dignified burials and cremation urn for abandoned or unidentified children. Every year GOI works with woodworkers who donate handmade caskets...
hydro dipping

Add full color graphics to 3D Printed parts with Hydro Dipping guide by Adafruit

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Learn how to Add full color graphics to 3D Printed parts using Hydro Dipping technique! Hey guys! guess what? I just found that, a few...

MP Select Mini was Hacked using Reverse Engineering by Robin Reiter

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Is this one of the best years for 3D printing? Well, I’m acquainted with some awesome news and I certainly see more people getting...
3D Printing Layer Chart

3D Printing – Layer Height Under The Microscope

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3D Printed Layer Height And Its Effect On Part Strength And Print Speed I was participating in an online discussion recently regarding layer height and...
PLA filament moisture

PLA Filament Moisture Study: Effect of Moisture on 3D Printer Filament Properties

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Moisture influences printability of 3D printing filaments. This PLA filament moisture study shows that even different filament colours influence the printing properties. PLA (polylactic acid)...

How To Give Your 3D Prints A Battle Damaged Metal Finish!

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For this tutorial I decided I wanted to recreate the helmet from the latest Batman movie, so I'm going to make a Metal finish...

The Guardian of Techno phobia

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The internet has recently seen a resurgence in the yellow journalism of the 1890’s. Just like the newspaper wars  between Joseph Pulitzer's New York...