How to Fix a Bricked 3D Printer board. (installing a bootloader)

How to Fix a Bricked Printer board.(Arduino based) A few weeks ago I made a huge mistake and bricked my MKS Base, board. I wasn’t happy with some of my firmware settings. I decided to open up the firmware and do a little tweaking. As you probably can guess, things did not go so well. While attempting to […]

July’s Makerbox subscription review. Should you subscribe?

Subscription boxes can be a lot of fun to get. Every month a box of random stuff arrives at your door This is exciting because you have no idea what’s in it. This in my mind is what makes them great. That moment of what did I get followed by the fun of discovering just what’s […]

Cosplay and 3D printing

Cosplay has always been a huge part of any convention but making outfits, weapons and armor have always been difficult to make. In some ways, this is a good thing it makes people learn new skills. We learn sewing to make cloth items like clothes. Fiberglassing or Mold making to craft armor and weapons. With […]

Become a Mad Engineer.

So you want to rule the world. Your too smart to sit in that cubicle anymore listening to some moron drone on about TPS reports. That neighbors dog has left landmines on your lawn for the last time. Your office just isn’t Evil enough. Well then it’s time to join the league of mad engineers. We […]

Top 5 PLA Filaments

PLA (Polylactic acid) is the favorite beginners’ filament for 3D printing. It is biodegradable and made from sustainable resources; unlike petroleum-based ABS. It 3D prints at low temperatures (190 – 210 C) and is easy to recycle. For this blog I’ll combine my past reviews with updates based on the scoring system I developed in […]

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How To Polish Stainless Steel PLA

How To Polish Stainless Steel PLA Proto Pasta is a US based filament company known for their exotic filaments. They were kind enough to send me samples of their various filaments, and I have already reviewed their coffee, magnetic iron, and conductive filaments in previous blogs. I also rated stainless steel PLA (SSPLA) in a […]

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Heat Treating Aromatic Coffee High Temp PLA

In a previous blog I tested the printing properties of Proto Pasta’s Conductive PLA and Aromatic Coffee PLA. According to information from Proto Pasta, Aromatic Coffee Filament is a high temperature blend. Proto Pasta also provides a procedure to anneal it to be harder and more heat-resistant than normal PLA. A high temperature PLA is […]

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Who’s 3D model is it?

A recent controversy has erupted in the 3D printing world. Thingiverse member Louise Driggers posted a 3D model of a sad face, along with an article about a bad business practice happening online. In her post, she found an ebay store called just3D print that had taken over 2,000 digital files from Thingiverse, and in […]

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