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

For this tutorial I decided I wanted to recreate the helmet from the latest Batman movie, a quick search on Thingiverse brought up the perfect result, You can download the file for yourself HERE. A list of the materials used in this tutorial: Voltivo Excelfil Signal Orange PLA Various grits of wet and dry sandpaper Teknik 2 in 1 filler…

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5 Fun Prints for your new 3d printer.

You finally received your very own 3D printer. Now, what?  It’s up and printing your 3rd benchy. I must have printed 30 benchy’s and as many marvins when I got my first printer running. It didn’t help as much as I thought it would. Sure I got it running but I didn’t see larger issues because of small prints. How about we…

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Folgertech Kossel build Part 1

My Build and thoughts. For a few years now I have pointed many people to Folgertech but I personally never owned one. I did have it on good faith from some owners that they were a good printer. Well, I finally put my money where my mouth is and bought their Delta. Now I’m not going to do a review on…

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Design a nerf blaster and win an ultimaker.

Design a nerf blaster and win an ultimaker. 3D Printing Is running a contest until 9/23/2016, with a grand prize of an ultimaker. To enter you must first go to Facebook and join the 3d Printing Group. To win all you need to do is design, print and enter a blaster you make. The rules are in the link. I know I could…

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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 find the firmware I somehow…

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The future of 3d printing In the home.

I have been thinking about this for a while. I have only had a 3d printer for a couple years now but I have been following the community for far longer. The days when home brew machines used weed eater line and printers looked more like an evil erector set, out to burn your house down and less like something you…

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Design guidelines for 3D printing – part II: Design tips to excel print quality

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{:en}In the current rapidly advancing era of home-based manufacturing, it is a requisite for every one of us to understand the intricacies of 3D printing and adapt our designs in order to get sound prints. Previously in the article Design guidelines for 3D printing – design tips to improve quality of print, we saw some basic guidelines to be followed…

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6 tools everyone with a 3d printer should own.

I like to be prepared. Having the correct tool has always been a priority of mine. As a mechanics kid, Of course, our car was always broke down but hey such is life right. My father owned the shop and I was lucky enough to have a father that insisted I learn how to use tools. This also meant I…

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Assemble the gear you need to win those Office battles.

It’s time to stand up and conker your office. The weekend is here so you have time to plan your attack. When you go back to work on Monday, if you print these items of office Warfare you too will have the firepower to conker the Villians that subject you to the evil of Mondays. I plan to be amassing enough firepower…

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How to: 3D Print from Minecraft

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Minecraft is a massively popular block building game where a player can build, survive in an open world. It is mostly popular with the younger audience so wouldn’t it be a great to introduce children to 3D-Printing and 3D design via a video game they already know and enjoy. Many CAD programs can be intimidating to children and deters them…

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Five amazing DIY 3d printers.

With Maker Faire Having wrapped up last month, I have been Pouring over hours of video thinking one of these years I’ll make the trip. I am always amazed by the talent of the makers that make the trip out to show their projects. We live in an interesting time. On the one hand you can go to just about…

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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 don’t have a 401k or…

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