Buy a Clone or budget 3d printer.

Can I get a 3d printer for under 300$ No, Stop asking. Well..yes but mostly no. I guess that would be a maybe then. The answer is all of those because it depends on you and what you want. Here is the thing, if you know where to look you can get machines that work […]

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 […]

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 […]

What 3D-Printer to buy 2016

What 3D-Printer to buy 2016 We have a lot of options these days. Companies left and right are popping up with their own take on 3D printers. Figuring out what is good and what is bad can be pretty difficult. Then you add budget into the mix and you can really get confused. Then if […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Get your children involved in 3d printing this summer.

As a father, I’m always on the lookout for things I can do with my son. The key to helping your kids grow and learn is getting them interested in learning by making it fun. Growing up I remember my father doing similar things. He would take me camping but while we were out in […]

How to choose a 3D Printer firmware

How to choose a 3D Printer firmware Choosing the best firmware will never be an easy task. We must consider a few things, and this is what todays post is about First of all, what is a 3D Printer firmware and why do I need it? The firmware is not something to be afraid of, it’s simply […]

Expanding 3D Printing Skills And Getting More Out Of Your 3d Printer

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 […]

Will your 3D-printer kill you?

Will your 3D-printer kill you? As the 3D printers spread around the world, a fact that some people call the “new industrial revolution”, there are more and more concerns about the dangers surrounding these machines. The most common desktop 3D printers use the Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) process or Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM, which is […]

Will your 3D printer kill you?

Autotune PID what it is and how to use it

Autotune PID is a feature that is included in Marlin and most branches of it to help determine the best settings for the hot-end temp control. So what does it do? Well simply put it heats up the hot-end and cools it several times to determine the optimum setting for the heating element part. PID […]