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3D printing your own cosmetics with Mink

If you’ve never wore makeup or do not know how much it costs a quality makeup, let me explain you guys more about this art: Makeup is an ancient practice which has been around for thousands of years. We originally used it to protect ourselves from elements like wind and sun — Queen Cleopatra wore eyeliner not only for aesthetic…

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Add touch control to your printer for cheap!

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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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 nature he would add small…

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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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Will your 3D-printer kill you?

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 a trademark of Stratasys Inc.)…

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BuildTak – Is it Worth it?

FAQ about 3d-printing

Recently I have been trying out a popular solution to the 3D printer adhesion problem we all face. There are many solutions such as blue tape, Kapton tape, glass and the list goes on. And then there is the debated one called BuildTak. There are several conflicting views on this product ; many complain about it’s big price tag, more on…

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Who is 3D-PT?

Stan Baldwin

3D-PT is the 3D printing and design firm of Stan Baldwin. 3D-PT is also the girlfriend that Anakin Skywalker never got around to building for C3PO. I’m a science teacher and person with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NLD), a learning disorder that is part of the Autism Spectrum. I grew up in the aviation industry, where I have seen technology’s like…

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Let’s light up our 3D Printers !!!

Let’s light up our 3D-Printers !!! In this tutorial you will learn how to make a dimmable led strip for your 3D printer! Before we begin, how are we going to do this? There are a few ways of making a control for the led, you will see some of them here: 1st = This tutorial, current controlled by a…

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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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How to NOT Be a 3DHubs Noob

3DHubs is an international printing service that connects the public to local 3D printers. This is a great service for anyone that wants to make money back on the purchase of their 3D printer. 3D printers can put the printer to use when they are not using it themselves. If you are starting a 3D printing business, 3DHubs can be…

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3D printer Bed Auto-Leveling (A must have!)

What is the bed auto leveling feature? See this video! RepRap Bed Auto Leveling – Alex Borro Now, this is a MUST HAVE for most printers. Had you ever felt tired of having to re-calibrate the endstop on the Z axis? Or tightening the screws on the bed every day? Well, unless you have high-end printer, you probably know what…

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