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octoprint
Octoprint is a quick and effective way to run your 3D Printer without having your main laptop or desktop tied to it. It can be used to remotely control your printer, make it wireless, monitor it from across the internet, and more. You can install Octoprint on an old computer and it’ll do all the work of interfacing with...
3d printing background
Something has to do the actual work of driving your 3D printer. Your windows PC doesn’t have enough input and outputs on its own. It's possible to find crazy expansion boards, but at the end of the day, neither windows nor mac were built for this. It’s not worth it to build a fully custom solution either, that means...
stepper driver 3d printer guide
Stepper Drivers, Not Your Normal Motor? Stepper Drivers are an important part of any 3D printer. We’ve covered a little about how your printer works. You feed it instructions in a language called GCode, which basically says “Up Z Axis, Increase Y Axis, Decrease X Axis, Extrude 1mm.” There is a small problem with this though: how do we know...
marlin beginner guide
Marlin 2.0 3D Printer firmware is the latest version that supports 32-bit Mainboards. If you have a 8-bit mainboard and want to install marlin check out our Marlin 1.1 Beginner Guide. Marlin 2.0 can applies to any Marlin HAL-compatible controller with an onboard bootable SD card. Marlin 2.0 Pre-Requisites A fresh copy of Marlin 2.0: Click Here VSCode IDE Installed...
best 3d printing slicers
What are 3D Printer Slicers? You have a 3D model, you want to get it printed, but your printer won’t accept any file formats you can export to. The printer will only except a GCode file. Not a single modeling tool you can get ahold of spits out GCode, right? This is where a slicer comes in, and a...
local 3d printers
On Monday, October 1st, 2018, 3D Hubs completely switched thier 3D printing service to the Fulfilled by 3DHubs offering. This means that they no longer make it possible for Hubs outside the Manufacturing Partner Program to receive orders on 3D Hubs.So what does this mean? Well basically unless you are running a semi-commercial 3D Printing service, your not on...
PID Tune 3D Printer
PID Tune to your hotend will result in better quality prints so it's worth the time to learn how to do it. It's not that hard at all. If you haven't installed the Marlin Firmware on your 3D Printers Mainboard or don't know what Marlin is check out my article; Beginner Guide to Marlin 1.1 3D Printer Firmware before trying this tutorial. What...
ramps 3d printer board
8 Bit 3D Printer Boards are becoming a thing of the past but there are some new and affordable options to choose from. These 8 bit 3D Printer controllers can still operate basic Cartesian machines with no problems. Here we will name a few but not all as some are discontinued, obsolete or are legacy models. Here is a brief...
Calibrated Extrusion Multipler
Extruder Calibration could be one of the most important factors for your 3D Printer and the quality of your parts. This is often overlooked especially with pre-assembled printers. There are some key factors to concentrate on when finding your optimal steps/mm settings for your extruder. Once you have found the perfect number, the next step is to dial in...
Sbase 3d printer
MKS SBASE is made by Makerbase a.k.a MKS (Makerbase), a Chinese manufacturer of 3D Printer controller boards also know as a mainboard that can run Marlin, Repetier and other firmware. MKS SBASE V1.3 Overview This is a 32-bit control board for your 3d printer with an ARM-Cortex M3 LPC1768 micro controller. It supports 12V-24V DC input. Buy this board on Amazon for only $60.99! Here is the pinout...