New year, new prize draw! Rather than me pick a prize, this time I am giving away $100 Amazon gift certificate (or local equivalent). Entering is easy, just follow the channels and social accounts using the Gleam widget. YouTube subscriptions are worth extra! Maker Hacks Giveaway What can you get for $100? Rolls of some […]
$300 3D printers are apparently all that people are asking about in the Facebook groups so I thought I would write this up to stop having to repeat myself Word of warning, all of these printers have caveats, downsides, compromises, and limitations! You are basically trading money you saved for additional time spent, and potentially, […]
Lately there has been a rash of people on the 3D printing forums and Facebook groups complaining about their 3D printers in a way that makes me think their expectations are set too high. I don’t blame them entirely, the manufacturers are often setting these expectations with their “it just works” sales copy. Let’s set […]
The TEVO Black Widow is a $500 Chinese Aliexpress 370x250mm 3D printer kit. How good could it possibly be?
Is making expensive? Just lately I have had a few people imply I was wasting my money on all this electronics/3d printing shenanigans. But is it really any more expensive or wasteful as anything else? Obviously you can make it as expensive as you want, but does it need to be? And is it compared […]
A lot of people have asked me about my Wombot Exilis XL 3D printer experience since I ordered it almost a year ago. Why have I been so hesitant to talk about it? Read on to find out …
The Wanhao Duplicator i3 Prusa style printer is my second favourite, and most-used, printer out of my entire collection. As a budget, pre-built printer, it is the printer I have recommended most. Out of the box it is a good printer, but with a bit of effort and a few dollars you can make it […]
One of the reasons Prusa Mk2 and Lulzbot printers are so reliable is they have a special PEI surface to print on. In my experience it is one of the best print surfaces, needing no glue for PLA or ABS. So why should other printers miss out? Well, if your bed is smaller than 254 […]
The Original Prusa i3 Mk2 3D printer – does it live up to the hype? Check out my review ….
My Pocket CHIP finally came after backing the Kickstarter! What’s it like? Read on to find out …