Creality CR-10 3d printer. A large format, budget, Chinese, almost pre-built machine for all your large model 3d printing needs. The name will either mean nothing to you, or you will have a mixture of impressions from the 3d printing community. Creality is certainly a weird name, but one that has people talking. So what […]
3D printing filament spool holders have often been a pain. Most don’t work well in practice, and can take too much time to make. In this video, Ben shows how to make one that takes seconds to build, and uses materials you probably already have on hand!
Simplify 3D is a great slicer, but it can do more than just slice. While we are big fans of CAD software, if you just need to make simple dimension changes S3D has got you covered. Check out this video from Maker Ben!
So there I am. Happy as a little boy on Christmas morning. I just got my Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless in the mail! WHOOT!!!! I’m about to start work on my dream bot that will cost hardly anything but be a ton of fun. Two hours in, and there I sat at my desk frustrated, […]
March 1st, 2017 WINNER UPDATE Congratulations Ed Wiper! Everyone else, make sure you subscribe and join the FB group so you don’t miss the next prize! Original post follows …
$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 […]
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 sub-$500 Chinese 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 …