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The road to cutting Aluminum on my Desktop CNC!

The road to cutting Aluminum on my Desktop CNC!Watch this video on YouTubeThe Sienci Mill One was a strange tool to start with – bare-bones to be barely usable yet with potential of turning into a much more capable machine. Here’s the mods and improvements I made to finally get it cutting aluminum! Today we find ourselves in my former printcave – the printers have moved on to the studio, but I’m keeping the dirtier tools here in the basement. And one of those tools is the Sienci Labs MillContinue reading

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Starting 3D prints without getting up from my desk – choose from 4 filaments in one click!

Starting 3D prints without getting up from my desk – choose from 4 filaments in one click!Watch this video on YouTubeThe dream setup: A 3D printer that is always ready to go with a bunch of useful filaments loaded up to choose from. With this setup, I think I’m getting pretty close to that dream! I need a 3D printer that’s always ready to print. That’s just always set up, always ready to go, so that when I have an idea for something that I want to print, I spendContinue reading

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This is why I love 3D Printing!

This is why I love 3D Printing!Watch this video on YouTube 3D Printing is awesome for so many things – but making quick, custom tools and jigs is still one of my favorite use cases! You don’t have to spend hours in CAD to optimize a part to perfection when you can easily print a new revision while you keep working on your project. Today I want to share this tool that I made – and even though it’s a super simple tool, this sort of stuff is why I’mContinue reading

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DIY 5.1 Surround speakers – a learning opportunity!

275mWatch this video on YouTube 3D printing parts that are more complex than what we usually make can be daunting – especially when it also needs look good! Making my own 5.1 surround satellite speakers was a project I started over two years ago and today we’re finally finishing it. There were plenty of hiccups and mistakes – I’ll show you all of them so that you don’t have to make them yourself! Today I’m finally finishing a project that I started well over two years ago. You know, nowContinue reading

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Hemera Review

E3D’s end-all extruder: The Hemera! (Full Review / “formerly known as Hermes”)Watch this video on YouTube So this is the hot new product in 3D printing right now – it’s the E3D Herm.. Hem… Hemera. It’s the Hemera. It’s a hotend – extruder combo that I think does pretty much everything right. So let’s check out what’s new and what’s different compared to what else is out there.

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A8 Hemera Upgrade

How to upgrade the Anet A8 to E3D Hemera and Marlin 2.0! #FormerlyKnownAsHermesWatch this video on YouTube E3D just announced their new Hemera toolhead. Naturally, I’ve been using it for a few weeks, and my first impressions are that it’s quite a beast of an extruder. And yes, it’s now called the Hemera. Apparently some INTERNATIONAL company was concerned about the HERMES brand and “kindly asked” E3D to change the name. So it’s now the E3D Hemera, other than the name, it’s the exact same toolhead.

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Formnext 2019

Simultaneous 6-axis 3D printing!Watch this video on YouTube Hey, what’s up everyone, this is not MKBHD, but I thought a format like this would work for reporting on a few really interesting things that I found at Formnext. I’ve been to way too many shows recently, so I’ll keep this one brief – and I’ll just have this one video with what I got to see in the 23 hours I spent in Frankfurt.

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ATX supplies are super useful for 3D printers!

ATX supplies are super useful for 3D printers! Watch this video on YouTube Why have we stopped using ATX computer power supplies? I explain what the pros and cons are of going with an simple “industrial” power supply vs. a full ATX supply, including being able to shut it down through the firmware yet still getting a solid 5V supply for a Raspberry Pi!