After buying yet another Creality 3D Printer last month, it was a disappointing to find that the latest Ender 3 V2 extruder is still made of cheap plastic. These have an average life expectancy of 2-3 months, where the lever arm breaks, or filament just grinds through the plastic. As such, I decided to revisit […]
Marlin firmware has long been the industry standard for 3D Printers. It’s reliable, open source and actively maintained, with a massive community of contributors behind it. In order to compile Marlin firmware though, we need to familiarize ourselves with a programming environment. Most tutorials use VSCode and a PlatformIO plugin, and there’s nothing wrong with […]
The is a fantastic concept, but a horrible product. It’s intended to rival the likes of OctoPrint and AstroBox, providing network control for 3D Printers, with a simple app interface that can slice and send files to print remotely. Unfortunately it doesn’t even meet the most basic expectations, but we can repurpose the device with […]
Creality 3D Printers are notorious for having a warped heated bed. The Ender 3 and 5 series have it the worst, with seemingly zero quality control on what reaches the customers. Purchasing a glass plate has become almost a necessity, a band-aid fix to cover up underlying surface problems. With flatness tolerances ranging anywhere from […]
The SKR Mini E3 is an affordable, 32 bit board upgrade for the Ender-3 and Ender-5 3D Printers. The form factor (shape) and layout are an exact match to the original Creality boards, making it a simple drop-in replacement. It comes with a blazing fast 32 bit ARM Cortex processor, the latest TMC 2209 silent […]
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