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When I first started down the rabbit hole of 3D Printer upgrades, one of my earliest projects was installing a V6 hotend on the Anet A8. It came with a small, 30mm cooling fan and plenty of wiring length was included, but it didn’t have a plug for the board. This conundrum introduced me to… Continue reading How to Crimp JST Connectors for 3D Printers
All Metal Hotends are an exciting upgrade, but do come with a learning curve and their own set of problems. We’ll look at the most common issues and fixes.
It’s easy to forget sometimes that 3D Printers are mechanical, and like any machine, they need routine maintenance for best results. Left unchecked, wear and tear can affect the print quality, long before we start to hear grinding bearings or a squeaking lead screw. That doesn’t mean just tightening the belts or cleaning the v-wheels… Continue reading How to Lubricate the Z Axis Lead Screw on 3D Printers
After I setup the new Creality Ender-5, it was under extruding by a rather significant amount… 12% to be exact. This came as no surprise, my Ender-3 and CR-10 had both arrived with similar problems in the past, badly in need of a proper calibration to the Extruder Steps. When our 3D prints are less… Continue reading How To Calibrate the Extruder Steps (Ender-3 / Ender-5 / CR-10)
Traditional LED strips have often been the go to method for lighting 3D Printers. They are cheap and efficient, but also require some minor electrical and soldering skills. Hobbyists and DIYers will have no trouble with it, but the average person may skip such a project given the work involved. The LED Light Bar Kit… Continue reading How to Install the LED Light Bar Kit (Ender-3)