Guides

Guide: How to Flash a Bootloader on Melzi Boards

If you want to add new features on your 3D Printer, such as Auto Bed Leveling or Power Loss Resume, you will probably need to flash new firmware on the electronics board. The problem is that in order to do so, the board must already have a bootloader pre-installed. Melzi boards, often used in budget… Continue reading Guide: How to Flash a Bootloader on Melzi Boards

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Guide: How to Install Stepper Motor Dampers (Ender-3)

One of the most frequent questions among 3D printer owners is how can we quiet down our machines? While some embrace the beeps and boops, even using custom g-code to play their favorite theme songs, most of us would prefer not to hear it from across the house. There are plenty of ways to reduce… Continue reading Guide: How to Install Stepper Motor Dampers (Ender-3)

Articles

6 Critical Safety Mods to Upgrade the Anet A8

In the last few months alone, the budget friendly Anet A8 has been responsible for more than half a dozen fires and counting. The “It won’t happen to me” mentality is all too common and nearly as dangerous as the 3D printer itself. Often hailed as the perfect beginner machine, many reviews fail to point… Continue reading 6 Critical Safety Mods to Upgrade the Anet A8

Reviews

Review: The Creality Ender 3 (3D Printer Kit)

When the Ender 3 was announced at the end of March, it quickly became the most anticipated 3D Printer of 2018. After dominating the mid-range budget market with their flagship CR-10, Creality focused their attention on the low-end sector and raised the bar once again. Similar in many regards to its big brother, the Ender… Continue reading Review: The Creality Ender 3 (3D Printer Kit)

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Guide: How to Make a Filament Dryer for $30

When it comes to 3D printing, I am notorious for leaving my filament exposed to the environment. With rolls left out for weeks (sometimes months) at a time, they start to absorb moisture from the air and ruin the print quality, long before I ever decide to use them again. This is where the Filament… Continue reading Guide: How to Make a Filament Dryer for $30