Guide: How to Build a SNES Classic

In the last several years, retro gaming and 8-bit systems have rose from the ashes to reclaim their former glory. What was previously a niche interest has now become a trend for nostalgic adults, excited to revisit their childhood video games or share with their own kids. If that sounds like you, we’re going to […]

The 10 Best 3D Printers under $500 [2021]

Whether you are a complete beginner in search of your first 3D Printer, or an experienced hobbyist looking for a new machine, there is certainly no shortage of options to choose from. The question is, how do you decide on just one when so many choices are available? With dozens of factors to consider, many […]

Guide: Upgrading the Y-Axis Linear Bearings (Maker Select v2)

While the Maker Select and Wanhao Duplicator i3 are well built machines overall, they do make use of low grade parts to cut costs at the sacrifice of some quality. The linear bearings are a perfect example, often creating a grinding noise during movement or rough transitions as the plate travels. While this can be improved with lubrication, replacing the […]

Review: The Cetus3D Printer

Launched through a successful Kickstarter campaign last year, the Cetus3D Printer has proven itself to be a rare exception. While the 3D Printing community has become understandably wary of crowd funded projects, the Cetus3D not only managed to meet but exceed most expectations. Providing backers with a well built, low cost option, they have created two of the best […]

Guide: Installing the Z-Brace Mod Kit (Maker Select v2)

The beauty of the Maker Select and Wanhao Duplicator printers is that with several upgrades, they can achieve results that rival much more expensive machines. At the top of the list for upgrades, you will always find the Z-Brace Mod as the number one recommendation. The i3 frame design is quite popular and remains a […]

Guide: Replacing the Y-Carriage Plate (Maker Select v2)

In recent weeks, replacing the Y-Carriage Plate has become one of the most popular mods among the Maker Select and Wanhao Duplicator community. The plate included with these printers is stamped metal which tends to easily warp with usage, making it vastly more difficult to properly level the bed. After taking my Y-Carriage plate off the printer […]

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