• Nixie Tube Filament Meter for Your 3D Printer

    Nixie tubes are completely outdated, but they still look very cool, which is why makers like to use them to build decorative clocks. Nixie tubes can also be used to display other kinds of information, and this...

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  • Spaghetti Detective: Monitor Your 3D Printer with Machine Learning

    Into 3D printing world, “spaghetti” is the common term for the tangled mess of stringy plastic that’s often the result of a failed print. Fear of their print bed turning into a hot plate of PLA spaghetti...

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  • Convert Your Printrbot Play in a Mobile 3D Printer!

    Not content with a 3D printer that spends most of its life in a basement workshop or home office, the YouTuber Thomas Sanladerer decided to build a completely mobile 3D printer. He modified a small inexpensive unit to run on...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • How to Speed Up 3D Printing By Exploiting the Cloud

    Chinedum Okwudire, associate professor of mechanical engineering who directs U-M’s Smart and Sustainable Automation Research Lab, and his team have been experimenting with a new way of controlling 3D printers, where stepper motor commands (and other low-level...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • 3D-Printable Hanging Mount for Raspberry Pi Camera

    Inspired by the excellent coverage of Octoprint and Octolapse, the maker Jeremy S Cook has recently assembled a 3D-printable mount for a Raspi camera, giving him another aiming axis for observing 3D prints. After installing Octoprint and setting it up with my 3D-printer, I needed a...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Tantillus R: the Reborn of a tiny, highly portable and precise 3D printer

    In 2012 the Tantillus was a small printer, with the entire frame fitting in a 250mm square, but still able to print a 100mm cube. You could print the entire printer, and it was adorable. In the past...

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  • OctoRemote: the Hackable Keyboard Designed for 3D Printing Control

    OctoRemote is an Arduino compatible keyboard to control OctoPrint enabled 3D printers or to be used as customizable input device. OctoRemote, which is currently in the crowdfunding stage on Kickstarter, is a configurable 19-key remote. It uses...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • OctoPrint and a Pi ZeroW is all You Need to Upgrade your 3D Printer!

    OctoPrint is an open source software created and maintained by Gina Häußge. It offers a web interface so users can control and monitor their 3D printers from anywhere, any time, from within their browser. It basically turns...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Raspberry Pi and OctoPrint monitor your 3D Printer in Real Time

    3D printing enthusiasts looking for a way to monitor and control their 3D prints using a Raspberry Pi SBC may be interested in OctoPrint, a free open source software which is being created and is maintained by Gina Häußge....

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Smartipi Twist: Raspberry Pi Zero on a Stick!

    “The SmartiPi Twist is a flexible arm and case that holds a Raspberry Pi Zero ( all versions), official Raspberry Pi camera ( all versions), and Pi zero pHATs (HATs that are the size of a Pi...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Original Prusa i3 MK3: the Smartest 3D Printer!

    Prusa Research releases the new, fully improved, Original Prusa i3 MK3 3D printer. The new features offered by the MK3 are largely to help extend its usability, and encourage 3D printer adoption by casual users. Developed in...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • A DIY 3D Printing Filament Roller on Kickstarter

    How many times does your print stop for a filament error? Now with this Filament Roller you have the chance to avoid any filament problem in printing process. It helps you to detect stoppages, automatically pause your...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • How to add a smartphone-controlled brain to your 3D printer for about fifty bucks

    One way vendors have been able to keep costs down is by requiring buyers to dedicate a PC to driving the printer. Because it can take hours, or even days, for a print to complete, it can...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • OctoPrint starts a Patreon to help fund its interface for 3D printing

      Gina Häußge, the creator and main developer of popular 3D printing software OctoPrint, has launched a call for funding through crowdfunding platform Patreon. OctoPrint, which many of our readers may already know, is a web interface...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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