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Category: Personal

3D Printer – X,Y and Z Axis Calibration

To get the best prints, especially if you're creating prototypes from CAD designs, calibrating your printers X, Y and Z axis is key. I'll show you how to calculate the steps needed to adjust in your printer.

3D Printing – Retraction Calibration

Are you suffering from stringing on your prints? If so, it could be that you need to run calibration on your extrusion distance, speed and possibly a temperature tower test. We'll cover this off in today's article.

3D Printing – Manual Bed Levelling

Having a level bed makes the difference between a good print and one that is fraught with issues. In this article I'll cover some of the basics with Bed Levelling and additional tips if you're using an Automatic Bed Levelling Touch Sensor.

3D Printing – 3D Touch

You want to add Automatic Bed Levelling to your 3D Printer? This article covers the basics of installing the hardware and compiling updated firmware and installing it to your printer.

3D Printing – Slicing Software and Tools

If you're new to 3D Printing then you need to know some of the Slicer tools available to you that help bring your prototypes and creations to life. I cover some of the tools I use which may be useful to you as you start your journey.

3D Printing – Bed and Adhesion

Bed Adhesion is one of the key issues with 3D Printing, in this article I look at some of the options and tricks you can use to help your prints stay when it matters most.

Common Scams – The FB “Live” Competition

Over the weekend, some fraudsters set up an apparent live feed where (allegedly) Robbie Williams was going to give you £5,000 for answering a simple question... If it's too good to be true then it probably is. This article highlights the scam and how to report them.

Headless Raspberry Pi Desktop Installation

This article explains how to install and configure a Raspberry Pi with Debian OS without the need to plug your Pi into an external Keyboard, Mouse and Monitor. As an optional extra, I'll show you how to enable VNC if you want to remotely connect to the Pi desktop.