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Building and testing the Makerfarm Prusa i3 3d printer: The Software

Okay, you’ve got your new printer all built, you’ve got a power supply hooked up, and maybe, if you’ve got an LCD controller, you’re basking in the blue glow of success.

Now what?

Maybe you’ve checked out Thingiverse, or one of the other sites where people can share their designs. YouTube has lots of examples . . . → Read More: Building and testing the Makerfarm Prusa i3 3d printer: The Software

Video Review of the Makerfarm 8" Prusa i3 3D printer

In addition to the written review I posted about the Makerfarm 8″ Prusa i3 3D printer, I made some videos in which I talk about the experience of building and using it. Here they are, in the order they were uploaded. I’ll most likely be keeping this post updated as I add more.

 

Here’s . . . → Read More: Video Review of the Makerfarm 8″ Prusa i3 3D printer

The art of the failed 3D print: Some happy accidents...

It will absolutely happen to you. Once you have built, bought, or otherwise acquired a 3D printer, it might even happen on your very first attempt to print something. You will have a failed print.

Most of the time, prints fail in decidedly uninteresting, mundane, and often downright boring ways. Maybe . . . → Read More: The art of the failed 3D print: Some happy accidents…

3D printing, the journey FINALLY begins!

I can remember very clearly the moment I decided I would be investing in a 3D printer. The January, 2010 issue of MAKE Magazine (probably my favorite magazine of all time) had just arrived, and I was reading it while on an overnight layover in Los Angeles. The cover story was on Makerbot Industries‘ Cupcake, . . . → Read More: 3D printing, the journey FINALLY begins!