Make a 3D printed map in 3 steps

Last weekend I was planning a couple of days of hiking trip, on top of the usual topographical maps I 3D printed the map of the challenge. I found very interesting to compare the real field with a 3D map. Here is how I made it…

Sewards mountains using Terrain2STL

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Monitor Your 3D Printer With Astroprint

Like staring at a fire-camp or waterfall it can be hypnotizing to watch a 3D printer build a part layer by layer. After a while we realize that 3D printing is a slow process even for the fastest printers and it requires often multiples hours to complete a part. It […]


Bowden Cable Extruder V2

The design of the first extruder was improved by using the principle of captive parts. By inserting the metal parts and mechanisms directly during additive fabrication, less parts remains to assemble. The design is cleaner and easier to handle.   For example of captive parts, the springs and the compressor […]

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3D Print Around Captive Parts

Unique advantage: The process of fused filament fabrication (FFF) allows, like no other process that I know, an access to the interior of the part during fabrication. It is then possible to stop printing in order to insert parts into the cavities before resuming printing. This method allows you to […]


Marlin firmware user guide for beginners

Starting with Marlin Firmware If you built your own 3D printer or if you want to optimize its performance, you will have to put your hands in the firmware. This step can seem very tricky at first glance and put people off from doing it. In this post I will […]

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Extruder no motor

Bowden Cable Extruder

I wanted an extruder that keeps its tension setting when I release the filament and I wanted it to be easy to use and maintain while looking more finished. To do this, I chose a concept that closes around the drive gear and the tension mechanism. The filament is found […]