3D Print Beginner Blog

Ultimate-3D-Printer-Upgrade-Purchase-Guide

Ultimate 3D Printer Upgrade Purchase Guide

I thought it would be a good idea to do a list of my recommended 3D printer upgrade. I tested a lot of hardware for 3D printers, I’ve played around with more than a dozen different machines and I have a good understanding of how things work. The...

Install Klipper on Sidewinder X1

Install Klipper on Sidewinder X1

The Sidewinder X1 is a capable printer but it’s held back by it’s 8-Bit board. If you Install Klipper on Sidewinder X1, you will be able to print a bit faster. Besides faster printing, it’s much easier to change firmware settings from a single config file. Without further...

BIQU B1 IdeaMaker Profiles (1)

BIQU B1 IdeaMaker Profiles – PLA / PETG

I previously reviewed the BIQU B1 (BIQU B1 Review: Ender 3 V2 Killer?) and during the process I also tuned the BIQU B1 IdeaMaker profile for it. In this article, I will share my IdeaMaker profile for BIQU B1 made for PLA and PETG. These profiles are tuned...

BIQU-B1-Review-Ender-3-V2-Killer

BIQU B1 Review: Ender 3 V2 Killer?

Since BIGTREETECH announced the BIQU B1 I was really interested in getting one. It looks like an amazing machine for only 250$. It comes with a SKR 1.4 and TMC2225 drivers, it includes a TFT35 touchscreen and also a PEI spring steel sheet. These are all upgrades a...

RepRap-Firmware-on-Sidewinder-X1

RepRap Firmware on Sidewinder X1: SKR 1.3/1.4

Because of the LPC project, now it’s possible to install RepRap firmware on Sidewinder X1, by upgrading your board to a SKR 1.3 or SKR 1.4 made by BIGTREETECH. In this guide I will show you how to run RepRap Firmware on Sidewinder X1 with SKR 1.3 and...

How-to-update-PanelDue-firmware

How to Update PanelDue Firmware

A few weeks ago I got a MKS Duet 2 Wifi with PanelDue 7 display. First thing I did is to update PanelDue firmware to the latest available and I thought I document the process. I am preparing to use the PanelDue 7 touchscreen with RepRap firmware on...

Creality LD-002R Review - The Complete Package

Creality LD-002R Review – The Complete Package

The Creality LD-002R resin printer is a popular option for a lot of people looking for a resin 3D printer for beginners. While it’s not the fastest or quietest resin printer on the market, it offers the complete package to get you started. If I got your interest,...

Remote-Printing-with-RaiseCloud-IdeaMaker-and-OctoPrint

Remote Printing with RaiseCloud, IdeaMaker and OctoPrint

The latest IdeaMaker 3.6.1 update was just released including RaiseCloud Support with Octoprint which was previously available only in the beta. In this article I will go over the process of enabling the RaiseCloud on your OctoPrint instance, then show you how to start your first print from...

Dragon Hotend vs Copperhead V6 Temperature Performance

Dragon Hotend vs Copperhead V6 – Temperature Performance

A lot of people asked me how does the Dragon Hotend compare with the Copperhead V6 setup I tested in the Copperhead heat break review. So I tested the Dragon Hotend again, and this time I measured the temperature in the heat break. Dragon Hotend setup My Dragon...

Copperhead-Heat-Break-Review-Temperature-Performance-Test

Copperhead Heat Break Review – Temperature Performance Test

I purchased the Copperhead heat break from Slice Engineering as soon as it was available. I was really interested to see how it compares to the bi-metal heat break clone I tested previously.Today I received the Slice heat break and I started testing. Copperhead Heat Break vs Bi-Metal...