Category: Guides

Fix-Sidewinder-X1-Ribbon-Cable-Connection

Fix Sidewinder X1 Ribbon Cable Connection

The Sidewinder X1 ribbon cable is really nice when it comes to wire management. It was introduced for both the Sidewinder X1 and Genius, and it makes the printer look a lot more polished compared to other printers. Unfortunately, the connection is not great and because of the...

Sapphire Plus Firmware 1

Sapphire Plus Firmware – Based on MKS 2.0.2

In my review, I mentioned that the Sapphire Plus firmware is unpolished and needs some work. After a few weeks, the MKS Robin Nano firmware has been updated to 2.0 which adds some extra functionality and a new user interface.I compiled the new firmware for the Sapphire Plus...

Artillery Bed Leveling Mod - Sidewinder X1 and Genius

Artillery Bed Leveling Mod – Sidewinder X1 and Genius

Bed leveling is one of the most common issues when it comes to 3D printing. This bed leveling mod tries to fix this issue.Getting the bed leveling right takes a bit of fiddling around with the printer and can cause a lot of frustration for a beginner. With...

How to Change 3D Printer Nozzle

How to Change The 3D Printer Nozzle?

Today I will show you how to change a 3D printer nozzle correctly. I’ve seen a lot of posts on 3D printer groups where people were having issues with leaks after changing the 3D printer nozzle. Besides that, I just encountered a similar issue caused by improper nozzle...

Flow Rate Calibration - Improve print accuracy

Flow Rate Calibration – Improve Print Accuracy

In order to get a good finish and accurate dimensions of your printed parts, the flow rate of the printer needs to be properly calibrated. I put together an easy to use flow rate calculator which should help with flow rate calibration. Why do the Flow Rate Calibration...

Sidewinder X1 Firmware with Marlin 2.0.5.3

Artillery Sidewinder X1 Firmware with Marlin 2.0.5.3

The Artillery Sidewinder X1 is awesome and the firmware it comes with is properly configured, but unfortunately it uses an older variant of the Marlin firmware and it lacks some features.It is recommended to upgrade the Artillery Sidewinder X1 to Marlin 2.0.5.3 in order to get all the...

Custom Build Plate Collection for 3D Printers

Custom Build Plate Collection for Prusa Slicer

I started using Prusa Slicer a lot more in the past few weeks with great results so i thought i make it look better. For each of my printers i added a custom build plate. This improves looks and it also makes it easier to see what printer...

How to Improve Print Times for Functional Prints

How to Improve Print Times for Functional Prints

Since the new Covid-19 pandemic started, the 3D printing community started to print masks and visors for medical professionals to help fight the virus. Here are a few tips on how to improve print times in order to finish those prints faster. Nozzle Size and Layer Height The...

SKR 1.3 upgrade for Sidewinder X1

SKR 1.3 Upgrade for Sidewinder X1

The SKR 1.3 upgrade for the Sidewinder X1 is a big improvement over the stock configuration. It updates the printers’ capabilities to 32 bit, makes it a bit quieter and allows for easier firmware upgrades. I previously reviewed the Sidewinder X1 and it’s a good machine in its...