Interview with maker Jens Dittmar

This article is an interview with Jens Dittmar long-term friend and colleague. He also got me into 3d printing Hi Jens! Thanks for taking the time for this interview. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? My name is Jens and I am a software engineer, gamer, tinkerer and nerd. And I know, I…

The gridfinity system is a game changer

The System The gridfinity system is a storage solution based on a 4cm x 4cm grid. It was developed by Zack Freedman because he was as frustrated with standard sorting boxes. Baseplates Standard Weighted Baseplates   Container The charm of this container is the inner slope which makes taking out parts easier. Pen Holder Holders…

Camera Holder for RaspberryPi Camera

Fiddling around with octoprint I figured that I needed a case and holder for the Raspberry Cam Cam case Thingiverse for the rescue: Sneaks has a lot of cool designs and I fell in love with the Articulating Raspberry Pi Camera Mount for Prusa MK3 and MK2 The parts Here you can see all the…

5 reasons why your 3d prints fail

When you are new to 3d printing your first prints will likely fail or not produce the desired results right away. Here are 5 common issues with 3d printing. Heatbed dirty When you do not clean the heatbed properly before a print you may encounter issues with the adhesion. So please clean the heatbed before…

X- & Z-Axis Assembly – Prusa i3 MK3S+

Assembling the Y-Axis of the Prusa i3 made a lot of fun. So up to the next: X-Axis The assembly is pretty straight forward. The manual has enough imagery and the description is very detailed. One tip: instead of using the included allen keys consider using a little electric screwdriver like the Bosch IXO. It…

Y-Axis Assembly – Prusa i3 MK3S+

The Tools Prusa included some tools. Pliers, a screwdriver and some hex wrenches. Their claim is that this is all you need to assemble the printer. While that might be true you should consider some additional tools. An electric screwdriver with the correct bits speeds up the process. And a hex socket should be used…

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Prusa i3 MK3S+ Assembly

As mentioned in my New Year’s Resolutions and Technology Learning Roadmap 2022 I wanted to learn about 3D printing. After a serval hours of contemplating and researching I finally bought a Prusa i3 MK3S+ 3D Printer. I’ve decided to buy a kit instead of a fully assembled version to save a few bucks and to…