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3D Printing Tips and Tricks: Making Your Portable Toolkit

3D Printing Tips and Tricks: Making Your Portable Toolkit

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Jun 27, 2014 2:15 pm |

Summary:

Charles walks us through what our portable 3D printer toolkit should include. Read on and see what tools you may be missing to make your experience better. Read the article.

Practical 3D Printing Guide: Making a GoPro Camera Mount

Practical 3D Printing Guide: Making a GoPro Camera Mount

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Jun 25, 2014 2:02 pm |

Summary:

Hobby 3D printing is often referred to as a novelty, but the desktop 3D printer can be practical and useful, too. Let's see what Charles does for a GoPro. Read the article.

3D Printing Tips and Tricks: Keeping Your Electronics Cool

3D Printing Tips and Tricks: Keeping Your Electronics Cool

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Jun 21, 2014 3:35 am |

Summary:

Just like PCs, 3D printers are subject to overheating, and precautions need to be taken to prevent this. Follow on as Charles tells us more about it. Read the article.

Project M.A.R.V: The Multi-Rotor Aerial Reconnaissance Vehicle, Part 3

Project M.A.R.V: The Multi-Rotor Aerial Reconnaissance Vehicle, Part 3

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Jun 20, 2014 2:05 am |

Summary:

In this installment of Project MARV, Charles walks us through the build process of the quadcopter's frame and just how to go about it. Read the article.

Amateur Radio is Still Alive and Kicking: Journey to Becoming a HAM

Amateur Radio is Still Alive and Kicking: Journey to Becoming a HAM

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Jun 18, 2014 10:04 pm |

Summary:

Charles recently started his quest to expand his maker skill set, and decided to take a stroll down the road to becoming a licensed amateur radio operator. Read the article.

Project M.A.R.V: The Multi-Rotor Aerial Reconnaissance Vehicle, Part 2

Project M.A.R.V: The Multi-Rotor Aerial Reconnaissance Vehicle, Part 2

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Apr 22, 2014 2:05 am |

Summary:

In this installment, we cover the tiny GPS Data Logger that will mount directly to the frame of the quad-copter and allow recording its flight path. Read the article.

Punchtec Ord Bot Hadron 3D Printer Review

Punchtec Ord Bot Hadron 3D Printer Review

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Apr 18, 2014 10:03 pm |

Summary:

The Ord Bot Hadron from Punchtec is a very versatile 3D printer that changed the way Charles think about printing with PLA and 1.75mm filament. Read the review.

Project M.A.R.V: The Multi-Rotor Aerial Reconnaissance Vehicle, Part 1

Project M.A.R.V: The Multi-Rotor Aerial Reconnaissance Vehicle, Part 1

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Apr 18, 2014 6:06 am |

Summary:

With multi-rotor helicopters getting a bad rap lately, Charles created his own multi-rotor to show that they can be used for more than controversy. Read the article.

Project ATAAPR: Andy the Autonomous Arduino Powered Rover - Part 1

Project ATAAPR: Andy the Autonomous Arduino Powered Rover - Part 1

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Mar 21, 2014 4:52 am |

Summary:

Charles walks us through the steps used to create a cheap, autonomous rover that runs off of an Arduino. Let's check out part one now! Read the article.

3D Printing Tips and Tricks: Filament Quality and Why It Matters

3D Printing Tips and Tricks: Filament Quality and Why It Matters

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Mar 19, 2014 1:51 am |

Summary:

In this installment, Charles tells us why using high-quality filament is one of the most important parameters in achieving good results. Read the article.

3D Printing Tips and Tricks - Essential Tools of the Trade for your hobby

3D Printing Tips and Tricks - Essential Tools of the Trade for your hobby

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Feb 14, 2014 3:02 am |

Summary:

3D printing requires more than a 3D printer and a PC. Follow along as Charles covers the typical tools needed to operate and maintain it. Read the guide.

3D Printing Tips and Tricks - How to make ABS Juice to help your 3D prints better stick

3D Printing Tips and Tricks - How to make ABS Juice to help your 3D prints better stick

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Feb 13, 2014 6:02 am |

Summary:

Charles walks us through his method of making a batch of ABS Juice which promotes less warping and better print adhesion to the printing surface. Read the guide.

Hands-on with the TinyDuino and TinyLily Systems from TinyCircuits

Hands-on with the TinyDuino and TinyLily Systems from TinyCircuits

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Feb 12, 2014 8:33 am |

Summary:

TinyCircuits' TinyDuino and TinyLily development systems take the normal bulky development board standard and flip it on its head. Let's take a look. Read the article.

3D Printer Tips and Tricks for Better Quality Results: Part 1

3D Printer Tips and Tricks for Better Quality Results: Part 1

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Jan 17, 2014 8:12 am |

Summary:

In his first installment, Charles shows you how to improve print quality by installing a fan ducted to the hot end. Read the article.

Unboxing the Punchtec Ord Bot Hadron 3D Printer

Unboxing the Punchtec Ord Bot Hadron 3D Printer

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Jan 16, 2014 2:06 am |

Summary:

Charles unboxes one of Punchtec's Ord Bot Hadron 3D printers. Read the article.

Protostack ATmega32A Development Kit Review

Protostack ATmega32A Development Kit Review

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Dec 10, 2013 10:31 pm |

Summary:

Protostack's latest development kit breaks the ATmega328 trend and introduces us to the ATmega32A. Let's take a full look at it in this review. Read the review.

Makerspaces: What are they, and why do they matter?

Makerspaces: What are they, and why do they matter?

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Dec 2, 2013 3:04 am |

Summary:

Makerspaces are a major part of the DIY / Maker movement, and this is why you need to be a part of one. Charles explains why in this article. Read the article.

Hands-on with the BeagleBone Black, a 32-bit Micro Computer

Hands-on with the BeagleBone Black, a 32-bit Micro Computer

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Nov 16, 2013 6:14 pm |

Summary:

The BeagleBone Black is the latest development board to hit the Maker / DIY scene and packs one heck of a punch in terms of hardware. Read the article.

TweakTown's Guide to 3D Printing: Part 2 - 3D Printer Kit Selection

TweakTown's Guide to 3D Printing: Part 2 - 3D Printer Kit Selection

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Jun 3, 2013 2:59 am |

Summary:

In our last installment, we discussed what made up a 3D printer, and what one should pay attention to when considering purchasing one. Today we are going to take a few more steps down the 3D printing... Read the guide.

TweakTown's Guide to 3D Printing: Part 1 - What makes up a 3D Printer?

TweakTown's Guide to 3D Printing: Part 1 - What makes up a 3D Printer?

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Mar 29, 2013 7:22 pm |

Summary:

Not all 3D printers are alike, and buying a 3D printer without any guidance can quickly amount to a lot of wasted money or wasted time trying to get everything adjusted. This series will help educate... Read the guide.

What is a Maker? What it really means to be a "Maker"

What is a Maker? What it really means to be a "Maker"

By:

Charles Gantt |

Posted:

Mar 29, 2013 2:10 pm |

Summary:

Charles Gantt delivers his thoughts on what he and others define as a "Maker", ahead of a flow of DIY maker articles and guides he will deliver to TweakTown. Read the article.

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