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Punchtec Ord Bot Hadron 3D Printer Review

Punchtec Ord Bot Hadron 3D Printer Review

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.

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

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.

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Hands-on with the TinyDuino and TinyLily Systems from TinyCircuits

Hands-on with the TinyDuino and TinyLily Systems from TinyCircuits

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

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

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

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

Unboxing the Punchtec Ord Bot Hadron 3D Printer

Unboxing the Punchtec Ord Bot Hadron 3D Printer

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

Protostack ATmega32A Development Kit Review

Protostack ATmega32A Development Kit Review

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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...

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?

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...

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

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

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.

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