Fun with 3D Printing

3D Printing with Monoprice Maker Select V2

The goal of my series about the Monoprice Maker Select V2 is show others to get into the exciting world of 3D printing. I don't claim to be an export in field but I hope that my efforts to become one will help others when they start their journey on this path. I would like to accomplish this by taking everyone along for the ride as I learn new thing I share them, mistakes and triumphs are all equally important.
March 11, 2018

3D Printing with Monoprice Maker Select V2 – Episode 5 | DiiCooler Explained, Installed, and Tested!

In this episode we are going to look at another important mod that will help improve the quality of our prints. This time around we are going to focus on improving the cooling situation of the V2 by replacing the stock cooling fan and shroud with the Dii Cooler aftermarket fan kit and accompanying shroud that we will print.
November 8, 2017

3D Printing with Monoprice Maker Select V2 – Episode 4.5 | Mounting a Camera

In this episode I wanted to solve a practical problem with a custom model. While the problem isn't one that most people will have the process and steps I can to resolve it can be applied to other problems.
November 7, 2017
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3D Printing with Monoprice Maker Select V2 – Episode 4 | First Benchy – First Mod

While the Maker Select V2 is a good printer, out of the box it could use some help in the quality department, this is were some handy modifications can help the printer improve the final products. In the episode we will focus on the over all stability of the printer, as even minor vibrations can affect the final out come. Let's get started!
July 25, 2017
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3D Printing with Monoprice Maker Select V2 – Episode 3 | Keycaps and Supporting Them

Now that we have the basis for modeling and printing, it's time to see what we can actually do. I thought a simple quick print would be best at first. What would be a good simple and quick model? A keyboard key cap of course. While simple it can prove how well or not a model can print and be used in a real world application.
March 2, 2017
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3D Printing with Monoprice Maker Select V2 – Part 2 | SketchUp + Cura = Awesome

In the second episode we take a look at how to get models from Google / Trimble SketchUp, my favorite and most used CAD program into files ready for 3D Printing. While you can't do this directly there is a middle man program called Cura that with a few clicks gets you the GCode file we need to use in the Maker Select V2.