A comprehensive collection of 3D printing tricks – Part 3

In this part we’ll take a look at the most common materials you can use for 3D printing and how to compare to each other. I’ll discuss the most important features and problems of each material and I’ll also look at a few methods that should help you get that first layer right as well as some methods to fight warping.

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A comprehensive collection of 3D printing tricks – Part 2

The second part of this series will focus on creating models that print well and it will also discuss the most important settings you can change in the slicing and printing software to make sure that your prints turn out the way you want them to.

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A comprehensive collection of 3D printing tricks – Part 1

I was really busy working on several other projects and many of them involved manufacturing a custom case. The method, I often choose for quick prototyping, is 3D printing and I have found that a lot of people seem to struggle with this technique and so I thought I would collect a few methods that worked well for me and others that didn’t.

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Serial to parallel and parallel to serial conversion with shift registers

Shift registers can be used in a wide variety of applications. You can, for example, use them to convert multiple parallel data lines to a single serial line and vice-versa. This technique can be used to extend the number of available in- and outputs of a microcontroller and this article will show you how you can achieve this.

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Some Fallout76 easter egg teddy bears

Since I wrote the first article about teddy bears that are scattered around the map of the post-apocalyptic RPG Fallout 4, I made it my personal mission to find as many of them as I could. So when I got the chance to play Fallout76, I decided to keep my eyes open for those little fellas and I found quite a few of them that I wanted to share with you.

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How to use the ESP8266 for wireless communication

More than often enough parts of projects will have to communicate with each other or external devices. This can either be done by directly connecting the devices with cables but sometimes it’s more convenient to wirelessly connect the different pieces of hardware. This article will show you how to use the ESP8266 and it also includes two examples for using it with a Raspberry Pi and Arduino boards.

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How to use an EEPROM to permanently store data with your Arduino

Some Arduino boards have a built-in EEPROM that can be written to and read from in your programs. I not only want to discuss how that’s possible but I also want to show you an alternative while talking about EEPROMs and memory in general.

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