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Emmett Grames

Emmett Grames is a member of All3DP’s Content Academy and contributing writer for All3DP.com.

Emmett is a student and hobbyist, currently pursuing a degree and career in Mechanical Engineering. He has been 3D printing for about 5 years and, among other things, is passionate about drones, robots, and DIY projects. There are very few days when Emmett does not have at least one printer running, creating new parts to fuel his hobbies. In his spare time, Emmett likes to design, build, and document new projects for Arduino and 3D printing, in addition to writing articles for All3DP.

By Emmett Grames

Apr 11, 2019
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Fun in Flight
Drones for Kids – 5 Best Flying Machines for Children in 2019

Looking to get into flying with your kids? Considering buying a drone for a young person you know? Check out this list of the best drones for kids, specially selected based on several criteria!

Mar 13, 2019
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Back to the Basics
AmazonBasics PLA 3D Printer Filament Review

For those looking to 3D print on the cheap, AmazonBasics filaments seem to be a perfect solution. But are they really all that good? We got a spool of PLA to test, so let's find out!

Mar 10, 2019
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Replicated Reptilians
3D Printed Dragon – 10 Best Curated Models

Need a fire-breathing behemoth for your tabletop wargame? A winged wyrm to adorn your bookshelf or desk? Here we have some of the mightiest serpents to be found, all of which you can hatch right out of your 3D printer!

Mar 10, 2019
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Working Outside the Box
10 Must-Have Creality CR-10 Upgrades and Mods in 2019

Among the most popular 3D printers is the Creality CR-10, a beast to be reckoned with. But even a beast isn't perfect out of the box. Check out the 10 best Creality CR-10 upgrades and mods.

Mar 7, 2019
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Breaking Boundaries
Hexbot All-In-1 Robot Arm Pushes the Limits on Versatility

Snapmaker, uArm, Formlabs... All of these hugely successful machines started on Kickstarter, and now we've found yet another potential success: the Hexbot! It boasts some impressive features and a tantalizingly low price point. Let's dive in!

Mar 4, 2019
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From Counting Cents to Buying Big
3D Printer Prices – How Much Does a 3D Printer Cost in 2019?

How much does a 3D printer cost today? That's a good question! Check out our overview to learn about the different price ranges for 3D printers in 2019.

Feb 21, 2019
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To Print, or Not To Print?
The Advantages and Disadvantages of 3D Printing

3D printing has seen a huge boom in recent years. Let's break down the advantages and disadvantages of 3D printing compared to traditional manufacturing processes.

Feb 5, 2019
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Pimp My Printer
3D Printer Upgrades – 19 Mods to Pimp Your 3D Printer

Feel like your printer just doesn't cut it in its current state? Wish it were a little easier to use? We've got a list of the best upgrades available to buy or print, perfect to improve both your machine and your user experience!

Feb 2, 2019
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Keeping Time the Analog Way
Weekend Project – Tick-Tock with this Single-Print Mechanical Clock

It's high time someone built a 3D printed time ticker, and this one by Thingiverse user A26 prints in a single go! Follow along to build your very own wall-mounted analog timepiece in true gear-turning style.

Jan 14, 2019
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Building on the Basics
3D Printer Bed – How to Choose the Right Build Plate

Looking to get a new build plate, but can't decide what kind to buy? Don't worry, we've compiled this helpful article to help you make your decision!

Jan 4, 2019
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Springy New Upgrades
BuildTak FlexPlate Review – Is It Worth It?

Ever wish you could bend your build plate to get those difficult prints off of the surface without damaging them? Well, BuildTak has a solution for you, but is it really worth the price tag? Let's find out!

Dec 11, 2018
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Machines in Motion
3D Printer Stepper Motor – All You Need To Know

Without stepper motors, 3D printers as we know them would not exist. This guide explores how to find the best stepper motors to build a printer from scratch or upgrade an existing one.

Dec 1, 2018
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All About That Flow
Nozzle Clogging vs Hot End Oozing – What’s the Difference?

Clogging -- the bane of all 3D printing enthusiasts. Oozing -- a lesser known problem often mistaken for the first. So how do you tell them apart? That's what we're here for! Read on for tips and tricks that will help you discover whether your extrusion issue is a single jam or something else completely...

Oct 21, 2018
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LEDs and Lasers
Weekend Project: Make Your Designs Glow with a Laser-Engraved LED Acrylic Sign

Have you ever wanted to make a cool sign for your desk or workplace? Look no further, for here we have a step-by-step guide to creating an amazing-looking display, using a laser cutter, LEDs and acrylic sheeting, as demonstrated by pardy73 on Instructables!

Sep 23, 2018
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Model Making Machines
3D Printer for Miniatures – What to Consider & Which to Choose

Do you like making miniature models? Do you play tabletop games and want to expand your miniature world? 3D printing could be the solution for you! Keep reading to discover how to pick the printer or service that is ideal for you and your miniatures!