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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

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 18, 2019
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Getting Crafty with Carbon
CarbonX 3D Printer Filament Review

For those looking to get into printing with Carbon Fiber, 3DXTech's CarbonX Gunmetal Silver Carbon Fiber PLA looks like quite a bargain. We got a spool to test out, so let's see how this exotic material performs!

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...

Nov 3, 2018
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Ultimate Cosmic Power
3D Printer Power Supply – How to Choose the Right One

Want to upgrade your 3D printer? Maybe you're building one from scratch and need a good power supply? Before you go and buy just any old PSU, read this article to learn why specs are important, how to pick the right PSU, and what to do when it arrives!

Oct 31, 2018
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Flying Through Filament
3D Printed Plane – 15 Great Curated Models to 3D Print

Are you an aviation enthusiast looking for the best model plane to add to your collection? Or maybe you're a hobbyist and you want to 3D print your own custom R/C plane? Either way, this is the list for you!

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!

Sep 12, 2018
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Super Supports
HIPS Filament – Explained and Compared

Ever wish you could print a complex model and have the supports just melt away afterwards? Or do you want a better, easier alternative to ABS? Well, we've got a material for you! Keep reading to discover the wonders of HIPS filament!

Sep 4, 2018
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A Duel with Lasers
SLA vs SLS – 2018 3D Printing Technology Shootout

Two similar technologies, two similar uses, two different results. It's SLA vs SLS, with comparisons, contrasts, and general descriptions of how these methods work. Sound interesting? Then keep reading!

Aug 21, 2018
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The Mighty MITU
2018 Xiaomi MITU Drone Review – First Experiences

With so many drones on the market, it can be hard to find one that offers cool features and high performance for a good price. We're here to help you narrow your choices by taking a look at the Xiaomi MITU Drone, a midrange quadrotor with plenty of features great for any user. Will this drone fit your flying needs? Let's find out!

Aug 15, 2018
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The Mighty Mosquito
F36 Mini RC Drone – Is this RTF Drone Worth $10.59?

With technology becoming increasingly cheaper in recent years, it's no surprise that you can now buy a drone for less than $15. The question is, is it worth the trouble, or should you keep saving for something a little more pricey? Today we'll find out, with a short review of the F36 Mini RC Drone.