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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.

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May 1, 2019
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A Duel with Lasers
SLA vs SLS: The Differences – Simply Explained

SLA vs SLS: Two laser technologies, two similar uses, two different results. Learn the differences between the two 3D printing technologies.

Apr 26, 2019
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More Bang for Your Buck
AmazonBasics Premium PLA 3D Printer Filament Review

AmazonBasics offers a number of budget 3D printing materials, including many colors of PLA. But for a few bucks more, they also offer a "premium" PLA. Is this worth the extra cash? Let's find out!

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Apr 11, 2019
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Basic Budgeting
AmazonBasics PETG 3D Printer Filament Review

So you're thinking about trying out some AmazonBasics PETG filament? We don't blame you, the prices are close to unbeatable, but does this material really stand up to Amazon's claims? Find out!

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!

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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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Working Outside the Box
10 Best Creality CR-10 Upgrades and Mods

The CR-10 is still great and popular 3D printer. But it isn't perfect out of the box. Check out selection of the 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!

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
[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!

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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...

Sep 12, 2018
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Super Supports
HIPS Filament: The Basics & Best Brands

Want to try HIPS filament? Learn all about it in this simple guide, which covers the material's basics and the best brands on the market.

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!

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