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Jackson O'Connell

Jackson O'Connell is a member of All3DP’s Content Academy and contributing writer for All3DP.com.

Jackson is from Roswell, Georgia. He's a high school student who enjoys all things mechanical and mathematical. In his spare time, he likes to CAD, work on 3D printers, and help his school's robotics team. He loves math, especially statistics, and hopes to be an actuary one day. He also enjoys learning about finance and material sciences.

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The Tip of the Iceberg Aug 22, 2021
How to Clean a 3D Printer Nozzle: The Easiest Ways

The most important part of your 3D printer is the nozzle. Cleaning it properly is important! Learn how to clean the 3D printer nozzle.

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Stepping Back Aug 21, 2021
3D Printer Retraction Speed – Simply Explained

Pulling filament back into the hot end is a useful function but tricky to master. Read on to learn all about 3D printer retraction!

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Vroom Vroom Voron Aug 16, 2021
Voron 2.4 3D Printer Kit: Review the Specs

The Voron 2.4 is an exciting CoreXY 3D printer sold as a versatile DIY kit. Read on to learn more about this impressive machine!

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Firm Foundations Aug 14, 2021
Anycubic i3 Mega Firmware Update: How to Upgrade

The Mega is a popular budget 3D printer, but it can be improved. Learn all about the Anycubic i3 Mega firmware and how to update it!

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Not In My House Aug 13, 2021
Cura Support Blocker – All You Need to Know

Cura's support blocker feature is great for preventing supports from being where you don't need them. Read on to learn more!

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A Long Drive Aug 8, 2021
The Best Stepper Motor Drivers for 3D Printers

3D printer stepper motor drivers control the rotation of motors and can cause noise. Read on for the best stepper motor driver options!

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One Benchy at a Time Jul 28, 2021
Cura: Print One at a Time – Simply Explained

Cura's print "One at a Time" slicer setting can be super handy! Read on to learn how it works, how to use it, and more!

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Just PLAying Around Jul 24, 2021
PLA Plastic / Material – The Ultimate Guide

What is PLA material? Learn all you need to know about PLA plastic: basics, advantages, properties, uses, types, sustainability, and more.

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Double the Fun Jul 19, 2021
Ender 3 (V2/Pro) Dual Z-axis Upgrade: How to Install It

If you're having stability problems on an Ender 3, V2, or Pro, a dual Z-axis upgrade is the way to go. Read on to find out all about it!

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Another Leveling Feature Jul 18, 2021
Marlin UBL (Unified Bed Leveling): How to Make It Work

Unified bed leveling (UBL) uses an ABL sensor to generate an adjustable leveling mesh. Read on to learn more about Marlin and UBL!

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Breaking Barriers Jul 16, 2021
Wall Thickness (3D Printing): How to Make It Perfect

Walls are an important part of any 3D print. Learn how to find the perfect wall thickness for your 3D prints!

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The Battle of the Screens Jul 14, 2021
OctoDash vs OctoScreen: The Differences

OctoDash vs. OctoScreen: Two great touchscreen interfaces for printers running OctoPrint. Read on to learn the differences!

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Not All Filaments Are Equal Jul 12, 2021
3D Printing Filament: What to Look for Before Buying

If you're in the market for some new 3D printing filament, make sure you're getting the good stuff by considering a few extra factors!

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Bringing the Heat Jul 10, 2021
Klipper: PID Tuning – Simply Explained

In some cases, Klipper uses unique G-code from that of other firmware. If you're running Klipper, PID tune your printer using these commands!

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Let's Be Clear Jul 1, 2021
PVB Filament: All You Need to Know

Polyvinyl butyral (PVB) is a special 3D printing filament that can be layer smoothed. Read on to learn all about PVB filament!

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Raspberry Pi-o-T Jul 1, 2021
The Best Raspberry Pi IoT Projects of 2021

Raspberry Pi computers are ideal for projects with the internet of things. Read on for some great Raspberry Pi IoT projects!

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3D Printing in the City of Sails Jun 30, 2021
3D Printing in Auckland: Best Services, Shops, Fab Labs

Auckland has a growing 3D printing industry and a lot of great 3D printing shops and services. Discover the best of 3D printing in Auckland!

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All Hands on Deck Jun 30, 2021
MainsailOS: How to Install It on a Raspberry Pi

MainsailOS is an operating system designed to run alongside Klipper firmware. Learn about MainsailOS and how to install it on a Raspberry Pi!

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Fabulous Fast Firmware Jun 29, 2021
Klipper on Ender 3 V2: How to Install It

Klipper is great 3D printer firmware but can be a bit tricky to set up. Read on to learn how to install Klipper on an Ender 3 V2!

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Slice and Dice Jun 27, 2021
How to Find the Best Slic3r Ender 3 Settings

Slic3r has great options for fine-tuning print settings on the Ender 3s. Discover the ideal Slic3r profile for your Ender 3, Pro, or V2!

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