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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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It's Complicated May 28, 2021
3D Printed Mechanisms: Rack & Pinion, Iris Box, & More

Complex mechanisms make impressive 3D prints. Read on for the best examples of a 3D printed rack and pinion, iris box, worm gears, and more!

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OctoPrusa May 26, 2021
PrusaSlicer & OctoPrint: How to Use Them Together

If you're already a fan of PrusaSlicer, OctoPrint is a great next step. Read on to learn how to make them work together!

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StEPS to Engraving May 25, 2021
EPS File Format – Simply Explained

The EPS file format is a powerful way to store data for 2D vector drawings and images. Read on to learn all about the EPS format!

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The Cutest Cleaner May 21, 2021
WALL-E 3D Printed Robot: 10 Great Models & Projects

If you love WALL-E, a 3D printed version is even better! Check out these cool robot projects that remind us to care for the Earth.

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Roundabout Printing May 20, 2021
3D Printing Spheres: How to Do It

3D printing spheres or spherical objects can be a challenge. Read on for a few tips to improve print quality for 3D printed spheres!

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Banding Together May 19, 2021
Z Banding / Z Wobble: How to Prevent It

3D printer Z banding, or Z wobble, is when regularly-spaced bulges form around the sides of a printed part. Learn some tips to prevent it!

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SCARA Leaves a Mark May 17, 2021
SCARA 3D Printer: All You Need to Know

SCARA is a type of FDM printer unlike any other. Read on to learn all about the SCARA 3D printer!

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Shoot for the Stars May 14, 2021
3D Printed Solar System: 10 Great Orreries & Models

Whether it's educational or decorative, the solar system is great fun to print! Read on for 10 3D printed solar system models and orreries.

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Where Are We? May 11, 2021
G92 G-code: All You Need to Know

The G92 command sets the nozzle's current location and is useful for changing offsets. Read on to learn all about G92 G-code!

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Wet but Not Too Wild May 11, 2021
How to Make Waterproof 3D Prints

A waterproof 3D print is easier to achieve than you might think. Read on for material, slicer setting, and post-processing tips!

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Smooth and Strong May 8, 2021
Acetone & 3D Prints: Does Smoothing Affect ABS’ Strength?

With a bit acetone, 3D prints get a smooth look. Read on to find out if acetone smoothing affects ABS' strength!

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Test Your Printer and Your Brain May 7, 2021
3D Printed Math Art: 10+ Amazing Projects

If you thing nerdy is cool, 3D printed math art is for you! Check out these 3D printed geometic shapes based on equations, concepts, and more.

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Fast, Not Furious May 6, 2021
Fast 3D Prints: How to Increase Your 3D Printing Speed

3D printing speed is a key consideration, as some parts can take hours, even days to print. Read on to learn how to create fast 3D prints!

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It's Taking Off May 5, 2021
Time-of-Flight (ToF) Sensors: What Are They & How Do They Work?

Time-of-flight (ToF) sensors use signals to accurately measure the distance from an object. Read on to learn all about ToF devices!

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Low-Poly, High-Quality May 4, 2021
Low-Poly Character: Best Sources for 3D Models

Low-poly character design is an interesting genre within the world of 3D models. Read on to find a few great sources for low-poly models!

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The Best Pi Recipe May 1, 2021
What Is a Raspberry Pi? – Simply Explained

Everyone's heard of Raspberry Pis, but how much to you know about them? Read on to understand what is a Raspberry Pi and what they can do!

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Idea to Print Apr 30, 2021
IdeaMaker (Slicer): How to Get Started

Raise3D's IdeaMaker is a powerful and feature-packed 3D slicer. Read on for our beginner's guide to IdeaMaker!

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Taking the Right Path Apr 29, 2021
The 10 Best Filament Guides to 3D Print

Smooth movement into the extruder is what we're after. Read on for universal and printer-specific (incl. Ender 3/V2/Pro) filament guides.

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Feel the Tension Apr 28, 2021
Ender 3 (Pro) Belt Tensioner: How to Install It & Use it

Tightening belts by hand can be a pain, even on great printers like the Ender 3s. Belt tensioners make it easy; read on to learn more!

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Easy as Pi Apr 22, 2021
Raspberry Pi 4 Cooling: How to Keep the Heat at Bay

The Raspberry Pi 4 is a great SBC, but when you maximize performance, cooling can become an issue. Learn more and discover some solutions.

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