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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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Ultimate Ender Control Jun 23, 2021
How to Set Up OctoPrint for Your Ender 3 (Pro/V2)

The Ender 3 and OctoPrint are a match made in heaven. Learn how to set up OctoPrint for the Ender 3 (Pro/V2) in 4 simple steps!

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MPCNC (Primo): Review the Specs

MPCNC machines, including the new MPCNC Primo, are powerful DIY routers that are customizable to your needs. Read on to learn all about them!

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3D Printed Sword: 15 Epic Models

A 3D printed sword is one of the coolest things you can make with your printer. Check out these awesome designs!

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Art Gallery or Bust Jun 17, 2021
Best 3D Printed Bust Models: Pay Tribute to Your Heroes

3D printing can immortalise your heroes. Pay homage to your favorite person, character, or object with these awesome 3D printed busts!

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Superlative Supports Jun 17, 2021
PrusaSlicer Support Settings: All You Need to Know

PrusaSlicer gives users a lot of control over their prints. Read on to get the most out of PrusaSlicer support settings, even tree supports!

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UltaFilament Jun 14, 2021
Ultimaker Filament: All You Need to Know

In addition to printers, Ultimaker manufactures filaments in a variety of materials. Read on to learn more about Ultimaker filament options!

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Upgrades Working Together Jun 11, 2021
How to Use OctoPrint with BLTouch – Simply Explained

OctoPrint and BLTouch are two great enhancements to any 3D printer, and they're even better when working together. Read on to learn how!

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Print the High Notes Jun 10, 2021
3D Printed Instruments: Musical Models to Print at Home

Musical instruments are easier to print than you might think! Check out the coolest 3D printed instruments and start playing some music.

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Touching Base Jun 9, 2021
OctoPrint Touchscreen: How to Add It to Your Printer

OctoPrint with a touchscreen interface will enhance your 3D printing process. There are a few ways to set it up, so read on to learn more!

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Ender 3 Motherboard Upgrade: Best Options in 2021

There's no shortage of Ender 3 motherboard upgrade options. Check out our selection of the best mainboards out there!

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BLTouchdown Jun 6, 2021
OctoPrint-BLTouch (Plug-in): What Is It & How to Install It

The OctoPrint-BLTouch plug-in is useful to remotely control a BLTouch sensor on your 3D printer. Read on to learn more about how to use it!

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Personalized Prints Jun 4, 2021
Thingiverse Customizer: What Is It & How Does It Work?

Thingiverse's Customizer app allows you to adjust the features and dimensions of compatible models to fit your needs. Read on to learn more!

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SeeMeCNC EZR Struder: Review the Specs

The SeeMeCNC EZR Struder is a reliable, open-source extruder that makes loading filaments a breeze. Read on to learn more!

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Creality CR-10 V3 vs Ender 3 V2 – The Differences

Creality CR-10 V3 vs. Ender 3 V2: Two powerful consumer 3D printers with long lists of impressive features. Read on to see how they compare!

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G28 G-Code: All You Need to Know about Homing

The G28 G-code command brings your machine's axes to their true zero position or home. Read on to learn all about the G28 command!

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Clear PETG Filament: Best Brands in 2021

Clear PETG is perfect for printing translucent objects like lampshades or vases. Read on for the best options for clear PETG filament!

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Get Your Typing Game On May 30, 2021
3D Printed Keyboard: 10 Great Designs & Projects

Custom DIY keyboards are all the rage these days. Read on for our 10 favorite 3D printed keyboard projects!

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Inductive Sensor (3D Printer): All You Need to Know

On a printer like the Ender 3, inductive sensors are used for auto bed leveling. Read on to learn all about inductive sensors on 3D printers!

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Prusa PEI Sheet: Smooth, Textured, & Satin – The Differences

Prusa Research offers a few different finishes for their PEI build surfaces. Read on for the differences between the Prusa PEI sheets!

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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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