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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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Thanks to its popularity, there are many options for setting up the Ender 3 (v2/Pro) with auto-level functionality. Discover the best ones!

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Ender 3 (Pro) Z Offset: How to Adjust It

The first layer is the most important part of the print, regardless of the printer. Get it right with these Ender 3 Z offset tips!

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Creality CR Touch: How to Get Started

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Linear Rail (3D Printer): Really Better or Just a Hype?

Linear rail 3D printers are said to yield smoother and more precise motions. Read on to see if linear rails live up to their hype!

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3D Printed Hinge: 10 Best Models to 3D Print

Hinges are a very useful but somewhat difficult mechanism to 3D print. Read on to find some of the best 3D printed hinge designs!

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Paint 3D: Transparent Background – How to Do It

In Paint 3D, a transparent background is easy to achieve. Learn how to isolate image elements and add a transparent background in Paint 3D!

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3D Printing Infill: The Basics Simply Explained

In 3D printing, infill plays an important role in a part's strength, structure, and weight. Read on to learn more about it.

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IGES File Format – Simply Explained

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Wondering if the Kinect can be used as a 3D scanner? It (s)can! Learn how to build your own Kinect 3D scanner without breaking the bank.

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Creality V4.2.7 Silent Board: All You Need to Know

Creality's V4.2.7 silent board has been around for a couple of years. Read on to learn about the mainboard and its features!

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PLA Not Sticking to Bed: 6 Simple Solutions

When it comes to printing in PLA, not sticking to the bed is a common issue. Read on for six simple solutions for this problem!

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GoPro Mount 3D Print/STL Files: The Best Models

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