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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 Coolest 3D Printed Kitchen Gadgets of 2022

Whether you're a chaotic cake-maker or a calm and collected cook, read on for our list of the best 3D printed kitchen gadgets!

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Ender 3 (Pro) Firmware Update: How to Install Marlin

Updating your Ender 3 or Pro with Marlin firmware can enhance performance, but the process can be tricky. Read on to learn how to do it!

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

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3D Print Ghosting & Ringing: 3 Easy Fixes

No need to be scared! 3D printing ghosting or ringing is nothing to fear. Check out this quick guide for easy fixes to prevent it.

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What Is 3D Drawing Software? – Simply Explained

"3D drawing" can refer to a variety of 3D designing methods. Read on to learn about 3D drawing software options and more!

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How to Connect Cura to OctoPrint in Just 2 Steps

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STEP File Format (CAD) – Simply Explained

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Check out our selection of must-have Creality Ender 3 (V2/Pro) software to make your beloved printer even better!

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The Best OctoPrint Plug-ins of 2022

OctoPrint is a powerful tool, but adding a cherry on top makes it even better. Check out our selection of the best OctoPrint plug-ins around!

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Getting the first layer of a print to stick to the build plate can be a challenge. Luckily, you can use 3DLac to get the perfect adhesion!

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Auto-bed leveling is an increasingly popular feature on 3D printers, but do you need it? Read about what it is, the methods, and more!

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The CR-10 printers are great, but there's still room for improvement. Check out the best Creality CR-10S/Pro/V2/V3 upgrades and mods!

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PNG files are for the screen, while EPS files are best on paper. Read on to learn a few ways to convert PNG to EPS!

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