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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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Let's Get Cooking Jan 24, 2021
Coolest 3D Printed Kitchen Gadgets for 2021

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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It's a Hoot! Jan 23, 2021
3D Printed Owl: 10 Coohool Models to 3D Print

Whether for their wisdom, night vision, or just plain cool-factor, owls are epic birds. Read on to see 10 head-turning 3D printed owl models!

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Filament Fit for a Ninja Jan 22, 2021
NinjaTek Filament: All You Need to Know

NinjaTek is the high-quality filament brand behind NinjaFlex, Cheetah, Armadillo, and more. Read on to learn all about NinjaTek's filaments!

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Hocus Print-us Jan 22, 2021
3D Printed Magic: 10 Impressive Magic Tricks to 3D Print

If you want to do some magic, read on to find 10 amazing 3D printed magic tricks. They'll have you impressing an audience in no time!

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Access the Endernet Jan 19, 2021
Ender 3 (Pro/V2) Wi-Fi Support: How to Upgrade

The stock Ender 3 relies on a MicroSD card to print parts, but Wi-Fi can change that. Learn all the Ender 3 (Pro/V2) Wi-Fi options!

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They'll Have You Spinning Jan 19, 2021
3D Printed Lathe: 10+ Great Projects to Build Your Own

Lathes can be a handy but expensive tool. Read on for DIY 3D printed lathes and accessories. Save money and start cutting!

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PLAying with Adhesion Jan 17, 2021
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 6 simple solutions for this problem!

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A Light-Speed Nozzle Jan 16, 2021
Ender 3 (Pro/V2) Laser Engraver Upgrade: How to Install It

If you want your Ender 3, Pro, or V2 to do more than just 3D printing, read on to see how to upgrade your Ender 3 to a laser engraver!

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Smooth Sliding Jan 11, 2021
Ender 3 (Pro/V2) & Linear Rails: All You Need to Know

If you're tired of rough motion on your Ender 3 (Pro/V2), linear rails provide super-smooth motion for different axes. Read on to learn more!

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Keep It Glassy Jan 11, 2021
3D Printed Glasses: Best Models & Companies in 2021

If you need new eyewear, the answer could be right in front of your eyes! Check out these great 3D printed glasses models and brands.

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Easy as ASA Jan 11, 2021
ASA Filament: Best Brands in 2021 – Buyer’s Guide

If you're curious about trying ASA filament, check out this simple guide to learn about ASA's properties, benefits, uses, and best brands.

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Print Flexible! Jan 10, 2021
Ender 3 (Pro/V2) Direct Drive: Step-by-Step Guide

Though capable, the Ender 3 (Pro/V2) can have trouble with flexible materials. Learn how to correctly set up direct drive on your Ender 3!

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Spot the Difference Jan 9, 2021
Prusa Clone vs The Original i3 MK3S+: The Differences

If you're deciding between a Prusa clone and the original i3 printer, read on to find out which one is right for you!

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Reaching New Heights Jan 9, 2021
Ender 3 V2 Z Offset: How to Adjust It

Z offset is an important feature to get right. Learn how to correctly set your Ender 3 V2 Z offset so that you can optimize your 3D prints!

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A Clear Winner Jan 9, 2021
Transparent/Clear PLA Filament: Best Brands in 2021

If you want to print lampshades or other clear items, try clear 3D printer filament! Check out the best transparent/clear PLA filament brands.

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Why Complicate Things? Jan 9, 2021
15 Cool 3D Printed Gadgets to Make Life Easier

Life can be tough these days, but 3D printing is here to make it a bit easier! Read on to see the most useful 3D printed gadgets around.

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It's Cutting Edge Jan 9, 2021
DXF File Format (CAD) – Simply Explained

We simply explain AutoCAD's Drawing Interchange Format. Learn all you need to know about the DXF file format!

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Back to Creality Jan 9, 2021
Creality V4.2.7 Silent Board: All You Need to Know

Creality has come out with an exciting new V4.2.7 mainboard. Read on to learn about the new Creality silent board and its features!

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A Cura Shortcut Jan 8, 2021
Ender 3 (V2) Firmware Update With Cura: Just 2 Steps

Take the headache out of Ender 3 firmware updates. Cura can make the whole process easy. Read on to find out how!

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Check and Mate! Jan 8, 2021
30 Great 3D Printed Chess Sets & Boards

Discover 25 great 3D printed chess sets and 5 boards, including 3D printer files, to make your own. Vanquish your enemies in a battle of wits!

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