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Matthew Mensley

Matthew Mensley is not a big fan of writing about himself in the third person. He is, though, a fan of writing, punning (the lowest, and most excellent form of wit) and all things tech.

By Matthew Mensley

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Aug 5, 2019
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Model Magic
Watch This Incredible Pacific Rim Diorama Take Shape

This video of a model maker building a jaeger from hit-film Pacific Rim, wading through the ocean, is the perfect antidote to a dreary start to the week.

Aug 2, 2019
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But Can it Run Crysis?
This Tiny ThinkPad-Inspired Laptop Plays Snake

And it’s 3D printed, too: Redditor builds possibly the world's smallest, most impractical, but probably most fun, laptop.

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Aug 2, 2019
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How to Get Iridescent First Layers

Achieve funky colorful first layers using diffraction grating, in this inexpensive and unusual trick.

Aug 1, 2019
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50 Cool Things to 3D Print in August 2019

Bored of pointless 3D printer projects? Out of 3D printing ideas? Check out our August 2019 list of cool things to 3D print which are actually useful.

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Jul 30, 2019
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2019 Phrozen Shuffle 4K LCD 3D Printer – Review the Specs

The Phrozen Shuffle 4K is a high-resolution LCD 3D printer that improves several things about the original Phrozen Shuffle. Read on as we review the specs.

Jul 22, 2019
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Printer Fuel for Data Nerds
2019 Prusament PLA Prusa Galaxy Black Filament Review

We put Prusa Polymers' Prusament PLA Prusa Galaxy Black under the microscope - literally. Join us, as we break down the numbers and get our print on with this handsomely packaged PLA filament.

Jul 20, 2019
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2019 3D Printer Extruder Guide – All You Need to Know

Check out our 3D printer extruder guide to learn the basics of direct drive and Bowden extruders, hot and cold ends, nozzle sizes, and materials.

Jun 25, 2019
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Pinching Pennies
2019 Prime Day 3D Printer Deals

Short on filament? Umming and arring over a new 3D printer? Well, Amazon’s Prime Day 2019 will kick off on July 15, 2019.

Jun 18, 2019
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2019 Peopoly Moai 130 Review – Best Value Resin 3D Printer

The Peopoly Moai 130 is our summer 2019 pick for the "Best Value Resin 3D Printer". Check out our review to find out why we recommend it over its fabulous predecessor.

Jun 1, 2019
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2019 Best Dual Extruder 3D Printers

Check out our buyer's guide to the best dual extruder 3D printers on the market. Plus the most important dual extrusion upgrades.

Jun 1, 2019
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2019 Creality CR-10 Review – Still a Great and Affordable 3D Printer

The Creality CR-10 is still a great option if you want to save some money. Check out our Creality CR-10 review to see how it compares to its successor the CR-10S and the CR-10 Mini.

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May 28, 2019
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Full STEAM Ahead
12 Best 3D Printers for Schools & Education in 2019

An excellent device for enhancing STEAM education, a 3D printer for school can be a powerful tool. Here's 12 of the best, from all-round performers to those backed with an arsenal of classroom resources -- all relevant and useful in 2019.

May 9, 2019
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2019 Anycubic Photon S Review – The Better Photon

Touting improved mechanics, a better UI, and other nips and tucks, is the Anycubic Photon S different enough from the original Photon to be worth it? Check out our review to find out.

Apr 2, 2019
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2019 Formlabs Form 3 SLA 3D Printer – Review the Specs

Formlabs, the segment-leading desktop SLA 3D printer manufacturer, has introduced the Form 3 to its lineup. Thanks to its new Low Force Stereolithography process, it is said to offer improved accuracy and repeatability. Join us as we review what we know so far.

Mar 17, 2019
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2019 BIQU Magician 3D Printer Review – A Little Wizard

Gaining traction in the budget conscious 3D printing community, the BIQU Magician is a feature-rich delta 3D printer. Check out our BIQU Magician review for our verdict on this bewitching machine.

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