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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.

Featured image of 3D Print Your Own Steam Deck (and Pretend It’s December Already)
That Didn't Take Long Jul 19, 2021
3D Print Your Own Steam Deck (and Pretend It’s December Already)

Just days after its announcement, a seemingly true-to-life 3D printable model of Valve's highly anticipated Steam Deck handheld gaming PC is knocking about the web.

Featured image of New LulzBot Taz SideKick 3D Printer Can Be Whatever You Want it To Be
Hiptop It Ain't Jul 12, 2021
New LulzBot Taz SideKick 3D Printer Can Be Whatever You Want it To Be

Like a lime green phoenix from the ashes, the LulzBot of old has returned... sort of. Say hello to Lulzbot's small, new, and customizable 3D printer: the Taz SideKick.

Featured image of Vacation With a Cause: 3D Printed Tiny House Appears on Airbnb
Tiny Home, Big Project Jul 6, 2021
Vacation With a Cause: 3D Printed Tiny House Appears on Airbnb

New 3D printed Airbnb lodging in Canada offers great mountain and lake views, plus the warm fuzzy feeling of helping a good cause.

Featured image of Anycubic Finally Debuts the Vyper Desktop 3D Printer, But Does It Matter?
Vyper Hyper May 28, 2021
Anycubic Finally Debuts the Vyper Desktop 3D Printer, But Does It Matter?

Anycubic is keeping itself busy at TCT Asia with a flurry of new printers that, in addition to the long-awaited Vyper, also includes a clutch of previously unknown and, arguably, more significant machines.

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Break the Thingicurse May 27, 2021
Thingiverse Tips & Tricks: Find Better Models, Faster

For better or worse, Thingiverse persists as the web's biggest 3D model repository. Here's how to get the most from it.

Featured image of Printers to Watch: The Jadelabo J1 has IDEX, PEI Bed, Kitchen Sink…
Ace of Jade May 20, 2021
Printers to Watch: The Jadelabo J1 has IDEX, PEI Bed, Kitchen Sink…

Kickstarter has turned up some legendary 3D printers in the past. The Jadelabo J1 might just be one in the making.

Featured image of Never Lose a Print Again: Embedding Apple AirTags in Your 3D Prints
Hey Siri: Find My Benchy May 15, 2021
Never Lose a Print Again: Embedding Apple AirTags in Your 3D Prints

The release of Apple's AirTags got us thinking; could you use them to track 3D prints? How would you do it? We might have the answer.

Featured image of Elegoo Gives A Glimpse Of Its Next 3D Printer, the Neptune X
Space Oddity? May 15, 2021
Elegoo Gives A Glimpse Of Its Next 3D Printer, the Neptune X

Revealed on social media, new details emerge of Elegoo's next FDM 3D printer.

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Lil' Lasers May 8, 2021
The Best Portable Laser Engravers of 2021

Do the pew pew on the go go with our picks of the best portable laser engravers available now. They might not entirely be pocketable, but these small machines will help you lase your way around the world like the laser-toting nomad you were born to be.

Featured image of MatterHackers’ New Epoxy-Free Resin Doesn’t Stink
All Pouch, No Stench Apr 28, 2021
MatterHackers’ New Epoxy-Free Resin Doesn’t Stink

Expanding its lineup to tackle budget resin printing, the Californian printing supplier debuts an ultra-low odor resin for makers.

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Longer and Longer Mar 29, 2021
Longer LK5 Pro: Price, Specs, Release and Reviews

The Longer LK5 Pro brings the bigness, with a large build volume and large touchscreen UI layered on top of its generally-pretty-okay LK4 Pro printer.

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Trident And Tested Mar 25, 2021
Elegoo Neptune 2 Review: Almost

Elegoo – it of desktop resin 3D printing fame – has a new FDM 3D printer on the horizon. It's called the Elegoo Neptune 2, and after using it for a couple of weeks, just like the planet it's named after, we're a little cold.

Featured image of Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ Review: Best 3D Printer Under $1000
Prusa, Plus Feb 19, 2021
Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ Review: Best 3D Printer Under $1000

Prusa Research has a new printer out, sort of. The Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ is a lot of what we know, with small design changes and a new mesh bed leveling probe. Read our review to see how it stacks up.

Featured image of Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K Review: Life in Higher Definition
Numbers Game Dec 12, 2020
Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K Review: Life in Higher Definition

Phrozen's Sonic Mini 4K is a high-res upgrade of its budget-friendly fast-printing Sonic Mini 3D printer. Bringing super-duper high-resolution printing to the speedy mono-LCD printing party the Mini started, it's a technically superior, but less forgiving printer.

Featured image of Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K vs Sonic Mini: The Differences
Mini Meet Mini Dec 12, 2020
Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K vs Sonic Mini: The Differences

Both the Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K and Sonic Mini feature monochromatic LCDs, letting them print fast. But elsewhere, there’s plenty to separate the two. Here’s how they’re different.

Featured image of Creality CR-6 SE Review: Flight of Fancy
Out of Kickstarter, Into Creality Dec 8, 2020
Creality CR-6 SE Review: Flight of Fancy

The Creality CR-6 SE undeniably launched as a hot mess. But from that mess, emerges a kinda rad butterfly. Here's our thoughts, after a few weeks of using one.

Featured image of Creality 3DPrintMill (CR-30): Specs, Price, Release & Reviews
Round and Round Nov 18, 2020
Creality 3DPrintMill Live on Kickstarter

The wait is over. the campaign for Creality's 3DPrintMill – the company's second – is live and kicking.

Featured image of SainSmart Coreception: Price, Specs, Release & Reviews
"We Need to Go Deeper" Oct 23, 2020
SainSmart Coreception: Price, Specs, Release & Reviews

A minimal build, CoreXY done right, and a bucketload of fancy features help SainSmart’s Coreception 3D printer stand out. Here’s all we currently know about it.

Featured image of Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine: Specs, Price, Release & Reviews
Mini Metal Machine Oct 22, 2020
Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine: Specs, Price, Release & Reviews

Virtually plug-and-play milling of aluminum is the order of the day with Bantam Tools' mysteriously named Desktop CNC Milling Machine, a desktop CNC milling machine.

Featured image of SainSmart Genmitsu ProverXL 4030: Specs, Price, Release & Reviews
Something to Prover Sep 7, 2020
SainSmart Genmitsu ProverXL 4030: Specs, Price, Release & Reviews

SainSmart goes big with its Genmitsu ProverXL 4030, a Shapeoko-style CNC router with improved controls, a large wasteboard, and easy assembly.

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