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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.

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Vidya Games Aug 18, 2019
[Project] 3D Print Your Own RetroPie Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch games console is an undeniable success. But, retailing for a few hundred dollars, its does require a significant chunk of change. Why not build your own for a fraction of the cost instead? Here's how (disclaimer: the PiSwitch will not play Nintendo Switch games).

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Model Magic Aug 5, 2019
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.

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But Can it Run Crysis? Aug 2, 2019
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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Print the Rainbow Aug 2, 2019
How to Get Iridescent First Layers

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

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*Shuffle Intensifies* Jul 30, 2019
Phrozen Shuffle 4K: 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.

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Printer Fuel for Data Nerds Jul 22, 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.

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Print For The Skies Jun 1, 2019
Creality CR-10 Review: Great & Affordable

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

An excellent device for enhancing STEAM education, a 3D printer for school can be a powerful tool. Here are the best, from all-round performers to those backed with an arsenal of classroom resources.

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Boson Buddy May 9, 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.

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Snap Snap May 7, 2019
Snapmaker Launches Snapmaker 2 Pre-Order Campaign on Kickstarter

A follow up to the well-received Snapmaker 3D printer, the Snapmaker 2 is now live on Kickstarter. An all-in-one 3D printer, laser engraver and CNC carving machine, there are three new versions backable as pre-orders.

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Form Big Apr 24, 2019
Formlabs Form 3L: Review the Specs

Formlabs, the segment-leading desktop SLA 3D printer manufacturer, has introduced the Form 3L to its lineup. Touting a massive build volume and Formlabs' new Low Force Stereolithography process, it is said to offer improved accuracy and repeatability at industrial scale. Join us as we review what we know so far.

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Don't Taz Me, Pro Apr 5, 2019
LulzBot TAZ Pro 3D Printer: Review the Specs

Aleph Objects' answer to the increasingly crowded professional desktop 3D printer space, the LulzBot TAZ Pro offers sophisticated multi-material printing and a large build volume. Read on as review the specs.

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Abracadabra Mar 17, 2019
Biqu Magician 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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Monolith-ography Mar 14, 2019
Peopoly Moai Review: Great Value Resin 3D Printer

The Peopoly Moai is our "Best Value Pick for Resin 3D Printer" in Spring 2019. Check out our review to find out why it offers the best value for money right now.

Featured image of Interview with Evelyn Hriberšek: Creating Mixed Reality Art
"Its all about the content" Mar 10, 2019
Interview with Evelyn Hriberšek: Creating Mixed Reality Art

Evelyn Hriberšek's EURYDIKE interactive art piece puts you in the dark; figuratively and, at times, literally. We caught up with the artist after experiencing the extended run of EURYDIKE.

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Labo-a-Go-Go Mar 7, 2019
Nintendo Brings VR to the Switch with Toy-Con 04

Nintendo switches things up with the announcement of a VR peripheral for its Switch games console. Launching in April, the Toy-Con 04 brings a basic VR headset adapter, plus other odder and no doubt fun gizmos to the Labo family of DIY cardboard accessories.

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Same, but Different Mar 5, 2019
Monoprice Maker Select Plus: Review the Specs

Assembled from just two pieces and offering the same build volume in a reduced footprint, the Monoprice Maker Select Plus is a worthy step up from the Maker Select V2. Let's review the specs.

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The Pathio to Greatness? Feb 18, 2019
2019 E3D Pathio Slicer – Everything We Know so Far

Eighteen months in the making, E3D spinoff Pathio debuts its eponymous slicer. In beta and available now, Pathio features nifty new features and a slick UI that’s simultaneously familiar and completely fresh.

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Single (Piece) and Ready to Mingle (Among the Stars) Feb 12, 2019
Orbex Partners with SLM Solutions to Produce Clean-Burning 3D Printed Rocket

Orbex, the UK-based microsatellite launch company, has partnered with German additive manufacturer SLM Solutions to 3D print a single-piece engine. Claimed to be the world's largest, the engine is a part of Orbex's Prime rocket and was unveiled at the opening of a new facility in Scotland.

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One of the Best Goes Big Jan 22, 2019
Peopoly Moai 200: Review the Specs

The effortless flexibility of the Peopoly Moai gets supersized for the Moai 200 -- a 200 mm-cubed SLA beast with a heated chamber and sundry other new features. Read on as we break down the specs.

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