JGAurora A5 3D Printer Firmware & Manual

New year, new 3D printer! This one was kindly received for review from JGAurora. I do have an unboxing video here, but for the full review you’ll have to wait… but here’s something fun for the meantime 😀 In the mean time, a group of us have created an optimised custom firmware for this printer … [Read more…]

Z603-S – Two years on.

Wow – time flies when you’re having fun…. I’ve now had this printer for over two and a half years now, so this is an update of where things are at.   Aside from the new buildplate, the acrylic top enclosure, one of the other major upgrades I did occurred when my stepper driver broke … [Read more…]

HP Officejet Pro X – Printer Failure Investigation

Let me start by saying that I have a passion for technology – some might classify it as a love, others might call it techno-lust, but whatever it is, I really enjoy new gadgets, and I especially enjoy learning about what makes them tick. From a young age I’ve been pulling things apart, and I … [Read more…]

Hacking YN360 Light Wand – Bluetooth Low Energy Commands

So one of my recent new toys professional purchases was a lightsaber photography light wand. More specifically, the Yongnuo YN360. This is a icelight clone, that in my opinion is significantly more flexible, offering white light with variable temperature control, as well as providing arbitary RGB lighting as well. Frankly, the light was a great help at adding … [Read more…]

Aurora Z-603S New Buildplate

One of the major issues with the Z-603S (at the least the one I received) was that the build plate had a signifiant amount of warp across the surface. I measured this warp to be about 0.2mm – this may not seem like much, but this is already up to 4 layer heights! The result … [Read more…]

Pokemon Go Plus watch-style casing

I have stopped playing pokemon go, but during the frenzy I managed to purchase a pokemon go plus. The design of the device is hideous, so I decided to design a 3D printable replacement casing for it that would be more subtle and would allow me to use regular watch-bands on the pokemon go plus. … [Read more…]

COMSOL: Problems with DXF imported geometries

If you’re like me, and prefer to use millimetre measurement units (MMGS) in your favourite CAD program you’re going to have a very bad time in COMSOL. By default, COMSOL will assume that a imported DXF file uses meters (MGS). The result will be that your simulation runs fine, but you may find that “nothing happens” or the … [Read more…]