New project: JGAurora Wiki

Breaking my new year resolution and it’s only feb… 😞 a new project! I have been finding that I was answering the same questions again and again, so I put together a website to act as a resource for people to read and be brought up to speed. I present… the (unofficial) JGAurora 3D 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…]

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…]

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…]

Buying a Torch

I love learning about technology and gadgets, and a topic I have taken an interest in recently is torches. I’ve actually bought a whole bunch of torches lately… so I’ll probably be putting a video comparison and review together in the coming months. There’s a lot of great info out there already, but I distilled down what I’ve … [Read more…]

Nura Headphones: First Impressions

I was fortunate enough to get a try of the groundbreaking Nura headphones prototypes earlier this week – quite amazing! I love great audio, and have spent quite a bit (though by audiophile standards – barely anything) of money on finding the right pair of headphones – and DAC. Unfortunately for me, I have fairly … [Read more…]