MakerBase MKS-TFT LCD TFT28 Problems

In my JGAurora A5 printer, it is run by a pair of MakerBase modules. The printer is run by a Makerbase MKS Gen L motherboard, which runs the open-source Marlin firmware. The printer LCD screen is an entirely separate component, and here JGAurora have used the MKS TFT28 LCD module, which is an entirely proprietary … [Read more…]

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…]

JGAurora A5 3D Printer Firmware & Manual

NEW: Please see the JGAurora A5 wiki for up-to-date firmware & instructions!   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, … [Read more…]

Z-603S – 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 a short update of where things are at, and my perspective on the printer with the benefit of hindsight. Aside from the new buildplate, and the acrylic top enclosure, one of … [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…]