A collection of 8 posts

Dec 4, 2014

Cura vs Slic3r Performance

Note#### Unfortunately, due to my use of a fancy, rotating picture provider, this post no longer has images to accompany it. Hardware Printrbot Simple Maker Edition - this actually started as the original

Jun 28, 2014

Upgrades 'fer Days

Upgrade-ception Just as soon as I installed and got this working on my printer, I ripped the whole thing apart. I had been putting off purchasing the Maker’s Upgrade Kit for my

Jun 3, 2014

On Perpetuity

On Perpetuity Having successfully gotten my printer to work again, of course I had to completely take it apart in an attempt to ‘upgrade’ it. Before doing so, I printed off the following

May 18, 2014

Gotta Print 'em All!

The Path to Perfect Prints. . . is paved with lots of really, really bad prints. My Printrbot Simple has been sitting dormant for quite some time after I feared the Extruder was clogged/broken

Jan 1, 2014


One of the primary reasons I purchased the PrintrBot Simple was because of it’s modularity and general ‘maker-friendly’ design. I by no means expected it to print things such as this with

Dec 31, 2013

Firmware Woes

Between transporting my 3D Printer back and forth from home and interfacing it with Octoprint on my Raspberry Pi, my Printrboard lost it’s mind. It no longer could interface with Repetier-Host on

Dec 24, 2013

Slic3r Configuration

Slic3r In order to begin printing a 3D-model, software is required in order generate [g-code](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-code). Two of the more prominent solutions for this are [Slic3r](http://slic3r.

Dec 12, 2013

Three-Dimensional Shenanigans

So I purchased a 3D-printer from PrintrBot this past Black Friday as it was something that has been on my list. For the past several days, I've either been assembling it or tweaking