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10 3d prints to make your garden more enjoyable #3dprinting

10 practical 3d prints for your home garden. This summer many of us are building home gardens. In my case, I set aside a large area on the side of our home with some raised garden beds. 3d printing has allowed me to make several updates that are functional, practical, and lead to better crops. …

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Designing and 3d printing your own functional parts with Fusion 360

Today I show you how to design and print functional wall hangers for outdoor Tiki Torches using Fusion 360 and a Prusa MK3S 3d printer. In my case, I had some LED Tiki Torches that I wanted to setup in my backyard “pandemic paradise”. I didn’t like the tubes that the torches used to stick …

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10 functional 3D prints that are actually useful #3dPrinting

Please consider supporting my content via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/blovett Today we dive into 10 functional 3d prints I have printed over the past few months. Below you will find links to all of the 3D prints listed in the video from their authors. It’s important to recognize the creativity and passion the 3D printing community has, …

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Using 3D printed parts to repair a garden hose.

Today I 3d Print the parts needed to repair a broken garden hose. Specifically, I had to cut the end off of my perfectly good garden hose after using it to tunnel under a sidewalk to route some drip irrigation. I initially started by ordering a brass replacement part that unfortunately didn’t fit. Fortunately 3d …

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The best air filter for Coronavirus masks #covid19 #coronavirusmask

Today we touch on the subject of filter material for use in your Coronavirus masks. This applies to 3d printed masks, and face masks in general. When using furnace filters, it’s important to use one that does NOT contain fiberglass, and that is at LEAST a MERV 16 rating. To download the latest designs and …

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How to print a perfect first layer: 3D Printing tutorial

Today we dive into a fundamental problem in 3D printing. How to get the perfect first layer. The solution isn’t always just to calibrate the first layer by adjusting the Z-axis. Sometimes there are other variables involved that complicate matters. As usual, we dive right in and tackle the problem from multiple angles until we …

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coronavirus mask: The best adjustable straps for 3D printed masks

If you have followed along, I have 3d printed dozens of different coronavirus mask designs. My current favorite design is the BolivAIR mask designed by the fantastic people here: https://www.keithstestgarage.com/respirators/ One issue I had was finding suitable straps that were easy to take on and off. Fortunately, the BolivAIR team had a solution for that …

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How to prevent and fix stringing of 3D printed parts #3dPrintingForBeginners

If you have 3d Printed anything before, you have probably run into stringing. Stringing is where strands of filament are pulled across your 3D printed object, leaving a less than desirable finish. In this video I show you how to fix 3d print stringing when 3d printing Bolivair Coronavirus masks that blend both PETG and …

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The Best 3d Printed Coronavirus Mask design #bolivAIR #coronavirus

After 3d printing more than 100 Coronavirus masks for hospital workers and trying out over a dozen designs, I have finally found what I would consider to be the best design to date. This mask provides a large surface area for superior breathability, the filter holder has a solid lip that securely holds the filters …

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3D Printed Coronavirus masks: infill tips and tricks #covidmasks

Today we discuss 3D printed Coronavirus (COVID-19) masks, and how you can use layer height modifiers in your slicer program remove top and bottom solid layers exposing the infill pattern in between. This tip doesn’t just apply to these Coronavirus masks, you can also use it to get some cool effects like the sample Space …

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