Ender 3 / Pro XT60 Connector Replacement on YouTube!

For those who prefer a video!   This is a walk through on how to replace your faulty XT60 connectors on your Ender 3 or Ender 3 Pro. Many Enders are shipped with crimped connections rather than soldered connections. Additionally, the XT60 connectors are poor quality and tend to deform, melt and can lead to […]

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A Tale of Eight Enders – Aluminum Extruder Upgrade

See how I stencil! https://makersteve.com/2019/04/16/up-your-3d-printing-game-with-stencils-and-a-vinyl-cutter-go-cricut-go/ The Creality Ender 3 is a great utility printer but if you print a lot you are going to need to replace your stock Bowden extruder or you are going to have issues. I have 8 Ender 3’s, all pretty close in age, I have upgraded several with Aluminum Bowden […]

Dehydrate your PLA Filament, FTW!

FOR THE WIN!  –  This really works! Difficulty: Ultra Easy, 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Tools required:  Filament Cutter And a Round Food Deyhrator Presto Food Dehyrator: Amazon, eBay Least expensive solution 4 trays. Presto Digital Food Dehydrator: Amazon, eBay Can set timer for auto-shutoff 6 trays, holds two rolls of filament. Presto Food […]

Maker Steve Ultimate Guide – Creality Ender 3 Pro

Upgrade your stock extruder to Plastic sooner rather than later: https://makersteve.com/2019/03/19/a-tale-of-eight-enders-aluminum-extruder-upgrade/ Check out my walk through on Dehydrating PLA Filament – IT WORKS! https://makersteve.com/2019/02/03/dehydrate-your-pla-filament-ftw/ Video is here: Dehydrate your PLA! This video will show you how to assemble and upgrade the Ender 3 Pro. This is a great printer for beginners. I walk you through my […]

How, and WHEN, to change your 3D Printer Nozzle

Here is how I change out my 3D Printer Nozzles for perfect repeatable printing.  This will probably help some beginners and some frustrated veterans. And a walk-through on changing out your bowden tubing: A Tale of Eight Enders: Maker Steve’s Bowden Edition – Compression Fitting Fix Shop my Artillery Shell designs on eBay  Say thanks! https://ko-fi.com/O5O4K7N6 […]

A Tale of Eight Enders: Maker Steve’s Bowden Edition – Compression Fitting Fix

UPDATE! Ender 3 Fix – Aluminum Extruder Upgrade I have 8 Ender 3’s, all pretty close in age, I have upgraded several with Aluminum Bowden Extruders. Those I have not, are starting to have issues with extrusion as seen in the pictures. Save yourself some frustration and swap it out early.   Here is my […]

A tale of Five Enders: Vertical Lines Fix

Yup we are up to Five (with 3 more on the way) Ender 3’s.  Best little utility printer on the market IMHO. Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QXsiO0 Here are my two “honey holes” for Creality Ender 3 and CR-10 Parts. Creality-3D-Direct 3D-Printer-Online Pretty sure they are the same people in the background. So I print nearly continuously and […]