Ender 5 Plus, SKR1.3 and Factory Screen


The Ender 5 Plus is Creality’s latest large build corexy printer, boasting a print volume of 350x350x400mm. Oddly, it does not ship with the ‘silent’ board, and wow is this thing noisy! Please note – this article includes Amazon Associates links – it cost you nothing more to use these, but helps me fund the … Read more

SKR1.3, TMC2209 and BLTOUCH with direct Drive

The SKR1.3 board is a cheap entry-level 32 bit board for 3d printing enthusiasts and has the added benefit of being able to run TMC drivers without additional wiring. For this project, I am using the TMC2209 Drivers and will be running the, in UART mode. I will not be using the sensorless homing feature, as at the time of writing this is a little buggy in Marlin 2.0.x

Stargate Atlantis inspired Light Switch for Hue Lights!

In a previous post I made a Stargate Atlantis themed light switch, with a proximity sensor to turn lights on and off. Whilst this is pretty cool, it effectively renders my smart bulbs useless when off, so I decided to redo the project. This time I have made use of a gesture sensor, raspberry pi, … Read more

Stargate Atlantis Light Control

I am a huge sci-fi geek. A nut. Obsessed some might say! As my home evolves into a true ‘smart’ home I wanted something other than an old fashioned light switch, and about the same time, I found a model on Thingiverse for the Stargate Atlantis door controller – in theory these work by waving … Read more

Calculating E-Steps

At some point, you may find your printer is over or under extruding material. Having your extruder properly calibrated is essential for getting the best print quality. There are two steps to calibrating the extruder – tuning your extruder steps/mm value in the firmware, and tuning the extrusion width/extrusion multiplier. It is important to do … Read more

Ender 3 Pro MKS GEN L + TMC 2208 Upgrade

UPDATE!. I have had an issue with hot end temperature stability since doing this upgrade, and have now switched to an MKS GEN 1.4 board which is performing much better. See the new guide here In this post, I am going to cover what is needed to replace the ‘Ender 3 Pro’s control board with … Read more

Ender 3 – Firmware flash and BLTOUCH

I have recently started dabbling with 3D Printing – the abilit to print cases for various projects and other useful items is quite appealing to me. I settled on the Creality Ender 3 Pro as a trade off between good stock performance, price, and upgrades. It’s worth noting at this point that 3D printing is still very … Read more