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I am currently in the process of printing the Open RC F1 car using various manufacturer filaments, and being F1, cars, engineering, engines…you gotta have some carbon fibre right!?? Behold the Emvio Carbloaded PETG!
The guys over at Emvio Engineering kindly donated some of their Carbloaded PETG filament for me to use, and just wow! I love its look, it’s feel and ease of printing. The well designed packaging is a bonus too!
Having printed most of the Open RC F1 car using my CR10 Mini & CR10S, by the time I received the filament, I did in fact need to re-print some of the parts as I wasn’t happy with the finished print from my CR10S.
Using the Emvio Carbloaded PETG I decided to print the main body cockpit so it would stand out. I also printed the BOM structures for the steering to give it extra strength and rigidity.
The Emvio Carbloaded PETG comes sealed as you’d expect, however, the bag it comes in is resealable…a nice touch! The packaging is funky looking and on the back has the following information:
Info on the company,
how to store the filament,
How to use
The feel of the filament is a course like material and does seem more brittle than your normal PLA, but there was no issues with this. It is my first time printing with PETG.
When preparing the filament to load onto my printer, it seemed to spring into action, unwinding itself from the spool but luckily only the beginning of the spool unwound as I was able to catch it in time to avoid any snags later down the line.
To print the exotic filaments, its advised to use a hardened nozzle…unfortunately, I didn’t have this and I was keen to get printing, so I just used your normal 0.4mm brass nozzle, and I had no issues at all.
After several hours of printing, I was able to continue, although I did change it just in case anything was to go wrong with further prints.
I printed at 230° and bed heated at 65° with a bit of tape to help with adhesion with the first layer and found this worked really well for me.
I thought there would have been a smell whilst printing this, and there was none at all.
The printing was flawless with hardly any visible layer lines! (Just the rough texture this filament gives you which is neat and gives it that engineering carbon fibre look)
I do know that there are other similar filaments out there which give a different look of carbon fibre, but I have yet to try those)
The look and feel is just superb. It feels strong, durable and whilst still has some flex in the thinner parts, it stood up to some pressure!
As you can see above, I used the Emvio Carbloaded PETG for the main body of the Open RC F1 car, mainly for it’s looks.
For the strength, I printed the BOM structures for the steering to ensure if any accident was to happen, the steering would stay intact.
The finished Open RC F1 car fully printed. A later article will be produced on this, so keep an eye out for that!
I will plan on printing more with this filament and it has encouraged me to investigate what other exotic materials are out there, but first things first, I need to get a hardened nozzle!
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Why not check out this article from Makers Meltdown on the Sunlu SL400 3D Printing Pen!
The SunLu SL400A Intelligent 3D pen has been placed in my hands for another honest review. The M1 Review I made was pretty darn good for a 3D Pen, will the SL400A be just as good? In this article, I will give you all the pros and cons of this 3d pen and if its worth the expense.
Money, that seems to be the first thought that goes into our heads before we even consider purchasing a new toy (or anything for that matter). Sadly I have not been able to find the SunLu SL400A on Amazon since they always seem to be sold out. I have however found them on eBay. The costs average from $39 USD all the way to $55 USD, with an average around $42. Which is about twice as expensive as their Model M1 3D pen. Still a great price in comparison to other 3D pens I have used in the past.
Starting with the unboxing. It contains the Sunlu SL400A 3D Pen, a Micro USB Cable, user manual, and two small coils of PCL filament. Unlike the M1 this package does NOT contain the finger guards, I will explain why shortly.
The Sunlu SL400A comes packaged with 2 colorful (assorted) small rolls of PCL Filament, roughly 3 meters per roll as usual. I still feel it would be best to add at least 1 more roll. Since PCL is not a popular filament to have on hand. At least a discount coupon to purchase Sunlu’s filament (which is great by the way).
Included with your Sunlu SL400A is the Micro USB Power cable which is about 3ft in length. Which gives you a decent amount of slack to play with your new pen. Sadly this also does not come with a power bank or an adapter, but any USB adapter will work just fine, or you can purchase a power bank for a more portable unit.
Then, of course, comes the 3D pen. The Sunlu SL400A comes in a variety of colors (Clear, White, Black, & Pink). The well-designed grip is an amazing addition. The retraction and extrusion button integrated into one actual button on top. With the feed and the power connection on the rear of the pen like most 3D pens.
But, How does it print?!:
I would have to say, the Sunlu SL400A 3D pen has surpassed my expectations. I figured it would work just as good as the M1 and it does. There are a few difference between the two. The grip for an example is great, this lightweight pen feels like a pen (more like a Magnum Sharpy) making it easily capable of designing vertically and horizontally. The PCL filament cools naturally fairly quickly allowing for more vertical printing since the PCL is a low temp filament. It does “OK” with the PLA, but it’s not designed to work with it, but I decided to test it out anyways. The heat resistant tip does an amazing job, you can wrap your fingers around it (even tho it’s not recommended) and you will not feel much of any heat coming from it, which makes it extremely safe for your little ones to use.
Want a more visual review on this pen? please review the Youtube video listed below.
Please keep in mind that I was not paid by Sunlu or Inov3D for this review, this is my unbias and honest opinion on this product. Feel free to read theSunlu M1 article I wrote to compare the two, even though I don’t think its a fair fight.
NanoDLP is a powerful, alternative, control software for DUP/DLP/SLA printers. Using a Raspberry Pi3 as the mainboard for the software. It’s incredibly useful for the Wanhao D7 because it enables you to control the printer remotely from a web interface. You can upload files to print using Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection, as well as USB, making it exceedingly versatile. Duplicator 7
This tutorial will enable you to install the correct firmware to your Wanhao D7, as well as, installing a version of nanoDLP specifically for the Wanhao D7 using a Windows PC….
1. First of all, you will need to connect your Wanhao D7 to your windows PC, switch it on, and open X Loader. Locate the Duplicator 7 v1.3 hex file in your downloads folder, make sure you have the right COM port loaded, and, write it to the Duplicator 7. This process should take roughly 1-2 minutes depending on how powerful your PC is. Once this is done, you can turn the machine off and disconnect it from the PC.
2. Now we need to take the SD card for the Pi, place it into the card reader and connect this to the PC…. First of all open SD Formatter and re-format the card using the quick format option, this is to make sure it’s setup with the correct partition, and nothing is on the disk if it’s been used previously.
3. Once this is complete, you will need to open Etcher to load NanoDLP to the SD card. Find the NanoDLP for Wanhao D7 file you downloaded by pressing the select image button. Then, select your SD card and press flash.This should refresh the disk a couple of times, and tell you that you don’t have access to a partition on the drive.
If the setup goes smoothly, Etcher will tell you it has completed. If anything other than a clean installation is given by Etcher, please re-format with SD Formatter and try again, this is very important as complications can arise if the installation doesn’t complete properly.
4. You want to eject and reinsert the SD card to the reader. If everything up to now has been successful, it will now load up the files stored on the SD card belonging to nanoDLP. From here, you can setup a connection to Wi-Fi, or you can just leave this and connect via Ethernet….
In order to setup a connection via Wi-Fi, you will need to edit the wpa_supplicant.conf file on the SD Card. This can be found in the boot folder.
5. Right click on the file and open it with Notepad++
6. Locate your connection type and enter your login credentials inside the quotation marks.
7. Add your SSID and Password to the file as it depicts (Make sure to remove # from beginning of lines to enable them!).
8. Save the file.
9. Remove the SD card from the PC and place it in the Pi. you need to connect this via USB and HDMI to the Duplicator 7. Turn the Wanhao D7 on, wait for a moment and then connect the Pi’s power supply.
10. After waiting a few moments for the Pi to boot up, you should be able to access your Wanhao D7 via
In this article, I will be reviewing the Wyze Cam v2 leaving with some pro’s and cons before you consider purchasing.
Wyze Cam V2
The Wyze Cam V2 $25.98 on Amazon.com Pretty cheap I thought. So I bought it and figured if I didn’t like it, I only wasted $26 US. Just around the same price as a very good roll of filament. When I came home I followed the included directions that came with the Wyze Cam, and within 3 minutes I was up and running.
Wyze Cam, Not just another Octopi:
When I was using Octopi I found that my data usage was going through the roof. My wife and children were complaining that our internet was becoming slow. I didn’t need all of the functions. I was forced to stop using the cameras. So my search for more user-friendly and cheaper camera options started. That’s when I found the Wyze Cam v2.
Wyze Cam V2 - YouTube
The Wyze Cam Down And Dirty:
Right away I noticed that The camera was packaged very well. Once I opened the box. The Wyze Cam is very lightweight. Comes with a round metal pad and double stick tape. So you could pretty much mount the camera anywhere. The base swivels and is telescopic. Wyze does not include a memory card though. Which I didn’t like. You will need a memory card to do time lapse, onboard video storage, but the motion tracking on the camera works without the memory card. All the Wyze cam’s records sound. Which can be disabled and is capable of 2-way talk. The Camera is powered by USB and comes with a 2 amp power supply. Has an 8 x digital Zoom and is IFTT and Alexa enabled. The Google guys shouldn’t feel left out though. Wyze has stated that Google implementation is right around the corner. If you’re like me and short power outlets. The camera can daisy chain up to 4 cameras together. There is an extra USB on the back of the just for this.
The night vision on the V2 is not a true night vision system. The V2 does use 4 LED’s to send out up to 29′ of light. I was surprised at how well the Wyze Cam V2 lit up my prints at night. You have 2 options SD 720 and HD 1080.
For $19.99 US the V2 is perfect for monitoring a printer. It is super easy to set up and get running. The V2 has more features than most of your network security cameras on the market. The Picture quality on the Wyze Cam V2 is as good or better than any webcam that I have used. I love the feature where I can Zoom the V2 into the print. Live streaming the Wyze Cam V2 over LTE was perfect in both SD and HD live streams. And with 14-day free cloud storage its dang near better than the Nest cameras. I only have one con for this camera! Doesn’t come with a Memory card.
If you like my article, you may be interested in Makers Meltdowns review on the Sunlu M1 3D Pen, you should go check it out!
The Sunlu M1 Intelligent 3D pen (model M1) has been placed in my hands for an honest review. We all know that the Sunlu Filament is amazing, but is their hardware just as reliable? In this article, I will give you all the pros and cons of this 3d pen and if its worth the expense.
Speaking of Costs
Everyone always looks at the costs of an item before considering to purchase it. Is it worth your hard earned cash? Well, I have found that the average price range for this Sunlu M1 is as low as $15.99 and as high as $34.99, and those are great! We all believe that you get what you pay for though. If its cheap in price, it must be cheap in quality. Right?
Let us start with the unboxing. It contains the Sunlu M1 3D Pen, two finger guards, a Micro USB Cable, user manual, and two small coils of PCL filament.
For a first time user, it is always a good idea to use the finger guards that come with a 3D pen. Not all manufacturers include those. In some cases, children and adults the same, have burned the tips of their fingers when using 3D pens. Utilizing the included guards can protect you from these possible burns… but to be truthfully honest, I don’t think the Sunlu M1 needs to include them. Now don’t get me wrong, the ceramic tip does heat up to a pretty hot temperature, but I don’t think it ever gets hot enough to actually cause damage to the skin unless held or pressed against it. It’s great that they include them anyway, but I actually drew on my hand because of the low temp tip! Not recommended though, Safety First!
The Sunlu M1 comes packaged with 2 colorful (assorted) small rolls of PCL Filament, roughly 3 meters per roll. Enough to start learning the uses of the pen, but I wish it came with a bit more. It felt like I was just getting the hang of it when I ran out of PCL filament. But no worries, I had my own PLA to use with it. The Sunlu M1 is capable of using PCL and PLA Filament which is always a bonus to have a choice selection of capable materials. I only wished it could do ABS as well, but then I’m sure I would have to retract my statement on how “not hot” the ceramic tip gets.
Included with your Sunlu M1 is the Micro USB Power cable. The cable itself is about 3ft in length which gives you ample range when plugged in the wall for use. I only wish it came with a power adapter as well. Sadly you would have to use your cell phone charger adapter or purchase one separately for the M1 since it is not included. An external power bank would be a great item to purchase as well.
The Sunlu M1 3D Pen:
The Sunlu M1 comes in a variety of colors (yellow, blue, white, black, and pink) and has two buttons on it. one button to extrude the filament which is known as the Operating key and one button to select PLA or PCL mode which adjusts the needed temperatures to work with the two different filaments. I would have preferred to have an LCD screen of sorts to show myself the difference between PLA and PCL, but I think I’m just being too greedy at this point.
But, How does it Print!?
Actually, pretty damn well. I was expecting this to overheat due to a long time of usage like most 3D pens do, but it actually kept going. I used it for about 30 minutes and I let me daughter (age 14) use it for about 2 hours continuous. The extrusion of the filament was pretty clean and quick, and the filament quality was amazing. When printing in layers (horizontally) as a typical tabletop FDM printer would everything was beyond my expectations. But then I tried printing vertically or diagonally? That’s when I realized this does not compare to a tabletop printer. It doesn’t cool as fast as it prints making it almost impossible to print a simple line straight up or diagonally from one edge to another without support. This I would consider a torture test that it failed in, but it wasn’t expected to pass to begin with. I’m not too comfortable with the Gripping/handling of the pen as well, it feels off balance in a way but that is my personal opinion.
please keep in mind that I was not paid by Sunlu or Inov3D for this review, this is my unbias and honest opinion on this product. If you would like some more information on Sunlu Filament, please read 8irdyboyuk’s Review on Sunlu TPU Filament.
I liked this 3D pen so much, I ended up posting my first YouTube video on it. If you would like to see a quick filmed preview, please view below. I gave more detailed information in this article in comparison.
Some of you may have heard of Sunlu, usually known for supplying great 3D printer filament. It is however little known to some that Sunlu are also suppliers of electronics, such as this LCD Enotepad writing tablet.
After being asked by Sunlu Electronics to give an honest review on one of their latest gadgets, I instantly jumped onto Amazon to locate it.
A light, elegant looking 9 inch electronic drawing and writing tablet… don’t take the tablet part too literal though. It’s more of a portable notepad, as you cannot upload, share, export, save etc.
After reading the description and specifications, I was a bit reluctant to take on the challenge. I had to give it a go, nothing to loose and all that. Anyway, as this item is stocked in the UK and available to order via Amazon Prime for next day delivery, I knew that I wouldn’t have to wait long.
Unboxing the Sunlu Enotepad
After a very efficient delivery (one day later) and the Enotepad arrived. It was very nicely packaged in a good quality stiff white box with a list of features and a nice picture. First impressions were very good, although the lack of weight of this product made me question if the box was empty.. lol.
Upon opening the box, I was actually impressed. The packaging’s layout was nice, each part has its own little section. By parts I don’t mean little electronics and case you have to put together, I mean the main parts like the Enotepad, pen – which comes accompanied by 3 changeable tips, and a spare battery.
The device comes preinstalled with one battery and a spare is included. These are very common CR2032 batteries so they are easily replaceable in the future. The pen tips included a standard pen like tip, a flat type tip and a 3 pronged tip.
I grabbed the pen with the standard tip and started to doodle. Impressed? I was until I moved into a shadier bit of light, to which then I struggled to see what I had doodled on the Enotepad. This didn’t stop me though! I moved my bum into the garden and put the other tips to the test!
Flat Tip: I thought I’d try doing some fancy calligraphy style writing, to which I failed! Not because of my lack of typography skills, but the flat tip barely worked unless held at a constant perfect angle. It did come kind of handy for shading in areas, but again this would need to be held at the right angle.
3 Pronged Tip: Just like the flat tip, it’s not really very usable unless held perfect. I tried underlining a few things and it was very inconsistent. I believe the issue are the tips themselves, not the actual Enotepad.
Luckily, after each test I was able to clear the screen simply by pressing the delete button in the top left. Right before my eyes, I had a fresh page! This was almost like the old magnetic boards with the swiper at the bottom. In case you don’t want to wipe the screen, there’s a handy lock button in the top right corner which disables the delete button from working. This lock doesn’t stop you from writing on it, so make sure you don’t put something too important on there and have someone scribble over it.
Initially looking at the price, I would never of considered buying this product. Now for the reduced price, I would probably take the gamble. It is quite handy. The Enotepad saves the little sticky notes being everywhere or the massive amount of screwed up balls of paper from the kids. It does however seem strong and is lightweight, so it’s ideal for kids! At full price, I am not gonna lie, I would have been very disappointed.