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3D Printing with Monoprice Maker Select V2

The goal of my series about the Monoprice Maker Select V2 is to show others to get into the exciting world of 3D printing. I don't claim to be an expert in the field but I hope that my efforts to become one will help others when they start their journey on this path. I would like to accomplish this by taking everyone along for the ride as I learn a new technique, tool, or method, I share them, mistakes and triumphs are all equally important.

The series covers everything from the moment I assembled the V2 to my first print, to how to use to CAD to export models to slicing programs and more! Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get the latest videos as soon as they come out!

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2 years later blog post

3D Printing with the Maker Select V2 – Ep8 | 2 Years Later…Still Worth It?

By Patrik CK | February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Intro It’s been almost 2 years since I got my own V2 and I thought it was time to look back and review my stretch with this printer. For all of you peeps that have been watching since the beginning you’ll know we’ve had our ups and downs so I want to try and encapsulate…

3D Printing with the Maker Select V2 – Ep7 | Marbles and Spools

By Patrik CK | July 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

In this episode, I want to focus on our filament supply, specifically how the filament gets from the spool to the print head.

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3D Printing with Monoprice Maker Select V2 – Episode 6 | Something Went Horribly Wrong

By Patrik CK | June 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

This episode is going to be a little different from the rest because it’s going to focus on something that went horribly wrong with the V2 while working on what was going to be this episode.

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How Much Space Do You Need for a Monoprice Maker Select V2?

By Patrik CK | May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you’re looking to get the Maker Select V2 it’s a good idea to figure out just how much room you actually need.

3D Printing with Monoprice Maker Select V2 – Episode 5 | DiiCooler Explained, Installed, and Tested!

By Patrik CK | March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

In this episode we are going to look at another important mod that will help improve the quality of our prints. This time around we are going to focus on improving the cooling situation of the V2 by replacing the stock cooling fan and shroud with the Dii Cooler aftermarket fan kit and accompanying shroud that we will print.

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3D Printing with Monoprice Maker Select V2 – Episode 4.5 | Mounting a Camera

By Patrik CK | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

In this episode I wanted to solve a practical problem with a custom model. While the problem isn’t one that most people will have the process and steps I can to resolve it can be applied to other problems.

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3D Printing with Monoprice Maker Select V2 – Episode 4 | First Benchy – First Mod

By Patrik CK | November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

While the Maker Select V2 is a good printer, out of the box it could use some help in the quality department, this is were some handy modifications can help the printer improve the final products. In the episode we will focus on the over all stability of the printer, as even minor vibrations can affect the final out come. Let’s get started!

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3D Printing with Monoprice Maker Select V2 – Episode 3 | Keycaps and Supporting Them

By Patrik CK | July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Now that we have the basis for modeling and printing, it’s time to see what we can actually do. I thought a simple quick print would be best at first. What would be a good simple and quick model? A keyboard key cap of course. While simple it can prove how well or not a model can print and be used in a real world application.

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3D Printing with Monoprice Maker Select V2 – Part 2 | SketchUp + Cura = Awesome

By Patrik CK | March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the second episode we take a look at how to get models from Google / Trimble SketchUp, my favorite and most used CAD program into files ready for 3D Printing. While you can’t do this directly there is a middle man program called Cura that with a few clicks gets you the GCode file we need to use in the Maker Select V2.

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3D Printing with Monoprice Maker Select V2 – Part 1 | Overview and Assembly

By Patrik CK | February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the first episode of the series I dive right into assembling the Monoprice Maker Select V2 which is a fairly straight forward process with some need to carefully calibration. Once assembled we print our first model using one of the files included with printer. The results of which are surprising and impressive.