When I was visiting family for the holidays this past weekend, I explained to my father-in-law how a 3D printer works. He was astonished and amazed. Frankly, I still feel that way when I think about how they work.
Of course, there’s always room for improvement. If you’re looking to expand the functionality of your printer, this Raspberry Pi upgrade kit with Marlin and Octoprint integration is the way to go.
By running the firmware on Raspberry Pi and controlling the printer directly (except for temperature control), you can increase both the speed and smoothness of your results. As if all of this wasn’t enough, each order also includes a Panda plushie because the board is called a PandaPi. Nice touch!