Month: April 2017

Monoprice Maker Select v2 – My Experience

So I got a 3D printer back in July of 2016. I wanted one for a while but the price was a bit too much. I stumbled on a sale for the Monoprice Maker Select v2, and started doing research as a $300 3D printer sounded to good to be true. After a few hours of digging around I pulled the trigger.

TL;DR – Overall, I loved the experience. I recommend the printer but only if you’re willing to put some work into learning, tweaking and failing.

The following is written for someone that has already started poking into 3D printed, learned some terminology, and is interested in reviews of specific printers. Although I’ll try to be as newbie friendly as I can, a lot of terms are just part of my vernacular now and this piece will be ridiculously long if I try to get overly educational, too.

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Posted by JP Powers in 3D Printing

New site

With the downfall of flavors.me and other subsequent changes in my life it’s time I pull the trigger on setting up a new site. I had planned on deploying a small VPS to roll my own VPN service for a while, figured I might as well roll a WordPress blog into it. Looks like everything’s up and running now, too. Well, at least in terms of an initial setup.

I dunno what exactly I’m gonna end up doing with this. At minimum it’ll be a landing page for jp-powers.com. Maybe I’ll try to actually get posts up regularly. I’ve wanted a place to ramble on about things in long form for a long time but never committed to it. Doubt I will now, but hey, a man can dream.

If you’re curious I’m using DigitalOcean for my VPS, OpenVPN for the VPN service, and a LEMP stack to run this WordPress blog.

Posted by JP Powers in Ramblings