Dec 12, 2016

Get 3D Printer Notifications on your Smartwatch via Octoprint and Telegram

Rene Jurack developed a simple tutorial on how you can get push notifications about your 3d print status to your smartwatch using the Octoprint and Telegram app.

You can see push notifications in action here on Apple Watch:

Complete setup tutorial can be found at project homepage:

Dec 11, 2016

Bake your PLA 3D prints in an oven for a higher strength

Thomas made an interesting experiment where he baked in an standard household oven some PLA (and other filament) objects. It looks like you can improve the strength significantly with this simple method.

See the entire process and measurements in his video:

With change in strength, there is naturally some shrinkage and expansion in different axis.

Let us know in the comments if you have simillar experiences with heat treated PLA or simillar materials!

DIY smoke alarm and emergency shut-off for your 3D printer

Thingiverse user "digimatic" developed a DIY smoke alarm and remote emergency shut-off that should improve the safety of your 3d printer.

Project homepage on Thingiverse: