Monoprice Maker Ultimate 2 Review

A little over a month ago, Monoprice sent me one of their Ultimate 2 printers to review—It’s avaiable Monoprice directly for $499 or on Amazon with Prime shipping (affiliate), also for the same price as of this writing. I of course bit on the opportinity, and after it arrived I was thrilled at the apparent build quality.

The printer build area is 200mm x 150mm x 150mm, and is fully enclosed to negate wind effects in your drafty garage, basement, or wherever you keep your printer. I go over this, and much more in the video below, including showing off how I set it up to run with OctoPrint. More on this in a future video, but for now, check out my first impressions:

Also, as shown in the video, here’s some of my first prints. Quality of the cat model (now painted pink) included with the printer was of course excellent. More tweaking was needed to get prints that I designed up to par:

Pat Regan Featured in Creativity Podcast Episode 26

In this episode, we’re joined by the one and only Pat Regan. He’s a man with many interests, including formerly running a makerspace, flying and designing multirotor aircraft (drones), and more. He’s also the owner of a Twitter account with an animated icon (his head), making him something of a celebrity — or perhaps simply a throwback to a “more civilized age.”

It’s a fun dicsussion, so be sure to give it a listen!

The ‘cast is also available on iTunes, though it seems to take a few hours for this episode to hit there.

ClearCrawler Mechanical Build

As teased in my last video/post, here’s the mechanical build of the ClearCrawler, along with a summary of some of the preceding ‘beests. Enjoy!

I’ve got at least one more video planned on this build, and likely more, so be sure to subscribe to my channel if you’d like to see what comes next!