Tag Archives: Ender 3

Fixing a problem with filament feeding

I’ve been annoyed for the last week as my Ender 3 was not printing anything. It’d worked so well for a while, then all of a sudden no filament would come out.. or just a little bit would dribble out. I cleaned the nozzle two dozen times and cleared any clogged bits, cut off the filament end and jammed it hard into the hot end, but to no avail.

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Heart-shaped trinket box

I finally created my own design using Autodesk Fusion 360. It’s a Heart-shaped trinket box I’m giving to my mum.

Heart-shaped box
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Printed Fitbit Ionic charging stand

Fitbit Ionic charging stand

I asked a friend to print one of these about 1.5 years ago and I’m still waiting, so I decided to print it myself! It turned out really well.

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XYZ Calibration cube

I’ve recently purchased a Creality Ender 3 3D Printer and have run a few tests with the XYZ Calibration cube. For some reason, it appears I need to set the nozzle at 240C and the bed at 70C to even get a semi-decent XYZ cube. Not sure if the printer is faulty as some people have suggested or something else is going on. I tried also printing using a profile file someone had uploaded and posted on Reddit but it didn’t help. I’ve made a video of the printer doing the XYZ cube below: