PID calibration for Prusa i3 MK2S/MK3 3D Printer

PID calibration for a Prusa i3 MK2S 3D printer.  This procedure will calibrate the extruder PID and heatbed PID and make the temperatures much more stable and static, avoiding large temperature swings of 4, 5, 6 or more degrees away from your normal printing temperature. You will see that in the examples below I am using Octoprint to send commands to the Prusa i3 MK2S printer via its Terminal command tab, which also displays the results of those commands.  But you can use Pronterface or similar program to send commands and see the output.

Prusa i3 MK2(S) 3D Printer Kit Build Notes and Tips

Building a Prusa i3 MK2 (or MK2S) 3D printer from the kit is a fun experience but there are a few hints and tips I noted down that might help other builders. There are many ways this build can go wrong leading to breaking parts or ending up with a bad calibration. But if you are prepared to be patient and methodical, it is immensely rewarding.

Drift Compass Camera wearable HD life recorder

The Drift Compass Wearable Camera

The Drift Compass Camera is a good idea that sadly falls short of expectations. Marketed as a life recorder, the Drift Compass is a wearable HD video and still photo camera.  You just clip it on to your clothes, tap the button and go. Unfortunately reality doesn’t even nearly meet the hype. It’s awkward, unstable and frustratingly tricky to use.

Fitbit Charge HR Fitness Tracker

Fitbit Charge HR – Fitbit’s Charge fitness tracker range got a massive update in early 2015 when they released the Fitbit Charge HR.  All the same great functionality of the old Fitbit Charge device but now with continuous heart rate monitoring. Way to add a killer feature to an already tidy product!

Netgear 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch GS305

Netgear GS305 Gigabit Switch

Let’s have a look at Netgear’s simple and cheap 5 port Gigabit network switch. Whether you are extending your wired gigabit network at home or in a small office, it’s hard to beat this tough little metal-cased network switch.

Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS FlightStick and Throttle

The Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS is simply the ultimate flight system for your home sim cockpit. Other HOTAS systems are either poor imitations or suffer from a massive inferiority complex when in the presence of the Warthog.

Playseat Air Force gaming flight chair

Playseat Air Force chair

The Playseat Air Force is the ultimate in home flight sim seats. With adjustable HOTAS mounts on both sides and a removable central column you have all your options covered.