DXF: what you should know about this file format

DXF, file icon

You may have come to this article because you know the DXF files and you need to know more about them, or simply out of curiosity because you didn’t know them. In both cases, I will try to show you all the basics you should know about this important file format in the design field.

Also, you should know that there are many software compatible with this format, and not only AutoCAD can store designs or open them in DXF. In fact, the possibilities are quite numerous…

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Nema 17: all about the Arduino compatible stepper motor

Nema 17

We have already analyzed everything about the stepper motors that you can use with your Arduino projects, but there is one of those engines that stands out from the rest of the models like the Nema 17, since it is a very precise engine with several applications, among them replacing the broken engine of some 3D printers.

With this stepper motor you will be able to control very precisely the rotation of its axis to make precision movements and thus control the movement of your machine or robot. And in this guide you will get all the information you need to know it closely and start working with it.

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Arduino Mega: all about the big development board

Arduino Mega

 

If the Arduino UNO Rev3 board is too small for you and you want to create more advanced projects and enjoy more power, then what you are looking for is an Arduino Mega board, another of the available models created by the same developers as the original board, but with a faster microcontroller, more memory, and more pins for programming.

Arduino Mega has many similarities with Arduino UNO, but there are some differences that make it very special for all the makers who are looking for something more. Usually, if you are starting out it is not the best choice, but it is if you have already exploited the capabilities of UNO and want to go further.

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Anycubic i3 Mega: quality 3D printer for less than 300

Anycubic i3 Mega

3D printers are becoming increasingly popular. In addition, technology is maturing, so the quality of these machines is increasingly superior, with better results and cheaper prices. An example of this evolution is the Anycubic i3 Mega, a highly recommended printer with a price below 300 A not inconsiderable offer considering the results and characteristics of this machine.

The brand Anycubic has several very interesting printing machines. Among them this model i3 Mega. It is a Chinese company founded in 2015 in Shenzhen, with about 300 employees working there to create these products. They have been trained in some of the most important universities worldwide to ensure that they have the talent to delight any maker who wants to print their own objects.

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Create a homemade Nerf gun with step-by-step and crazy modifications

Nerf gun

NERF is a registered trademark for toys. It was created by the Minnesota-based Parker Brothers company in 1969, but is now owned by the Hasbro company. Most of these toys are plastic weapons that can launch foam rubber projectiles or rubber arrows that do not hurt and especially designed for children or not so children .

These kinds of weapons can be bought and are cheap. But you can also create your own Nerf gun or rifle as we will explain here step by step. In both cases, it will be cheap, but the good thing about creating one yourself is that you will have greater ability to modify it to your liking. Many people create them to emulate some weapons from their favorite movies, comic book heroes, etc.

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