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Artillery Sidewinder X1 Mods: Extruder Ribbon Cable Strain Relief

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Early on when Artillery released the Sidewinder X1, Like a number of other users I had one of the machines in our studios display the behavior we all know now as "ribbon cable" related- Extruder clicking, erratic X-carriage movement, and even the LCD showing a -15 temperature reading. The reason was evident (after checking the Z pillar connection for integrity) it was at the extruder-to-cable connection. Of course the recommended fix is to reseat or swap the ribbon cable; pretty easy but I wasnt satisfied with the possibility of it happening again so I decided to fix it then, or at least experiment and come to a conclusion after a period of time. If your board has already been burnt, you must obviously replace that as well. I dont like replacing boards, and without a correction of some kind you are just setting yourself up for failure again. Dont.   I...
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Artillery Sidewinder X1 Simplify 3D Profile: Codename "Sweetness"

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Artillery Sidewinder X1 Simplify 3D Profile: Codename "Sweetness"     This is the default profile we use at the studios here. Its been flawless, and easy to modify for various layers if you wish, as the settings work well across 0.20, 0.16(default), and 0.12. Just import it into S3D. File>Import FFF Profile and you are good to go.   It can be downloaded from our file sections HERE   ~Enjoy.    
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Artillery Sidewinder X1 Cura 4.2.1 Machine Settings & Profile Released...

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Artillery Sidewinder X1 Cura Base MACHINE Profile This is the full machine settings profile.     Created for and tested with Cura 4.2.1 UPDATE: Nozzle sizes included:0.4, 0.6, 0.8, and 1.0...   It can be downloaded from our file area HERE   Instructions: Backup your settings. Copy the files to their respective folders, and import the profile base.   /resources/definitions /resources/extruder /resources/meshes   Also includes the base profile, which is: Set for 0.16 Layer Height Tested with Cura 4.21   The base profile can also be downloaded individually from the file area.   Heres a quick help video for those that need it...     ~Enjoy!      
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Raspberry Pi4 Released Today...

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From Raspberrypi.org: We have a surprise for you today: Raspberry Pi 4 is now on sale, starting at $35. This is a comprehensive upgrade, touching almost every element of the platform. For the first time we provide a PC-like level of performance for most users, while retaining the interfacing capabilities and hackability of the classic Raspberry Pi line. Get yours today  from our Approved Resellers , or from the  Raspberry Pi Store  in Cambridge, open today 8am–8pm! Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Here are the highlights: A 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU (~3× performance) 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM Full-throughput Gigabit Ethernet Dual-band 802.11ac wireless networking Bluetooth 5.0 Two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports Dual monitor support, at resolutions up to 4K VideoCore VI graphics, supporting OpenGL ES 3.x 4Kp60 hardware decode of HEVC video Complete compatibility with earlier Raspberry Pi products And here it is in the flesh:   Raspberry Pi...
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XMD: Michael Dunnam Has Some GREAT NEWS! (And An AWESOME DEAL!)

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XMD, the enhancement suite for ZBrush is moving so far forward Thanos couldn't even snap this away.  Some Background: XMD  is the brainchild of 3D Environment & VFX Artist, Michael Dunnam. The CG Industry is growing at a substantially fast pace and Zbrush is at the forefront of the movement. Pixologic’s customers are growing at a tremendous rate, the annual Zbrush Summit has people traveling from all around the world to the event and viewers Live Streaming from around the globe.  Michael Dunnam has been an active member in the Zbrush community listening to what the artist wanted and needed. Having used ZBrush since 2005, Michael began to experiment with creating custom brushes in 2012. Being one of the first to create and give away custom brushes, Michael needed a way to stand out. Since ZBrush uses the first letter of the brush name as a hotkey, X seemed like a logical...
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