News

Benefits of playing with traditional toys

Benefits of playing with traditional toys

We know how important it is for your children to learn via play, therefore we make the best traditional toys to help in this effort. Our toys inspire youngsters to engage in social and creative play both alone and with others. This also aids youngsters in developing important communication skills with other children, which they will utilize throughout their lives.

Read more →

Western Digital EX2 Cloud NAS

Western Digital EX2 Cloud NAS

Well it is finally here. I have been looking for a place to store and back up my family pictures as well as important documents such as tax returns and other financial and personal documents so I have been looking into getting my own personal cloud. After a good bit or research I decided to go with the Western Digital EX2. I happened to get the 8TB size but you can chose from a wide array of sizes including getting a bare box and adding your own dives to it. You can find the detail and link to them here:

 

 https://shop.westerndigital.com/c/nas-and-cloud-storage

The nice thing about the unit was how easy it is to setup and get up an running. This is definitely not a high workload system but much more geared towards the end home/home office user. In addition to the normal local access you can have at home you are also able to setup to look at your files at the MyCloud.com website or you can download the "My Cloud" mobile app. 

As for Specs The unit comes with a Marvell ARMADA 385 1.3GHz dual-core cpu, which is great for performance streaming. It also comes with 1GB of DDR3 memory. The downloadable Plex Media Server keeps all your photos, videos and music beautifully organized and prepared for streaming to your PC, mobile device, ect.

Can do multiple RAID setups and setup the backup however you would like but I setup mine in RAID 1 for more robust redundancy but you have a ton of flexible options. Check out a short video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ8OoShyeck

The software is pretty easy to use and is user friendly. and I'll link the user manual here: (MANUAL) 

If you ever need to replace or upgrade the drives it is a tool less bay less swap and super easy to do. 

I was able to get direct from WD with a discount code that doesn't seem to work anymore bit it was less than $450 in August 2021

Thanks for stopping buy and be sure to check these and other links out and see what sales they may have going on at WD.com https://shop.westerndigital.com/c/weekly-sale

Read more →

Fulament Fula-Flex 2.0 Review

Fulament Fula-Flex 2.0 Review

Hi everyone!

 

So I recently have been looking for a way to get my prints off the printer in a cleaner way. I have been traying the typical hair spray / glue stick on the glass bed and that has done me well so far but I was really looking for something a bit easier to use. I recently came across a flexible bed made by Fulament. Now I have seen these flexible beds before but they always seemed to be cheap thin little parts that I was worried would never stay flat. This bed is however is great, for just $50 (a bit more if you want the textured version) is very thick. On top of that the magnet comes with a very sticky adhesive 3M backing and stuck solid to the aluminum platform. Installation process was simple

1. Take off the glass

2. Clean the surface with the supplied alcohol pads

3. Attached the magnet and snap on the plate.

4. re-level the print bed

That's it!

Print performance has been great, I have done a dozen prints or so and they come of clean and I don't have to wash off the glue stick or scrape the glass surface back smooth. The print bed has no issue staying put even at 70-90° temps for more exotic filaments. I actually just finished up a 4x4 print with a flat bottom that I would have stuck in the fridge to get off before. It snapped right off and the base was flat and smooth. I really have liked this base plate so far and I would recommend getting one if you are looking to simplify getting parts off your printer. You can find them on Amazon between $40-$60 depending on the size you need 

Click here for Amazon link https://amzn.to/3aIRLmO

Read more →

Here are some details about our 3D print setup and links to where you could get yours.

 

 

Read more →