October 2022

There are 2 versions of the Maker Box this month, a small number were supplied by Alien3D from this new site, existing Maker Box subscriptions from Box Mountain received the last month that Box Mountain will be fulfilling the boxes.

Photo Credit: David Wheeler

Be sure to bookmark mbox.fyi for quick access to Maker Box reveal posts.

Capricorn PFTE Tubes

SWAG & CODES - Alien3D Version

  • Random candies from Canada supplied by Mad_Monkey
  • Trading Cards

Question for existing Maker Box subscribers from Box Mountain - Would you rather get the labels on the sample bags like they've been, or would you like to receive trading cards in the bags? The cards come with a URL to the reveal site, QR code to the reveal site, logo of the filament brand, printing temps and numbered for month and filament number for that month.

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Please login to view codes if you received this months UFO.

Subscriber @tsiolkovsky created a neat trading card holder for the top of the printer to hold the card for the sample you're printing with!
Download Card Holder

Filament Samples

All filament samples are at least 16 meters in length (This month got 20 meter samples in the Alien3D version as my current machine only makes 20 meter samples =P)

Those looking for a sample spooler, MadMonkey designed this one and it's been my favorite so far https://www.printables.com/model/36621-expandable-sample-spool-holder

Since I went to ERRF I thought it'd be cool to do an ERRF theme this month. 2 Filament brands have been in the UFOs previously, but 2 new companies were found!


Capricorn keeps expanding their filament offerings and has some great colors available. I brought these home from ERRF!

Visit Capricorn

Polar Filament

One of the two new filament suppliers included this month, made in the USA in Michigan, they've got some interesting and bright colors (even an Alien Green!)

Visit Polar

Proto Pasta

Another filament I brought home from ERRF, I didn't know that Proto Pasta started recycling their PLA, so I thought this was great!

Visit Proto Pasta

Colour Dream

The second filament from a new supplier, Titan 3D Supplies, a lot of bright colors and even rainbow! I of course went with a sparkly lol

Visit Titan

Bonus Accessory!

Auto Adjusting Wire Stripper

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I bought a set of these a few months ago while working on wiring for the Tesseract and I thought they were an awesome tool to speed up stripping wires, both for 3D printer maintenance and for electronics projects. I hope you find them useful!

Bonus Project!

+Nano version of the Maker Box received an Arduino Nano

Arduino Piano / Soundboard

Due to a mixup with the supplier, I was sent the December project parts so there's been a last minute scramble. DSK whipped up this piano, and could also be used as a sound board. The MP3 files could be swapped out for other instrument notes, or for other sounds all together!

Project files are now downloadable below, can't wait to see your makes!

Items included:

  • 12 x Momentary Buttons
  • MP3 Player Module
  • SD Card
  • 2W Speaker
  • ESP-WROOM-32 Micro Controller

Not Included:

  • Jumper wires
  • USB-C cable (I thought the controller came with it >.<)
Project Parts and Instructions
Visit DSK's Website

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