Nick Parks

Nick Parks

Nick Parks is an engineering intern at MAKE, and he’s studying mechanical engineering at UC Irvine. He likes to build and take apart things to make products better or create something new. He enjoys working at MAKE and likes to help other people build projects of their own.

Latest from Nick Parks


Same great kit, now with a heated glass bed. Released just over three years ago, the Ultimaker Original kit just keeps getting better. Read more »


A great machine for anyone looking for a machine that can print large, precise, and durable prints without requiring a lot of time to fiddle with settings or breaking the bank. Read more »

Tinkerer’s machine capable of the finest resolution of printers tested

A tinkerer’s machine capable of the finest resolution of printers tested. Read more »


Printrbot's all-new metal Simple is faster, more accurate, and has a 216 cubic inch build volume. Read more »


Filament is pricey — make your own and save with these extruding bots. Read more »


As one of MAKE’s 3D printing experts I’ve had the opportunity to use just about every printer in MAKE’s Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing. I have yet to see one with as much value as the Printrbot Simple. At $299 this 3D printer is a pretty sweet deal. Read more »