Nick Parks

Nick Parks

Nick Parks is an engineering intern at MAKE, and he’s studying mechanical engineering at Santa Rosa Junior College. 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


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

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  • 12/13/2013 @ 11:30 am
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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 »

3-D Printers, Make Magazine

Finally, consumer-grade scanners for your desktop! Read more »

Printrbot Plus

Large print volume for less than a grand equals a big value. Read more »


Some 3D printing software is easier to learn than others. Repetier-Host is one of the tougher ones to get familiar with, and can sometimes discourage people from operating their printers. Since I found this software difficult to learn, I’ve written some instructions to help people get started. Read more »