The Spaghetti Detective Review

Is time up for failed, stringy 3D prints? Let's find out

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Our Verdict

Near miss

The Spaghetti Detective

The future of 3D print monitoring?


I feel as though I have been really harsh concentrating on the flaws of The Spaghetti Detective but I still really like what the dev Kenneth Jiang is trying to achieve for the 3D printing community. For me it’s just over-promising a little at this stage but if we could wind forward a year or so and see where it goes things could get interesting. To do that we need to support the developer and if that means coping with the slightly messy pricing structure then that might be a necessary evil.

Any saved print is a bonus but if I’d just paid a not unsubstantial amount of cash and assumed my safety was now increased, only to have a print fail and have plastic sat in a hot end for maybe 10 hours going nowhere because my printer has developed an issue while I relax at work thinking everything is being monitored, that’s not great.

So let’s take The Spaghetti Detective for what it is, a great idea that works well in one area but that still needs development in a number of key places, and until that point, we don’t fall into the trap that we can rely on it and what the slick website tells us about how it will make our life easier.

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Been around consoles and computers since his parents bought him a Mattel Intellivision. Spent over a decade as editor of popular print-based video games and computer magazines, including a market-leading PlayStation title. Has written tech content for GamePro, Official Australian Playstation Magazine, PlayStation Pro, Amiga Action, Mega Action, ST Action, GQ, Loaded, and the Daily Mirror. Twitter: @iampaulmcnally

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