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My experiences building and maintaining a low cost 3D printer kit.

3D Printer: Buy or Build, or just keep thinking about it

Building a 3D Printer needs community support

Getting a 3D printer requires an investment of time and money. It also helps to understand your objectives. Once you get bitten by the 3D printer bug, it becomes more a matter of how than what. You know you are going to end up with your own 3D printer. It becomes an obsession. Here’s how I handled my obsession. How did you handle yours?

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Building a Sunhokey Prusa i3 3D Printer Kit

 

Sunhokey Prusa i3 3D Printer Kit

If you can assemble children’s toys on Christmas Eve, you can build a 3D printer kit. And it will probably work fine. But remember this: a 3D printer kit is not a finished product. You are buying a proven design, a box of parts, and assembly instructions. There will be bumps in the road. Here is the story of my ride.

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Calibrating a Sunhokey Prusa i3 3D printer kit

Calibrate 3D Printer Kit

Calibrating a 3D printer kit can be a lot harder than building it. And, if you are not careful, you can make it even harder. Here is my experience with my Sunhokey 3D printer kit. Remember that a 3D printer kit is not a precision instrument. It’s more likely a good enough instrument. So, have reasonable expectations. Perfect is the enemy of good.

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