3D Printer

It’s time for a new project. 3D printer are getting cheaper and they are finally ready for the mass production. I picked one which is available as a kit and is not very expensive. Prusa has a goot reputation in the open source community and I hope to get a lot of updates and upgrades. They also have a PrusaSlicer which is a fork of the Sl3cer project.

Biulding it

As a first step it need to be build together. The manual/building instruction is great. It makes a lot of fun to build it. In case of any issues you can always rely on 24/7 support and a great community in the background.

Enclose it

This new toy need a new home. I didn’t want to spent a lot of money for the enclosure. So I looked for DIY alternatives. You can build one pretty inexpensive with IKEA tables. And the best thing, you can print the plastic joints yourself :).

Final result

Overall I’m pretty happy with the end result. I put some LED lights inside for better visibility. Now I can print a lot of different plastic types PLA/PETG/ABS/TPU. It’s time to learn 3D design…