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I got me 3D printer, awesome!

Discussion in 'Printers' started by Pinter75, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. andy_mk3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

    Posts: 8,627

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Yeah amazon for filament. Cheap as anywhere else most of the time with a good choice.
     
  2. Jonny L

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 10, 2006

    Posts: 1,844

    Location: Lincoln

    Super, Thanks will have a look.
     
  3. andicole0

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 12, 2005

    Posts: 6,074

    Location: Robertsbridge

    I got an XYZPrinting daVinci pro a while back and I'm still learning but now attempting to build a 3D scanner. With a Sony mobile from the MM (Thanks punky_munky) I can do some photogrammetry.

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    Oh the little bit in the corner is a WIP Hornby train part.
    Andi.
     
  4. OLDPHART

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 19, 2004

    Posts: 6,515

    Location: n/east-the toon

    Is this the right cable to fit my ender 3 to my PC>USB-2.0/2.0A to 5 pin USB-Mini-B ender 3 cable.

    I can confirm it is, bought one.

    Thanks.:)
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2019
  5. andicole0

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 12, 2005

    Posts: 6,074

    Location: Robertsbridge

    Removed.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2019
  6. Haze

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 10, 2007

    Posts: 2,869

    Flying Turtle, can be found on usual websites

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  7. OLDPHART

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 19, 2004

    Posts: 6,515

    Location: n/east-the toon

    Just finished the 3 wise skulls 3d print 20hrs in the making its turned out really great.

    Stands 210mm high, only defect a couple of filament strands under one chin that has not taking.

    This is a Xmass present for my sons girl friend, who is into skulls the mind boggles lol.

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  8. muttclugg

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 10, 2007

    Posts: 1,626

    Location: SE

    My first 3d printer arrived yesterday as a belated birthday present to myself. It's an Ender 3 and has been great so far although I think I'm going to get a glass bed for it during the week! Pics of my first prints to follow :D.
     
  9. OLDPHART

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 19, 2004

    Posts: 6,515

    Location: n/east-the toon

    Hi there's plenty of info on youtube just search ender 3.
     
  10. mark35

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 22, 2003

    Posts: 1,467

    Hi is the ender 3 pro still the 3d printer to get or any thing better up to £500
     
  11. bulb66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 12, 2005

    Posts: 1,488

    Location: Suffolk

    Depends what your requirements are really. Build volume, printer size etc
     
  12. bulb66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 12, 2005

    Posts: 1,488

    Location: Suffolk

  13. randal

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 1, 2006

    Posts: 12,147

    Damn, the XL is a whole new printer. I was hoping for a 30x40 bed and extended rails for the MK3S.
     
  14. Vauxmad

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 429

    Location: Stoke

    thought i would share a useful print i did recently - needed a patch panel for my home lab and too tight to buy a panduit panel. Already found a 2 port wall bracket which i previously remixed to give an 8 port panel and this time needed 12 ports, had to split it 2 pieces to fit on my ender 3 bed

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  15. Bickaxe

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 8, 2013

    Posts: 7,875

    Location: Fareham

    Thinking about getting the Elegoo Mars but very new to 3D printing.
    I'll order some extra resin but it's there anything else needed that reviews do not tend to cover?
     
  16. bulb66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 12, 2005

    Posts: 1,488

    Location: Suffolk

    IPA, gloves.... LOTS OF GLOVES.
     
  17. King4aDay

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 4, 2003

    Posts: 4,167

    Location: Cornwall

    Hi guys,

    Apologies I've not read the rest of the thread, I'm thinking about asking for a 3d printer for crimbo, probably mainly for miniatures then whatever proves to be useful.

    Currently eyeing up a deal on an Ender 3 Pro with glass bed and 2kg PLA for £155, but I've also seen a blue CR-10s on eBay for £150. I can imagine the extra print size maybe being useful on occasion but probably not essential. Any opinions on which would be a better bet for a first printer?
     
  18. bulb66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 12, 2005

    Posts: 1,488

    Location: Suffolk

    For a first printer the Ender 3 is great, can't remember if they've updated the firmware on the PRO but make sure that thermal protection is enabled (google it, and you see how to test) otherwise you'll need an arduino to flash new firmware. The cr-10 is also a great printer and the bigger build volume is nice to have, my first printer (6 years) was smaller than the ender-3 and within 6 months I'd upgraded to something bigger.

    Any other questions please feel free to ask ;-).

    James.