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Got my 3D Printer assembled and running!

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  • Got my 3D Printer assembled and running!


    My Prusa i3S is up and running. I spent most of two days doing the build. Not because it was difficult, but because I wasn't in a rush. I spent probably 12-13 hours building it. I could have done it quicker, but my union has a lot of long tea breaks.

    The build manual is easy and through to follow. Plenty of good clear photos and simple instructions. It was a joy to build. The printer worked correctly on the first power up and calibration. Thank you to you guys who recommend this machine!

    I was amazed at how fast I got the machine. I was told 4-5 week backlog when I ordered. I figured even longer with the world as it is now. But at 3 weeks I received an email last Tuesday saying it was shipping. I figured a week or a bit better to get it to me up here in Frostbite Falls minimum. 2 days later, it arrived at my doorstep. I can't get Next Day Air from a US company in less than 4 days due to where I live. UPS and the USPS will not deliver to my house either. And FedEx is iffy. So color me impressed and shocked!

    I figure I will spend next week printing some simple pre-tested models on the included SD card to learn about my machine. And then perhaps I might get a little adventurous and fire up FreeCAD and design a simple item to slice and print. And I got a complete 4 cylinder engine that I got off of Thingiverse downloaded.

    Obligitory photo of the printer running a tree frog.
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    If you think you understand what is going on, you haven't been paying attention.

  • #2
    Here I was thinking you must belong to the same union I do, then I saw that you had positioned the printer far too close to the tea break equipment. I have to walk maybe 30 feet, not 3 inches at break time!
    "A machinist's (WHAP!) best friend (WHAP! WHAP!) is his hammer. (WHAP!)" - Fred Tanner, foreman, Lunenburg Foundry and Engineering machine shop, circa 1979


    • #3
      Cool - keep us posted on your progress and problems. While many have preceded you in the 'adventure', many more of us will soon follow.
      Location: North Central Texas


      • #4
        I find it interesting that two years ago it took my buddy and I 12 hours or so to put together his PRUSA 2. We followed the instructions which were very heavy with "watch this video at HTML....."

        At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and left over parts.

        Location: SF East Bay.


        • #5
          Congratulations. You've begun down the rabbit hole!


          • #6
            Welcome to the party.