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Started by melpomene on Dec 3, 2021 4:33:31 PM
Basic 3D printers

So given MrM is impossible to buy for at XMas, I was pondering a basic 3D printer as he'd expressed interest when I said we were getting one at work. Just something to play around with. Bear in mind, he is not v techy, so I would have to do the installation from my laptop (pretty basic, windows 10) and probably guide him in what to do etc for the first few times. Also I want a go myself, so it is not an entirely altruistic present.

I've heard the Flashforge Adventurer 3 is pretty novice friendly, although looking on amazon, it seems to say windows 7 as the operating system , which seems odd. Also, can any be set up from an ipad which would leave my laptop to me? £350 is about the budget excluding filaments obviously, any advice or other suggestions are very welcome!

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breakfast - 03 Dec 2021 16:52:32 (#1 of 4)

Get a fox!

sorry

moto748 - 03 Dec 2021 20:13:22 (#2 of 4)

3d printers: when all you need is a girl and a gun.

TommyDGNR8 - 03 Dec 2021 21:31:54 (#3 of 4)

If your budget runs to it, get a Prusa.

I run an Anycubic Mega S. I've been lucky to get a decent machine, many aren't. Their customer service is AWFUL.

The Ender 3 is probably the most common basic machine out there. Enormous community support (necessary because, again, the company's customer service is rubbish - common trait with all these Chinese machines).

melpomene - 03 Dec 2021 21:48:13 (#4 of 4)

OK,will do some research on that,thanks, had heard the flashforge was good for novices, would rather go low-cost and upgrade if we get into it

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