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    btrbandit
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    Is there a new awesome deal that anyone knows of for 3D printers coming for Black Friday?  Please keep me posted!  Thanks!

  • Black Friday 3D Printer Specials

    123toid updated 4 months ago 6 Members · 16 Replies
  • 123toid

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    November 12, 2021 at 10:30 pm
    Posted by: @btrbandit

    Is there a new awesome deal that anyone knows of for 3D printers coming for Black Friday?  Please keep me posted!  Thanks!

    I’ll keep an eye out for you.  ANy particular price you are trying to stay within?


    Black Friday 3D Printer Specials

  • btrbandit

    Member
    November 13, 2021 at 2:59 am

    Around $500 I guess.  I’m looking more for “awesome deal” versus “super cheap”.  Thanks!

  • 123toid

    Administrator
    November 13, 2021 at 3:22 am

    @btrbandit 

    TheFokoos F3 that I own is on sale for $50 off (just don’t forget to apply the coupon) That’s the cheapest it has been since August.  This is the one that replaced my ender 5

     

    Of course, I’ll keep looking out.  SO if this doesn’t meet your criteria.  


  • btrbandit

    Member
    November 13, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    I think I’m going to order that.  Where can you get models from to print?  Also, what program allows you to make a printable model yourself?  I have lots of questions now.  I would like to learn how to print a case for some of the cheap chip amps I have.

  • tvor-ceasar

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    November 14, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    I’ll let those who are much more knowledgeable expound, but my 1/2¢ is to check out https://www.thingiverse.com/ for projects.

    Eventually you’ll learn the programs needed to make your own projects.


  • btrbandit

    Member
    November 14, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    Thank you!

  • 123toid

    Administrator
    November 14, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    @tvor-ceasar THis is my go to place!  THanks for posting it!


  • stevem

    Member
    November 15, 2021 at 4:00 am

    https://www.thingiverse.com Is most defiantly the place to go for free and paid STL files.  Start out with some easy that says “NO SUPPORTS NEEDED” or supported. Supported means that they have included the supports for you. You will find that the more complex prints will need supports. Supports are small sections of filament that prop up the print as it is created. Say over hangs or arches. Things that are not firmly attached to the print bed. 

  • stevem

    Member
    November 15, 2021 at 4:05 am

    Oh you will also need a slicer.  A slicer is software that brakes a 3D object into layers that the printer then prints. When you download the file you want to print you will then have to open it up in a slicer app and convert the file to gcode.  Once that is done you just load the gcode into the printer and the  magic happens. The printer will probably include slicer software or you can download it off the web.

    https://www.google.com/search

     

  • 123toid

    Administrator
    November 15, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    @btrbandit 

    It actually comes with a version of CURA with the machine.  It is set up for this printer right out of the box.  SO you will have all the programs you need to print.  If you want to design, we have a list of those here.


  • btrbandit

    Member
    November 16, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Great info.  Thanks.  The printer is behind me in a box.  Haven’t opened it yet.

    That is awesome!  I can’t wait to hear how you like it.  If you need any help, let me know!

  • 123toid

    Administrator
    November 16, 2021 at 4:10 am

    @btrbandit 

    Well if you have any questions, you know who to ask.  I can’t wait to see your first print!  


  • elliottdesigns

    Member
    November 16, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    @btrbandit Another tip for finding print friendly models. Any objects that have an overhang shallower than 45-50 degrees like so:

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    Aren’t particularly print friendly (without supports), and the same for bridges (flat sections printed mid-air) that are longer than about 4cm.

    Essentially, the plastic will start to droop since it can’t cool quickly enough since it’s actually placing molten plastic mid-air! The shallower the angle, the further away the molten plastic will be placed from the plastic layer below it.

    Small bridges are usually fine since it’s “bridging” between two solid plastic layers below, and therefore barely droops.

    A fun model to test you printer on (and to compare plastic materials to one another (filament)) is the Benchy. It’s a little boat model and represents all of the tricky things your printer will encounter on any relatively print friendly model and is therefore a good BENCHmark 😂.

    As with Nick, I’m more than happy to answer any questions you might have! (Especially about my mini write up there 🤣).

    Happy printing!

  • btrbandit

    Member
    November 17, 2021 at 2:05 am

    More great information.  It’ll take me a while to be able to process all of that but it certainly is reassuring to know that I have the help of so many smart people.

     

  • j-k-_-lol

    Member
    February 27, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    OOOO. I literally just ordered an Ender 3 the other day that is on my way here, and after coming across this post (and rewatching this video that I had seen a while back) I’m thinking I should just go for this Odin-5 F3 now… Amazon is selling it for $214.19 right now. (Originally 359.99, then a regular amazon sale of 305.99, and then one of those coupon buttons that take off either an extra percentage or amount off, this one being 30% off extra)

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