Prusa i3 3d Printer Build

This is a little post-dated, but here are shots of my finished Prusa i3 3d printer build.  It was a kit from and went together pretty easily.  I don’t recall exactly, but it was about $500 for the kit and another $100 from McMaster for all-thread and linear rails.  It took as long to setup the software as it did to build it.   The assembly/build took about 40 hours…  So it was not a 5 minute job.

The software took quite a bit because there are several components from the marlin UnoMega firmware to pronterface and other software options.  Knowing what to use and how to use isn’t hard, but does take some figuring…

Also, when I first got it, I didn’t take the time to do a good calibration on the height of the print nozzle above the bed.  Why?  Because, I just wanted to print!  Anyway, it worked, but I had intermittent issues and once I setup the height to be 1 sheet of paper thickness, it worked great.

I don’t think you can actually buy this kit any longer and the replacement on looks much nicer.  I’ve seen some un-assembled kits on that look really cost competitive and would be a good option today.

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