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    Hi guys...

    Well, I've finally managed to save up some money, and actually have 200 to spend on a printer (6 months without any income put that plan on hold for a while)
    Before, I'd got my heart set on a fabrikator mini which it would seem are no longer for sale...

    So now its back to the drawing board anyone know of an acceptable printer for under 200? I dont need a big build area. More importantly I'm not affraid to get my hands dirty and put a kit together, but it has to be simple enough to do with my limited ability (computers I can build fine, wood work easy, for some reason, I never got my head round anything that moves), what I really dont want to do is make it from scratch, or I'll spend the next millennia debating which motors to get (and thats before I get onto an extruder or hot end...)

    Thanks in advance

    dan

  • #2
    just seen the RepRap Prusa i3 which looks good... So keeping an eye on that too lol

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    • #3
      I have an Alunar which is a prusa i3 clone....very pleased with it and cost me around 260$...which can't be far of 200 quid can it?

      Alan

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      • #4
        Hi Alan,
        yup, $260 (USD) is currently worth 210... and the exchange rate is only getting worse since brit ex...

        I've been looking at this one which looks like a i3 clone... Going to have to look up the "offical" instructions and see whats what.
        I'm toying with the idea of making a smaller one later once I've got some more experience under my belt.

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        • #5
          Wow is that fabrikator mini ever small!

          I ended up getting my printer through www.3dprintersonlinestore.com, as far as I can tell they just broker for other 3D printer manufacturers (but they usually include free shipping and aren't really marked up much from what I can tell). They have a number of inexpensive, but decent looking, printers in your price range.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SpikeFiend View Post
            Wow is that fabrikator mini ever small!

            I ended up getting my printer through www.3dprintersonlinestore.com, as far as I can tell they just broker for other 3D printer manufacturers (but they usually include free shipping and aren't really marked up much from what I can tell). They have a number of inexpensive, but decent looking, printers in your price range.
            Isnt it just. I liked the look of it because of its tiny size, since I only really wanted it for a bit of fun. it would fit right next to my pc with no problem and without having to build a new shelf. With the I3, I'm going to have to build a new shelf, but it'll give me room to store some of my more liked prints next to my printer (and a role or 2 of fillament too)

            thanks for the link. I'll take a look at that. A bit more expensive than the one I was looking at, but comes with a role of fillament and an extra nozzle... Well worth the extra price

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            • #7
              so, I've decided on the perusa i3 (or more to the point this clone)
              So time to clear some space. Once I've got it, I'll be doing a couple of writeup's\video's to show people about the assembly and what not

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              • #8
                You can buy MOD-t 3D Printer, which you can buy in budget.

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