[Lab] Kossel Mini 3d printer thoughts
olabau at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 17:04:26 EDT 2016
You're not making this very easy for me :-)
$1000 is more than I can justify to myself for this adventure. I see some
wooden DIY designs out there that claim to cost less. I would enjoy
assembling this sort of thing rather than getting a pre-built solution. Is
there much success to be found with that approach?
I'm surprised to see CNC lasers for that little...more to read and consider.
I see there is a Hack613 Maker's Market scheduled for tonight. I'll try to
sneak out tonight and drop by and do some learning.
On 31 August 2016 at 13:27, Darcy Whyte <darcy at inventorartist.com> wrote:
> If you don't have a specific project why not check out some of the
> machines around town?
> There are a few lasers around to try out. Also a few CNCs and 3D printers.
> CNCs are a little more sparse. There may be something at Ottawa U (I've not
> been in, in a while). There are lots of them at Makerspace North. We have
> meetups called Hack613 where you can get to see these machines in action
> (perhaps even run a small project if you hang out enough).... We have all
> three machines.
> I personally think the first purchase (generically) should be a rotary,
> then laser then 3d printer. This is based on price vs. overall usefulness.
> I have all three machines so I'm fairly unbiased.
> CNC machines are the best bang for the buck. They start at around 1000 for
> a small machine such as these 3040 machines
> You could go smaller to a 3020. Or try changing the search to 6040 and 6090
> to get bigger machines.
> Lasers same thing but slightly cheaper. I just searched CNC Laser in ebay
> You can get by with one of those solid state ones (.5-5W), then you're much
> under 500 dollars. There's a guy who comes to our meetups who has one of
> those... it's easier to tote around than a 3D printer.
> Then of course the third option is 3d Printers, I wont post links for that
> as it looks like you've already shopped around.
> Darcy Whyte
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> Contact: darcy at inventorArtist.com | 613-563-3634 by appointment (no text)
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 1:05 PM, Olaf Baumann <olabau at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I had considered lasers and cnc rotary cutters to be out of my price
>> range but that might be an out-of-date point of view. Though I do think
>> cnc lasers are absolutely amazing.
>> I don't have any _critical_ projects in mind, but have recently backed a
>> kickstarter for 3d printed board game component designs (
>> ffordable-modular-building-kit-files/description). I thought I'd be
>> happier making my own rather than using a service.
>> If it is a matter of 'need', well then, I suppose I need all three :-) I
>> wonder, is there a natural progression of these three machines if the plan
>> was to use one to build the next?
>> On 31 August 2016 at 10:42, Darcy Whyte <darcy at inventorartist.com> wrote:
>>> Don't forget to consider lasers and cnc rotary cutters too. They're very
>>> affordable and I would argue more practical too...
>>> Do you know what you'll be making with the 3d printer yet? What you're
>>> making can help decide what tools you need.
>>> Darcy Whyte
>>> Art+ inventorArtist.com <http://inventorartist.com/> | Aviation
>>> Contact: darcy at inventorArtist.com | 613-563-3634 by appointment (no
>>> On Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 10:34 AM, Olaf Baumann <olabau at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I'm teeting on the verge of taking my first step towards 3d printing.
>>>> I've done some reading and feel the Kossel Mini (
>>>> http://reprap.org/wiki/Kossel) is the one for me.
>>>> I'm wondering if there are others on the mailing list with the Kossel
>>>> that may have thoughts to share.
>>>> I'm currently looking to buy from https://builda3dprinter.eu/. The
>>>> price for a mini is around CAD$550 before any taxes.
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