[Lab] What's the catch with this kossel 3d printer kit?
darcy at inventorartist.com
Tue Mar 1 08:39:50 EST 2016
Well I bet you'd learn a lot if you bought it. I was thinking about it and
I figure the hardest part might be the extruder... the rest is off the
shelf or easy to print/replace if needed... an extruder is usually a lot
more parts and complexity than the rest of the machine (aside from the
But lets focus on what you need for a minute. What parts do you need made?
Why not get started on that independent of the purchase?
Rick has a pile of 3d printers at the warehouse. Why not ask him? I can
bring one in too. And there's the library printers.. ottawa u... Artengine
might have one that's running (I've not poked around there lately)...
What parts are you making? Could they be machined or laserd?
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On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 8:31 PM, Peter Sjoberg <lpaseen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 28/02/16 08:05 PM, Darcy Whyte wrote:
> > Good question. :)
> > I don't know but I'll give you my guess... it's could be a finicky
> > knockoff.
> I'm guessing it's someone who basically cloned it. Just hope that the
> pics is of what they sell, not the original.
> > Not that 3D printers aren't finicky anyway...
> > Looking at the design, I'm not an expert but I'd think that design (as
> > elegant as a delta is) might be fairly tricky to keep working well. Not
> > that you couldn't cope with it as I know you're a good problem solver...
> > What's you're objective? To have fun or to make parts?
> Have fun and make prototype parts for my enigma. If I have to make 26
> keys and it taxes X minutes to make one I figured it can be painful to
> do it somewhere else than home (even if I get to make a few at a time).
> Since I'm greener than grean with 3D printing stuff I expect a lot of
> trial and error before I get it the way I can accept it.
> > I have a printer I could set up for you to try if you want. It's got a
> > pretty good build area (nearly a cubic foot)... and dual heads and
> > stuff.... you could get whatever project done plus decide what to do..
> My plan has always been to first learn a little about 3D printing and
> make some piece at a place like makerspace/ottawa u/library or so.
> Once I done that I might be ready to spend more $ on getting my own but
> with a pricetag of $315 I'm thinking I can actually start with getting
> my own (and with that get a big reminder to work on 3D stuff).
> I do expect a high tinker factor on things this cheap but that is also
> part of learning how it works. If it was a black box that always worked
> perfect I wouldn't learn anything.
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> > On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 7:29 PM, Peter Sjoberg <lpaseen at gmail.com
> > <mailto:lpaseen at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > On aliexpress I found a kossel 3d printer kit that looks like it's a
> > decant one. All parts included even a starter filament, just assemble
> > and print up to 180mm dia and 300 high and it's only $315cad shipped
> > your door.
> > Besides the obvious like that the plate isn't heated - what's the
> > ? Looking elsewhere like at
> https://www.3dhubs.com/3d-printers/Kossel I
> > see it's $650 (US I guess) so less than half price I'm thinking scam
> > it's a lot of good reviews on it so I don't know.
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