We ordered a 3d printer off Chinese Ebay

Alright, well, not exactly Chinese Ebay. But we almost did. This was just normal ebay with the seller based in China. We found a printer that was $5 cheaper and would arrive a lot sooner (it was the exact same printer).

Unfortunately, the acrylic frame cracked during shipping, so It will be a little while before I can start assembling the printer. I’ve already contacted the company and they are sending me the new style frame.

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Acrylic frames are not the best when it comes to 3d printers, but after doing a lot of research and talking to a lot of people, the one thing I found is that if you REALLY want to get to know how a 3d printer works, get the cheapest one available and “let it break”. While fixing the printer, I’ll learn more about how everything works and how to properly troubleshoot printer problems.

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