@redneck_happy

It's PLA with up to 30% (or so they claim, I have no way to verify that obviously) sawdust. It gives off a nice smell, not unlike poker-work, while printing.

@fribbledom seems hard to recycle. Could be burned in a waste to energy facility I guess

@fribbledom sorry I realize this is completely out of the context of your original post

@redneck_happy @fribbledom
PLA is biodegradeable in composting facilities, but not so much out on the ground (at least in a reasonable amount of time). I suspect that the small fiber size of the sawdust wouldn't significantly affect the compostability of the object.

@fribbledom can we get some scale? :D Also, that looks AMAAAAZZINGGGG

@fribbledom Wow you can barely tell that it's been done layer by layer...like basically just looks like part of the aesthetic

@linuxliaison

Yeah, almost adds to the illusion of being wood grain.

@fribbledom This question sounds harsher than it's meant to be, but have you made anything practical with it yet?

There's no particular reason why you should - it's just that I really want one, but I'd want to make things with a definite purpose. And there's only two things on my list so far so it's hard to justify the cost...

@fribbledom Continuing questions, because I may just be falling down the rabbit hole of getting a printer. What made you choose the Mega S?

@squaregoldfish

Decent value for money mostly:

It has a rather sturdy "unibody" frame and can be assembled within minutes. Separate stepper motor and endstop for each Z-axis. The ultrabase is awesome to print on, I never had to use glue or tamper with bed adhesion otherwise. Firmware is open-source and can be replaced. Comes with a spool of filament.

The Ender 3 certainly rivals it in value for money, but if you can afford to pay a little extra, the Mega S seems to be the better package.

@squaregoldfish

That said, if you're still holding back because of the initial investment, the Ender 3 is an absolute steal for ~$150 to $170!

@fribbledom Thanks for the info! I'll add it to my list of information...

@fribbledom i have a 3d printer since two days ^^

its awesome (and sometimes a little bit tricky to get good results XD)
@fribbledom ender-5 ^^

had at first small problems with the bed leveling, but the last two pieces turned out great XD

@rick

Yeah, bed leveling can be tricky 😆

Unless you wanna pick up a sensor, I can highly recommend getting a cheap feeler gauge, which makes it a lot easier to consistently level your bed.

@fribbledom oh this is good tip. currently i do at a start of a print via visual estimate XD

if i get one.. how much spacing should the nossle and the bed have?

@rick

Somewhere between 0.1mm and 0.2mm is what I usually go for. Depends a tiny bit on your filament and general bed adhesion, too, but that's the ballpark figure.

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