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3D-printed with Wood PLA.
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 Wow you can barely tell that it's been done layer by layer...like basically just looks like part of the aesthetic
@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...
About 50-50 I'd say. I did (custom) cases for electronics, lampshades, replacement parts like keyboard feet and so on...
Here are a few impressions of the more practical things I printed so far:
@fribbledom Continuing questions, because I may just be falling down the rabbit hole of getting a printer. What made you choose the Mega S?
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.
That said, if you're still holding back because of the initial investment, the Ender 3 is an absolute steal for ~$150 to $170!
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.
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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