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


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?


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!

@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


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?


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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