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BMSchrowang
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Found an awesome coupon for an Ender 3 Pro 3d printer at MicroCenter. Can only be used in stores but you can get it for right around $100. Definitely going to pick one up this weekend or next weekend. Just have to fill out the form and they'll text you the coupon. 

For anyone unfamiliar, the ender 3 is a super popular name in budget 3d printing. Tons of people have used them and developed upgrades to the platform to make it even better. Ill be sure to give an update once I get mine.

https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/specialoffer3dprinter.aspx#eduformdiv

 

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Sam
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Damn, too bad the closest one is 4 or 5 hours away, otherwise I'd snag one of those bad boys.  I've been thinking of getting one.  Was gonna go with a Prusa, like $750 unit, but at this price I'd grab one of these too lol.

Sam

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@sam agreed. For $100 that's too cheap to beat. Glad to hear you've settled on the Prusa @sam, it'll treat you right.

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BMSchrowang
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Got it all thrown together, instructions were pretty vague but wasn't too bad overall. Did some test prints and got it dialed in. Definitely worth the $100

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@bmschrowang welcome to the addiction... I mean hobby! Let me know if you have any questions and happy printing!

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@bmschrowang nice!  I just got a Ender 3 v2.  It's like crack lol.  And I gotta say, I'm absolutely blown away by the quality of the prints this thing puts out.  It's just crazy.  Maybe I got a great machine or something, but I'm super happy so far.

Now I've diving into Fusion 360 and 3D modeling so I can design and print all my own shit, which is pretty exciting.  Eventually, I'll use what I've learned to dive into milling and CNC, which I'm stoked about as well.

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@sam Glad to see you made the jump, its a dangerously fun hobby. I've heard great things about fusion 360 but haven't tried it yet. I've personally used SketchUp and SolidWorks to model prints depending on the complexity of the part. Ender has a great starter platform and helpful community to learn from.

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@bmschrowang Do you have access to solidworks through your job?  I've heard licensing is ridiculously expensive.  So far I'm absolutely happy with fusion 360, it seems like it'll do pretty much everything I could ever need.

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@sam Yes its ignorantly expensive for a license, however it's not too hard to "aquire" a copy of the software if you know where to look

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Ok, this is impressive 😂

https://youtu.be/uQh1aNwr4Aw

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