Hi fellow makers, It has been a while since I’ve first visited 3D Hubs, and now I’m willing to join you by buying a printer. I don’t want to weight my parents with my expenses, so I opened a fundraiser on Indiegogo Life. I’m asking for your support to spread the word and help me get into the “third industrial revolution”. Thank you very much!

Here’s the link of the fundraiser: https://life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/help-me-buy-a-3d-printer--12

Hey there !

I’m sorry but i can’t help you to buy a 3d printer, i’m a student myself and can’t affort that.

However i have some other advises that you might concider as they will hopefully take you closer to owning a 3d printer:

1) First of all think small ! I’d recommend you to get a kit, for example the printrbot simple metal or the arduino materia, however don’t go too cheap, printers that are mostly made out of metal allways have a longer lifetime and in general have better tolerances. Heated bed, variety of printable materials are also very important (temperature limits). I don’t know exactly what you are printing but you should keep an eye on the build volume and other specialities.

Online access, webcam and other stuff should not be a concideration for you as they just raise the price without having an effect on the printquality.

2) Maybe you have someone that might sponsor you, as compensation you could offer them 3d printed parts, or you share the printer with others to split the cost. This is also a possiblity to share with someone randomly from the internet.

3) The easiest way to get to money is obviously work. For example I have bought my printer from 8 weeks of holiday work in a industrial buisness. Maybe you find time for that during summer holidays but that depends on your country and school schedule.

If you need further information about what printer to buy and how to finance it feel free to ask me. For my personal oppinion : I dont think that there are many people to give you money without a reward. And whatever you do in the futur DON’T BUY A MAKERBOT !! at least the 5th gen is total crap, the smart extruder cloggs permanently and you are lucky if you get one print done before having to replace it (referring to the picture you posted).

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1) I think that it isn’t worth buying a printer with a 10*10*10 cm build volume, but not even 30*30*30 2) I thought about opening an Indiegogo campaign offering small printed objects as perks, but the delivery for 15$ pledges would have costed at least 2x as much 3) my school doesn’t offer any “working” holiday, but its not a bad idea, and I might consider it in case the fundraiser will be unsuccessful 4) I can’t even think of buying a Makerbot! My ideal printers would be 3Drag, Da Vinci 1.0 Aio or (my dream) Ultimaker 2. However, thank you very much for replying, I really appreciate it!

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Quick Details


Model Number:P0010

Place of Origin:India

Packaging & Delivery

Packaging Details:3D Printer - 1 quantity 3D Printing Filament - 1 quantity Charger - 1 Quantity Warranty Card valid upto six months. Shipping, Duties & Taxes extraDelivery Detail:3 WEEKS

  • Print size ( X Y Z ): 420 MM X 720 MM X 420 MM
  • The Layer Thickness : 0.05mm to 0.2mm
  • Layer Resolution : 50 microns to 250 microns
  • Chasis : Aluminum
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.5mm - 0.3mm all metal
  • Machine Dimensions: 650 mm x 480 mm x 850mm
  • Shipping box dimensions : 700 mm x 580 mm x 570 mm
  • Machine weight : 16kg
  • Shipping box weight : 19 kg
  • Maximum Print speed : 100 mm/s
  • Recommended Print speed: 70 mm/s.
  • Print Plate Size : 250mm x 250mm.
  • Print Plate (Build Platform) : Heated bed Glass.
  • AC Input: 100-240 Volts , 50-60 Hz
  • No.of Extruders: 2
  • Power Requirements: 24 volts , 14.5 Amp
  • Connectivity (Interface): Usb, SD card
  • Electronics: Arduino 2560 sheild with LCD & SD Card holder
  • Operational Environment (recommended) : 15-32 degree celcius
  • 3D printing Software : Printware
  • CAD Input data file format supported : .Stl, .obj
  • Client Operating System : Windows, Linux, Mac
  • Print in dual color : Yes
  • Warranty : One year - Limited Warranty
  • Price - 9500$ USD
  • Contact: sales@jgrouprobotics.com

Did you buy a 3D Printer, eventually?