Earlier this year I returned from the World Cup in Russia to find my new 3D printer, the Prusa MK 3 kit waiting for me to build.
Lucky for me I had four days till I had to go back to work and I was struggling with some serious jelag.
I spent two nights tinkering from Midnight till 8am for a total of around 16 hours to put this thing together.
Here is finished printer doing some calibration prints after having just downloaded the latest firmware.
Opened the box to find the manuals and the trademark gummy bears which buffed me during the process.
All the parts were split into bags which were labelled clearly and easy to identify combined with reading through the manual.
The axis motors.
Mad tinkering ensued throughout the night.
Assembling the extruder and then doing the cable management was the hardest part.
The scariest moment was turning it on, yes it worked! Here's a picture of the ruined lighthouse i began printing after calibration. I didn't get my first layer right and you can see the corner on the left starting to raise from the heat bed. This print eventually failed because it detached..
I'll be posting more about my various prints which have mostly been terrain pieces for tabletop gaming in the coming days/weeks. Hope you all enjoyed these pics.
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