3D Printing

3D printing was one of my first personal experiences with Arthur C. Clarke’s quote “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” I understand how it works, I get the mechanics and the process, but there’s still something magical about it.

Monoprice Maker Select v2 – My Experience

So I got a 3D printer back in July of 2016. I wanted one for a while but the price was a bit too much. I stumbled on a sale for the Monoprice Maker Select v2, and started doing research as a $300 3D printer sounded to good to be true. After a few hours of digging around I pulled the trigger.

TL;DR – Overall, I loved the experience. I recommend the printer but only if you’re willing to put some work into learning, tweaking and failing.

The following is written for someone that has already started poking into 3D printed, learned some terminology, and is interested in reviews of specific printers. Although I’ll try to be as newbie friendly as I can, a lot of terms are just part of my vernacular now and this piece will be ridiculously long if I try to get overly educational, too.

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Posted by JP Powers in 3D Printing