Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer £133 @ Amazon
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Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer £133 @ Amazon

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Edited by:"Jurat"Found 13th Dec 2017
£83 off RRP; in my opinion the best value printer for newcomers.

Steal at this price - a great introduction to the wonderful world of 3D printing.

Comes pre-built and pre-calibrated - prints straight out of the box.

EDIT: Some people don't see the point in these devices but they are very useful robots that can help solve a multitude of problems. I have a cheap kit-built printer that has paid for itself many times over in the past year (I design, print and sell bespoke storage solutions for VR peripherals - I've made a few hundred pounds selling my creations online).

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Picard12317 m ago

Anything more useful?


bigger Yoda

Picard12311 m ago

So basically, it's to produce junk plastic figures for people to stick on …So basically, it's to produce junk plastic figures for people to stick on their mantlepiece.....


You can create a little plastic bin for all the lemon segments, when you're done sucking them

Smart users will print out more filament so they never run out of it.

terriclarkfan12 m ago

Still can't think of a single use. 🤔



For making things.
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Still can't think of a single use. 🤔

any good these

Looks average at best... wish I'd pulled the trigger on the Black Friday i3 plus

terriclarkfan12 m ago

Still can't think of a single use. 🤔



For making things.

terriclarkfan13 m ago

Still can't think of a single use. 🤔


I’ve a few ideas for one but until I clear out loads of other junk and half bottomed projects. It will need to wait.

Version 1

Saw this morning. V1 and not good. Would rather wait for the V2 to drop and pay a little more. I thought about getting this as a spare to my CR-10, but with a 120x120 bed and bad reviews, I'll pass. Forums concur this is not a good value printer, even at £150.

Thought it's a fancy looking kettle!!
Edited by: "SP2013" 13th Dec 2017

nanuek59 m ago

Then you have a tragically limited capacity to think. Luckily, other …Then you have a tragically limited capacity to think. Luckily, other people have been thinking up literally millions of things.


From the homepage; a coffee mug, a guitar pick, a wire strimmer (add your own blade).

terriclarkfan1 h, 43 m ago

From the homepage; a coffee mug, a guitar pick, a wire strimmer (add your …From the homepage; a coffee mug, a guitar pick, a wire strimmer (add your own blade).


Those are things yes...

Smart users will print out more filament so they never run out of it.

Looked at a review seems a pain to load files onto a card, I do like the sculpto one but lacks UK supplies and delivery costs are high

you could print a drawer with this and put it in it hot

terriclarkfan7 h, 52 m ago

Still can't think of a single use. 🤔


Best not to buy one if you have no imagination.

MP Select Mini has been one of the best performers for quality entry 3D printers for a while now. It can be flashed with the official malyan m200 firmware to enable WiFi, and it is extremely hack-able model, that does not bind you to a proprietary slicer.

It supports a heated bed , and can print most materials if upgraded to a e3d clone all metal hot-end.

This is the cheapest it has ever been to the UK.

From amazon description page:




  • Support for all 1.75mm Filament types, a heated build plate allow



    this printer to work with any type of filament, from basic filaments,



    such as ABS and PLA, to more advanced materials, such as conductive PLA,



    wood and metal composites, or dissolvable PVA




  • Compact Desktop Design: Featuring a small footprint and basic,



    open frame design, this 3D printer is compact enough for any desk




  • All Metal Construction




  • Designed exclusively with a UK Power Adapter




  • Ready to Print: Unlike most other low- 3D printers, this printer



    ships fully assembled and has already been calibrated at the factory, we



    even include sample PLA filament and a Micros card with preinstalled



    models, so you can start printing right out of the box! Heated aluminium



    build plate nozzle cooling fan for printing all filament types,



    complete kit with sample PLA filament, bed scraper, and Micros card with



    preloaded model files, micro USB and Micros card connectivity, PC and



    Mac compatible, compatible with Cure, Repeater, and other software

So this is the older V1? Not a bad price though. V2 has a better extruder from memory? Its been a while since i looked at Monoprice printers

V1, good price but think I'll pass.

I'm curious as to what people use these to make?

whats the major doffrenece in v1 and v2 ?

Picard12320 m ago

I'm curious as to what people use these to make?


Yoda

Picard12317 m ago

Anything more useful?


bigger Yoda

I’m gonna buy me this V1 and make myself a V2

jamgin19 m ago

bigger Yoda


So basically, it's to produce junk plastic figures for people to stick on their mantlepiece.....

Picard1233 m ago

So basically, it's to produce junk plastic figures for people to stick on …So basically, it's to produce junk plastic figures for people to stick on their mantlepiece.....


i've used my 3D printer to print a gearbox housing for a model tank i'm building, a Sony SW3 strap adaptor (sony don't sell them any more) and various mounts and bits for my car.

lots of plastic junk too (its fine, PLA is eco friendly)

mugglesquop13 m ago

anything on thingiverse.com


How did I ever manage to survive without a toothpaste tube squeezer!

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Edited by: "Picard123" 15th Dec 2017

Picard12311 m ago

So basically, it's to produce junk plastic figures for people to stick on …So basically, it's to produce junk plastic figures for people to stick on their mantlepiece.....


You can create a little plastic bin for all the lemon segments, when you're done sucking them

lmcshera3 m ago

You can create a little plastic bin for all the lemon segments, when …You can create a little plastic bin for all the lemon segments, when you're done sucking them


Hahaha....this device is just used to make utter tat!!

Blow on your trumpet iPhone holder!

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Edited by: "Picard123" 15th Dec 2017

Excellent for the price, way way way better than the cheap kids you buy on Gearbest etc.

Picard1235 m ago

Hahaha....this device is just used to make utter tat!!Blow on your trumpet …Hahaha....this device is just used to make utter tat!!Blow on your trumpet iPhone holder! [Image]


The limits are your own imagination so 32754042-6mQHB.jpg
Why not print yourself one of these mate?

lmcshera1 m ago

The limits are your own imagination so [Image] Why not print yourself one …The limits are your own imagination so [Image] Why not print yourself one of these mate?


It's pretty funny that none of you lot have shown anything particularly useful that can be printed from these.

(Star Wars figures don't count as useful).

The true answer is that if you're just a consumer then there's nothing to be done with it but print out some tat the other people have made. But if you're actually getting into 3D modelling or prototyping stuff yourself it'd be cool to be able to print out what you've done as a physical model.

Picard1239 m ago

It's pretty funny that none of you lot have shown anything particularly …It's pretty funny that none of you lot have shown anything particularly useful that can be printed from these.(Star Wars figures don't count as useful).


Why does it have to be useful?

Photos aren't useful but you wouldn't complain about a regular printer being a waste of money.

I don't have one but they are a cool hobby and there are many cool applications. Producing models would probably be the most fun part for me but it's a hobby like any other. Not producing something particularly useful doesn't mean it can't be enjoyable.

Picard12322 m ago

It's pretty funny that none of you lot have shown anything particularly …It's pretty funny that none of you lot have shown anything particularly useful that can be printed from these.(Star Wars figures don't count as useful).


Man with a star trek name getting salty because star wars stuff is getting made with 3d printers 🤣

Picard12354 m ago

How did I ever manage to survive without a toothpaste tube squeezer! …How did I ever manage to survive without a toothpaste tube squeezer! [Image]



Thats the next thing I'm going to make after my 6" space marine for the grandson. Thanks.
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