We all started somewhere and got to where we are now. So I am curious about the printer that got you started in 3D Printing? Of course I can’t create a list of all the brands around as that would be crazy
So I have gathered a bunch of brands and then thrown in the classic “Other” option in case your brand is not mentioned. If you chose other then please drop a comment with what brand and model you use.
Also do you still have your first printer or have you moved on to bigger and better things?
My first printer was the FlashForge Adventurer 3 and I don’t have it anymore.
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My first 3D Printer was the CREALITY CR-6 SE. I really learnt a lot with it, but I eventually moved onto ‘better’ I am currently enjoying the BIQU B1!
First printer was a Solidoodle which i am upgrading and fitting a Arduino board
My first Printer was an Ender 3 V2 and I still got it Great printer. Now it’s upgraded with a Micro Swiss hotend too
That’s really cool. I have never heard of Solidoodle printers. Guess its off to Google I go to find out more.
Its nice looking printer but that where it stops The inside parts are 3d printed and are of a very poor quality. I have make steel parts now And going to put in the arduino card. So interesting project ahead
That’s serious dedication to upgrading your printer. I can imagine taking a lower quality product and replacing poor plastic parts with custom steel parts is a fairly complex thing to do. We would love to see some photos of the project in the Projects section.
My first printer was a Hurricane, circa 2016. I have run a lot of filament through it!
When I upgraded my Ender 3 Pro with a BigTreeTech E3 RRF V1.1 board, I “upgraded” the Hurricane with the original Creality board from the Ender 3. It was a bit of a pain to fit but it has given this old printer a new lease on life.
With its short Bowden tube it is my printer of choice for TPU.
Another interesting 3D Printer I havent heard of. It is also interesting that you upgraded it with a Creality board. I never really thought about upgrades in that sense. To me Creality boards go with Creality printers . How complicated was it to get it working with the Hurricane?
My first 3D printer was a makerbot replicator 2. Got to print with it a few times until my father’s company started using it and broke it many years ago XD