Duplicator 9 – Decisions

For some time now, I’ve been thinking about buying a 3D printer…….Just never really actually pulled the trigger

The lead up to the purchase………..

I’m a bit of a retro lover – Backed the Spectrum Next on Kickstarter, got a PCB only version too…After spending many months upgrading the PCB and playing, It’s been pushed aside due to lack of time 

I decided to sell the PCB to chap over in Denmark that’s currently writing music for many to be released games…

I digress!. With a couple of hundred quid burning a hole in my pocket, I started the 3D printing Research


What a minefield!

Needless to say, many days clicking, ‘researching’ and generally spending waaaaay too much time in one of the few quiet sanctuaries that a parent of two kids can be left alone for more than 5 minutes…

I eventually discovered Reddit’s 3D printing thread (the May version, which updated to the June version  – now the July Version)

reddit Capture

What a minefield! 

Direct link to the 3D printing advice page

Some things that became immediately obvious

  • There’s a LOT of 3D printers
  • There’s a LOT of prices for 3D printers
  • Monoprice seems to have a following
  • Some Wanhao printers seem to have a following


More Google Research

Even More Google Research

……………This wasn’t going to be easy

Author: Bleugh

Early Fourties, Wife, two kids in primary school. Both of us work full time...5 years now we’ve been Back in Blighty after a decade away...It's a new country for everyone! Still finding time to tinker!

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