Adventures in 3D printing
I have wanted a 3D printer for years and have always come up with excuses not to get one. I finally stopped making excuses.
For years I would say if the price drops below X I will get a 3D printer and then when the price dropped below that point I would lower the price I was going to buy one at. For a year or so now it has been possible to pick up a decent 3D printer for around $200.
Then I found the Monoprice mini delta for $159.99 and decided to give up and finally purchase a 3D printer. Before clicking the buy button I started doing some research to figure out if that was a good first printer. After a few hours of reaserch and YouTube reviews I ended up deciding to go with a Monoprice Select Mini V2.
There are several reasons I chose to go with the Select Mini:
- Several of the YouTube reviews I found on the Mini delta suggested it was better as a second printer and recommended the Select Mini as a first printer
- The Select Mini has a much more active community Mini Select Subreddit
- There are far more reviews for the Select Mini on Amazon
Reasons I will consider the Mini Delta as a second printer:
- Faster print speeds
- Better layer resolution
- More fun to watch
Mini Select VS Mini Delta the specs
- Mini Select 55mm/sec
- Mini Delta 150mm/sec
- Mini Select Fast: 200 microns, Normal: 131 microns, High Quality: 87 microns
- Mini Delta Fast: 200 microns, Normal: 100 microns, High Quality: 50 microns
Next post I will go over unboxing and the first print.