I’ve been helping my son get his 3D printer up and running.
It’s a Creality Ender 3, which is a low cost entry level printer. It has some design flaws, but most of them can be mitigated by printing additional parts.
I’m using the open source slicer Cura from Ultimaker with the addition of the Creawsome Mod.
So far I’ve added the following parts (from Thingiverse)
- Fan Cover
- Side Spool Converter Bracket
- LCD PCB Cover
- Raspberry Pi 3 Mount (So I can use OctoPrint)
- Camera Arm (So I can monitor prints remotely with OctoPrint)
The other changes were to replace the Bowden tube and fittings with better tubing and fittings.
The only other concern I need to remedy is to upgrade the printer’s firmware. The stock firmware doesn’t include thermal runaway protection!
Thanks to the following YouTubers for posting content that was incredible informative and instructive.
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