I’ve been as interested in 3D printing for a while, just like everyone else! Well, a while back, I heard about this company Deltaprintr (to which, I have no affiliation) when they announced a Kickstarter campaign for their new, low cost printer.

I jumped at the chance to get a kit printer, that had a huge build area, but a relatively small price tag. As is the nature of Kickstarter, it took a REALLY long time for me to actually get the kit in hand. That entire time, I was wondering what I’d gotten myself into.. not knowing how difficult it would be to build, or how well it would work.

After finally receiving the kit, I was really pleasantly surprised at how simple the kit was to assemble, and how well it prints right after setup.  Granted, I am COMPLETELY new to 3D printing, so I have no real frame of reference for quality, but I saw with my first print, that the item came out looking like what I expected without any software tweaking. Presumably, as I delve into the software side of things, I’ll be able to improve the results even more.. we’ll see.

For now, I just wanted to share with you how easy it was to put together this kit, to show you that building your own is probably a LOT easier than you expect.  In fact, I only used a screwdriver and needle nose pliers, and didn’t even have to do any real electronics work outside of plugging in a few cables.

Have a look!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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