This part of my website is dedicated to bringing you updates on what I'm doing in the world of 3D printing. As I learn new ideas and techniques, I'll share them with you through my blog, YouTube Channel and this part of my website. Thanks for visiting.
The market for 3D printers has exploded in the last few years with many low cost models designed for the home user. This has launched 1000’s of shared designs that people are printing and using at home. It has allowed ordinary people to create replacement parts for use around the house and toys for kids to play with that can easily be reprinted if it breaks. All of the designs can easily be shared and 3D printed by anyone with one of these printers. But where do you get started if you want to be a part of this revolution? This book was written to answer the questions most beginners need answered. It covers many of the popular 3D printer choices and then uses the under $500 Da Vinci 1.0 from XYZprinting to show you how easy it is to get started. I take you through using Tinkercad software for creating your own custom designs. I go further and show you how to take a simple design and send it off to a professional 3D printer for a finished product anyone would be amazed that you created it. This book was designed for anyone just getting started. Get it here at my website for discount over Amazon or elsewhere.
I use a Da Vinci 1.0 3D printer for all my projects. It's a low cost (sub $500) printer that is not perfect but when you make a few minors adjustments, you can get prints just as good as printers that cost 2-3 times as much. I cover a lot of those adjustments on my YouTube Channel.
If you are interested in a Da Vinci 1.0 I would appreciate if you purchased it through this link to the right. It gives this site a small royalty but costs you nothing extra.
This low cost Fabrikator Mini is my new favorite 3D printer. I purchased it for under $200 including shipping and I get better quality prints out this time printer than I do from my Da Vinci 1.0 below. The print area is small at 80 mm square but there are many prints that can fit in that space. I can also glue pieces together. I am so happy with this printer I may update my book to feature it as the best beginner printer available at a low price.