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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.