Yep, no kidding … the printer’s gone.
I got into this just to see if I could print some of the more difficult parts of a display model I wanted to build. That meant I had to learn enough about Fusion 360 to draw the parts, learn how to use a slicer then get the parts printed. I planned to just have my local library do that as they have pretty good printers. In the end I bought a BiQu B1 and printed the entire model! That’s done now and my son has inherited the printer.
FWIW the printer had been sitting idle for almost 6 weeks and I had done nothing special to lay it up … old filament still in the nozzle. When my son came to get it I turned it on and we printed a part just to show him the ropes and it worked perfectly. And that has been my experience through the six months with the BiQu … rarely failed to print perfectly and never had an equipment malfunction so I can highly recommend it.
Why didn’t I just keep it you might ask? Well, after I had all the parts designed and printed for my project I just never found any need for it and can’t imagine what I’d do with it. In truth, the most fun of the entire process was designing in Fusion and I’ll miss doing that. I’ll be 83 y.o. this week so take heart any of you who think you’re too old to learn Fusion.
Finally, just want to say I’ve enjoyed being a part of this group and found you very generous with your help so thanks for that.