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Printrbot Printrbot Play Kit 1505 - White 3D Printer Kit, White
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- Metal construction for rigidity and consistent print results
- Fan shroud and extruder cover to prevent children from touching the hot end
- 4" x 4" x 5" build volume
|Material||PLA (Polylactic Acid)|
|Model Number||White Play KIT 1505|
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|Part Number||Printrbot Play Kit 1505 - White|
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The Printrbot Play (Model 1505) 3D fused-filament-fabrication printer kit with metal frame has an open platform for fabricating parts up to 4 x 4 x 5 inches (W x D x H) using 1.75-mm PLA filament (sold separately). The print head moves on the X (left to right) axis and Z (up and down) axes, while the bed moves on the Y (backward and forward). The print bed is a metal plate and includes an auto-leveling probe that works with the user-chosen computer software to provide a level print surface. The printer uses open source software and connects to the computer using the included micro-USB cable. Using a micro-SD card (sold separately), the printer can be disconnected from the computer after initialization for untethered printing. Maximum resolution of 100 microns. The printer includes a sample of filament.
Product detailsStyle:Kit | Color:White
- Package Dimensions : 16 x 12.4 x 6.6 inches; 14.65 Pounds
- Item model number : White Play KIT 1505
- Date First Available : June 24, 2015
- Manufacturer : Printrbot
- ASIN : B01149KRUI
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- #614 in 3D Printers
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Big pluses for me: reasonable price, very portable and sturdy (I bring maker programs to many schools and libraries), small footprint, safe to use around kids (the hot end is covered and the bed is unheated), easy setup. I'm able to make lots of fun, quick prints for the kids with this printer.
UPDATE: I've been using this printer for over 4 years now. IT'S. STILL. GOING. I had to reinstall the firmware once. Otherwise, if just always work. No major repairs. I literally haul it around in its original cardboard box to demo 3D printing.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, I am presently using this 3D printer to make "ear savers" for healthcare workers that need relief from elastic straps on face masks. I've been print one every 15 minutes for DAYS. Still going. This printer was my first love, and I still love it for its no-fuss ease-fo-use and general hardiness.
This printer was not originally priced at $250, and I was always tempted but wouldn't go for such a small build space for the money. Now they don't make them any more, they've lowered the price and for $250 this is an excellent buy. Most of the prints I do day to day are not going to exceed the tiny build envelope, so printing practical parts in a 100mm(4")x100mm(4")x130mm(5") area is very doable.
As for the printer itself, it's not hitting in the same league as my flashforge or prusa. It's on par with my tronxy, flsun i3 and tarantula I would say. A little bit more tuning and tinkering and I bet I would have this producing some decent little prints. But for now, I want it for practical components, not model quality parts. It can print all manner of filaments, as long as they don't require a heated bed, the hotend is all metal.
- Consistent print quality
- Easy to get started
- No attached screen, has to be tethered
I would not recommend a Printrbot as a first printer, it's just a little too difficult, and after reading some of these reviews it does seem their quality control can be a little lax sometimes. I've seen the replacement for this printer, the smalls, in kit form. And after watching it be built, it's not for the feint of heart. The Prusa i3 MKS2 is a much simpler prospect to build (but twice the cost).
The design of this printer is excellent, it's solid and well thought out. I've spent $25 on buying the upgraded z screw, see if I can't make this a little better, but out of the box I'm extremely happy. This is well worth the $250 I paid for it and you can still get the upgrades from Printrbot to make it a little better.
I've added a picture. Using toner plastics PLA, printed a rocket and a vase. The print came out excellent, and this printer is dealing with anything I can throw at it so far. My only complaint is the noise, it is not a quiet printer.
Arrived well packaged, full assembled, and (mostly) calibrated. After following the online setup directions, I was printing tests within an hour. I decided to purchase this printer - after many hours of comparing options - because I wanted to make sure that I would actually use a 3D printer in my home & because I wanted to relearn software like Solidworks/Sketch-up, and not necessarily focus on tuning the hardware of the output machine.
This printer works as intended, fits adorably on my desk next to my computer, is relatively quiet, and makes really really nice (but small) prints.
I definitely foresee myself spending a little more time and money on a larger, home-assembled printer kit down the road, but for now this baby is perfect.