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RE: [3D Printing] Dealing with a clogged hot end

in STEMGeekslast year

I have been thinking of getting a 3D printer as more of a hobby thing, but just not sure yet if the expense would make it worth it. May see if the local university may allow me to play around if I volunteer my time to help with some of their IT students.

 last year 

3D Printing is cheaper you think, you can get a good 3D printer for $200-300.

Oh, wow. I guess I really need to look into it then. What about the materials, are they pretty cheap as well. I guess if I could make things that are useful to me and others it would pay for itself in no time at all.

 last year 

This is a great place to start. A roll of filament is ~$20 and will last quite a while but you will find yourself wanting more colors and materials.

Yes I can highly recommend the Ender 3 Pro.
I’ve upgraded mine with a SKR 1.3 mainboard, TMC2209 drivers and a Raspberry Pi 4 running Klipper and Octoprint for around $70 total.
Makes it much quieter, faster and more accurate.