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My 3D Printer Journey

Postby Granz » Mon Nov 28, 2022 4:25 pm

Well, I have begun. The Pittsburgh FreeCycle group recently had an offer for a 3D printer. Unfortunately, the person who put up the offer has not responded to any of my requests for his printer. So, I just posted a "Wanted" announcement for a printer with preferably larger than 200x200x200 mm. We shall see what happens, but, after reading these threads (especially Joe's great saga - https://zappbots.altervista.org/forum/v ... f=28&t=320,) I would really love to be able to start printing cases, and other parts for some projects that have been floating around in my head.
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Re: My 3D Printer Journey

Postby jknightandkarr » Tue Nov 29, 2022 6:08 pm

I love my Elegoo Neptune 2 and 2D printers, while I haven't used the 2D at all yet, its basically the Neptune 2 with an added 2nd extruder!
I just looked on their site and there are preowned ones they are selling, as low as $59 for the Neptune 2https://www.elegoo.com/collections/pre-owned-3d-printer
I have had small issues with both of the ones I got, but the customer service is TOP and fixed it NO COST to me! One was a hot plate issue, other was a touch screen issue, both had been still usable even though had bad part.
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Re: My 3D Printer Journey

Postby Granz » Tue Nov 29, 2022 7:08 pm

jknightandkarr wrote:I love my Elegoo Neptune 2 and 2D printers, while I haven't used the 2D at all yet, its basically the Neptune 2 with an added 2nd extruder!
Yeah, your enthusiasm is what got me interested in pursuing this.
jknightandkarr wrote:I just looked on their site and there are preowned ones they are selling, as low as $59 for the Neptune 2https://www.elegoo.com/collections/pre-owned-3d-printer
I did see that earlier, but when I clicked on it, the price is $139 (good, but not really affordable unless I qualify for full VA disability income; SS disability just barely covers our bills :( .) The $59 price is only for the "Parts Only" printer.
jknightandkarr wrote:I have had small issues with both of the ones I got, but the customer service is TOP and fixed it NO COST to me! One was a hot plate issue, other was a touch screen issue, both had been still usable even though had bad part.
That service is another reason that I want to get one of the Elegoo printers (although, at this point I would settle for anything that worked. ;)
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Re: My 3D Printer Journey

Postby Granz » Tue Nov 29, 2022 7:16 pm

I just saw that they do have a Neptune 2S for $119 shape in "Good" condition - which means that it should work, but may be missing screws/nuts/bolts or other minor parts.

Still a bit out of budget, but maybe someday soon.

I need to get busy selling some more of my antiques. Anyone in need of a C=>64? (Condition unknown. :( )
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Re: My 3D Printer Journey

Postby jknightandkarr » Tue Nov 29, 2022 8:45 pm

Whats all there and how much? I used to have one, but never really used it, something fun to learn, or if you happen to have an XP or older pc laptop, I'd also love that for old pc gaming. lol
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Re: My 3D Printer Journey

Postby Granz » Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:43 am

jknightandkarr wrote:Whats all there and how much?
Unfortunately, that's the rub. We moved four months ago, and I still do not have a workshop (long story, and it's driving me crazy - no outlet for the huge stress.) All of my old computers, and electronics stuff is piled up in the basement. I have to rely on my (not so reliable) memory.
jknightandkarr wrote:I used to have one, but never really used it, something fun to learn, or if you happen to have an XP or older pc laptop, I'd also love that for old pc gaming. lol
I know that I have a couple XP laptops/notebooks, but don't remember where they are. I can probably get one in the near future, if you would like.

I do have (handy) a Zenith Z-Star EX, which is a 486. How much would either this, or an XP, be worth (in cash or trade) to you?
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The entire screen is actually good, the top looks washed out due to the lighting.

There is no battery for this, the power supply fits inside the computer where the (very expensive) battery would go, and a power cord plugs into that while in the computer.
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Re: My 3D Printer Journey

Postby jknightandkarr » Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:30 pm

OMG DOS!!! That's been something I haven't seen in YEARS! lol Needless to say interested in maybe that and an XP unit. Let me think about value. for a bit and will get back to you.
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Re: My 3D Printer Journey

Postby jknightandkarr » Thu Dec 01, 2022 10:41 am

Have the exact model on that? just wanna look up specs.
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Re: My 3D Printer Journey

Postby Granz » Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:16 pm

jknightandkarr wrote:Have the exact model on that? just wanna look up specs.

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Still waiting on the XP notebook. I'll try to get to them tomorrow.
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Re: My 3D Printer Journey

Postby Savage///Circuits » Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:40 pm

I really need to get MY 3D Printer put together...it's so sad that it has been sitting inside the box for 2 years, never even put together.
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