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What to do while I wait?  

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What to do while I wait?

I just purchased the Prusa mk3s today. My lead time is 7 weeks. 

What can i do in meantime to prepare for 3D printing? 

Im completely new to 3d printing and I went with prusa for the ecosystem and the community. Ive basically heard is the apple/Tesla of 3d printing.

Am I able to go ahead and download the prusa slicer software and practice making my own models? Im interested in 3d printing superhero figures.

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. Im very excited to be apart of the community

Posted : 06/06/2020 8:47 am
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RE: What to do while I wait?


Order filament! And then maybe more filament - lots of colors!

But on a more serious note, I earlier went through the long wait this spring. I studied the assembly video and read through the assembly and problems pdf. Watched YouTube videos about 3d printing and looked through places like the Prusa thingiverse repositories to find thing I might like to print. Learn to use the slicer program. Work with a 3d modeling program. Are just a few things to do while you wait. It seems forever to wait, but it will pass eventually.

Of course, you can always dream about 3d printing in your sleep too.

Posted : 06/06/2020 9:17 pm
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RE: What to do while I wait?


Thanks for the suggestions. I started playing with the slicer program today. What 3d modeling program do you suggest? Ive heard great things about blender.

Posted : 07/06/2020 6:24 am
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RE: What to do while I wait?

I’d also source some IPA and some 683 bearings to use with a spool holder you’ll be sure to print!
Maybe order a webcam and raspberry pi too if you plan on using Octoprint, or a FlashAir SD card. Ooo and maybe a concrete slab to sit the printer on and or some lack tables 😀 

Posted : 07/06/2020 4:29 pm
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RE: What to do while I wait?


Start with Tinkercad, it is really simple and you will be able to make simple practical objects in no time.

Blender is used more closer to sculpting objects and is good if you want to make curvy organic shapes, for example miniatures, busts, models from nature etc. If you want or need to make models for practical purposes where you need exact measurements and tolerances, I'd suggest Fusion 360. It's powerful and free for hobbyists. It has steeper learning curve but there are few goode video courses, paid one on Udemy or few free on Youtube.

Posted : 08/06/2020 2:52 pm