Unofficial Prusa Mini Wait Thread
In the community document ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cEUO-8AQevqBbD37C25bSPWbb3Lpk6q_-WZuZ0HOIOY/edit#gid=0 ) shouldn't the column header say 'last 6 digits order' (currently says 5 digits) ?
The percentage will vary. It's close to 100% at start (as only MINIs were ordered mostly in that short peak), but then it drops dramatically as not only MINIs were ordered.
Yes, you're right, there are some aspects that are likely to be quite reliable but what makes the low(ish) sample problematic is that it represents a self-selecting group. I've often wondered about the shape of the curve on the order date graph.. did orders really plummet so hard after the first two or three days? In other words, why can't we see a 'word of mouth' effect where one might expect daily order numbers to actually increase over time, at least for a short while? Also, why are there so many days lately with no apparent orders at all? Looking at it another way, we can probably surmise that the 93% of orders that aren't on the spreadsheet are either not forum members or are unwilling to add their orders to the spreadsheet for one of many reasons. What's the distribution of that 93%? I think it may be noticeably different to that of the spreadsheet.
For the record, I'm on the spreadsheet (late Nov). It's been very entertaining watching all you stress-heads over the past few months, keep it up please it's making the time pass very nicely!
Not entirely true. You can get an estimation of where they are shipping. It is better than nothing.
Indeed, I did point out that there are some aspects that are likely to be quite reliable... it's not all bad at all - I am simply amused by the degree of obsession around here.
It is limited for sure. None ever order is for a printer much less a mini. It helped me communicate with chat and gage their answers and non-answers,
That is because we need our MINI´s for playing / working / experimenting around.
I WANT MY MINI !!!
Best regards, Clemens Mödlin
Yup, I get it, my son and I are both itching to get ours - we're spending the time learning Fusion 360, making lists of things to make and designing some of them in advance... and, unlike Christmas, it's our thing almost exclusively which makes our shared excitement precious beyond words. Also, it's good for him to learn to wait, to plan and to anticipate.. he's only 11, this experience will be invaluable in his life.
I suppose this thread is like that for many, a place to share the excitement, but I worry that some are making themselves ill!!
I've often wondered about the shape of the curve on the order date graph.. did orders really plummet so hard after the first two or three days? In other words, why can't we see a 'word of mouth' effect where one might expect daily order numbers to actually increase over time, at least for a short while? Also, why are there so many days lately with no apparent orders at all?
Maybe word-of-mouth got counteracted by the fact that the lead time for the Mini got really large really fast? I'm sure there's a ton of people that don't feel comfortable with paying that much upfront when there's a 4-5 month wait.
Just received notification that my order is shipped. I've ordered on 14th.
"we're spending the time learning Fusion 360". I wonder how much PLA got saved by the delayed delivery of the Mini.
My Mini shipped yesterday!!
But this morning I got this:
your Original Prusa MINI is on its way to you, however, we didn’t include the foam pads. We are sending them in a separate package. Please, wait with the assembly until the pads arrive, without them the bottom of the printer isn’t flat and you can easily skew the entire printer while tightening the connecting screws.
I’m sorry for the inconvenience.
An interesting point but I think the delays only really became apparent in December.. and it's always been very clear that it's a pre-order situation before manufacturing even began (at the beginning of November?). We may be deluding ourselves that everyone is reading the forum! It's that darned 93% of people again...
I note that they're also out of stock for spare Z axis rods and MINDA probes at the moment.. perhaps they're all allocated to orders, but it may indicate they're having supply issues.
So can I put the mini together? Its supposed to be here Monday, But if I need those feet then I should wait
The Rocinante in GOLD... heh
Here we are at 1 Day, 19 Hours, and 7 Minutes with 5 Hours, and 36 Minutes remaining...
5 Hours later....
And it is DONE!
But wait a sec... check out that Printing Time...
23 Days, 0 Hours, and 31 Minutes... lol I mean... It felt that way sometimes, but... I think there may be a math issue here. 😉
Some assembly required...
( Please ignore the Roci parts from my resin printers in the background. 😉 )
And sitting on the base....
I've put the files up. I'll be working on a version that prints faster with less material.
The feet are needed, but you might be able to buy something similar at a tool or home store.
Yes, you can assemble it. The feet are small round "stick-on" pads.
You can use a couple pieces of cardboard or a thick mouse-pad under the printer till your feet arrive.
They sent me 5 of them in case I ate one when the gummy bears ran out.
Here's a picture of my mini without the feet...
And with the feet...
( Yes, I took pictures from multiple angles between every step of assembly. I'm slightly CDO (That's OCD, but in alphabetical order) )
You're going to LOVE this printer! Trust me this is my 10th 3d printer.