Unofficial Prusa Mini Wait Thread  

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ChefBenni
(@chefbenni)
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Woohooo, my Mini finally arrived and I got to say Prusa made a great job about packaging and the Mini fits nicely on a bike 😉 

First print also came out quite nicely with my favourite purple Prusament PLA:

But I was quite dissapoint by the PETG results. Retracs are horrible by default (stringy like hell) and the printer failed the first 7 prints. Only with enough material fed through and minimum amount of retracts it finally worked. At least it was worth was I made:

Files can be found here:

https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/37430-prusa-mini-usb-plug-and-power-switch-frontplate

With that front plate the printer finally fit inside my Ikea Kallax:

With PLA it works like a charm but the filament sensor is a nightmare! I think I will change over time quite a lot of things like add dragchains, new extruder with integrated filament sensor etc.

But for that price, I can't complain much.

Cheers, Benni

Posted : 26/07/2020 7:04 pm
smoking_rubber
(@smoking_rubber)
Estimable Member

While we're waiting for our Mini's (or fondling one now), today is the last day of the Prusament Up-Cycling Design Challenge.  There are a bunch of very cool designs and I want a bunch more likes and downloads lol.  You don't know which ones are mine though, so check 'em all out!  I'd appreciate it.  Vote by hearting the ones you like.

Posted : 26/07/2020 9:17 pm
michaelesnively
(@michaelesnively)
Active Member

So mine arrived  this afternoon. I ordered it April 15th 2020 and it arrived today Just 26th 2020. Everything works so far, though I don't like the cabling for the filament runout sensor. It keeps getting caught on the other two wires. I'll try moving it so it's under one of the other wires. 
The mini is louder then I thought it would be. It's travel movements are noisy. 

It's here, and it's working and it's printing it's first benchy. 

A few quick PETG prints for a handle and a USB relocate, and we'll be off and running. 

Thanks all for the spreadsheet and the comradery while we waited. 

I'm off to start me first project.. https://www.3dsets.com/product/model-2-rancher-4x4-hardtop/
One of these is Black and Pearl Mouse silver.. though I may do a Prusa Orange one later 🙂

 

Good luck all. 

 

Posted : 27/07/2020 2:14 am
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Dr. Wunderlurch
(@dr-wunderlurch)
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I tried a few more testprints over the weekend and have to say it works like a charm with PLA.

When i tried to print felxible filament (TPU from dasfilament.de) yesterday though it was less than perfect. The Filament got squished though the tiny gap between the extruder wheel and the housing of the xtruder where it got stuck. It was a real pain in the A** to get it out again.
I didn't think its going to be a problem, since the Mini is supposed to print Flex but maybe I just have to tinker with the settings a bit. Maybe higher temps or lower speed will help.

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Posted : 27/07/2020 12:50 pm
burtronix
(@burtronix)
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@dr-wunderlurch

I don't think Bowden extruders are very good with flexible filament. I have both a mini & MK3S, so I have a choice. TPU only goes on my MK3S. 

Whatever you find to do with your hands, do with all your might!...
Posted : 27/07/2020 1:03 pm
Dr. Wunderlurch
(@dr-wunderlurch)
Eminent Member

I know that bowden is not perfect for flex, but when they listed Flex as a material that's possible to print i thought it should work somehow, even if not perfect. But it didn't work at all.

Posted : 28/07/2020 8:32 am
handro
(@handro)
New Member
Posted by: @charles-h13

To those that want an extra build plate, I would recommend theKKIINNGG for the mini.  It is currently sold out but I am sure he will produce more.  I have tried 4 alternatives to Prusa's plates and will be doing an article.  I prefer theKKiinngg, but I have tried the following also:

  1. BCZAMD Powder coated sheet
  2. FYSETC Power coated sheet
  3. Trianglelabs Powder Coated Sheet

They are back in stock on Amazon. 

Posted : 29/07/2020 3:44 am
mowens
(@mowens)
Active Member

My Prusa Mini has just been delivered to Australia, left last Friday 24th then went to Germany, up to Russia and back down to Japan last Wednesday and I recieved today Thursday 30th July not bad going half way around the world in 6 days visiting 5 countries in all. Now to assemble.

This post was modified 2 months ago 2 times by mowens
Posted : 30/07/2020 3:57 am
smoking_rubber
(@smoking_rubber)
Estimable Member
Posted by: @handro
Posted by: @charles-h13

To those that want an extra build plate, I would recommend theKKIINNGG for the mini.  It is currently sold out but I am sure he will produce more.  I have tried 4 alternatives to Prusa's plates and will be doing an article.  I prefer theKKiinngg, but I have tried the following also:

  1. BCZAMD Powder coated sheet
  2. FYSETC Power coated sheet
  3. Trianglelabs Powder Coated Sheet

They are back in stock on Amazon. 

What's wrong with the Prusa Sheet?  Textured or PEI.  Cost about the same.

Posted : 30/07/2020 6:38 am
charles.h13
(@charles-h13)
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Posted by: @smoking_rubber
Posted by: @handro
Posted by: @charles-h13

To those that want an extra build plate, I would recommend theKKIINNGG for the mini.  It is currently sold out but I am sure he will produce more.  I have tried 4 alternatives to Prusa's plates and will be doing an article.  I prefer theKKiinngg, but I have tried the following also:

  1. BCZAMD Powder coated sheet
  2. FYSETC Power coated sheet
  3. Trianglelabs Powder Coated Sheet

They are back in stock on Amazon. 

What's wrong with the Prusa Sheet?  Textured or PEI.  Cost about the same.

@smoking_rubber

Nothing wrong with Prusa's sheets.  Every sheet has its strengths and weaknesses.   Wrote a lengthy post on experimenting with plates when Prusa delayed releasing their textured plates for the MK3s.  I learned two things: PEI is about as perfect a surface as you can buy, and there is no ideal surface for that perfect for every filament.  

I have about 10-15 different sheets for the Mk3s.  I used one specific type for nylon and another for certain overly sticky ABS filaments.  Those are just two examples of special use plates I have.  The one I use for ABS is a cheap late I bought that did nto work well for PLA because it did not stick well enough, but it perfect for this use.  

I will do a review of each surface and post the results.  

Posted : 30/07/2020 10:25 am
crawlerin
(@crawlerin)
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Posted by: @handro
Posted by: @charles-h13

To those that want an extra build plate, I would recommend theKKIINNGG for the mini.  It is currently sold out but I am sure he will produce more.  I have tried 4 alternatives to Prusa's plates and will be doing an article.  I prefer theKKiinngg, but I have tried the following also:

  1. BCZAMD Powder coated sheet
  2. FYSETC Power coated sheet
  3. Trianglelabs Powder Coated Sheet

They are back in stock on Amazon. 

Aaaand sold out.

Posted : 30/07/2020 12:48 pm
charles.h13
(@charles-h13)
Famed Member

I tell you that theKKIINNGG is obe of the better one.  I bought 3.  

Posted : 30/07/2020 1:52 pm
MagicPracticalFlame
(@magicpracticalflame)
Active Member

So I've had my Mini for a few weeks now and whilst I'm liking it, I've not been blown away by it. I've had massive issues with stringing which I can't seem to fix. I'm wondering if its the filament I use, but Prusa's own PETG suffers from it as well.

Anyone else had any luck fixing the stringing issues?

Posted : 30/07/2020 2:39 pm
burtronix
(@burtronix)
Estimable Member

@magicpracticalflame

I had the same issue, trying to print Prusament PETG with the Prusament PETG presets. I switched to Prusa PETG presets & stringing came under control. The only difference I can see in these presets are extruder temperature. Prusament PETG preset extrudes at 240/250 while Prusa PETG extrudes at 230/240. It doesn't make sense that Prusament extrudes better with Prusa PETG settings on the Mini, but that's what works for me.

Whatever you find to do with your hands, do with all your might!...
Posted : 30/07/2020 3:25 pm
ChillyPenguin
(@chillygeo)
Eminent Member

Shipping times have been updated. Looks like I should get my Mini in med September 😀 ordered mid July.

Posted : 03/08/2020 7:34 am
ChillyPenguin
(@chillygeo)
Eminent Member

Shipping times have been updated. Looks like I should get my Mini in med September 😀 ordered mid July.

Posted : 03/08/2020 7:35 am
charles.h13
(@charles-h13)
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@chillygeo

I think you will get that sooner based on the speed up.  

Posted : 03/08/2020 9:52 am
Patrick-T1
(@patrick-t1)
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Not sure if the file is still being updated. Looks like mine was a little ahead of schedule relative to the latest shipping table.

Order placed 5/23/2020

Qty: 1

Color: Orange 

Invoice last 5-digits: 77334

shipped 8/05/2020

PEI + TXT & Filament sensor

To Switzerland 

Posted : 05/08/2020 7:58 pm
smoking_rubber
(@smoking_rubber)
Estimable Member

My order from 5-19 (orange w/ sensor) has not shipped yet.  Hopefully it's on the next shipment to USA though.

Posted : 05/08/2020 9:15 pm
maciejkorsan
(@maciejkorsan)
New Member
Posted by: @patrick-t1

Not sure if the file is still being updated. Looks like mine was a little ahead of schedule relative to the latest shipping table.

I don't know, it looks like it stuck on April, I still haven't got any info about shipping my order from May 17th (to Poland)

Posted : 06/08/2020 11:18 pm
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