Original Prusa i3 MK3S vs MK3 + important links  

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jakub.d
(@jakub-d)
Member Admin

Hi,
it is very important to learn the difference between MK3S and MK3, as they aren't the same printers!
MK3 uses B7/R3 extruder design with Optical filament sensor => Needs its own MK3 firmware
MK3S uses different extruder design and brand new IR-sensor => Needs a different MK3S firmware

Please keep this mind! Flashing incorrect firmware will cause issues with the IR-sensor!

Important links for the MK3S
Online Assembly manual:
https://manual.prusa3d.com/c/Original_Prusa_i3_MK3S_kit_assembly

3D printing Handbook:
https://www.prusa3d.com/3dhandbookMK3S

Latest drivers including Slic3r PE:
https://www.prusa3d.com/drivers

Latest firmware:
https://www.prusa3d.com/drivers
How to upgrade firmware: link

Printable printer's parts:
https://www.prusa3d.com/prusa-i3-printable-parts/
Recommended print settings are 0.2 mm layer height, infill 20% GRID and material PETG

Printable 3D models:
https://www.prusa3d.com/drivers
Models are part of the driver's package

Original Prusa i3 MK3S spare parts:
coming soon

PrusaPrint (OctoPrint) for MK3S:
Assembly manual http://manual.prusa3d.com/c/Octoprint_for_Original_Prusa_i3_MK3
PrusaPrint direct download: https://www.prusa3d.com/download-prusaprint
Knowledge base article: http://help.prusa3d.com/l/en/article/Loz15FAgEk-octo-print-raspberry-pi-zero-w
Official discussion on forums: https://shop.prusa3d.com/forum/original-prusa-i3-mk3-f30/octoprint-issues-and-tips-t13156.html

MK3S Knowledge base
coming soon

MK3S shipping information
coming soon

Original Prusa i3 MK3S kit
https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/3d-printers/180-original-prusa-i3-mk3-kit.html

Original Prusa i3 MK3S assembled
https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/3d-printers/181-original-prusa-i3-mk3-3d-printer.html

Important links for the MK3
User Guide for MK3

The video is in English but includes subtitles for IT, PL, ES, DE, FR, CZ languages.
Click on the "CC" icon in the lower right corner

Brand new user guide for the MK3
https://www.prusa3d.com/new-user-mk3/

Online Assembly manual:
-- English -- http://manual.prusa3d.com/c/Original_Prusa_i3_MK3_kit_assembly
-- Italian -- http://manual.prusa3d.com/c/Assemblaggio_Original_Prusa_i3_MK3_kit
-- Czech -- http://manual.prusa3d.com/c/Jak_sestavit_Original_Prusa_i3_MK3
-- Polish -- http://manual.prusa3d.com/c/Jak_zmontowa%C4%87_zestaw_Original_Prusa_i3_MK3
-- Spanish -- http://manual.prusa3d.com/c/Kit_de_montaje_Original_Prusa_i3_MK3
-- German -- http://manual.prusa3d.com/c/Original_Prusa_i3_MK3_kit_Bauanleitung
-- French -- http://manual.prusa3d.com/c/Montage_kit_Original_Prusa_i3_MK3
-- Japanese -- http://manual.prusa3d.com/c/Original_Prusa_i3_MK3_kit_assembly_Japan

3D printing Handbook:
-- English -- https://www.prusa3d.com/3dhandbookMK3
-- Italian -- https://www.prusa3d.com/ITmanualeMK3
-- Czech -- https://www.prusa3d.cz/priruckaMK3
-- Polish -- https://www.prusa3d.com/PLmanualMK3
-- Spanish -- https://www.prusa3d.com/ESmanualMK3
-- German -- https://www.prusa3d.com/DEhandbuchMK3
-- French -- https://www.prusa3d.com/FRmanuelMK3

Latest drivers including Slic3r PE:
https://www.prusa3d.com/drivers

Latest firmware:
https://www.prusa3d.com/drivers
How to upgrade firmware: link

Printable printer's parts:
https://www.prusa3d.com/prusa-i3-printable-parts/
Recommended print settings are 0.2 mm layer height, infill 20% GRID and material PETG

Printable 3D models:
https://www.prusa3d.com/drivers
Models are part of the driver's package

Original Prusa i3 MK3 spare parts:
https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/34-mk3-printer-parts
You must be logged in to see the spare parts,
in case of issues, contact our support

PrusaPrint (OctoPrint) for MK3:
Assembly manual http://manual.prusa3d.com/c/Octoprint_for_Original_Prusa_i3_MK3
PrusaPrint direct download: https://www.prusa3d.com/download-prusaprint
Knowledge base article: http://help.prusa3d.com/l/en/article/Loz15FAgEk-octo-print-raspberry-pi-zero-w
Official discussion on forums: https://shop.prusa3d.com/forum/original-prusa-i3-mk3-f30/octoprint-issues-and-tips-t13156.html

MK3 Knowledge base
https://help.prusa3d.com/l/en?tag=MK3

In case you think, something is missing, please let me know below and as always Happy Printing! 😉

Assembly manuals / Knowledge Base
The guy behind Prusa assembly manuals......
Posted : 12/01/2018 10:05 am
Steven
(@steven)
Eminent Member

Thank you for this, now I get to repeatedly look through all of it while I eagerly wait for my MK3 ship. 😀

Posted : 12/01/2018 11:19 am
jakub.d
(@jakub-d)
Member Admin

You are welcome Steven, I recommend to watch the video with Josef first 😉

Assembly manuals / Knowledge Base
The guy behind Prusa assembly manuals......
Posted : 12/01/2018 11:31 am
Steven
(@steven)
Eminent Member


You are welcome Steven, I recommend to watch the video with Josef first 😉

Is it bad that I've watched it 3 times already?

Posted : 12/01/2018 12:28 pm
joan.t
(@joantabb)
Veteran Member Moderator

Think waiting is bad now..

Your printer will arrive. You will get it ready to print... once it is running you will stare at it for ages. Wonderinn how it decides how to lay down tbe filament....

Aftter a number of models. You may dind yourself printing tge castle at 0.050 layer height .. .

And then it will start....

If only you had a second printer, more colours;different filaments.....

It is a slippery slope

You will start talking 3d printing. You will start ptinting parts to repair things... then to upgrade things. Then make things to protect your filament... boxes for your tools...

YOU ARE HOOKED...

🙂

THERE IS NO CURE

Have fun...

Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 12/01/2018 1:40 pm
gert.l
(@gert-l)
Reputable Member

Joan, you are sooo right.

You want to leave work early, go to bed late. Show your better half all the nice things you have printed, she will of course not understand what you are talking about.

A good tip, cancel the order and still have a life..

---
Gert...
Posted : 12/01/2018 2:26 pm
neal.w2
(@neal-w2)
Reputable Member

But wait there's more...all the people that want you to make them something and think it will only take a few minutes at most. You say "3D Printer" and they hear "Star Trek Replicator". Then your appreciation of time begins to waver. It starts with "It took 17+ HOURS to print that dinky little castle!" to "What's 90+ hours? Walk in the park." Then the anal retentiveness to detail starts at "Not too shabby." as you look at a model full of over extrusion, blobs, and lousy first layer to "OMG! Total failure. Gotta tweak my settings." as you look at one barely visible bit of stringing between two points.

Oh the fun you will have.

Neal

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Posted : 12/01/2018 2:42 pm
Brigandier
(@brigandier)
Reputable Member


Think waiting is bad now..

Your printer will arrive. You will get it ready to print... once it is running you will stare at it for ages. Wonderinn how it decides how to lay down tbe filament....

Aftter a number of models. You may dind yourself printing tge castle at 0.050 layer height .. .

And then it will start....

If only you had a second printer...

This person speaks truth.

After the sample prints I wanted to put the printer through its paces, so I printed a near max height one of these https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2666281 at .1 layer height, no spiral mode. I forgot to turn 20% infill off, but let it fly anyway (mistake). 50.5 hours later I had a beautiful blue vase and half my sanity.

My MK3 Parts: [Bowden] [New Shoes] [TPU Micro Springs]...
Posted : 12/01/2018 4:02 pm
philip.h6
(@philip-h6)
Active Member

Well done!
I was wondering why this hadn't been done yet.
Seems to me that it "could" save people a bunch of time.
Not to mention Tech Support questions. 🙂

Ty Hoeffer
Palmyra, VA USA

Posted : 12/01/2018 5:13 pm
martin.s61
(@martin-s61)
Trusted Member

Did Josef ever post parts 2 & 3 for his videos? Haven't seen them on Youtube.

Posted : 13/01/2018 5:09 am
scott.w12
(@scott-w12)
Trusted Member

The "Prusa Print" version of Octopi should be added to the list. And also probably to the Others section of the Drivers page.

https://www.prusa3d.com/downloads/others/prusaprintv1.zip

Posted : 13/01/2018 1:24 pm
olivier.p6
(@olivier-p6)
Active Member

I have ordered my Prusa I3 mk3 kit in October, when the Prusa Website advertised it as due to start shipping in November. Then November became LATE November, then December, then January, then late January, etc. I'm fet ups with the constant lies and marketing hype from Prusa. But it makes sense, Joe Prusa is more about Marketing hype than anything else.

Before this Sunday January 14th, my Prusa Kit was displayed as due to ship this week,that is the week of January 15th. Then precisely one day before, on Sunday 14th, that information got updated from the 15th, to the 29th. Take that dear customer. And if it were not the 4th time such new delays had happened since I had ordered.

Several e-mails I got from Prusa Support staff imply they knew form the begining it was going to ship end of November, but when I had ordered, it said November, not late November. Therefore a blatant lie, designed to mislead clients just to get their orders locked in. Anyhow, we are no longer counting the lies from Prusa Research, are we ?

For less than the price of the Prusa kit which never arrived, I have ordered a Flogertech FT-5 R2 (which has just arrived, only several days after ordering), and also ordered a Bondtech extruder straight from Sweden, an E3D hotend straight from E3D, and a Duet WIFI with TMC2660 integrated drivers over SPI > all of which have arrived less than one week after having ordered, perhaps Joe Prusa could get some tips from all these guys on how to run an efficient business, rather than spending all his time Marketing and clowning on Youtube. Certainly, it works, I fell for it myself, but one only falls to it once.

PS. Had Prusa been honest about delivery times, and had they shown in October a delivery time for January, I may have ordered, or I may not have ordered, but I would never have been frustrated about it. Actually, it is probable I would have ordered and waited. But it is the constant lies, delays, the drip by drip information, which were really too much (BECAUSE THEY ARE PLAIN LIES DESIGNED SIMPLY TO GET CUSTOMERS TO SUBSIDIZE PRUSA'S ROLLING STOCK) There a banks for this, or Kickstarter, no need to lie to customers ! I was very sympathetic to Joe's case against PayPal. But now I really wonder whether PayPal had not a valid reason to be suspicious about Prusa's cash-flows and business practices. It seems actually that they did have a valid point, and that Joe Prusa is a great comedian on YouTube.

Posted : 21/01/2018 5:04 pm
Zaz
 zaz
(@zaz)
Estimable Member

You probably should have ordered an MK2S then.

Posted : 21/01/2018 5:54 pm
fabian.k3
(@fabian-k3)
New Member

Okay, it will take forever (remember time is relative) to get your MK3/kit. I have tried every way possible to bribe my way to the top of the queue without success. I know your thinking what low pond scum, but don't deny it you all tried also. Oh yes you did.
During this gestation time for your MK3/kit I advise reading all the manuals once, twice...twenty times. Then read any material and look at all the YouTube videos on all the tricks to good 3D printing. Josef has done us a favor by intentional holding your (he has 1000s just sitting in his warehouse) 3D printer from you. HE WANTS YOU TO READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. He knows you will rip into the box and take the manuals and throw them aside (I don't need no stinking instructions), eat the gummy bears, slam the printer together (if you bought the kit), plug it in and wonder why it does not work like the prior post said like a "Star Trek Replicator". Yes, don't deny it, you will be like a kid at Christmas when it arrives. So, do yourself a favor and study everything you can about 3D printing if you do not already have the burnt fingers of experience (that why it says HOT).

As for me, I cannot wait to rip into the box...

I cannot wait, hey Josef how about a trip to Disneyland.

Posted : 26/01/2018 8:13 am
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Ander
(@ander)
Active Member


what low pond scum

Posted : 30/01/2018 1:16 pm
neal.w2
(@neal-w2)
Reputable Member

Ummmm...question as I am technologically impaired. Do those links in the first post update as changes are made?

Embarrassingly Yours,

Neal

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Posted : 01/02/2018 11:27 pm
peter.b12
(@peter-b12)
Eminent Member

From Josef Prusa:-

PSA MK3 FW 3.1.1 final is ready here https://github.com/prusa…/Prusa-Firmware/releases/tag/v3.1.1 👍 Feel free to install it, I will put it on the website tomorrow 🙂 3.1.2 RC1 with LA and other tweaks will follow in next week or so. Aaand if you are feeling adventurous, we have alfa version of Slic3rPE with extremely acurate print time estimation 😎 https://github.com/…/Slic…/releases/tag/version_1.39.1-alpha Use it separately from the driver install and load settings via Help -> Configuration wizard. Happy printing 🖖

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Posted : 03/02/2018 7:21 am
Olef
 olef
(@olef)
Honorable Member

Your firmware link does not work Peter... try this one https://github.com/prusa3d/Prusa-Firmware/releases/tag/v3.1.1

Slic3r link also - https://github.com/prusa3d/Slic3r/releases/tag/version_1.39.1-alpha

Posted : 03/02/2018 10:15 am
jerome.b4
(@jerome-b4)
Active Member

Thank you !

I can't wait my Mk3 !...

Posted : 05/02/2018 12:55 am
abraham.m
(@abraham-m)
Reputable Member

Suggestion: Add the the top post that there is no current CURA support. It'll save a lot of time looking for stuff that doesn't exist. When https://shop.prusa3d.com/forum/original-prusa-i3-mk3-f30/mk3-cura-profile--t13916.html this gets a little more mature, it is a place to start.

I maintain an informal list of San Diego, CA 3D printing enthusiasts. PM me for details. If you include a contact email and I can add you to the informal mailing list....
Posted : 03/03/2018 11:04 pm
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