A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 06, 2013 06:22AM
Well a few days ago i posted a topic here and im finally convinced that ill be buying a Reprap kit.

My budget is GBP 500, and ive seen reprappro.com Mono Mendel which is very good by the looks of it.

Do you guys no any other alternative kit for that price? i want to look at all my option. Ive heard about the mendel 90 , but where can i buy the kit?
Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 06, 2013 06:41AM
Mendel90 complete kits for sale
Mendel90 updates

The price is £499 plus 20% VAT (in the EU), plus insured shipping for the UK £15.
Ergo, the total price is £613,80 which is £113,80 over your budget, BUT well worth it!


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Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 06, 2013 07:00AM
other option is to self source each part like i have done with my prusa i3
Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 06, 2013 07:53AM
I’ve just finished building a Mendel 90 kit ( My 1st ever 3d Printer) and can highly recommend one from a new users standpoint. The entire process from ordering/payment/delivery/packing/ instructions was fantastic.
The build process took me around 20 hours as I wanted to be sure I wasn’t doing anything stupid and I’m not great at soldering.
After following the instructions to configure the firmware and level the printbed I was able to print the sample g-code file without too much drama, granted it was a little rough but nothing that some fine tuning and tweaking wont improve.
All in all definitely one for your consideration
Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 06, 2013 08:14AM
i didnt take into account 205 VAT moody smiley. i think i will go for the mono mendel. What can you guys tell me about it? is it a good build?
Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 06, 2013 08:57AM
The VAT on £499 at 20% is £99.80, where do you get 205 from?


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Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 06, 2013 08:59AM
We built 2 RepRapPro mendels and they work great smiling smiley

Ben
Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 06, 2013 09:16AM
nophead Wrote:
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> The VAT on £499 at 20% is £99.80, where do you
> get 205 from?


I think the 205 is 20%
Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 06, 2013 09:18AM
Typo? 20% == 205 on standard English keyboard if shift doesn't kick in.
Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 06, 2013 10:00AM
Its a type. I ment 20%...I guess ill get a mendel then, hopefully i can make it print decent prints, thats my fear.
Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 06, 2013 10:01AM
plexer Wrote:
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> We built 2 RepRapPro mendels and they work great
> smiling smiley
>
> Ben

How difficult was it to make it print decently?
Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 06, 2013 10:05AM
Not very difficult really just ensure it's all put together square and level.

Ben
Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 06, 2013 10:10AM
Hi,
Was lokin over at emaker you put together an prusa for £380.00

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Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 06, 2013 10:30AM
£380? Send me a link please, wow.
Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 06, 2013 10:42AM
I am in the middle of building my reprappro Mono Mendel kit. Feel free to follow along at my tumblr (on my signature).

I am definitely enjoying it so far! I wish I could build it all in one sitting, but life gets in the way.


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Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 06, 2013 10:49AM
Aplusa3d Wrote:
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> I am in the middle of building my reprappro Mono
> Mendel kit. Feel free to follow along at my
> tumblr (on my signature).
>
> I am definitely enjoying it so far! I wish I could
> build it all in one sitting, but life gets in the
> way.

Thankyou, ill keep an eye on that and ask you question as i go along my self if you dont mind. Hearing all of you guys experiences i feel more confident in buying and building a kit.
Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 06, 2013 04:25PM
adilmalik Wrote:
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> Thankyou, ill keep an eye on that and ask you
> question as i go along my self if you dont mind.
> Hearing all of you guys experiences i feel more
> confident in buying and building a kit.

No problem, there have been plenty of tricky parts so feel free to msg me or post on my tumblr.


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Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 07, 2013 03:18AM
hi
if you not already found emaker here the link [www.emakershop.com]i3 parts
Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 08, 2013 03:57AM
Adilmalik, a little word of warning. I spent months getting a prusa printer to run (still does not work). If you are not an expert with arduino and electronics, only buy from a place where support and documentation are excellent, or you are fucked.
just my 0,02€
cheers, Maarten


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Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 08, 2013 05:45AM
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a place where support and documentation are excellent

For printers like the Prusa i2, RepRapPro variants and electronics like RAMPS or Gen7, this would be the RepRap wiki, of course.


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Re: A good Reprap kit to buy?
June 08, 2013 06:25PM
Hey,

The price of £499 + delivery actually includes the VAT already. I know this because I have recently bought a mono mendel from reprappro. As one of the guys mentioned, if you're new to 3D printing (like me) then it is critical to buy something from a company with a track record of delivering what you order plus backing it up with great support. The support I have had from RepRapPro has been nothing short of outstanding (Ian is a legend). Don't think twice about it, go ahead and place your order .... Ps the other thing that made me buy from them was the option of upgrading to the colour "tri" mendel at a later stage for no more than buying it all as a package,

Have fun with your new venture!

Jay - UK
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