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bq Prusa i3 Hephestos - new model

Posted by h4nc 
bq Prusa i3 Hephestos - new model
November 14, 2016 04:52AM

I'm new to this forum and the 3D-printer community.

Searching for my first 3D-printer I found the Prusa i3 printers.
I got stuck on the bq hephestos and I already ordered one at amazon.

Now I found out that bq will have a new model of the Hephestos starting next month.

Link to the new model: [www.bq.com]

The differences are:
- new design
- BQ Zum Mega 3D board (instead of Ramps 1.4)
- Knurled knobs facilitate bed levelling
- Toothed pulleys improve movement accuracy and quality

I ordered the old model for 450€. The new one will cost 100€ more (in my country) when it is availbale.

So my question is: Should I cancel my order and wait for the new one? Are the differences worth the wait and the additional cost?

Looking forward for your answers.

Best Regards,

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/14/2016 06:09AM by h4nc.
Re: bq Prusa i3 Hephestos - new model
November 14, 2016 05:19AM
from their products page

"In-house designed BQ Zum Mega 3D controller"
"Marlin-derived firmware designed by BQ"

let me translate that for you


If you need any help you will have to get it from the suppler as they have custom hardware and custom firmware, the reprap community will not be able to help you.

I wouldn’t touch this with a barge pole.
Re: bq Prusa i3 Hephestos - new model
November 15, 2016 03:45AM
Thank you! That helps a lot.

I take the "old" one.
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