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After opening the box, I went to the website to get the unboxing instructions.

 

When I got to the directions, I quickly found that they were not for the printer I received.

I spent a lot of  time searching the site until I found the right instructions for my printer, so I give the Website a C-, difficult to use.

 

Trying to follow the instructions, I had a bit of difficulty.  As some of you know, I am currently suffering from a medication issue and even though I have a Masters degree and 40 years of engineering experience, I struggled to follow the terse directions.  So the instructions also get a C-.

 

So I finally got the printer ready and downloaded the software.

Following the instructions, I discovered that all of the screen shots are from a different model of the software.  User instructions also get a C-.

 

I did finally get everything set up to the point were I could use the manual controls and started a print, which I quickly aborted.  I had forgotten to prepare the print surface.

Well the software did not like being told to stop, so it blew up, while the printer continued on its merry way.  After a couple of attempts, I finally managed to get the printer stopped.

 

So while the printer comes assembled and ready to use, there should be a slight caveat.  Some assembly still required.

 

If you are just a user wanting to get into a 3D printer, I would have a tech friend come over and set this printer up.

If you are really good a deciphering cryptic instructions, then you can probably put this one together, just be warned.  I found it challenging with my current fuzzy head.

 

So now, here are the pictures:

 

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Sorry about the fuzzy image, but I was not using a tripod.

 

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Yes, this is with a tripod.  Now, there are four well hidden zip ties that you have to cut and two wooden boards that come out.

 

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After cutting the zip ties and removing the two shipping supports, you can put the bed down and begin to set the printer up for use.

 

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Almost ready for hook up.

 

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Ok, now it is ready for hook up.

 

Over all, I found the printer well made.  The laser cut wood looks flimsy, but all of the mechanical parts are very well engineered and when I reset the printer, everything went to the right locations.

 

 

 

That is all for today.

Tomorrow, I will see if I can get the printer to do its first print.

 

Until then, sweet dreams of objects made in the future.

 

DAB