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The Printrbot Jr. v2.0 is a great choice for beginners to 3D printing. Upgraded in every way from the original Printrbot Jr., the 2.0 brings three times the build-volume, a heated aluminum bed, machined aluminum bearing-blocks, an ACME threaded Z-axis rod and much, much more. 




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The Vellaman K8200 is a build it yourself 3D printer kit to print objects of maximum 20x20x20cm (7.87 x 7.87 x 7.87”) using PLA or ABS filament 3 mm/0.12” plastic wire). It is an extremely fast, reliable and precise printer even when printing at higher speeds. The K8200 is compatible with all free RepRap© software and firmware.



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The contest below is now closed. Want to learn more about 3D Printing? Check out our 3D Printing group!


Congrats to the chosen winners:

hawkeyethehacker and DAB - a member of the team will be in touch to send you your 3D printer !




Step 1: Log in or register on element14, it's easy and free.

Step 2: Post in the comments section below what you would do with the 3D printer or why you should be selected to receive it. Videos, pictures and text are all welcomed forms of submission.

Step 3: Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! We will accept entries until 3:00pm CDT August 25, 2014 and announce our winner September 4th, 2014. If you need something to do between now and then make sure to check out what is happening on This week on the element14 Community.


Thank you to all of those who participate in the 3D printer giveaway! It is now closed!

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  • Individuals will be selected to receive the above mentioned product on the basis of the quality of the submission of idea or application as determined by a panel of element14 Community Team members.
  • Individuals selected to receive the product will be required to submit a blog featuring a photo or video of the build. Additional content is encouraged.
  • Failure by a selected individual to participate in accordance with the parameters of the giveaway, provided no reasonable cause for this inability to participate is given, may result in exclusion from future giveaways.
  • This giveaway is not open to individuals employed by the Premier Farnell group of companies.


      TAKE element14's EXCLUSIVE, FREE ONLINE COURSE: 3D Printing 101!

Hello all,

We have an update on the Community's first exclusive online course, 3D Printing 101. If you've been following this blog you know that
our professor, Kirk Hausman, 3D Printing for Dummies co-author, has been on the mend from an accident. Consequently, parts 3, 4 and 5 of the course have been cancelled.   Of course, classes 1 and 2 will remain relevant into perpetuity, so if you haven't already follow the participation instructions below to view the first two courses.

How to Participate:


      1) Go to the 3D Printing 101 page.

K    2) Register or log in!

Meet Kirk and get an overview of the class:





     Here are the two courses.


Please let us know if you have any questions!

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