Printrbot's NEW $298 3D Printer - The Smalls (Beta)

Printrbot's NEW $298 3D Printer - The Smalls (Beta)

Postby PxT » 2017-Apr-Fri-12-Apr

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Postby IB3D » 2017-Apr-Sat-15-Apr

Free Shipping too....How can they afford to do that I cynically ask after just spending $22 S/H for a bed and extruder gear. With the Simple Metal now officially obsolete, I pondered for a fleeting moment buying this kit just for the future parts use to upgrade & support my SM.
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Re: Printrbot's NEW $298 3D Printer - The Smalls (Beta)

Postby WayTooManyHobbies » 2017-Apr-Mon-11-Apr

I'll admit to being very tempted. I think that the Simple Pro is a mistake in direction for Printrbot, but the Smalls is not. I wonder - will they still release all of the design files and BOM?
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Re: Printrbot's NEW $298 3D Printer - The Smalls (Beta)

Postby jonbetzfilms » 2017-Apr-Wed-12-Apr

I ordered one immediately after seeing Brook's announcement video. After using my Plus for a while I'm excited to dig into this kit and start customizing.
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Re: Printrbot's NEW $298 3D Printer - The Smalls (Beta)

Postby MegaMoonMan » 2017-Apr-Wed-13-Apr

I'm wondering if this is a good upgrade for my simple metal - I'm thinking no. No heated bed, smaller print space.

It's about time they started competing with other printers in the price point.
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Re: Printrbot's NEW $298 3D Printer - The Smalls (Beta)

Postby PxT » 2017-Apr-Wed-14-Apr

Seems like it would be a downgrade, or at least a a sidegrade, from a Simple Metal. What kind of upgrade requirements are you wanting? Bigger build volume?
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Re: Printrbot's NEW $298 3D Printer - The Smalls (Beta)

Postby MegaMoonMan » 2017-May-Mon-15-May

Not sure really - I just like building printers.
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Re: Printrbot's NEW $298 3D Printer - The Smalls (Beta)

Postby Mooselake » 2017-May-Tue-18-May

If you want to try something really different check out Nicholas Seward's latest printer, the Helios. After being quiet for a while he's resurfaced. Hope the link works, you might need to be logged into G+ first.

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Re: Printrbot's NEW $298 3D Printer - The Smalls (Beta)

Postby OldJeds2 » 2017-May-Tue-23-May

I'm ready for the Smalls - after over 2 years trying off-&-on to get my Cobblebot (300x300x300) working, this looks stable & affordable.
Very tired of the nuts & bolts end - Want to print !
- In the meantime, my little wood kit Simple 1405 has always been there, ready & willing.
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Re: Printrbot's NEW $298 3D Printer - The Smalls (Beta)

Postby WayTooManyHobbies » 2017-May-Fri-12-May

Now Printrbot is offering a Smalls barebones kit - just the skeleton for $125, and you transplant other components to flesh it out. I'm strangely intrigued, as I have enough spares to build it without stealing parts from anything else, I think.
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Re: Printrbot's NEW $298 3D Printer - The Smalls (Beta)

Postby Mooselake » 2017-May-Fri-12-May

OT, @WayTooManyHobbies I see I've never asked you where you are in Michigan? I'm in the Keweenaw Peninsula (the part that sticks up into Lake Superior), about 40 miles west of where they transplanted all the Moose in Baraga and Marquette counties. Got too crowded over there...

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Re: Printrbot's NEW $298 3D Printer - The Smalls (Beta)

Postby WayTooManyHobbies » 2017-May-Mon-05-May

Hey, Moose, I'm about 35-40 miles North of Detroit. Crowds are just a fact of life down here, sigh.
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Re: Printrbot's NEW $298 3D Printer - The Smalls (Beta)

Postby Mooselake » 2017-May-Mon-13-May

Are you somewhere around Romeo? I grew up in the Detroit area, but left there a long time ago. Guessing your crowds aren't moose flocks :)

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Postby WayTooManyHobbies » 2017-May-Tue-06-May

Rochester Hills - a bit Southwest of Romeo. To the best of my knowledge, we have no moose. Plenty of deer, skunks, possums, woodchucks, raccoons, and even coyotes, but no moose.
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