Wednesday, November 23, 2016
I'm loving the MP Select Mini
I'm not getting paid to do this review. It really is just that good of a 3D printer. Has it got a lot of features? No. Does it have it's downsides? Of course. But so far it's downsides are no worse than I've seen in more expensive 3D printers, and at the price there's no reason not to dive in and get it.
Of course this isn't a perfect 3D printer. It still requires work. Sometimes you're gonna have to pop the hood, as it were, and it's going to take some work. One thing I didn't mention was the surprisingly manual filament loading process. For something you do so often it seems odd to me that you have to manually heat the nozzle, and manually push the filament through. That's the sort of thing I'd expect to be automated. But what do you expect for a $200 3D printer. There's still a lot that it does extremely well that can absolutely recommend this for. I mean it's got wifi! And the prints it produces are blowing my mind.
My biggest gripe is that at this price a lot of beginners are going to have this 3D printer at the beginning of the year and a lot of them, like my parents, are going to kind of get blocked. There are hurdles to overcome and this printer doesn't do much to help you over those. But again, what do you expect for a $200 3D printer.
I've found a guy named Tyler who is producing an excellent set of videos to get you up and running with my MP select printer. So if you need some tips, check him out. There's also a great reddit and facebook community. So you're never alone.