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    Choosing my first Delta Printer

    Hi all, I've been learning 3d printing for about the past 6 months or so, getting the monoprice Maker select mini as my starter kit, then once I got more familiar, got the Creality Cr-10 printer and tinkered a little bit with it. While I love my Cartesian printers, I am definitely interested in the Delta printers as they can print faster and with same or better accuracy. I've been looking around the web a little bit for the past few days, and my budget is around $400 USD max (though preferably around $300). I've come across lots like the FLSUN kossel delta, the Folgertech 2020 kossel delta, but more recently, as alot of youtubers seem to talk a little bit about is the AnyCubic Kossel delta (which supposedly can also be made higher easily).

    However, I am pretty sure that I might have missed some other great options out there, and I do want to get my feet wet into building a kit (I've been building computers for awhile now, and I realize that that is not the same as building a computer) and don't mind trying out to learn how to build more complicated stuff like a delta printer, as I am preparing in the future to build the RepRap Helios (when it gets released) so I thought this is a good time to start. I really look forward to hearing back from you all on what you would recommend as a good (or excellent very good whichever you prefer ) Delta printer (DIY or built) within my price range. Thank you very much!

    P.S. I do plan on using Octoprint, so I believe (though I think most do) it needs to have USB input?

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    HE3D K200 is what I own. $200 delivered and other than the shitty Z probe that it comes with, it gets the job done. I opted for the heated bed which upped the price some, but worth it.

    Oh, the effector that it comes with is the wrong size and just junk to begin with. Search Thingiverse for He3d and you'll find the right 42mm version. Use one of your other printers to make it.
    Last edited by number40Fan; 07-29-2017 at 11:40 PM.

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    http://3dprintboard.com/showthread.p...t-a-delta-kit-)

    My k200 'blog' sorta kinda :-)

    Really superb machines - get the heated bed & upgraded power supply. Hot bed is always better than unheated and by all accounts the psu that comes with the basic kit just doesn't have enough oomph to run the machine properly.
    Or just buy a proper psu yourself, they're cheap enough.

    My thingiverse collection of add-ons and mods: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2386628

    Buy kit, print bits and you'll have a really cracking delta for almost no money.
    They also do a much larger version. The k280
    http://www.reprapmall.com/index.php?...ory&path=24_73
    I've also been really impressed with he3d's after sales support. They answer promptly and sensibly.
    You get a spare end stop - so use that instead of the z probe. Works a treat :-)

    I'm now a total delta convert :-)

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    Have you seen the Tevo Little Monster? https://tevo3dprinterstore.com/produ...3d-printer-kit
    I know it's a bit pricey but it has all the right parts.
    Last edited by AutoWiz; 07-30-2017 at 12:44 PM.

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    Yep I've seen it, it's outside my budget right now (maybe sometime next year). I saw the He3D, and i am glad they do put up a video playlist on how to put it together, but I really want auto bed levelling without too much of a hassel. Is it possible to replace the crappy z sensor on it with say a BLtouch easily on the He3D, or should i really just spend some more and get the FOlgtech 2020, does the auto bed levelling work right out of the box on that one? Thanks you very much!

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    I like the metal corners of the Folgertech, but not the rest of the printed parts it comes with. Then you have to build your own arms. Tricky for a first timer and they are crucial to a good print.

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    oh hmm okay then, I guess the He 3D it is then, but I really do want some form of auto levelling, what are some options to replace the z sensor on the He3D without too much hassle, BLtouch or EZAEL?

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    Using the extra endstop switch that comes with it is the easiest. The hardest part is doing the math, but it isn't that difficult. You'll be happy though. There are some ball ended allen wrenches that make assembly a whole lot easier.

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    Hmmm okay I guess I might go that route then. Btw, just out of curiosity, I saw this on 3d printers online (I hope I'm allowed to post the link up here) https://www.3dprintersonlinestore.co...d-kossel-delta. Would that be a good printer after I build the he 3d and do not want another DIY kit? (also to act as a backup kit, or print more stuff at the same time). Thank you very much!

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    That looks nice. Just get that one!

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