The printer works great once assembled. But 4-5 hours is a lie. Just assembling took 13 straight hours since the bags don't have the same numbering as the manual. There are no instructions included, just a wiki and YouTube videos. The wiki tells you to do several things in the wrong order so be prepared to redo things several times.

Also order the filament you want to use, don't rely on the included reel. It gives you the choice between PLA and ABS you'll likely still end up being sent ABS like I did.

You also have to load firmware onto an arduino to make the kit work. Plus figure out your steps per millimeter in your own.

If the instructions were included and in the right order the kit would be amazing. But despite all that the kit is possible but requires some knowledge, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who aren't absolutely computer literate as the printing can be a pain.

Cons: instructions, software, build time

Pros: cheap, works great, learned lots using it



Contrary to what everyone else has said, this is a fine printer. It is far from the greatest and cheapest 3D printer available. I have been able to get multiple high quality prints and as I have gotten better at knowing what setting to use I have also been able to print parts that make the printer better.

This is NOT the printer to get if you want to open up the box and start printing in a couple of hours.

This is for the person who wants to know every detail about 3D printing and how to get the best prints with the least hardware. It is also for the person that would enjoy using their printer to make it better.

In conclusion, if you want to start immediately printing your ideas to play with, look somewhere else.

Serina Kay


I had heard a lot about 3d printing before talking a call to buy a 3d printer. I am not DIY guy so I hired an engineering student to get this thing together for me. Tim (The Guy who assembled this printer for me) was amazed at the quality of the materials used in the printer. He said if we had to buy the parts separately it would have cost almost 2wice the money.

He was able to get the printer together in a few hours, and the printer has been a great addition to my business. I design cases for smart gadgets and being a designer myself it gives me great freedom to see my designs made out within a few hours.

I am pretty pleased with the quality of prints I am getting from such an inexpensive machine.



Until now, it has been a very fulfilling experience using this 3D printer kit. The unit is very stable and does not get shaky even at the top speed. Assembling was easy and I did not need to call the customer care even once for any assembling related query. The best thing is that they gave me two free add-ons – an LCD display and a spool holder.



Shipping was awful, waited 4 weeks to get it to my place.. During the assembly, there where some missing parts, still waiting for them, so still nothing printed.. And really bad instructions, but still it's a DIY. On the other side, great email support! Can't wait to print..