If you’ve just got your first 3D printer, this video is for you. If someone you know is confused by why the STL on the card won’t print, or has no idea how to level the bed, please send them here.
This guide takes you through step by step everything you need to get going and start printing. Please explore the rest of my channel for a lot of content on how to get the best out of your 3D printer.
This Ender 3 purchased with my own money from the Australian warehouse of the Creality official store. It was missing the LCD knob, has a warped bed, but prints well. Pretty typical. It does have working thermal runaway protection, which is fantastic! It also has a V1.1.4 board with A4988 stepper motor drivers.
If you are unsure what to look for when buying your first 3D printer, one of my patrons made this excellent video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPWpCLDFrzc
03:22 Tour of 3D printer components
08:22 LCD functions
10:54 Software – Where to get 3d files to print
12:15 Software – Installing and setting up the free slicer Cura
15:09 How to level the bed
20:53 Calibration cube
21:31 Brief explanation of gcode
22:44 Where to next?
Cura slicer: https://ultimaker.com/software/ultimaker-cura
My TinkerCAD guide to designing your first parts: https://youtu.be/QdvSzXByi_g
CHEP YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/beginnerelectronics
CHEP Cura profile video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUpKUHUeteY
A nice place to start on modding: https://youtu.be/YYYDlxJ0O1E
X bed levelling STL: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4077747
XYZ calibration cube: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:214260
3Dbenchy make by DFPROXY: https://www.thingiverse.com/make:742544
Purchase the Ender 3:
Ender 3 Pro official Creality store: https://www.creality3dofficial.com/products/creality-ender-3-pro-3d-printer?sca_ref=16987.xbmLCEL46n
Ender 3 official Creality store: https://www.creality3dofficial.com/products/official-creality-ender-3-3d-printer?sca_ref=16987.xbmLCEL46n
Ender 3 Pro Banggood: http://bit.ly/2OUcEyS
Ender 3 Banggood: http://bit.ly/2Efoi6B
Ender 3 Pro Amazon: https://amzn.to/2DpkbEs
Ender 3 Amazon: https://amzn.to/2xyJ23s
Ender 3X (glass bed version): https://amzn.to/2I7dG85
Buy quality and affordable filament from X3D. Buy 3, get 1 free and a free sample pack with every order: www.x3d.com.au
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