Cheap 3D Printer – Anet A8: Upgrades, Experience & Thoughts

Cheap 3D Printer – Anet A8: Upgrades, Experience & Thoughts

This kit has become a very capable machine with only a handful of modifications costing around £175 inc filament. It completely blows my first gen Prusa i3 printer kit out of the water.

The Instructions were clear and the kit was well made. A build like this would be very daunting for a first-time buyer but the £139.99 price tag makes taking the leap of faith so soooo worth it!

So far I have only used PLA but I will try ABS shortly. I haven’t really talked about the prints that I have done yet so I will probably release a short video about them before I get round to doing the episode on my 3d printer enclosure that I mentioned at the end of this video.

Printer Purchasing Link:
Anet A8 Gearbest Purchasing Link
► http://www.gearbest.com/3d-printers-3d-printer-kits/pp_337314.html?lkid=10673938

Thingiverse Parts:
Anet A8 Xaxis Cable Chains by drdobsg:
►http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2104821

Anet A8 Y Axis Cable Chain by Papinist:
►http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1915486

X belt tensioner Anet A8 by Vali24
►http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2073975

Amazon Affiliate Links:
Using any of the following links to purchase an item should result in Amazon gifting me a finders fee. If you are down for helping my channel out and happen to be in the market for any of the goods discussed today, you can do so for free! Just make sure that you use the link no earlier than 12 hours before making the purchase 🙂

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Other Links:
Printer Profiles, Start G.Code & More:
►http://www.solidgnd.co.uk/project-blog/

MUSIC:
♫ Parasail – Silent Partner ► https://goo.gl/HczhJN
♫ Not For Nothing – Otis McDonald ► https://goo.gl/tebllL
♫ Spring Light – Joakim Karud ► https://goo.gl/ixz88j
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