A8 3D Printer Reprap Prusa i3 DIY Kit
A8 3D Printer Reprap Prusa i3 DIY Kit
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For a personal project, a business demonstration, or an educational visual, a 3D printer can come in really handy. This one works well with ABS, PLA, and TUP and can print objects up to nearly 9 square inches Read More

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RoboErectus
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Apr 7, 2018
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Apr 7, 2018
pauliunas
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Oct 2, 2017
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Recently bought this for under $150 on Gearbest... It's a great printer for that price, not for $250 though.
Oct 2, 2017
SobeDragon8
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Oct 2, 2017
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Currently $220 on amazon with free 2 day shipping.
Oct 2, 2017
alfalfa6835
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Oct 2, 2017
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I don't have lengthy explanation, but a similar printer can be had for 160 bucks on gearbest. That being said, I would heavily advise against getting an acrylic frame printer, especially one like this. The assembly is very odd, it feels very hobbled together. If you're already spending almost 300 bucks on a 3D printer, you can do better. Do not get this unless you plan on rebuilding the frame, and you love wasting money.
Oct 2, 2017
SFYoda
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Oct 2, 2017
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Ok massdrop isn't even trying anymore... I got this printer in aust for 220. That's 173 USD! Complete ripoff if they are selling it for that price. Also ethanskneethans I have no idea how you got 8 hours plus to make it, I'm not an experienced person by any means but it took me a little less than 5 hours to build this. Also why does everyone hate the power supply? Honestly it's fine, just upgrade the wires going from it to the mainboard and heat bed and you're fine.
Oct 2, 2017
ethanskneethans
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Jul 11, 2017
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I said this the last time this drop came up: This printer is not worth the price they want! Unless it comes pre-assembled, with an upgraded (safe) power supply, tested, calibrated, dual fire extinguishers in SLI, and an OnStar-like service for when it catches on fire.
Seriously though, you can find these listed on Craigslist or Ebay, pre-assembled and tested, for not much more than this $250 asking price. The biggest pain with these printers is that they take a long time (I mean like 8+ hours) to assemble for experienced tinkerers. On top of that, there have been serious, legitimate cases of the stock power supplies catching on fire.
These printers do have some decent upgradeability though, so I would only consider one of these if you like building complex machines and investing time and more money into making it better/safer before you will be able to print much at a high quality. It has a decent community on Facebook, but most 3D printing enthusiast groups just label it as a fire hazard.
For somewhere around $5-600 usd you can buy the printer that this is cloned from, the Prusa I3 with all tested components, a warranty (the A8 has no warranty), and all of the same upgradability and more.
Jul 11, 2017
theroflcopter
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Jul 12, 2017
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I feel bad for the people who haven't learned to do that.
Jul 12, 2017
PimN
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Jul 14, 2017
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Took me 4 hours and I'm nowhere near an experienced tinkerer. I got this one somewhere else for 150 euros. No fire issues so far. There should only ever be a small chance if you print with filaments that need a high bed temperature. I only print with PLA so my bed is always at a temperature of 50 C max.
@Alchemyfire I bought an E-Element mechanical keyboard on Massdrop, haven't had it for a year and it's starting to act up. Some keys register half of the time, or even less. It sucks. Besides with tax and all included Massdrop isn't all that cheap for me in the Netherlands.
Jul 14, 2017
theroflcopter
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Jul 11, 2017
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If anybody actually wants this fire hazard, it's $240 (with filament, which this does not have) on Amazon with prime shipping, or around $160 directly from the Chinese distributor (gearbest). That being said, please steer clear of this one, you can get better, safer printers for $250
Jul 11, 2017
RoboErectus
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May 21, 2017
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Enjoy this photo of one user's A8. Sorry about the lighting. The power was out.
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May 21, 2017
dherrada
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Jan 22, 2019
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ExceptionallyStrange
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Jan 22, 2019
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On the bright side, you can totally reuse those linear rods!
Jan 22, 2019
sphanley
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May 19, 2017
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Are there really ten people out there who've committed to buy this at this price? If any of you are reading this, can you explain why you'd do that when it's available for nearly $100 cheaper elsewhere?
May 19, 2017
Sloblo
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Jul 13, 2017
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maker select v2 is 219$ on monoprice right now. crushing this deal.
Jul 13, 2017
chaos_abound
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Oct 2, 2017
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The problem is that this IS the same thing being sold on gearbeat banggood and ebay. Massdrop isnt getting some magical high quality version, it’s trhe same damn thing and they’re marking it up 60% for no added value. They did this with Apple TV a few years ago and were charging Not only more than if you went to any retail store and bought it but more than Apple’s set pricing(which btw is against their reseller policy, that’s why whatever reputable store you go to you’ll never pay more than what Apple charges) sometimes you can find good deals, but here few and far between. Save you money, and get it a lot sooner by purchasing it else where.
Oct 2, 2017
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