The Printrbot Play's printhead has a small cover that keeps the extruder hidden. As a printer that can be used by children, this design choice makes sure there are no accidents created by finger contact with hot, moving parts. It has the downside of also stopping us from seeing the object being
The Printrbot Play is capable of creating prints of quality comparable to those made with more expensive, more professional printers. It delivers the 50 micron resolution perfectly, and defects are practically non-existent.
The assembly of a 3D Printer that is sold in a DIY kit format is usually an accessible and enjoyable process, even for those that aren't specially tech-savy. It is also an important learning experience for those that are interested in getting into the Maker movement and will probably move to m...
The maximum temperature for the hothead is about 240ºC: this makes using the filaments made of plastics that require higher temperatures very complicated and getting a proper quality print with these materials is an impossible challenge.