Friday, March 27, 2015
The M3D printer is here
So a while back (almost two years ago not) I supported a kickstarter campaign for a $200.00 FDM mico 3D printer. I just got it in the mail today and so far.....I am not impressed.
First, the box was thoroughly trounced/dented/squashed. After I opened it I realized it didn't matter. It was packed well. Almost too well. I think that whoever owns this company must have stock in packing tape because it had at least one entire roll of tape all over it. So yeah, packed well but I would say WAY WAY OVERKILL ON THE TAPE. I spent a lot of time scrapping tape off the thing just to get it un-boxed and ready to go. When I opened the box, the only "instructions" that came with it, was a strip of paper with a URL to an "unofficial" youtube un-boxing video. I was not shocked to find that the URL didn't work.
Above the URL it says: "Remove all 3D printed parts, tape, bubble wrap and foam" Check! Next, is says "USB and power adapter are bundled inside. Connect. Click. Print!"
Uhhhhh....... no power cord? It says it is supposed to be in the box. It is not.
So yeah, super excited and not super frustrated.
Just a big green paperweight on my desk. Not sure if it works or doesn't work.
I guess I will have to wait another two weeks or so to get a power cord.
Currently, I am not impressed.