The art and science of 3D printing is still very much in a period of growth. Advancements in printable materials, growing pools of skilled talent working with the tools, and increasing print efficiency and quality at decreasing prices are all of the symptoms of this growth; as many happenings in the world of technology have shown us, making viable predictions on the basis of such tumultuous realities is bound to fail. For the crafty technologists who just knows they will change the world with 3D printer, what is there to do? Should one go for broke, buy a Form 2, file for an LLC, and get to printing the change you want to see in the world? With the exception of the independently wealthy among us, most people would rightly be fools for doing this. To get started, checking out some of the better, lower-cost options is quite practical; and in the case of the Colido DIY, having the chance to assemble your own kit practically doubles the practicality of the purchase.
The Colido DIY kit is available at Q3d-level prices and also prints at a similar quality to their fellow bargain printers: fairly good, with occasional missteps. The build itself is strongly reminiscent of the classic Prusa Mendel i3 build, an open source blueprint designed by Josef Prusa of the RepRap movement. This is basically the skeleton of almost every FDM printer on the market today, in pieces and ready to assemble. For this reason, it's an ideal buy for someone looking to either break into the industry at the hardware level or seeking to go into business on their own as a modern techno-artisan. The large build size, quiet, sixty decibel print, and minimal resolution of 0.1 millimeter seal the fact that this kit is a deal.
Very accurate and easy to use. Software included is very easy to use. Hardware is well built and has the adjustments to get the printer perfect if you take the time.
Easy enough assembly...I'd recommend this to anyone with little technical ability who can follow instructions...good resolution with included PLA filament spool.
Overall a great bit of kit...worked great straight out of the box! The initial setup took a bit of time as I was having some problems with the program.
There's clear instructions and a video included, and all parts are clearly labelled...Printing was smooth and neat...very nicely put together and very user friendly.
Assembled it in minutes, installed software and calibrated easily and was printing a first 3D model within the hour. Seriously impressed!
Assembling is really easy. Prints fine on the blue tape...Calibration of Z-axis is very important, the screw for controlling the distance of it is not very stable.
This is a great printer for beginners, I have been using for 2 weeks now and everything works perfect. It is easy to assemble.