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DIYElectronics Prusa i3 Premium Kit

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DIYElectronics are South Africa's leading supplier of locally produced Prusa i3 printer kit's. With over 1500 kits sold, we are the most knowledgable technical people when it comes to advice and support for building and operating your Prusa.

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Since as far back as 2013, we at DIYElectronics have been building and supplying 3D Printers to South Africans all across the country, with over 1500 printers sold and an endless number of hours spent providing valuable support to customers. This has helped us to produce one of the best 3D Printer kits on the market, which comes with all the wiring and components included and set up to ensure that every customer can enjoy guaranteed satisfaction.

This is why we can say, with confidence, that we are the number one suppliers of 3D Printers in South Africa, with a wide selection of our own in-house Prusa-based 3D Printer Kits, ranging from basic through to premium. Not only do these printers come with everything you need to start your exciting venture into 3D Printing, but also includes all the support you need to ensure optimal printing results – and genuine satisfaction with each and every purchase.

In addition to providing what we believe to be one of the best kits on the market, we can also supply all of the spares and extras you need in a pinch, and have STL files for 3D Printed Spare Parts on-hand so you can make your own spare parts too.

The kit includes a full build guide to help you set it up, meaning all you need to do is put the right parts in the right place. We have also tended to the soldering and crimping of the wires and connectors, making it user-friendly for veterans and beginners alike – in fact, even kids could enjoy building this kit and having fun printing toys, models and other plastic objects with a bit of supervision.

Parts Included in the Prusa i3 Premium Kit:

What You Will Need for the Prusa i3 Kit:

  1. Time, Patience and a Willingness to Learn – While our kit is relatively simple and easy to put together, often taking a day or two for an average Maker, it’s important to remember that desktop 3D printing is quite a learning curve and will require a fair amount of experimentation. But don’t feel overwhelmed if things go wrong, as mistakes are all a part of learning and the process may just require a bit of trial and error to get your printer working perfectly.
  2. Basic Hand Tools – Screwdrivers, spanners, pliers and side cutters for assembly, as well as a hand drill for cleaning up the edges of printed parts.
  3. No soldering Iron Needed – Although we do recommend having a soldering iron and a multimeter on hand just in case you need to fix any broken connections or troubleshoot for any possible faults.

What Makes our Kit the Best on the Market?

  • We do All the Wiring for you! – Unlike other suppliers priced similarly or even several thousand rand more, we prepare all of the wiring for you. This is no easy task, especially for beginners. Power supply is modified for use, motor wires are extended, connectors crimped, thermistors are wired and crimped etc. No one else offers a kit as electronically 'Plug and Play' as ours.
  • The Prusa Iteration 3 is the latest most up to date design around, giving the perfect balance between affordability, ease of assembly, performance and simplicity of design. We always stay up to date with the latest trends and additions, updating our kit as soon as parts have been through our testing process.
  • Our Electronics require Zero Soldering – Simply build your printer, connect the plugs and sockets into the correct places as per the provided wiring diagram/documentation, and connect it up to your PC. It won't be long from there until you are printing!
  • We provide Full Documentation for the build, handy online resources and full friendly support during your build should you get stuck. We request that support questions are emailed and make reference to the section of the build guide that you are having problems with.

Email support during the build is Completely FREE. However, printer kits brought back to our workshop for support will be charged at R250 per hour. We do not do telephonic support for the following reasons. Firstly, technical details are often not communicated properly by phone. Secondly, email gives us a written history so we can look back and see what has already been done.

(FREE) Software Requirements for the DIYElectronics Prusa i3 Premium Kit:

In order to make our printers as accessible as possible, we have ensured that all the software you will need is completely free and available on the internet. As such, we recommend Marlin Firmware for the RAMPS 1.4 Board, and Repetier-Host for communicating with the printer via PC. Repetier-Host also comes with Slic3r built into the program, which is an easy-to-use software for preparing design files for printing. With these three readily-available softwares, you don’t have to worry about purchasing expensive design programs or slicing tools, and can instead simply get straight into 3D printing fun.

Final Considerations when Ordering a Prusa i3 Premium Kit:

Nozzle Size – For beginners, we recommend the 0.5mm or the 0.4mm nozzles, as these are easier to print with, while being less prone to clogs or similar mishaps. Smaller nozzles like the 0.3mm and 0.2mm, however, are more accurate with more precise control, but can be more difficult to set up with more back pressure. Fortunately, this kit allows for nozzles ranging from 0.2mm up to 0.8mm to accommodate all users, and the All-Metal-Hotend allows for printing in Exotic Filaments like NylonCarbon Fiber or Wood-Fibre filaments.

Filament Diameter – Although you do get two different filament diameters to choose from, 3mm filament is the older, more outdated diameter that is now considered a legacy product. As such, we recommend 1.75mm Filament, which is not only easier to work with, but also more readily available in a wider range of colours, types and other variations.

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Grade 
01/08/2017

Perfect Printer

What can i say! What is the first question:
How big can i print. Well to me the DIY kit had the largest build volume in its range.

So why settle for a small machine. We all enjoy large prints.

I have had my machine for 2 years now. Amd i don't look back one day. It runs like a mad person. At least 8 hours a day, 4 to 5 days a week. And i have only spent R500 on spares in 2 years.

Thanks DIY. I will definitely promote your machine!!

  • 3 out of 3 people found this review useful.
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18/07/2017

Mrs Melody Zwarts

Just want to shout out a big thank you to the staff at DIY electronics. I had never seen a 3D printer let alone use one. I decided I wanted to start a little business with 3D printing. Lets just say I think the guys at DIY electronics wanted to hide when they saw me come in. I was there twice a week for a 4 week period with blovked nozzles etc. I drove far to them to get help. They went beyond what I would call reasonable help. The patience and compassion they showed me when I cried from frustration. But they got me working on the Prusa I3 fairly quickly. I am now the proud owner of a machine I have fallen in love with, in fact I am looking at purchasing another one in about 3 months time depending if the orders keep rolling in as they have been doing. Thank you Damian, Phil, Kyle, Robert, Carl and I hope I have not missed anyone, you to Sylvie who was the one who listened to my tears.

  • 2 out of 2 people found this review useful.

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DIYElectronics Prusa i3 Premium Kit

DIYElectronics Prusa i3 Premium Kit

DIYElectronics are South Africa's leading supplier of locally produced Prusa i3 printer kit's. With over 1500 kits sold, we are the most knowledgable technical people when it comes to advice and support for building and operating your Prusa.

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