TEVO Tarantula - Prusa i3 Expand

TEVO Tarantula - Prusa i3

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TEVO Tarantula is based on the Prusa i3, a proven design with tens of thousands users all around the world. This is a great opportunity to own one of your TEVO Tarantula 3D printers. All parts of this 3D printer are Open Source therefore there are no hard to find parts so in the event you ever have to perform any repairs to your printer rest assured parts are readily available!

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The TEVO Tarantula uses an all metal V-slot annodised frame design with laser cut acrylic plates for the assemblies and V-groove wheels for smooth, quiet operation and overall better performance. 

The build volume is 200 X 200 X 200mm with the complete kit designed to be assembled with less parts and ease of assembly.


Technical Specifications:

  • Layer resolution of 50 microns. 
  • MAX Printing Speed: 150 mm/s.
  • Build size: 200X 200 X 200mm. Large print area of 200 x 280 x 200 mm (Optional).
  • Full Metal E3D Bowden long distance Extruder.
  • Material type: PLA, ABS, PETG, Wood, PVA and Flexible Filaments (With Pro Metal Extruder).
  • Material specifications 1.75mm in diameter.
  • Positioning accuracy: Z 0.004mm, XY 0.012mm.
  • Printing Color: Single color.
  • Nozzle diameter: 0.4mm (customized 0.3mm/0.2mm).
  • Recommended extruder temperature: 210°C (the maximum can be set to 260°C).
  • Heating plate temperature: 60-110°C (proper winter warming and summer appropriate cooling).
  • Best ambient temperature: ≥25°C.
  • Power requirements: 220V, 250W, 50Hz, 0.89A.
  • Connection: TF card or USB.
  • The file print format: STL,G-Code.
  • Compatibility: Windows, Linux, Mac.
  • CE, FCC specifications: CE, FC, ROHS.
  • Device weight: 7.5kg.
  • Equipment size: 430 X 440 X400mm.
  • Package size: 440X 340X 190m


Great DIY Printer

First of all, 5 stars for DIY Electronics. I ordered my printer and it was at my door in less than 24 hours, I did not expect that and was pleasantly surprised. Keep up the good work and you have a great selection of parts and i will definitely be using DIY electronics as my number 1 go to for all my 3D printer things .

Then the printer itself. After a lot of research and looking at reviews of other entry level printers i went with the Tevo. The assembly wasn't that bad, here and there little things will slow you down, but the nice thing about this printer is the huge community out there. You have videos, forums and online support that guides you through anything you might come across. So after I was happy i turned it on and printed a calibration cube. To my surprise it came out almost perfectly. I still need to print some upgrades, add a fan to the extruder and tidy up the cables etc. But overall i am really happy with this purchase and the printer.

I would recommend this to anyone who likes to build things and tinker with them. The results for an entry level DIY printer could rival some of the more expensive ones out there and in time it will only get better.


Best Buy

I did a lot of research about 3d printers and decided to purchase the Tevo Tarantula from Diyelectronics. First of all, I received top customer service from them and staff very helpful. The printer is awesome value for money and you wont go wrong with it. As for Diyelectronics, thank you for all your assistance and top notch service. I can definitely advice anyone to purchase from Diyelectronics. Keep up the awesome work and service.


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Value for money by far

Bought this printer a week ago. Packaging is very well done and all the bags are labelled that matches the assembly instructions. The build was easy with a few steps missing from the manual. Having build lots of Reprap printers and Kits it was not a problem for me, I suggest looking at a few youtube tutorials to help you.
A few things I was not happy with was the wiring of the power supply, not safe, no on of switch, wires are open. This can be rectified easily by a cover from thingevers as a first print. There is no parts cooling fan in this kit which is essential for printing PLA and PETG. Again there is salutions on thingiverse or as I did, bought a 120mm 12v case fan blowing into the bed next to the printer. On printing the extruder was missing steps which I fixed by upping the driver voltage, it still miss steps now and then but gets better. I also replaced the MKS cooling fan with a 80mm case fan to cool the extruder driver, also added a small heatsink.
All these issues can easily be fixed.
What I do like about this printer is the build plate is awsome, great wiring setup , best build tak I have come across so far from all the manufacturers in a kit.
The printer is not very fast but has excellent print quality for such a cheap printer, all thanks to the wheel system and aluminium frame.
With a few minor upgrades this can be a awesome printer.

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TEVO Tarantula - Prusa i3

TEVO Tarantula - Prusa i3