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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.

 

DIYElectronics Prusa i3  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Printing Technology

– FDM

  • Build Volume

– 250 x 270 x 200mm

  • Chassis Size (Desk Space Required)

– 520 x 560 x 420mm

  • Filament Diameter Compatibility

– 1.75mm

  • Extruder Style

– Direct Drive (The Charlstruder)

  • Stock Nozzle

0.4mm E3D Nozzle

  • Stock Hotend Assembly

E3D V6 Hotend Assembly

  • Maximum Hotend Temperature

– 300°C

  • Print Platform Style

Aluminium XL Heated Bed (Pre-Tapped)

  • Print Platform Max Temperature

– 110°C

  • Printing Speed (Stable)

– 40mm/s

  • Printing Speed (Max)

– 80mm/s

  • Layer Height (Resolution)

– 80 microns

  • Motherboard / Primary Controller

RAMPS 1.4 Arduino MEGA Kit

  • User Interface

RAMPS Graphical SD/LCD Control Panel

  • Slicing Software Compatibility

– Cura / Simplify3D / Slic3r / Repetier Host

  • File Format Compatibility

– STL / OBJ / DAE / AMF

  • File Transfer Method

– USB / SD Card

  • Bed Levelling System

RAMPS AutoLevel Inductive Kit

  • Chassis Materials

– 6mm Laser Cut Anodised Aluminium Frame

  • Distinct Features

– “Plug n Play” Kit with No Soldering Needed

  • Weight (Printer)

– 9kg

  • Weight (Package)

– 12kg

  • Operating Voltage

– 12V DC

  • Power Supply Input

– 115V/230V AC, 50/60Hz

  • Power Supply Output

– 12V 20A 240W | S-240-12

 

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.
  • 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 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.

Build Volume – Our Prusa i3 Premium Kit comes fully equipped with a 250x270mm XL Heatbed, which is much larger than our old models. It is made from aluminium for optimal heat conductivity, and allows you to print the large objects you've always wanted to.

 

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.

  • 3 out of 3 people found this review useful.

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Our team of engineers, consultants and specialists have years of combined experience within the world of mechanics, robotics, electronics and programming, which allows us to build specialised products targeted at catering to the real needs of our consumers.


We understand that a good product is not only focused on quality, but also on affordability and accessibility, which is why we manufacture our own in-house products that aim to meet the ever-expanding needs of our customers. One such example is the Prusa i3 3D Printer, which we have improved upon numerous times with specialised extruder designs, laser-cut enclosures and even accessories like spool holders – To provide customers with the type of consistent quality that we would like to experience from every brand, both local and international.


Our in-house products also come with the added benefit of ultimate customer support, because nobody knows our products like we do, allowing us to offer the very best in terms of customer support for building, maintaining, repairing or simply enjoying our range of DIYElectronics in-house products.