The Dremel Idea Builder 3d Printer first print was a magical moment. It’s a small frog demo file that came with it. Material is white Dremel PLA. It was the coolest time seeing my first 3d print come to life. I was hooked from then on.
The Dremel Idea builder was my first 3d printer. It’s a great little printer to start with. The build volume is on the smaller side 9″ x 5.9″ x 5.5″ without a heated bed. I’ve made many models with it in PLA and it worked like a champ. I use the 2″ wide blue painters tape from Home Depot. I can get 2-3 prints of a set of tape if I’m careful removing the finished print. The most important step of any printer is leveling your bed before every print. It only takes a few minutes which is great insurance for a many hour long print.
And another great insurance for long prints is plugging the printer into a battery backup unit. Having the battery back up unit save my print 37hours into a 50hour print when the power at my house flickered and went out for a few minutes. The print would have otherwise been scrapped if not for the battery backup.. It’s a definite must have and after your first power outage, you will be thankful.
3D Printing Files
The little frog is one of many ready to print examples that come with the Dremel Idea Builder 3D Printer. Once you are ready to explore more projects to print, check out Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/ for more wild parts. And be sure to research all of the free software options for designing and producing your own SLA files. Theres nothing like seeing your idea start to come to life on the platform before your eyes. – Enjoy