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ALDI Cocoon 3D Printer $299, 49” Bauhn UHD 4K TV $399, Medion Akoya 11.6" Atom with Office 365 $299

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$299 seems cheap for a 3D printer with a 60 day no hassle returns policy.
I remember these were $499 when ALDI started selling them back in early 2016.

I’ve got a Bauhn 55” and Bauhn 40” 4K TV from 2016 and I think they’re great for casual gaming (basically anything on the Switch and Crash on the PS4).

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  • +8 votes

    This is a slightly different model 3D printer to the $499 one sold a couple years back - smaller build volume being the main difference.

    • +50 votes

      Simple.

      1. Buy the smaller one.
      2. Print a bigger one.
    • +2 votes

      yup - this is a rebadged WANHAO DUPLICATOR I3 MINI - which is an "affordable" model

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        The main shortfall I can see is the lack of a heated bed, but this probably something that could be added later.

        The Malyan 200 from Hobbyking (available from the Australian warehouse) is very similar in price, size and form but has a heated print bed. But isnt so easy to return as the aldi model.

  • +1 vote

    3000mAh Power Bank looks pretty good for $8.99 (but is only going to charge my phone once).

  • +59 votes

    (This is my first ever comment, so go easy on me! :P )

    For anyone starting out in 3D printing, it's probably an 'okay' 3D printer given that it looks to be a fairly simple setup. In terms of price though, there's plenty of Prusa i3 clones on eBay that are far more capable printers when set up correctly. Eg: I bought my most recent one for $204 with a 15% off coupon. It required a bit of tinkering and refinement up front, but there was plenty of info for it online. For that price, it has an LCD display, heated bed, 200x200x200 build volume (the Aldi one is 120x135x100) and puts out decent quality prints with little noise. I'm not sure if the Aldi one has a heated bed, which really is a handy thing to have but can probably be fitted later on.

    The only real issue I'd see with the Aldi one is a lack of community support and upgrades listed for it on Thingiverse due to its low exposure.

    Source: I own two 3D printers that I had to assemble from kits, so I've been through all the pain of having to build one almost from scratch.

    TL;DR - If you want a printer that's more or less plug and play, this should do the job. However, if you want plenty of upgrade options, there's better and cheaper ones on eBay.

    • +2 votes

      Good tips.

      If anyone is in the market for these extruder style consumer 3d printers I'd suggest you go with one with a community for the support and tips on mods etc. I think a heated bed is pretty important otherwise you'll end up making lots of plastic spaghetti half the time.

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      Can you detail some of the uses for your 3D printer?

      Not really too interested in the collectible printing side of it and not sure if there are any practical uses?

      e.g. is there anything practical you could print? e.g. useful objects AND won't break if you stare at it the wrong way

      • +2 votes

        My Dad teaches how to use these things at a high school and he's produced all sorts of neat stuff.

        Printed himself an Air intake adapter for his Pajero that saved him about $1200.

      • +6 votes

        Have a look at http://thingiverse.com/ for some inspiration.
        If you DIY a lot, you'll surely get a lot of value from it easily.

        Ever spent an hour at Bunnings, trying to find that particular bracket/hook/bolt in the exact right size for your project?
        Some small but important plastic part broke off any household item and can't find a replacement?
        Small toys for the kids?
        Found a great cheap mobile phone on ozbargain, but it's so rare that you can't find a cradle for it?
        Raspberry Pi cases that find exactly the GPIO accessories you have plugged in?
        Containers for screws or other small things that fit exactly the amount you have and also fits perfectly in your drawer?
        All stuff you can easily print yourself.

        It's possible to make pretty sturdy things too. Not too much heavy duty, but it's not like things fall apart easily (unless designed really badly).

        • +1 vote

          There's been so many Tamiya and Lego models I've had to abandon halfway through due to losing an essential piece. If a 3D printer can solve this issue, it will quickly pay itself off. Not sure about the torn stickers though.

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          @Shiny Mew:
          Yes, that's even quite easy.
          Optically, you won't get the same quality as actual Legos, but much better than nothing I guess.

      • +4 votes

        A lot of the durability depends on your print settings, in some cases even more so than filament choice. If I need something to be a bit stronger, I just increase my infill percentage and number of solid layers.

        In terms of useful things I've printed/will print:
        - My wife kept losing the stylus for her Nintendo 3DS, then pinching mine and losing that too. In 20 minutes, I can now have a new stylus that clips perfectly into my 3DS and in a range of colours

        • Rattle can brackets. I found a design on Thingiverse that mounts onto a plank of wood or a wall and allows me to store my rattle cans in these horizontal holsters

        • Upgrades for the printer itself. I've printed a whole bunch of upgrades for my printer and now found a complete redesign of my first 3D printer that I'll be printing off so that I once again have two solid units

        • RC Car/Drone/Plane parts. Everything from replacement parts to servo arms to pan and tilt camera mounts and complete drones.

        • 3D Scanner - I can't wait to make one of these. There's a few designs that allow you to sit a smartphone into them and scan an object so that you can replicate it with your 3D printer.

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        Thanks for the reply guys. Sounds like something to get when my son is a bit older :)

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      It looks like an MPselect mini clone

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      why is the aldi one no good other than support?

      • +1 vote

        Who said it was no good? It's all about expectations. If you want to print small things straight out of the box and you can't be bothered reading beyond this thread, this probably is perfect for you. If you're an enthusiast wanting to print in multiple materials and don't mind some trial and lots of error, this isn't for you. From your comment, I suspect you're the former.

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      So which two kit printers do you own? I'm looking at the Tronxy X1 atm. Despite being small it seems a good choice for a couple of reason; one being that it's cheap, and another that it uses a 12V power adapter rather than directly connecting mains power.

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        They all run on 12V power which connects to the mains through a power adapter aka PSU.

      • +2 votes

        My first one was a Print Rite Colido DIY 3D Printer ($370) which I'd really recommend people steer WELL clear of. PM me if you want to know all the faults. I still have it, but there's a guy that's redesigned it and put the files up on Thingiverse, so it'll be getting reincarnated as a better printer.

        I now have a 2017 CTC i3 Pro B with a plywood frame. I'd thought the plywood would be worse than the acrylic framed units, but it's actually a lot better in that it's sturdy, doesn't crack and provides some vibration absorption. I may upgrade it to a steel frame later. There's plenty of community support and upgrades for it, plus they gave me some spare parts in the kit.

        I'd bought it during a 15% off sale on eBay (Thanks OzB!) and then ended up getting another $30 refunded because the seller was hopeless. The regular price has since been reduced from $240 down to $198 - Here's the link to the current listing: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2017-Upgraded-Full-Quality-High-...

        I did need to make a few adjustments to it and used Loctite to keep the screws from loosening over time. While the initial setup and calibration takes a while, it's since been a very good unit.

        So I can avoid hijacking the OP's thread/turning it into a 3D printing thread, I'm happy for people to PM me with any questions.

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      Can you tell me which one you bought from ebay with 15% off?

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      Cheers for the post Tastybaklava, any recommendations on which of the brands selling Knock-off i3's on eBay are more reputable?

      • +1 vote

        The CTC i3 Pro B I have now has been a pretty decent unit, while the GeeeTech seems to have plenty of support.
        If you're happy to shell out the extra money, the CR10 or CR10s really are going to be the best bang for your buck.

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          Thanks Tasty, you've given me a useful starting point. The GeeeTech looks like a solid unit to be honest and the price is right in my ballpark :)

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          @Vakarian:

          No problemo! The Geeetech does have a little bit more community support than my CTC, so you should have zero trouble getting it set up or finding upgrades for it.

  • +1 vote

    It might be a cheap laptop, but it's not an Ultrabook.

  • +3 votes

    printer supports PLA and wood printing materials…. whats that all about? Off to Google I go.

    Edit: annnnnnnd Im back and enlightened https://cocoonproducts.com.au/shop/3dfilament/specialty-fila...

    Interesting that you can even create woodgrain by varying the temperature between layers.

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      Would be interesting to see what that actually looks like. For what it's worth - https://cocoonproducts.com.au/shop/clearance/3d-pen-filament... - $50 for 1kg spool plus pen you can use to make wobbly things. As the spool will cost $35 from Aldi, I guess that makes the pen & shipping worth $15……

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        To heck with it. Got one. On checkout could choose all sorts of different colours. Chose glow in the dark. Might list this as a deal…..

      • +1 vote

        Just wanted to comment that the Aldi filament is actually really good for beginners. I would use this as the standard/benchmark for PLA filament. You can get $20 filament like in another deal posted here but it was a piece of shit. The reel diameter was tiny and because of how the plastic is formed, it'll tend to snap when it tries to go through a path of larger radius.
        There were also tiny air bubble which screwed up the print finish. Felt very rough on the surface because of it.
        I've also had slightly imperfect diameters which caused the feeder to jam.

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    Been looking for a graphics tablet for a while. Pretty good price for one Wacom, since everyone else including ebay is around $70+

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      Yeah, it's sweet if you can find it in stock. Last two years of this deal it's been hard to find. I got one 2 years ago and it's great.

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        Sorry probably a stupid question but what are the uses for the graphics tablet?

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          It’s like a mouse, but it’s much better for drawing, painting,, or photoshop. I use one instead of a mouse a lot because of rsi.

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          @lupiter: ah ok cool cheers thanks.. this might help me with some pictionary games and other stuff haha lol I am just thinking lol

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      Thanks for this!
      Just came back here to see if anyone knows if this was rebranded as I could not find this model listed anywhere, even on their website.

  • +2 votes

    how is the 49” Bauhn UHD 4K TV $399? Anyone has any feedback on it? thanks!

    • +1 vote

      Id also like to know! I’ve got an xbox one s that I wanna how it up to.

    • +4 votes

      It's good for the price. Just take note that it's not a Smart TV. Also, mine has this weird issue. I've got a PC hooked up to mine via HDMI and when I go fullscreen in some games, the screen turns black. I have to turn the tv on and off again, or select a different input and then set it back to the original HDMI port.

      Also I know it matters to some people so I'd like to add that it takes 18 seconds for the TV to power on.

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    Anyone know if the 49Inch 4K any good? I seriously never seen one that cheap… Speaking of. Anyone know a good 4k bluray player? I've heard that the Xbox One can be used as one and a PS4 doesn't have any. Really don't want to shell one out for an XBOne if there are cheaper options.

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      Yes it’s pretty good at that price. My grandparents own the 4K tv and the graphics are great with the Xb1s/ps4pro.

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        Thanks for the input.

        Also, I can't seem to see if this 4K does the HDR thing?

        I've had the PS4Pro for a while now but I just have it hooked up to FHD Sony Bravia - which is quite tops for gaming actually… But at this price, 4k is proving to be very very tempting.

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    That printer looks like an MPselect mini knockoff.

    I've wanted the mini for ages, really tempted…

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    Anyone know how good the tablet is, I have been looking at getting one for a while?

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      The One by Wacom is a quality Wacom product with no bells and whistles, so it's a pretty good deal. What it has:

      • USB connection
      • "3 buttons" (eg left mouse click, right mouse click, middle)
      • Pressure sensitivity
      • Very responsive/low lag
      • Drivers for Windows & Mac, works under Linux also (at least in my VM)
      • Fabric loop you can just squeeze the pen into when travelling with it

      NOT in this model:

      • Shortcut buttons (assignable to undo, new layer etc)
      • Trackpad (aka touch support)
      • Bluetooth
      • Bundled software
      • Eraser end
      • Alternative pen tips
      • Pen stand

      It's hard to tell in the picture, but this new model seems to be slightly different from the previous one. Last one had green highlights (back, fabric loop, end of pen) and it seems that this one might be slightly larger (!!) which would be good.

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    Is there any way I can order the TV online? As I live in Tasmania and there is no Aldi down here

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      You could pay someone on Airtasker to buy it and deliver it. Someone would probably do it for $20 (shipping not included).

  • -1 vote

    No

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    Dang, was excited for a second. I'm looking to get a new 3D printer as the heated bed on my Balco i3 is no longer heating, but it looks like this one doesn't even come with a heated bed to start with.

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    I wonder if the TV could be used as a cheap UHD monitor for browsing, video watching etc?

    Does it support 60Hz UHD? I have a Geforce 940MX if it's relavant to my question.

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      yep it sure does support 60hz, just bought myself a 30hz kogan tv (couldn't wait for their new 60hz ones on presale) and paid more money so pretty annoyed!

  • +1 vote

    Excellent, the Wacom deal is back! I have mine from two years ago, use it every day at work. Previous Wacom tablet lasted 10 years, and in the end I'd just worn the pen tip & tablet surface down until it wasn't nice to use anymore. I highly recommend it.

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    Anyone know the model number for the TV? Can only seem to find 48" varieties.

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    It's not a very good printer. Needs lots of upgrades to make it repeatable with its print quality.

    I would recommended something with a more solid frame.

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      Agreed, I bought it and had 5 bad prints in a row and returned it promptly. You really want a heated bed to get the first layer to stick properly. The sd card slot was a little dodgy too with the lcd intermittently blanking out when an sd card was inserted. Definately a case of poor man pays twice with this unit, going to save for a prusa mk3 instead.

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    Input lag on the tv? This might be the one very good price. Also anybody know if there are any shipping/delivery services that can do the 49" TV? I don't have any form of transport and lugging it 2 kilometres down hill is not an option lol.

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    Note the Wacom ONE is the small model.

  • +1 vote

    If you guys are looking for the Wacom One, they hold the tablet at the checkout and not on the store floor for some reason.

    Here are the Drivers since there is no CD included.

  • +1 vote

    eastgardens aldi had 5 x printers but not alot of filament at 9am.. i scooped up one of each color and only 4 or 5 filaments left…
    i got the printer of ebay and saved $60 like a true oz bargainer >>lol….

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      My local Aldi had heaps of Printer/Filament and no one was even looking at them. Everyone was after the TV and the Wacom ONE.

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    The receipt for my Wacom ONE says warranty is for 12 years (which a typo and should say 12 months)

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    If anyone managed to buy the TV, I'd appreciate a feedback.

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