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Monoprice MP Select Mini 3D Printer V2 w/ AU Plug - $129.99 Delivered @ Monoprice Inc via Amazon AU

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Small print bed (120mm x 120mm x 120mm)
PLA filament is best for this printer has the max heat of the bed is 60°C - 70°C
Filament info

Don't know what to print? Check this out

You will need to convert your 3D file (.STL or .CAD) with a slicer to .GCODE (only file that your printer can read)
What is a slicer and which one to use? https://all3dp.com/1/best-3d-slicer-software-3d-printer/
I'm using CURA on Mac

Feeling creative? Want to create your own design in 3D? TinkerCAD is great to start and free

Got this printer for almost 3 months and I haven’t got any issues

Happy printing :)

Too often, getting a low-cost 3D printer means getting a box of ill-fitted parts with poorly written and incomplete documentation. You end up spending hours on the internet, searching forums and asking for help to get the printer assembled and operating properly. That isn't how Monoprice operates and this 3D printer is a perfect example! This printer not only comes fully assembled, it has already been calibrated at the factory. All you have to do is perform a quick check to verify that the print bed is still levelled, in case it shifted during shipping, then load the included MicroSDTM card, load some filament, and start printing the preloaded model. Nowhere else will you find a 3D printer ready to print out of the box at such a low price! Affordable 3D printing for everyone. All Filament Types: The heated build plate and wide range of extruder temperatures allow this printer to work with any type of filament, from basic filaments, such as ABS and PLA, to more advanced materials, such as conductive PLA, wood and metal composites, or dissolvable PVA. Compact Desktop Design: Featuring a small footprint and basic, open frame design, this 3D printer is compact enough for any desk. Ready to Print: Unlike most other low-cost 3D printers, this printer ships fully assembled and has already been calibrated at the factory. We even include a MicroSDTM card with preinstalled models, so you can start printing right out of the box! Features: Factory Calibrated. Heated aluminium build plate nozzle cooling fan for printing all filament types. Quick-release steel gear filament feeder. Easy to use colour LCD . 0.4mm extruder diameter. Complete kit with bed scraper, and Micro SD card with preloaded model files. Micro USB and Micro SD card connectivity. PC and Mac compatible. Compatible with Cura, Repetier, and other.

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  • +3

    Been waiting for a deal on this - but those reviews aren't too promissing :/

    • -1

      only 6 reviews through

    • +17

      Seriously, hit up the Ender 3 - bang for buck, it is worth the extra money.

      I started with a tiny thing like this and it was basically useless.

      • +1

        Agreed.

        Ender 3 is a solid entry whereas this thing is garbage

        • +1

          V2 is out as well, worth it if it's your first but not as an upgrade

        • Where would you recommend getting one of these from ?

      • +1

        I recently got a Anycubic Mega S. Its a tiny bit smaller than the Ender 3 and a bit cheaper. But built well, and works great straight out of the box. I even got a deal where I got two free spools of filament with it for free. Thats $56 saving there by itself. Lots of printable upgrades too like the Ender 3.

      • Howsit as a desk toy?

  • Are they any good?

    • for beginner is a good start, a bit small and heat bed not hot enough for other than PLA (filament)

      • +2

        You need an enclosure for almost any printer to print ABS, but these can do ABS if you make a Lack box for them.

        Bed heat limit is 60 deg via the dial, or you can gcode it higher. With a mod such as a mofset and PSU, it can do 100.

        For a printer that does not require assembly and prints out of the box, it is quite good. Great to learn if you want to get into this, modifying .STL files, Z axis banding, bed leveling, benchies, Cura, failed prints..

        I have a v1 and a v2, neither have skipped a beat. Sometimes wish I had spent 3x the amount on an Ender3, but my next is more likely to be a core XY format printer

        I can also have a zoom meeting with this printing in the study (on my desk). A friend with the Ender 3 has to have his in a separate room.

      • +1

        Can it print phone/tablet cases? I'm sick of buying them.

        • if you have tiny tablet/phone sure it can otherwise nope it's too small maximum 12cm or a bit bigger in diagonal

    • No, it's terrible. The heat bed needs to be rewired before doing any print. https://www.pingle.org/2017/10/08/rewiring-the-heated-bed-on...

  • +1

    Amazon reviews aren't good.. Interested in a 3D printer but would like for it to last. Any other OZbar opinions out there?

    • +1

      Mine went faulty a week in - returned it.

      Was a great little unit when it was working though.

      My negative review on Amazon is actually gone as I had left a review too; maybe is because I bought the white one, different listing…?

      • mm thanks RaihaX.. might hold off. Interested to hear what the community would recommend for a noob :)

        • Wait for the new Ender in a couple of months.

          The Monoprice mini is a pretty solid little unit tbh but I feel like Amazon is selling refurb units or something…

        • +4

          Ender 3. Tons of videos on it, tons of printable upgrades for it, tons of information Lots of people use them in their printer farms. Massive group on fb and reddit to help you with any issues.

  • +5

    Reviews changed my mind I'll wait

  • +2

    These are pretty limited printers due to the small bed, but they're about as good as you can get in this price range.

    Pretty cheap way to try out 3d printing and decide if you want to get deeper into it.

    If you can spend $300-400, you can get a far more useful and capable printer.

    • any recommendations?

      • +3

        Ender 3, or Ender 3 Pro if you can spend the extra. There are plenty of other options that are decent, but the Ender 3 is super common and there's an active community to assist with any problems you might have, plus plenty of modification options if you want to improve it further.

        • thanks for the comments sounds like the ender 3 is the go. will do some reading. apparently there's a new model coming out- any thoughts on that?

          • +1

            @Aussybob: Depends on if you want to pay extra for the new features. From a newbie perspective, I would go for the newer model since there's a few features like auto bed levelling that will save you a bit of time. Having said that I would wait until it actually comes out and reviews are out just in case there're issues. With Ender 3 is tried and true model already. So you'll know exactly what to expect.

            • @la838: good points. thank for the tips.
              Happy to wait and see what the new version reviews are.

      • Prusa i3 mk3s if you have the money and don't want any hassles.

  • +3

    I've been doing some reserach into 3d printers and from what I've read the Creality Ender 3 - $340 and the Anycubic Mega Zero - $190 are recommended quite often as great budget printers that offer lots of room to grow.

    Unfortunately the Anycubic is out of stock in the AU warehouse.

    • +4

      Note the Anycubic you mention does not have a heated bed. This is a big limitation! Bed adhesion will be much harder, and although they talk about PETG, it really needs a 50-60 deg bed.

      • Good to know, thanks for the heads up! :)

    • +1

      @poppingtags
      I recommend the Anycubic Mega S over the Mega Zero. Its a very similar machine, but the Mega S is closer in size and features to the Ender 3. And the Mega S does have a heated build plate. But again, its also out of stock in Australia. I got mine back in February just before everyone went mad buying 3d printers for self-isolation.

      • @flubba86 Thanks for that! Can I ask how much yours ended up costing - and how you're finding it so far?

  • +2

    Seems really small. I wish my ender 3 was larger a lot of time and it's much bigger than this.

  • Thanks OP .. got one

  • dammit, bought one :P

  • For those who own a 3D printer, what type of things are you making? Thanks

    • -1

      Structural supports for my 3d printer.
      Couple of hinges.
      Small 3d models.
      Now I am printing parts for 'Snappy 3' a 3d printed printer.

      • +2

        In other words, "I bought a 3d printer and all I do is more parts for my 3d printing habit" :-)

    • +13

      Prototype lock hinge, 6 iterations before sending off the design to be 3d printed in metal. Still works 3 years later.

      Replacement feet for a kitchen scale.

      Fixed our clothes line.

      Hooks for my tools to hang them above my workbench in the shed.

      An extension for my fire poker holder because we bought a new fire poker which was too long.. now we can hang it.

      A 10" hdmi screen bezel and case.

      A compound slingshot.

      Fixed my table tennis table net mount.

      A mount for my Google Pixel3 to fit in my cup holder in my car.

      A hook to hang my headphones off the side of my desk.

      A case for my raspberry pi 3.

      A box which fits in the most extraordinarily awkward spot in the kitchen where nothing else would fit. It now has a bespoke 3d printed box that holds pencils and pens.

      A lid for an ikea box (which was cork, and fell apart).

      Repaired a bike pump.

      A coffee tamper for my espresso. A bit of a rip off of the Ona OCD. https://onacoffee.com.au/product/ocd-v3/
      It works extraordinarily well.

      An adaptor for my dyson handheld vacuum to take dyson V6 fittings.

      Wax stamps.

      An screw-in adaptor for an extendable cobweb brush so we could hang a lantern from it for a local lantern parade.

      A spike for our receipts.

      Adaptors to mount my 58" tv, with a stupidly positioned vesa mounting bracket. It's now sweet.

      A replacement battery cover for my kid's old Nintendo Wii remote control.

      …and so on.

      Some people print trinkets and then pack their printer away. But for me, it's the most awesome thing ever. Whenever i have a problem, i can fix it with a 3d printer. You can approach problems so differently, and make adjustments to all sorts of mundane every day things you use, which makes them better.
      You can invent new things.
      It's endless and freaking awesome.

      Edit: I have a Prusa i3 MK3S, so I can do more of this stuff without having to tinker with my printer. ;)

      • +1

        Pretty much exactly what I want a 3d printer for, but I have never done any CAD, and it sounds time consuming (unless you get something from thingiverse). How do you find all the 3d CAD? Was it easy/hard? Does it take a while to get the hang of? And does it still take ages to draw something?

        • +1

          I use Autodesk fusion 360, you can get it on some sort of free license.
          It's not easy when you first get into it, but there's lots of tutorials on YouTube from guys like Maker's Muse.

          The great thing about 3d printing is if you get something wrong, you fix it and print it again.

  • bought one. Any advice on PLA. Where and what to buy? General Prices?

    • +1

      I have paid $24-36.

      I think it's more different companies making PLA different.

      So if I find a PLA that works well for me, then I buy a lot of it.

      I would recommend PLA+ over PLA especially when starting out and trying to fine tune things.

    • +2

      cubic 3d in Sydney, they sell eSun PLA+ and it's a dream to print with.

  • +3

    i hate bowden extruder, direct drive extruder is much easier to work with.

  • Hmmmm… 2k reviews on amazon.com with 3.5 rating and 75 reviews on eBay with 4.5*
    Worth a try

  • +3

    so cool, about time i indulge in a new hobby, hopefully it sticks!

    might read up some more and get the ender 3 v2 instead

  • anyone else seen that on the Creailty website the ender 3 is $229 for US stock and $349 for AU stock…annoying no?

    • I assume at least part of that is USD vs AUD, and then maybe there is a difference in warehousing etc. after all in the US they probably sell a lot more

  • +2

    I have this from previous deal, haven't used it much, but was able to print decently out of box with minimal effort. There's a very active facebook community for this printer, I suggest joining it if you buy this.

  • Got one a few months back, new to 3D printing so I'm no expert.
    I think it's a great printer to start & learn with, and for the price - well worth it.
    I've printed a lot of stuff (pimping out boardgames mainly) at fairly standard configs, and they look good. Not perfect, but if you have the time to invest in learning to change all the hundreds of settings to improve it, I've seen some excellent results.
    There's a pretty active group on facebook with heaps of info and help, have a read.
    Lots of modifications available also, again to improve the print quality and ease of use.
    Even though the fan in the base is now noisy, and I'll spend $10 replacing it, can't really complain for the price. Bang for buck, excellent.
    I wasn't prepared to spend $300+ on my first printer, so glad I purchased it.

  • Yeah, that is cheap enough to be a reasonable backup printer to my CoreXY. Ta.

  • +1

    I had one specific requirement and a commercial print was 60 dollars so my purchase is offset by that if I can print a usable product having said that..barring the one dude who seems to be printing cornflakes and everything in between I have never needed a printer that prints plastic parts … a need to print something can be created but I doubt a 3d printer is as useful as say a lawn mower or a saw if you dont have a lawn

  • +3

    Could i Buy this and just print an Ender 3 printer?

  • Thanks OP - the Ender 3 comes highly recommended, but it requires more bench and storage space than this little beast at a higher spend. I've just rolled the dice and purchased this Mini. Hopefully I don't have the build issues some have reported as it's definitely a great buy-in price to see whether 3D printing is useful at home, or just a novelty for a short while. So cheap.

    Now I just need to order some filament.

  • +1

    Just got mine, seems good, did a really quick level and it printed great first try!

  • Can anyone recommend some good PLA filament?

    I'm looking at this range available via Amazon as will come quickly and I have free shipping - has anyone tried these?

    https://www.amazon.com.au/CC-DIY-Filament-Dimensional-Accura...

    From my reading, it seems like filament can be either hit or miss and be easy to work with, or waste your time - so I'm keen to get a recommendation from someone with hands on experience.

    I'm only going to buy one spool of 1kg to start as a tester, before I invest in more, so ideally don't want to spend $10 on shipping elsewhere if possible.

    Thanks :)

    • +1

      Not particularly experienced but I bought this exact filament in Black and it worked fine, printed a Benchy and it came out about as good as expected.

    • +1

      I've bought several spools of their PLA now and it's been great!

  • It’s back in stock if you missed out previously and are keen to secure one. Same price.

    • … and gone again.

  • If anyone is in Melbourne and missed out welcome to have mine for $100 including a spool of PLA. It's been jammed 3 times including presently and I'm already over it!

    • Sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Mine is running beautifully and I’m amazed by it - particularly for the price. Haven’t had any jamming - maybe there’s a fault with your machine…

      • Could be though reading comments about could be the PLA I chose too

  • I got my printer and accidentally bought ABS. Giving it a go after finding a good site for tweaking the settings and I blocked off the fan and have a 60W lamp shining on it to keep it warm. No enclosure and it seems to be working fine.
    Glad I bought it
    Oh I had a problem where there was no power after the first print. If it happens to you, open the side panel and check the space connectors. The Chinese who assemble this don't seem to have the time to press those fittings on properly. I fixed it in 10 mins. Saves sending it back for no real reason.

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