I finally got around to assembling my Prusa i3 MK3S 3D printer kit. And it was quite an adventure. In the next couple of blog entries, I will walk through the experience.
The short version?
- I made the right choice buying this printer.
- The design, quality, and documentation are first-rate.
- The kit is not for beginners.
- It takes a long time to put it together.
- It did not work out of the box.
- 3D printing is a whole new world if you are a maker.
- 3D printing requires endless patience because it take time to make things.
First, here are some photos of the package I received from Prague.
The packaging was perfect. I especially appreciated the shrink-wrap around the entire package. This protected it during the long trip from Eastern Europe.
The first thing I did was take all of the printed documentation into my office so I could review them thoroughly. There are two manuals. Assembly Instructions and 3D Printing Handbook. The handbook is smaller in size and is 78 pages. The assembly manual is close to A4 paper in size and it over 100 pages. It has glossy paper and full color photographs. It is surely one of the best instruction guides I have ever seen.
In Part-2, I describe the build process.