The kit came on the seventh day being shipped from Hong Kong, CN, to Portland, OR, USA. It arrived about noon. I assembled it as far as I could go by Friday afternoon. The kit was missing three items: The Y axis belt holder, the plenum for the cooling fan on the extruder, and two 3 mm X 40 mm screws. I emailed HIC Technology through the Amazon web site and got a response within hours. They are sending me the part by USPS. I am tracking it now. It finally got to Los Angeles yesterday ( 2/14/2015 ).
The assembly instructions were supplied by a video. It was amatuerishly produced but adequate. I did have to almost start over when I discovered I installed the upright frame backwards and had to half-way disassemble the printer. I left the major assemblies together. This took about 30 minutes to correct. The tools supplied are adequate. The assembled printer looks very nice. I have powered up, but did not load any models. I am waiting for the parts, which should arrive Tuesday.
I received the parts about two weeks after they mailed them. The parts were the correct ones. I used the time on the video when the part was assembled and the name I could find on the web to identify the parts.
After leveling the bed with Cura bed leveling option, I made my first part. A smiling Buddha at quarter scale. I made a video of it being printed.
I then thought of all sorts of projects. I have made whisker pole end for Aventura. I made new fan plenum for the printer. I made a box to hold all the membership and rewards cards that will fit in my pocket.
I am making a manifold for an old project of mine. It's a magneto hydrodynamic deionization idea of mine, I got back in college. The manifold will take 6 hours to print, so I am waiting for a rainy day here in the northwest to print it. Should not be long.
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