I've been playing around with 3D printing since 2011 and it's been a bumpy ride indeed. Fortunately the technology has matured a lot since then so these days more time can be spent on actually printing parts for other projects than the 3D printers themselves.
I Am A…Maker, Designer, Engineer
Tools I Use…
Printers: Sumpod MDF (heavily modified)
Design Programs: Illustrator, Inkscape, Maya, MeshLab, Photoshop, MeshMixer
3D Design Skill Level