I got a Flashforge Finder from my dad for my 40th birthday, fell in love with 3D printing and within a month ordered my Geeetech A10. I was already into Arduino and DIY electronics and I have 3 kids so there's no shortage of projects, toy and costume parts to print up.
My Finder tried to catch on fire and I replaced the guts with RMA parts (motherboard, mini-struder board, hotend), upgraded to a MicroSwiss All-Metal hotend while I had it all apart.
- The Geeetech A10 came with faulty firmware and bad calibration which has taught me a ton. After rebuilding the firmware, recalibrating everything and rebuilding the hotend twice there's not much left to intimidate me - I know this printer more intimately than my friends and family.
I've only printed PLA and TPU so far but I'm looking forward to PETG for some future projects (including the ubiquitous Lack Stack). I can't bring myself to throw down the $40 when there's $20 spools available but I still dream of justifying a roll of Fillamentum Vertigo Starlight.
I Am A…Maker
Tools I Use…
Printers: GeeeTech A10
Design Programs: Tinkercad, OpenSCAD
3D Design Skill Level