Tech Review: Prusa Mini +


The Prusa Mini Plus is a 3D printer that came out in Nov. 2020 and is a must-have for people who are just starting to learn how to 3D print. This product allows you to create 3D models on a 180 x 180 x 180 mm scale. There are no limits to what you can print on this printer, besides the size.

The Prusa Mini Plus starts at $400, but don’t let this deter you from buying it. There are many things that make this printer worth its price. Inside the box, you’ll notice some prsuament, haribo gummy bears, and a user manual that tells you how to get started. Now, before you decide to throw out the manual, remember this: don’t. This manual will become essential in getting started, and without it, you will most likely be lost. It goes over how to set up the printer, how to get your 3D model from your computer to the printer, and other things a beginner would need to know, such as not to touch the 60-degree Celsius heat bed. Please don’t do it. Also, if the manual doesn’t help you, you can go onto their website and problem solve there. Within 24 hours they’ll let you know what to do to resolve your problem, which is another reason why Prusa is so great for beginners.

Although the Prusa Mini Plus is a great device, it does come with its faults. For starters, the size. The printer can only print on a 180 x 180 x 180 mm scale or a 18 x 18 x 18 cm scale. This means that you are limited to printing small objects and not gigantic 3D models. Also, the shipping. Since you’re ordering this 3D printer from overseas, it will take some time for the 3D printer to get to wherever you live. On the website, it says that your product will arrive within two to three days, but this could turn into one to two months. So, be prepared for intense delays. Also, remember that despite all the delays, this printer will arrive eventually, and it will be worth it.

Overall, the Prusa Mini Plus is well worth it if you are thinking about getting into the 3D printing game and have no clue where to start. Remember, learning how to 3D print takes time, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be a 3D printing pro. So, don’t get discouraged and have fun printing.