I wanted a 3D printer for a few months. I decided to buy and build a DIY printer: Velleman K8400 was the best choice for me (http://www.vertex3dprinter.eu/):

  • Cheap (around 500€).
  • Precise (similar to Ultimaker 1 with the same precision).
  • Open-source.
  • Available in a physical shop nearby (useful to buy spare parts, PLA and so on): http://www.atlantique-composants.fr/

I will update this post with contents about how I build it and so on. Anyway, here are my first experiments with this wonderful printer 😉