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The most do-it-yourself machine we tested — how well it prints is up to you.

Torture test print.

WHILE MANY OF THE MACHINES IN THIS ROUNDUP ARE ROOTED IN THE REPRAP MOVEMENT, SeeMeCNC is still very much part of it. Their H1.1 printer kit ($189–$594) is a RepRap Huxley with a literal twist: the vertical bars have a slight bend at their ends to alter the geometry; also, SeeMeCNC uses injection-molded connectors rather than printed ones, a nice upgrade.

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  • 3D Design for Beginners
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  • Primo Features Super cheap, injection-molded parts, hot-end takes 1.75mm and 3mm fila- ment, optional heated build platform
  • Print volume 6″×6″×6″
  • Print speed 80mm/sec
  • Print material ABS, PLA, PVA
  • Resolution (z-axis) 0.1mm–0.3mm
  • Machine software Printrun/Pronterface, Repetier, ReplicatorG
  • Slicing software Slic3r, Skeinforge
  • OS supported Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Open Source Yes
  • Price as tested $551 kit
  • PedigreeRepRap
    Mendel, Huxley
  • Print without PC? No