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Hacker H2

By Ryan Priore / Nov 6, 2018

Hacker H2
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Hacker H2

SeeMeCNC’s Hacker H2 kit isn’t for the faint of heart, but it will satisfy users who like getting their hands dirty customizing their printer.

Open Arms

The kit ships with two different length sets of delta arms: Orion (178mm) and Rostock (290mm). By swapping the arms, you can get either taller or wider prints. A simple G-code macro will update the necessary EEPROM settings for the set of arms in use.

Print Your Way

The H2 knocked out our test probes with ease. However, too little cooling at the nozzle exit resulted in poor print performance on features like overhangs. Print quality was noticeably superior with Cura over MatterControl. Though novice users may want to look elsewhere, the H2 offers a 3D printer modder’s dream at a reasonable price.

Hacker H2 SeeMeCNC
Price as Tested:$549
Build Volume:175mm (dia.)×200mm (tall) OR 140mm (dia.)×295mm (tall)
Bed Style:Non-heated glass
Filament Size:1.75mm
Open Filament:Yes
Temp Control:Yes, extruder (280°C max)
Print Untethered:Yes, SD card
Onboard Controls:Yes, scroll knob and LCD
Host/Slicer Software:MatterControl (vendor recommended), Cura
OS:Mac, Windows, Linux
Open Software:Yes, MatterControl is BSD-2-Clause, Cura is AGPLv3
Open Hardware:Yes, GNU GPL 3.0

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Why To Buy

Those who enjoy customizing their printing rig will love the build volume reconfigurability, quality components, onboard controls, auto bed leveling, and reasonable price tag.

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