The Fulcrum Minibot 1.0 is an easy to use 3D printer, which can be best described as suiting for enthusiasts making their first foray into 3D printing. Aside from being an easy to use 3D printer, the Fulcrum Mini Bot 1.0 also happens to be one of the cheapest 3D printer around, which is thanks to its price tag that falls within the $200 price range.
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Fulcrum Minibot 1.0 Key Specs & Features
- Robin TFT 2.8 inch Touch Screen
- ±0.1mm High Precision
- 1.75mm Material Diameter
- 0.4mm Nozzle Diameter
- Wifi Support
- Designed for Kid’s 3D Printer Education
- Maximum Printing Size of 75 x 70 x 70mm
- Aluminum Alloy on Platform board
- TF Card Support
- Child safety protection
- Resume printing function
- Max Print Speed: 60mm/s
- 95% Pre-assembled, Easy for installation
- USB, SD Card
The Fulcrum Minibot 1.0 comes in a boxy form, engrossing the main 3D printer. It is guarded on the sides by a transparent covering, which meant to help dampen the sound made during printing, protect the printer, allow you to observe the printing process, and also prevent you from being tempted to touh the model during printing.
The overall size of the Fulcrum Minibot 1.0 isn’t really a winner, especially if you all had prior experience with regular 3D printers. However, this won’t really be a problem at first, considering the fact that it is meant for enthusiasts who are new to 3D printing and didn’t really have any prior experience.
The fact that the need for a 3D printer with bigger chassis would arise is totally undeniable, especially when you come to terms with that fact this chassis limits the size of prints to a dimension reading 7cm sideways and 7.5cm high.
On the brighter side, the Minibot 1.0 3D printer comes pre-arranged, this means enthusiasts won’t have to bother about the chore that goes along with building the coupling from scratch. This makes it very suitable for newbies, therefore making the learning curve less stressful.
Software & Printing
The fulcrum Minibot 1.0 comes with a couple of already sliced 3D models stored on the SD card, which is meant to give a headstart for enthusiasts making their foray into 3D printing.
You can print by either using a Serial cable or from an SD-card slot which should contain the sliced 3D models to be printed. Sliced 3D models can be created using Slicer software that can be downloaded from the OEMs official website.
However, before you can begin printing 3D objects with this printer, you are required to do a calibration. The Minibot 1.0 comes with a calibration paper for this purpose. The OEM claims calibration would take approximately 5-7 minutes. However, you are advised to recalibrate, in the event of abnormalities during printing.
The Fulcrum Minibot 1.0 features a 2.8-inch TFT display, which is used for managing the settings that affect the options for the 3D image to be printed.
Designed with Kid’s Education in mind
Fulcrum Minibot 1.0 is specially designed to helps kids learn about 3D printers. It is a good introductory 3D printer for kids and beginners.
Using their imagination they can print different types of toys. The 3D printer features two protective transparent windows, to enable kids safely view the printing process without the risk of touching the hot nozzle.
Fulcrum Minibot 1.0 Price and Availability
Fulcrum Minibot 1.0 3D printer price starts at around $200. This price translates to 77,500 Naira in Nigeria, 21,488 KSH in Kenya, and 1,152 GHC in Ghana money.
As at the time this article was published, Gearbest was offering a flash sale that slashed the price from $200.42 to $139.99. You are strongly advised to visit Gearbest to see if the flash sale is still ongoing before you proceed to check out other retailers.
Fulcrum Minibot 1.0 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Fulcrum Minibot 1.0 3D printer:
- Type: 3D Printer
- Display: Robin TFT 2.8 inch Touch Screen
- Material (Frames): ABS
- Platform board: Aluminum Alloy
- (L x W x H): 21.00 x 21.00 x 22.00 cm / 8.27 x 8.27 x 8.66 inches
- Package Size (L x W x H): 26.10 x 26.10 x 32.00 cm / 10.28 x 10.28 x 12.6 inches
- weight: 3.5000 kg
- Weight: 4.0000 kg
- Engraving Accuracy: ± 0.1mm
- Maximum Printing Size: 75 x 70 x 70mm
- Number of Nozzles: Single
- Nozzle diameter: 0.4mm
- Nozzle temperature: 0 to 260 degree
- Layer thickness: 0.1-0.4mm
- Print Speed: <100mm/s, the normal print speed 30 ~ 60mm/s
- Supporting Material: PLA
- File Format: OBJ, STL
- Model Supporting Function: Yes
- XY-axis Positioning Accuracy: 0.05mm
- Z-axis Positioning Accuracy: 0.0025mm
- Voltage: 110V/220V
- Host Computer Software: Cura, Simplify3D
- System Support: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 / Vista, MacOS 10.1