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YigalB
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Before buying the MK4...

Hi All

 

Few questions before I purchase MK4, to be the 2nd printer next to the good old Prusa Mini, mostly to be used with PLA:

1- The sizes are 50x55x40 c"m. So just to be sure: 50 is the width, 55 is the depth, and 40 is the height. Is that correct? 

2- If 52 cm is the width I have, would it be OK also from future maintenance point of view? 

3- What is recommended to purchase with the printer? Another sheet? Nozzle? Any replacement parts that will be needed sooner or later?

4- I used beagle camera to control my Prusa mini. Works well. Any recommendation what to use with the MK4? (Sadly Prusa doesn't recommend such a solution, not providing one as well)

Thank you

Posted : 12/05/2024 12:22 pm
JP Guitars
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RE: Before buying the MK4...

I'm no where near my printer so can check sizes, but for the other questions

3. Get a Satin Sheet, works for most filament unlike the standard smooth sheet; https://help.prusa3d.com/materials

4. ESP32CAM, dirt cheap and just works, below is my enclosure for it but there are a few other options. The page includes details of the software I use.

https://www.printables.com/model/668369-esp32-cam-case-and-mount-for-mk4

Posted : 12/05/2024 1:56 pm
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YigalB
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Before buying the MK4...

 

Posted by: @jp-guitars

3. Get a Satin Sheet, works for most filament unlike the standard smooth sheet; https://help.prusa3d.com/materials

4. ESP32CAM, dirt cheap and just works, below is my enclosure for it but there are a few other options. The page includes details of the software I use.

https://www.printables.com/model/668369-esp32-cam-case-and-mount-for-mk4

Thanks for the Satin sheet info. I will.

As for the ESP32 cam - sounds good to me, especially since I have such a CAMs from my ESP32 projects. 

Just to make sure I got it right: This CAM is connected to a separate ESP32, not to the one installed inside the MK4. So it would need a power supply (5V through the USB connector? ). Is that correct? 

Posted : 12/05/2024 3:12 pm
JP Guitars
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RE: Before buying the MK4...

Yes, it is independent of the printer, I've got mine running form a burst bucker to step down the power supply voltage to 5v so it gets switch with the printer. I bought a ESP32-Cam and a ESP32-Cam-MB as it is the easiest, it's about a fiver from China or 10ish from Amazon/Ebay

Posted : 12/05/2024 3:34 pm
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Zappes
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RE: Before buying the MK4...

As far as nozzles go, getting an Obxidian nozzle would be a terrific idea if you plan to print any abrasive filaments such as PC Blend Carbon.

My models on Printables
Posted : 13/05/2024 8:55 am
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efvee
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RE: Before buying the MK4...

Add a set of the these silicone sockets to your purchase.  

Posted : 13/05/2024 1:15 pm
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YigalB
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RE: Before buying the MK4...

 

Posted by: @efvee

Add a set of the these silicone sockets to your purchase.  

What silicone sockets??

Posted : 13/05/2024 1:43 pm
Walter Layher
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RE: Before buying the MK4...

I think what he meant were those socks: https://www.prusa3d.com/de/produkt/prusa-nextruder-silicone-sock-set/

Posted : 13/05/2024 2:47 pm
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iftibashir
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RE: Before buying the MK4...

Where are you based?

I have spare LevenDig silicone socks for the MK4....... 

ORIGINAL PRUSA MK4 KIT - Full step-by-step video assembly guide!

>ORIGINAL PRUSA MINI+ Full video assembly guide!

Posted : 21/05/2024 5:55 pm
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YigalB
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Posted by: @iftibashir

Where are you based?

I have spare LevenDig silicone socks for the MK4....... 

Thank you! 

I already ordered the MK4 with the silicones.. hoping to get it this week. 

Posted : 22/05/2024 4:54 am
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