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Unofficial Prusa Mini Wait Thread

Who all ordered?  Now the wait begins.  

Non-professional mental health support available!

 

Mod edit - Link to spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cEUO-8AQevqBbD37C25bSPWbb3Lpk6q_-WZuZ0HOIOY/htmlview

Best Answer by Matteo Cristini:

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Posted by: @matteo-cristini

We're getting close to 100 pages guys! 

Should we have a celebration cake or something 😆 

The question is whose post will send us over 100?  

I'm gonna spam posts until I get there, anyone accepts the challenge?

Just kidding lol

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Posted : 13/10/2019 1:31 pm
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RE: Unofficial Prusa Mini Wait Thread

I ordered one as a second printer. I've had an MK3 for a year now. I am hoping for a nice little PLA/PETG machine so I can start fiddling with other things on the MK3. It will be nice to be able to print things I break.

Is this wifi module the one mentioned in the video?  https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13678

Assuming the software would support it, you would plug this into the new board and get wifi connectivity, correct?

Posted : 13/10/2019 2:25 pm
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RE: Unofficial Prusa Mini Wait Thread

i ordered yesterday one

Posted : 13/10/2019 2:45 pm
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RE: Unofficial Prusa Mini Wait Thread
Posted by: @nicholas-m12

I ordered one as a second printer. I've had an MK3 for a year now. I am hoping for a nice little PLA/PETG machine so I can start fiddling with other things on the MK3. It will be nice to be able to print things I break.

Is this wifi module the one mentioned in the video?  https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13678

Assuming the software would support it, you would plug this into the new board and get wifi connectivity, correct?

That would be awesome if the WIFI module is the same.  A US supplier would be great..

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Posted : 13/10/2019 3:00 pm
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RE: Unofficial Prusa Mini Wait Thread

I ordered one within 30 minutes of the announcement. Somewhere in the blurb on the Mini I'm sure I saw it mentioned that the wifi module is a standard one. I shall start looking!

Posted : 13/10/2019 3:38 pm
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RE: Unofficial Prusa Mini Wait Thread

Lifted from the video. Looks very similar to the board linked above but not identical -

Posted : 13/10/2019 3:48 pm
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RE: Unofficial Prusa Mini Wait Thread

This forums ridiculous "time to edit this post has expired" is beyond stupid. Pathetic. Come on Prusa.

Re the wifi board, from the blog post -

"the Wi-Fi will use a small cheap ESP board you can source yourself from any good electronics shop"

So it may indeed be just a variation of the one listed.

Posted : 13/10/2019 3:55 pm
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Good catch.  I ordered one.  

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Posted : 13/10/2019 4:29 pm
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RE: Unofficial Prusa Mini Wait Thread

I have ordered one. It will be my first 3d printer, I was going for a 3ks but im saving for a house and the currency conversion rate is not favourable for that. So the mini will do the job just nicely.

Respect the fact everyone is entitled to have an opinion, you dont have to like it or hate it, just accept its theirs and not yours and you will be ok!

Posted : 13/10/2019 4:41 pm
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Posted by: @m8harry

I have ordered one. It will be my first 3d printer, I was going for a 3ks but im saving for a house and the currency conversion rate is not favourable for that. So the mini will do the job just nicely.

You will be very happy with a Prusa as your first printer.  

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Posted : 13/10/2019 5:21 pm
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RE: Unofficial Prusa Mini Wait Thread
Posted by: @charles-h13

Good catch.  I ordered one.  

Looks like an old ESP8266-01. Very limited, and a pain in the backside to program. I hope they're not just using it as a wireless serial interface.

Surprised they'd use a module that old and limiting. Even newer ESP8266 modules cost pennies more.

Going to keep my Octoprint setup ready. 

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Posted : 13/10/2019 7:22 pm
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RE: Unofficial Prusa Mini Wait Thread

So for those of you willing to drop a few bills into Prusa's piggy bank and let it sit there for some indefinite period of time; what is Prusa telling you for ship dates when you ordered?

Posted : 13/10/2019 7:29 pm
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@tim-m30

If it lowers the price, yes I will.  

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Posted : 13/10/2019 7:31 pm
bobstro
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RE: Unofficial Prusa Mini Wait Thread

I'm OK with waiting after payment for high demand items. Nobody's making me do it, and Prusa delivers. Getting one sooner may well be worth it. I'm borderline on ordering myself, but should probably wait until next year. 

My notes and disclaimers on 3D printing

and miscellaneous other tech projects
He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two dimensional thinking. -- Spock in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

Posted : 13/10/2019 7:38 pm
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Posted by: @bobstro

I'm OK with waiting after payment for high demand items. Nobody's making me do it, and Prusa delivers. Getting one sooner may well be worth it. I'm borderline on ordering myself, but should probably wait until next year. 

BINGO.  I don’t get the anger at waiting.  Prusa is not Apple or Microsoft, they need to build up capital with new products.  It is actually a genius of a business model.  

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Posted : 13/10/2019 9:03 pm
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RE: Unofficial Prusa Mini Wait Thread

I can't wait for the influx of new lower end users to start asking "how do I do this" on the forum pages.  

As for waiting, I am not against waiting, but the idea of paying then waiting is just wrong.  If it were a Go Fund Me and treated as such, then it'd be different; but Prusa is a business, not a Go Fund Me project.  They should act like it: take an order, then charge your account when shipped.

 

ps: if they take a deposit to hold your place in line, that is okay, but 100%? No thank you.

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Posted : 13/10/2019 9:26 pm
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RE: Unofficial Prusa Mini Wait Thread

@tim-m30

No one is holding a gun to your hear and forcing your to buy a Prusa or pay ahead of time.  Feel free to wait a little longer.  

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Posted : 13/10/2019 9:31 pm
Crawlerin
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RE: Unofficial Prusa Mini Wait Thread

I ordered one today. I broke my “no pre-orders” rule, maybe I can get away with it this time as this is hardware and not a video game? Printer looks solid, there are no obvious red flags, just expecting teething pains coming from new platform. 

Posted : 13/10/2019 10:01 pm
cwbullet
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RE: Unofficial Prusa Mini Wait Thread

@crawlerin

Do you own another Prusa?

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Posted : 13/10/2019 10:04 pm
Crawlerin
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RE: Unofficial Prusa Mini Wait Thread

Not directly, bought and built one for my dad’s birthday, though currently I use it more than him if I am at parent’s house. I want one for myself, it still feels a bit remote.

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Posted : 13/10/2019 10:07 pm
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