I'm new to 3D printers but I'm learning quickly and am really enjoying it as a hobby unto itself. I'm a software engineer by trade, but I'm into electronics, woodworking, designing, and prototyping. I also really enjoy SBC's and have setup many gaming platforms on RPi's and Odroid's, including building arcade decks as well as a cabinet. I love this community and really look forward to giving back to it.
I originally bought an Ender 5 as my first printer, but have since modified it beyond recognition. Parts I've installed are: E3d Titan, Micro-Swiss hotend, bowden couplers, capricorn bowden tube, stepper motor dampers, high temp bed magnet, springsteel and glass beds with multiple different build surface types, filament sensor, EZABL sensor, TL-Smoothers, buck adapters for 5v and 12v leads, noctua fans, arduino with remote rgb light system, relay into power cord for remote power, RPI3B+ with Octoprint and loads of goodies, enclosure mod and gpio hooked to lights and power. Pi is powered separately but grounded to system and everything else runs off the meanwell PSU that came with the Ender 5. Aside from those there are loads of printed upgrade parts as well of course.
My experience with 3D Printing a month in as of writing this is, fantastic. The Ender 5 started a bit rough but had solid bones and is a great machine to start on. Of course, thanks everything here on Thingaverse for the awesome work and community.
I Am A…Engineer, Designer, Maker
Tools I Use…
Printers: Ender 5
Design Programs: Fusion 360, Tinkercad, MeshMixer, Gimp
3D Design Skill Level