The Lulzbot Mini is the closest thing you can get to a perfect, small form factor, desktop 3D printer.
Lulzbot have done a fantastic job in removing the more troublesome aspects of 3D printing from the equation, enabling you to have more touch time with printing. After following the quick start guide, you will be well into printing your first Rocktopus print (within the hour of unboxing!). After that you can simply move on to printing STL/OBJ files from any online library or even design & print your own custom parts.
The entire unit measures 435mm x 340mm x 385mm, with the print volume specifically being 152mm x 152mm x 158mm. It weighs in at 8.55kg and with the black metal housing/frame, the Mini is built to last. Actually it seems indestructible; printing everything you throw at it, close to perfect every time, it doesn't skip a beat on longer prints either. As the entire design is on the Libre/open source license; replacement parts, upgrades and modifications are also readily available to be printed and added to your Mini.
No one wants bad looking prints, an with the Lulzbot Mini high quality prints are the standard right out the box. The Heated Borosilicate Glass Bed paired with the PEI sheet makes issues with trickier filaments not adhering to the bed yesterday's problem. Bed calibrations are a thing of the past too; the Auto Bed Levelling routine & the nozzle's self-cleaning routine ensures the Mini has a flat, level plane to print on every single print.
The included printer management software, Cura (Lulzbot Edition), provides all the controls you need to load & edit STLs, control and print with your Mini. Cura is also compatible with all the current operating systems, meaning Linux users won't get left behind. Preset filament profiles are part of your Cura installation; tested on Lulzbot machines & updated by the Lulzbot community regularly. These profiles ensure you get great print quality, no matter which filament you decide to load into your tool head; they also provide you with printing tips for your particular machine.
Speaking of the tool head, a maximum extruding temperature of 300°C means the Single Extruder v2 on your Mini is capable of printing almost any filament type. The only real constraints being that flexible filaments aren't recommended on the stock tool head. Both 3mm and 1.75mm filaments can be printed too, although 1.75mm filaments will require an update to the filament size in Cura. If your heart is set on printing flexible models, the addition of the optional Flexystruder Tool Head to your printer will provide you with the hardware you need to get going.
Capture the finer details of high-resolution prints with the Mini too, the vertical resolution is 0.05mm through to 0.5mm. Be aware that 3D printing is typically a balance between print time and quality, you should expect some lengthy print times if you are going down to these finer layer heights.
You get a box full of 3D printing goodness when you grab your Mini, including:
- 1x LulzBot Mini 1.0 3D Printer (Overall Dimensions: 435mm x 340mm x 385mm)
- 1x 6ft 18AWG Power Cord Cable (Standard 3 Pin AC Power Cable)
- 1x USB Cable for tethering the Mini to your PC
- 1x USB Drive w/ Source Files & Cura install files
- 1x HIPS 3D Printer Filament - 1 Meter
- 1x Dental Pick
- 1x Steel Brush
- 1x Part Removal Knife (clam knife)
- 1x Tweezers
- 1x Allen Wrench - 2mm
- 5x Wiping Pads
- 1x 3D Printed Octopus (made by the printer you receive)
- 1x Quick Start Guide
- 1x 3D Printer Info Pack
We've been working hard to bring some great tutorials to the table, covering the important aspects of 3D printing. Check those out here.
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Documentation and Resources:
- Cura 2: LulzBot Edition - An Overview for Beginners
Now that we are all on track with our Slicer software, having just installed Cura 2 and upgraded our printer firmware, let's work on turning some 3D Model files into G-Code for our 3D Printer to create. We're going to be using our LulzBot Mini to sli...
- Cura 2 LulzBot Edition: Installing or Upgrading
In November of 2017, our friends over at LulzBot released a major software update to their Slicing software, Cura. In this tutorial, we will look at what Cura is and does, the process of installing Cura 2 onto a PC already running Cura 21.xx, upgradi...
- The Lulzbot 3D Printers: Mini vs Taz
Hailing from Aleph Objects in Loveland, Colorado, the Lulzbot range of 3D printers are world renown for their quality, reliability and ease of use. The reason they're so popular? Apart from the gilded Lulzbot technical support (practically 24/7 World...
- Your First Print with a Lulzbot 3D Printer
Once you receive and unbox your Lulzbot machine you might be so eager to print things, you skip a few steps in the setup process and all of a sudden you are having all sorts of difficulties that you can’t understand. It happens, what you need i...
- Cura: 3D printing software for your Lulzbot Printer
Once you setup your printer and finish printing your first rocktopus, you will inevitably want to move onto more ambitious prints right away. It’s understandable, all the possibilities all at once, I get it. We are going to step you through the...
- Meet 'Holman' the Ultimate Bluetooth Speaker
Who says you can't have it all? Good looks and a great sound! My name is 'Holman" and I'm a Bluetooth speaker in the form of mans best friend - a dog of course! Why is my name Holman? Well, that's the name of the manufacturer of the PVC pipe I used and the name grew on me as I completed the project! Whilst this might look like a complex project if you have access to the metric PVC pipe and a 3D printer I'm actually quite easy t...
- HUGE LED Pixel Panel
I’ve always been fascinated by LED screens and seeing beautiful colours mix and merge to create vibrant displays. I also love games, so what better way to combine the two than a giant LED pixel matrix which can play games, display audio levels, really anything you can think of. It uses a Raspberry Pi to controller strips of digital LEDs mounted inside a pixel grid with a diffuser mounted on top. It requires some basic wood...
- Time lapsing in OctoPrint (Properly!)
Now that we have decked out our Lulzbot Taz 6 3D Printer with a really nice looking acrylic enclosure, I'm just about ready to turn on some serious 3D printing work. But before I dive into that endless pool of fun, it's a good time to take 5 minutes and set up our Taz 6 and it's OctoPrint Server with a bed-mounted camera and light system. That way I can monitor my prints from the other side of the warehouse using OctoPrint, and m...
- The Hipster Coaster
We wanted to make a interactive display of the fun that can be had with DIY projects to take to Sydney Mini Maker Faire. We decided to do so by utilising the TinkerKit Braccio from Arduino.org, alongside some 3D Printing ingenuity, for an engaging display for all ages. Enter the Hipster Coaster in all its glory. All the parts were printed seperately on our family of Lulzbot 3D Printers, later stuck together using a mi...
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