Already one of the most inexpensive ways to get started in 3D Printing, the Ender 3 Pro by Creality is a pretty good unit for someone looking to try their hand at 3d printing. Add in the fact that its considered an open source unit (there are full specs and diagrams available on the creality site) and the copious amounts of aftermarket add ons, improvements, hacks and items to print for it and it quickly becomes a power house of printing.
You can generally find it for under $200 at Microcenter or on Amazon making it a good value for the price. However, with this deal from Microcenter it becomes a no brainer when trying to decide if you really need a printer.
If you’ve been on the fence about picking one up, Microcenter has a special offer for new customers that takes $100 off their price of $199.99 bringing this entry level printer down to under $100. The only drawback is that it is instore only (so you have to physically go to a microcenter location and pick one up). The coupon is limited to one per customer, but if you’re savvy….
The other nice thing about this printer is that there are a ton of videos online about getting the most out of it. With in an hour of unboxing it I had the printer up and printing the sample files that came with it and I was fairly happy with the results. With a bit of tweeking and some upgrades, its producing quality prints almost 95% of the time (and the times it doesn’t a simple relevel of the bed and I’m back to where I want to be).
I’ll post more about my setup and upgrades soon.