I have been wanting a 3D printer for some time, finally took the step. I believe 3D printers were like computers when they first come out, first ones were clunky, expensive and did not do much but after a while they became user friendly, costs went down and what they are capable of it amazing. Found a printer in my price range with lots of good reviews and took the step. I am might say the learning curve has been considerable and with lots of internet searching and exploring youtube videos believe i am getting to the better side of making something. I use autocad all the time but needed to learn Solid works, still learning but making good progress. This is an Ender3 Pro. It is kind of like the early computers, you get everything in the box but some of it needs to be upgraded before much use. Lots of new things to learn, I now know what a slicer is. In college i worked around injection molding equipment so the concept of the extrusion part I am familiar with.
This was the first part I designed and built of my own design. One of my goals is to build some parts lighter and or more aerodynamic.