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mBot as my first?
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(03-11-2014, 08:19 AM)Droidling Wrote:
(03-11-2014, 06:55 AM)art3d Wrote: I would ask myself, Is it open or closed source. Does it have the same features that the others have?
The feature list seems similar. The mBot doesn't have a heated bed. Can that be added without too much difficulty?
You could add one but you would need to get a bigger power supply AND you would have to independently control it due to the mbot being closed source.

I'm not even sure how I tell if the printer is open source. If I'm not planning to build more printers on the same design why is it important to me? mBot is I think replicator clone. It is in the price compare list so I assumed it was legal.
I think it was based on a makerbot but then they changed it to closed source. Open source machines allow to to get into the firmware and turn things on or off like the heatbed and choose what thermistor controls the heatbeds temp.. CTC, Wanhoa and a few others still have open systems and they cost about the same. The only thing is they are not 200mm cubed max model size.
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mBot as my first? - by Droidling - 03-11-2014, 06:20 AM
RE: mBot as my first? - by art3d - 03-11-2014, 06:55 AM
RE: mBot as my first? - by Droidling - 03-11-2014, 08:19 AM
RE: mBot as my first? - by art3d - 03-11-2014, 10:22 AM
RE: mBot as my first? - by Droidling - 03-12-2014, 01:27 AM
RE: mBot as my first? - by art3d - 03-12-2014, 09:32 AM
RE: mBot as my first? - by Droidling - 03-12-2014, 10:32 PM
RE: mBot as my first? - by art3d - 03-13-2014, 12:53 AM
RE: mBot as my first? - by Droidling - 03-13-2014, 04:20 PM
RE: mBot as my first? - by art3d - 03-14-2014, 02:43 AM

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