Hi everyone!I'm Nico, from Italy, Tuscany. I started printing some months ago. I had the 3D printing dream in mind for a while, actually. Honestly, I was convinced that a good printer couldn't cost less than 1000€ but, after long research, I discovered the Ender3Pro and I bought one on Amazon for 220€. In the beginning, I started printing some small upgrade, some useful, some not really. Then I bought new springs, a metal extruder kit, and a glass bed when the magnetic one was too wasted from my experiments. In a couple of days, a BL-Touch will be here to be tested. As you can see I print in a dark room, so a Dioder from Ikea was my solution to have enough light to work and an old USB webcam was recycled to be a web camera using Yawcam software to stream online (when I'm not home or when I want to share with some friends). Finally, I managed to install Octoprint on my PC (instead of on a RaspberryPi just because I have a PC just over there).I met the FiloAlfa guys on a modeling themed event: their PLA is awesome. Recently, actually yesterday I discovered there is a huge shop of filament closer to my home, Filoprint and I get some samples: they seems so good, can't wait to test them more.
In those months I printed some home hacks and tools, replacement parts, or small decoration. Then I focused on printing LEGO-themed thing, from the iconic flower to some prototypes which I print for my LUG (LEGO Users Group) to be tested. We are working on a remote control compatible with LEGO Power Function products and so on. As you may notice LEGO is my main hobby (check my Instagram).I would like to improve my prints, learn something more about post-printing processing and start the building of my favorite Iron Man Armor: MK5 (the suitcase one, from Iron Man 2).. this also explains how I discovered Do3D.com!