I have been teaching 3D printers to students in fusion courses since three years ago. I bought five 3D printers worth 2,000 $ and most of them broken down so quickly, so I could not make the students practice properly because of the operating printers were so few.
I think that there should be a cheap 3D printer, so I searched for it. Luckily, I found Anet A8 is worth of 180$ for a unit, and ordered thirteen units and using them for this semester class.
There is a lot of resources on the internet, so I wrote the information at the Moodle forum and asked the students to assemble them. I tried to find a video that did not contain many voices because my student’s English was short. The materials are so nice.
Anet A8 3D Assembly
- Manual: https://www.china-gadgets.de/app/uploads/2016/11/A8-3D-Printer-Installation-Instructions-2016-6-30.pdf
- Assemble concept: https://youtu.be/DeeQp-Cc5Yc
- Overall assembly(1): https://youtu.be/-tiHfzBQZpI
- Overall assembly(2): https://youtu.be/EbNocv6-OOQ
- 4 minutes summary for assembly: https://youtu.be/0ofoV0sGbKE
- Pinter setup and test: https://youtu.be/pfqYpaFqJTo
- Cura setting: https://youtu.be/zj–CASZXJY
- Cura Korean setting: https://guzene.tistory.com/265
- Open source 3D print hardware project “RepRap.org”: http://reprap.org
Below is a video for students to assemble and produce printouts. Well, I think it would be a useful product for educating 3D printing.