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Just to get you started
The first step you need to do is buy a printer. I would suggest buying a Creality Ender-3 Pro 3D V2 Printer. They are the typical printer most people use and you really don’t need much more. The first challenge is to put the thing together as it comes completely disassembled and the instructions aren’t all that great. If you can achieve this feat then you will be able to print some really cool things.
Ebay sells them for really good prices. I’ve been seeing a lot of used printers which may be helpful, but I don’t suggest it as you’re only spending about $50 or so more on a new one, and as you learn how to print you’ll learn what breaks down, and what needs to be upgraded. Some things you’ll need to upgrade is the bed, the feeding tube, and nozzles.
Also be sure to buy some PLA filament. The printer comes with some, but you’ll want to buy a few rolls because when you are able to print it’s so much fun you’ll want to print a lot.
You’ll need a computer. You don’t need to connect the printer to the computer, but you’ll need it to run 3D printing software that will help you set up the files to print. With the software you can set up all kinds of settings. The software I suggest is Ultimaker Cura which is free: https://ultimaker.com/software/ultimaker-cura.
The printer comes with software, but Cura is used more widely and you have more options with it.
The printer comes with print ready files. I do suggest you start with printing one of them (ie, piggy bank) as you don’t need to do anything but load up the file and let it print and it’ll start you on the learning curve that you’re going to go through. Try not to pull all of your hair out though, as this is not as easy as you think. I won’t go through all the steps in printing. There are many videos and tutorials on how to do it, but I will give you a few tips…
- Be sure your build plate has been leveled (has to be done manually – see youtube videos on how to do this)
- Set the build plate adhesion to “brim” if you are setting up a file in Cura.
- Turn your bed heat up to 80 degrees Celsius, and lay down a layer of strong hairspray as the bed is heating up.
- If your filament isn’t printing well on the first few layers start over
You might not know what I’m talking about above, but you will run into problems and the above tips might be helpful.
I would start off learning how to print by downloading files from https://www.thingiverse.com. Thingiverse is also great for finding accessories like picatinny rales and such.
Don’t give up on learning how to print. You’ll quickly learn that it’s a learning process. Also, prints take a LONG time. Parts can take DAYS to print depending on the quality setting you have it.
Once you have the general idea of printing down, next you’ll want resources.
- CTRL+Pew: https://ctrlpew.com – This is an extremely resourceful website with everything you need. These guys are the ones you want to turn to for answers to your questions. Tutorials there are much better than what I could ever put together.
- The Gatalog: https://thegatalog.com – This might be even better. New gun files for when you get serious.
- Renegade Guns: https://odysee.com/@renegadeguns – This is a repository of files put together of some of the old stuff and good guns you might want to start with. Thousands of different things to print all put in one place so you don’t have to go to sketchy resources to find them. For instance you might want to start with a gun like PG22 Aurora – 1.4 since all you need to pay for is a barrel liner and some bolts. It’s a simple but good gun and you’re not shelling out $500 for parts.
- Deterrence Dispensed: https://www.deterrencedispensed.com – Files repository
- Defense Distributed: https://defdist.org
More information to come.