So I’m going to print a second printer and I’m having a hard time deciding which way to go. My primary goal is to build a second printer that’s more portable than my Prusa and PLA-only capability is fine. Ideally it would use 1.75 filament (since that’s what I run on the Prusa) but it’s not a requirement. I’d like something that I can build in true Reprap fashion, by printing or sourcing locally most of the parts.
On one hand I’m tempted to print another Prusa since I know the most about it, but it’s not the most portable design and one thing I’d like to do with the new printer is use it to demo the tech at schools, libraries, etc.
Also what fun is it if you know what you’re doing?
I’m considering the Tantillus, I like the design and that it’s a proper Reprap, but there doesn’t seem to be too large of a user base so I’m concerned about the long-term viability of the choice. That and I’d be really tempted to go with the printed case and I’m afraid I’m just going to waste a lot of plastic screwing that up.
The Huxley seems like a natural choice, but I don’t hear much about it so I get the impression that there’s not too many of them out there for some reason, but maybe I’ve just got the wrong impression?
I also really like the foldability of the Printrbot Jr. but I do want something I can print myself, and I’m not sure how the Jr.'s design would work without being mostly lasercut wood.
I’m sure there’s others I’m overlooking, so any suggestions are welcome.