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  1. The assembly kit includes: Cutting pliers Wrench
    • The assembly kit includes:

    • Cutting pliers

    • Wrench

    • Torx key

    • Allen keys

    • IPA cleaning pad

    • Cardboard

    • The cardboard will be used to make the assembly easier and protect some parts of the printer. Don't throw it away until the printer is fully built! Handle it carefully the edges might be sharp.

  2. All the boxes and bags including parts for the build are labelled.
    • All the boxes and bags including parts for the build are labelled.

    • Number (or numbers) in the header tells you for which chapter you'll need that bag (or box).

    • Note the displayed label of the bag is just an example, the content of the bag might differ. This is valid for the entire assembly manual.

  3. Most of the labels are scaled 1:1 and can be used to identify the part :-)
    • Most of the labels are scaled 1:1 and can be used to identify the part :-)

    • For the most common screws, nuts and PTFE tubes you can also use the enclosed letter, which contains Prusa Cheatsheet on the other side.

    • You can download Prusa Cheatsheet from our site. Print it at 100 %, don't rescale it, otherwise, it won't work.

    • Note the displayed label of the bag is just an example, the content of the bag might differ. This is valid for the entire assembly manual.

  4. Every type of fastener is included in a separate special bag.
    • Every type of fastener is included in a separate special bag.

    • If you lose a screw when building, use one from this bag.

    • Note the displayed label of the spare bag is just an example, the content of the bag might differ.

  5. When you browse any guide on manual.prusa3d.com, you can view the original images in high resolution for clarity.
    • When you browse any guide on manual.prusa3d.com, you can view the original images in high resolution for clarity.

    • Just hover your cursor over the image and click the Magnifier button ("View original") in the top left corner.

    • The picture is used as an example.

  6. Lost in the instructions, missing screw or damaged part? Let us know! You can contact us using the following channels:
    • Lost in the instructions, missing screw or damaged part? Let us know!

    • You can contact us using the following channels:

    • Using comments under each step.

    • Using our 24/7 live chat at shop.prusa3d.com

    • Writing an email to info@prusa3d.com

  7. The SL1 kit parts are separated into several layers of protective foam, which mostly comply with the chapters. However, some parts had to be moved into different layers due to their dimensions. The manual will inform you, which layers are necessary for each chapter.
    • The SL1 kit parts are separated into several layers of protective foam, which mostly comply with the chapters. However, some parts had to be moved into different layers due to their dimensions.

    • The manual will inform you, which layers are necessary for each chapter.

    • You can remove all parts from the protective foams, but:

    • Keep all electronics in the ESD bags until you have to mount or plug them to the printer.

    • Make sure the print platform is protected from scratches. Place it on a soft cloth.

    • Protect the acrylic lid against possible scratches.

  8. Building the SL1 printer is a challenge unlike any other and you should treat yourself for every milestone you reach. That is why a bag of Haribo Bears is included!
    • Building the SL1 printer is a challenge unlike any other and you should treat yourself for every milestone you reach. That is why a bag of Haribo Bears is included!

    • After you finish each stage of this assembly guide, you will be given a specific amount of sweets to eat.

    • Don't eat all the bears before you start or at once! Not following instructions will have serious consequences, we are currently assembling Prusa Haribo tactical squad for this matter.

    • Eating more or fewer bears than prescribed in the manual might lead to fatigue or nausea. Please consult a professional in the closest candy store.

    • Hide the Haribo for now! From our experience, an unattended bag with sweets tends to suddenly disappear. We are still investigating this phenomenon.

    • All information provided in this step is based on a long-term very serious research study ;)

  9. Always read all the instructions at the current step first, it will help you to understand, what you need to do. Don't cut or trim unless you are told to!!!
    • Always read all the instructions at the current step first, it will help you to understand, what you need to do. Don't cut or trim unless you are told to!!!

    • Don't follow pictures only! It is not enough, the written instructions are as brief as they could be. Read them.

    • Read the comments from the other users, they are a great source of ideas. We read them too and based on your feedback, we improve the manual and the entire assembly process.

    • Use a reasonable force, the printed and aluminium parts are tough, but not unbreakable. If it doesn't fit, check your approach twice.

    • Eat the gummy bears as instructed! Disobedience won't be tolerated :D

    • Most important: Enjoy the build, have fun. Cooperate with your kids, friends or partners. However, we take no responsibility for possible fights ;)

    • You can use your own tools (e.g. pliers for easier screw insertion). In the case of electronic screwdriver, make sure the torque is set to low and proceed carefully.

    • READY? You can start by assembling the printer in the next chapter - 2. Base & Tower

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