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  1. Please watch our video with the most common build problems and their solutions before printing. http://www.prusa3d.com/buildvideoMK2
  2. See our free 3D Printing Handbook - http://www.prusa3d.com/3dhandbookMK2 Read the chapters 3.2 Disclaimer and 3.3 Safety instructions
    • See our free 3D Printing Handbook - http://www.prusa3d.com/3dhandbookMK2

    • Read the chapters 3.2 Disclaimer and 3.3 Safety instructions

    • Read the chapter 6.3 Setup before printing.

    • Download and install the drivers - chapter 8 Printer drivers. Don't forget we have ready to print settings for Slic3r, Cura, Simplify3D and KISSlicer.

    • Calibrate the printer by following the chapter 6.3.1 Calibration flow. Please follow the steps exactly, otherwise you can permanently damage the print surface!

  3. Read the chapter 7 Printing of 3D Printing Handbook.
    • Read the chapter 7 Printing of 3D Printing Handbook.

    • Congratulations! You should be ready to print by now ;-)

    • You can start by printing some of our test objects bundled on the included SD card - you can check them out here prusa3d.com/printable-3d-models

  4. If you encounter any problems at all, don't forget you can always check out our knowledge base at http://help.prusa3d.com. We're adding new topics every day!
    • If you encounter any problems at all, don't forget you can always check out our knowledge base at http://help.prusa3d.com. We're adding new topics every day!

  5. If you need help with the build, check out our forum with great community :-)
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Josef Prusa

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Clickable Image of the video could link to the video and not that image. Thx

Ideallistic Chris - Reply

Unfortunately that is not possible in Dozuki interface.. .:(

Josef Prusa -

I had lots of fun with the xyz calibration. I'd fitted the sensor too high by using the top of the body not top of the centre piece for reference. Lowered it down a bit at a time and eventually got all 9 points set. Calibration gcode put me at 1.1mm Z offset so moved probe a little and recalibrated. Next calibration gcode grooved the Ultem before I caught it. Usually do this stuff manually so first time with sensor.

Conclusions:

1. In the entire build process this is the only place where real damage might happen.

2. Manual and video say different things

3. There's no datum I can stick a vernier on and say "This is right/safe"

4. The correct datum point is bed offset which is based on the sensor

5. Q. I think the answer would be to print a square cap that fits over the cold hotend heater block and provides a cylinder that aligns underneath the probe and sits flush on the block when the height is correct.

After sorting out the probe and Z gap it is printing parts. That is VERY satisfying.

Mark H - Reply

Took one and a half days to assemble the printer, could have been quicker if I had not put some pieces wrong way round. Only complaint is sore fingers from turning that small allen key in inserting and tightening so many screws. Currently printing my first test model, the Tree Frog and I am amazed at how this clever machine knows what to do. All in all an awesome kit and putting something together from scratch and then seeing it come to life and create objects first time I tried gives a wonderful feeling. anybody else in South Africa got a Prusa Original Mk 2?? Thanks Mr Prusa you really giving me enjoyment. Eddie Kennedy Durban South Africa

Eddie Kennedy - Reply

This is a superb kit. For the most part the instructions are excellent, the parts are of high quality, and assembly was a breeze. The print quality surpasses that of more expensive printers. No tweaking, calibration, or fine-tuning required. The very first print was perfect.

My only feedback is the Rambo case could be improved. It's cramped and difficult to attach.

Well done Mr Prusa and company.

Nathan Hand - Reply

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