I already calibrated and printed out some spare parts...
I printed the Pink Panther Woman on Thingiverse http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1216 - it came down between that and the Statue of Liberty (my lady friend suggested the Statue would be too trinket-like, I agree).
.4mm x hollow x normal quality
A tad under 80 grams = $4 in material
I chose this model because it has a thinner peak, would use support (particularly for the crotch, breasts and back) and has some area with fine detail (belly button, nipples, collar bones) that could get lost...
I setup the printer in my Kitchen... It brought all productivity in the house to zero as all the roommates came to watch (we're a house of designers, engineers, etc. - almost everyone is aware of the current state of the art capabilities of FDM).
The machine looks like a piece of shit, but it seems to work.
A very fair point - industrial design is lacking... Lots of crisp 90 degree bends, all lines orthogonal - like product ID from the 80's. Sheet metal parts are functional and cheap, so understandable...
It boggles my mind that some parts of the printer were printed by the printer.
I think there's 14 unique printed parts?
Paraphrasings: I can't believe over 344 z steps it doesn't drift in open loop.
I guess when you build your machine and write the software - you know the characteristics of the motor - no encoders necessary...
Wow! Only $35 for a spool of material
I think I see a butt.
That material certainly isn't in an enclosed humidity proof container.
And How! These printers haven't been in the wild long enough to determine weather or not this will matter.... Keep your unused spools in the vacuum sealed bag until you need it...
Total height (including raft) came out to 138mm. All details printed (pictures may not represent this, 100% white figure gets washed out).
I rank the part quality as a 94/100. There's a few spots where it should have been supported to maintain even print quality. In post processing (sanding, coating, etc.) these defects would disappear.
Sorry, no light tent at home and I took the pictures in a rush (while cooking breakfast :p).
Onward! To printing parts to make shoes!!