Yeah, there are some good videos to get your brain warmed up to the upcoming extravaganza that is 3D Printing
Try this one and this one
Also, feel free to ask about anything you didn’t understand etc…
There’s a bunch of blog posts on our blog as well that covers specific feature releases, but I’d be more than happy to direct you to the relevant resource.
Well, you don’t HAVE to wait till you get the printer to assemble it.
The only factor is time.
If you assemble it before you get the printer, you have more time to start printing – and if you don’t, you have less time as you’ll need to assemble the AstroBox Gateway IN ADDITION to the printer.
Up to you.
Those videos will certainly speed up your learning process though.
In addition, you can also download and get familiar with AstroPrint Desktop and AstroPrint Mobile[quote=“Franklin, post:1, topic:2765”]
3) Is there something to look at to learn more about slicers, their settings, etc? My friend recommended using Prusa’s slicer; I’d like to understand more about how it compares to AstroPrint’s.
Hmm. Good question
I wrote this reference guide with plenty of slicer options – perhaps it’s a good starting point for experimenting?
I haven’t tried Prusa’s slicer, so I cannot comment on the quality etc…
Our slicer uses CURA engine.
…and as far as I know, Simplify3D has the best slicer in the industry and it costs money in comparison to the other two mentioned.
Does this mean you cannot get great results from our slicer or Prusa’s slicer? Of course not – but it might require a lot more tweaking/experimenting/calibrating on your part than using something like Simplify3D.
Let me know if that helps
By the way, you might want to double check that the Prusa MK3 works well with AstroPrint. I know we have users that use AstroPrint with the MK2, but since the MK3 is a bit newer, I haven’t heard of many people using AstroPrint (yet).
So, while you are waiting for the printer, perhaps research to see who else might be using AstroPrint with the MK3 and what settings they are using.
Again, welcome to the forums!
P.S: If you need ideas on what to print, try What Should I 3D Print?