Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
Uncle Hyena
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Schrodinger's 3D Printer

There is a large box sitting on the table in the breakfast nook. It may contain a 3D printer. It may just contain a small amount of administrative hassle. I have 30 days to decide.

A few days ago, the Amazon "Deal of the Day" included the Robo 3D R1 Plus 3D printer. I have been interested in getting into 3D printing for a while now, so I looked over the specs, and did some general research, and learned that the Amazon deal was good, and the printer was pretty good, and if you bought and installed minor upgrade X, and printed out and installed minor upgrades Y and Z, you ended up with a really good printer at a really good price. But I still wasn't sure. It was really too much money for a toy, but a REALLY good price for an investment, and if it led to my acquiring/ reacquiring/polishing some marketable skills, it was a GOOD investment.

But there was the time pressure thing, and the deal was good enough to make me sweat... But the thing is returnable, if unopened, no questions asked, for 30 days. And of course at the moment, I am sick, and in no condition to make decisions.

In the meantime, there is a box on the table in the breakfast nook, and it contains a 3D printer if I decide that it does.

Uncle Hyena
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