Igor Kromin |   Consultant. Coder. Blogger. Tinkerer. Gamer.

After ordering my Portabee 3D printer from RomScraj 4 weeks ago, it finally arrived in a heavy jumbo DHL box. It took me about 2 days to assemble with a total of around 8-10 hours of assembly time. I wasn't quite expecting so many components, but it's all together now.

Here's the end result of all those hours spent putting it together and further down I will show all the photos of the build process.

One thing I have to say about the customer service is it wasn't that great, they took a really long time to reply to emails, but they did deliver in the end, so I guess that's what matters. The build quality of the components is pretty good, the instructions to build the printer are online and are mostly easy to follow, however they aren't completely up to date with the components that were sent to me. It wasn't too hard to figure out what to do differently based on the components sent however.

There are a few tools required to build the kit, they hex/allen keys are included. They also included the level which is quite handy. I had to use a couple of pliers a flathead screwdriver, scalpel and scissors as well. Some of the components required soldering as well.

Something I thought was curious is they included a satchel of coffee, to me that was a sign that the hours building this thing would be long and that turned out to be true. It's a nice touch though!

My impressions with the printer so far are good, the resolution is not the best, but it's one of the cheapest 3D printer kits out there so you can't expect too much there.

So here are the assembly photos...





























I will try out a few prints and will post my experiences later.


Have comments or feedback on what I wrote? Please share them below! Found this useful? Consider sending me a small tip.
comments powered by Disqus
Other posts you may like...
Hi! You can search my blog here ⤵
Or browse the recent top tags...

Recent Blog Posts

How to fix Google Cloud SDK dev server error - No module named ipaddr

Adorable but totally metal - Metal Earth 3D Guardians of the Galaxy Groot model kit

Riverside Expressway Cam shut down permanently

Inserting Google DFP ads with Backbone, Underscore and jQuery

How to resolve the domain is already mapped to a project error in Google App Engine

A quick look at the Nyko Super MiniBoss wireless controllers for the SNES mini

Loading and displaying a collection from bootstrapped data in Backbone.js

Add this handy function to your Bash profile file to display the compiled JDK version for a .class file

How does PCBWay stack up as a low budget PCB fab

Resolving the Cannot reference X before supertype constructor is called compiler error in Java

Recent Galleries

BMB-012 Nanoblock T-Rex Skeleton Model assembly

Tiny Arcade revision 6 kit assembly and decal application

Atari Lynx repair - Part 5 - McWill LED screen mod installation

Atari Lynx repair - Part 4 - screen cover replacement

Atari Lynx repair - Part 2 - re-capping the motherboard

Atari Lynx repair - Part 3 - broken speaker replacement

Atari Lynx repair - Part 1 - introduction and case disassembly

Building a custom Atari Lynx game box storage shelf unit in a day

Protecting old Atari Lynx game boxes with snug fit plastic sleeves

Monument Valley 2 is released and does not disappoint

Blogs and Friends

Matt Moores Blog
Georgi's FlatPress Guide
Perplexing Permutations
The Security Sleuth
Ilia Rogatchevski
Travelling Fairy

Blog Activity

Blog Activity