At this point I can throw anything at this printer and it will just do its job. And you can watch the print from anywhere on your mobile phone without tinkering with Raspberry PIs 🙂
In my never-ending quest for the perfect 3D printer, I recently found myself eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Prusa MK4. As a dedicated Prusa fan, I had high expectations for this latest model, especially considering its promised faster print speeds and the addition of a touch screen. However, my excitement took an unexpected turn when I stumbled upon the Bambu Lab X1 Carbon and its impressive range of features.
A New Challenger: Bambu Lab X1 Carbon
The Bambu Lab X1 Carbon caught my eye with its sleek design, reminiscent of Apple products, and lightning-fast print speeds. I was blown away by the amount of AI features packed into this CoreXY printer. It felt like a generational leap in the 3D printing industry, with ex-DJI engineers having contributed to its development.
The Automatic Material System (AMS) on the Bambu Lab X1 Carbon works seamlessly with all my filaments and even has handy features like drying filament. I’ve found the print quality to be outstanding, surpassing even my Prusa MK3S+ prints. Despite my initial hesitation, I couldn’t be happier with my decision to try the Bambu Lab X1 Carbon (which is in stock currently).
The Prusa MK4: A Disappointment
Unfortunately, the Prusa MK4 didn’t live up to the hype. While I was excited about the faster print speeds and touch screen, it became apparent that the product was rushed, with many of the promised features unavailable. This left me feeling disillusioned with the brand I had once loved so much.
The Verdict: Bambu Lab X1 Carbon Reigns Supreme
In the end, the choice was clear. I decided to return the overpriced Prusa Enclosure (lead time for the MK4 are 6-7 weeks so it didn’t arrive yet) and keep the Bambu Lab X1 Carbon as my new go-to 3D printer. The insane price-to-feature ratio, speed, and print quality make the Bambu Lab X1 Carbon an unbeatable option.
As a passionate FPV and drone enthusiast, I’m confident that the Bambu Lab X1 Carbon will serve me well in all my future projects. If you’re considering a new 3D printer, I highly recommend giving the Bambu Lab X1 Carbon a shot. It’s an easy-to-use, incredibly exciting printer that’s sure to impress even the most die-hard Prusa fans.
The Bambu Lab X1 Carbon has truly revolutionized the world of 3D printing, and I’m thrilled to have discovered it. With its exceptional features, speed, and print quality, it’s the perfect printer for anyone looking to up their game in FPV and drone building. Don’t let brand loyalty hold you back – the Bambu Lab X1 Carbon is worth exploring, and I’m confident you won’t be disappointed.
So there is this cool friend of mine who just got into FPV (First Person View) and he asked me about how to start flying drones like in the video below, without spending a fortune on it. Read on if you want to know how to do it (I am starting over, again, as well in 2021).
Buy yourself a TX and start to fly on your PC
You don’t have to buy batteries, chargers, goggles, antennas, propellers and even a drone to start. Just buy the most popular and versatile transmitter out there and then start flying on your PC. The name of the transmitter is Taranis and it’s made by FrSky. There are two versions of this well known transmitter that are really worth buying, the Taranis 9XD Plus and the Lite version.
You might ask why to start flying on PC, well the answer is pretty simple. What if you don’t like flying in the long run? I met a dude who’s sense of balance went crazy while he was flying with goggles on his head and so he had to puke all the time. You want to avoid spending money on the whole setup before even knowing whether you’ll like your new hobby. If you don’t you’ll save yourself a lot of hustle because you don’t have to sell any other gear beside your TX.
The great thing about the mentioned TX is that you can plug it in into your PC very easily. Then download a free trial of Velocidrone to get a feeling for FPV. Controlling a drone is not an easy task at the beginning but if you master it virtually then you’ll master the real thing as well, plus you won’t crash a physical drone that fast (but you’ll still crash one for sure, that’s part of the hobby :)).
If you want to know how to proceed after flying for hours in Velocidrone just stay tuned for another short article from me.