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Review XYZprinting da Vinci MiniMaker; Easy and Great for kids

By Site editors - Disclosure - Price update: 22 October 2019 -

The da Vinci miniMaker uses an intuitive auto-calibration system that adjusts the extruder and print bed accordingly to ensure that you have the best possible prints.

Small Printer, Big Ideas
Don’t let the small, lightweight design fool you, the da Vinci miniMaker has a robust build size of 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9”.

Eco-friendly and Safe
The da Vinci miniMaker only prints with XYZprinting's biodegradable, non-toxic PLA filament. This filament has gone through various tests to ensure that it is DEHP-free and Heavy Metal-free for your safety.

XYZmaker
Make your dreams into reality with the free downloadable version of XYZmaker 3D modelling design software for beginners.

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Amazon:
Review XYZprinting da Vinci MiniMaker
This is our first experience with a 3D printer, and I must say it's been mostly awesome. Almost everything we've tried to make comes out good. There have been a few prints that have had some glitches. I'm glad I spent the money on this for my kids, but honestly, it's been fun for me as well. The XYZ Printing website also has a gallery where you can download files to print.
Score: 6.2
Tech Age Kids:
Review XYZprinting da Vinci MiniMaker
The XYZPrinting da Vinci miniMaker is a fantastic first 3D printer for families. We've used lots of 3D printers and there's plenty that can go wrong (we have had lots of failed prints over the years!). In our testing the miniMaker just works. We think it's worth paying a little extra for the da Vinci mini version of the printer with Wifi.
Score: 7.0
io3dprint.com:
Review XYZprinting da Vinci MiniMaker
The XYZ miniMaker is great 3D Printer for younger kids and non-tech savvy parents. It pretty much prints successfully out of the box with little fuss. The downside to this simplicity is your kids could grow out of it fairly quickly especially if they are in their teens, when more complicated models and fine-tuning of setup are not possible.
Score: 7.7


Conclusion

Surely the da Vinci miniMaker catches the eye with it’s colourful design. The miniMaker is great for younger kids and the color makes them see it more as a toy than a boring educational tool. You can also download 5000+ free 3D models available from the online XYZ 3D Gallery. The da Vinci miniMaker only prints with XYZprinting's biodegradable, non-toxic PLA filament. It also uses an intuitive auto-calibration system that adjusts the extruder and print bed accordingly to ensure that you have the best possible prints. Overall, the XYZPrinting da Vinci miniMaker is a fantastic first step in 3D printing for families

This is also the one fairly large negative with the miniMaker and that’s the fact you can only use XYZ branded filament. This is bad because the branded filament is more expensive than other makes and there may be times when you want to print a color that is not in the XYZ range. 

7.0
  • Low-cost • high-quality printer for PLA prints • Easy-to-use software
  • Printing at highest resolution is very slow • Only works with filament from XYZ • No Wifi
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    Specifications

    Print specifications

    Printing technology Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
    Layer Resolution (micron / mm) 100 / 0.1

    Printing

    Filament systeem (Open/closed) Open

    Physical characteristics printer

    Number of extruders 1 (Single Extruder)

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    Software included XYZware

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