The Ultimaker Original is a 3D printer that you have to build. It needs around 12 hours of building to finish. The building guide is very well written and the building is easy, anybody can build it no particular knowledge is needed.
In 2012, the Ultimaker Original was ranked as the fastest and most accurate printer by Make magazine. It was designed to be easily build and for low maintenance. It’s very light and can be transported with ease.
I built the Ultimaker Original kit last year, and had no particular problems, except some mixups by myself. The build manual is clear and well written.
Once the kit is finishe you need to calibrate the printer, it can take some time but if it was well built it will be finished fast.
After that the printer performs as well as the Ultimaker 2. The print volume is slightly less but for the rest it’s almost identical.
If you want to build your printer yourself, and have a reliable and quality 3d printer, go for this kit, you won’t be disappointed!
Desktop Space: 357 x 342 x 388 mm
Build volume: 210 x 210 x 205 mm
Print Speed: 30 – 300 mm/s
Layer Resolution: tot 20 micron (0.02 mm)
Recommended filament diameter: 2.85 mm
Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm
Print Technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
Stand Alone SD-card printing (UltiController)
Frame Dimensie X Y Z: 35.7 / 34.2 / 38.8 mm
Operation Nozzle Temperature: 180°C – 260°C
Software: Cura – Official Ultimaker
Usage cost: ~ € 0.05 / cm³ (material and power)