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So You've decided to buy a 3D printer. Hooray! But, as a prospective 3D printer owner, you may be wondering what the best way to prepare for your 3D printing experience. Everyone learns differently, and some advice will be relevant more to some than to others.
While the Solidoodle is arguably one of the easiest to use 3D printers on the market, you will have a great deal more fun if you learn as much as you can about the printer. 3D printers work in a way that most people are not used to, and reading up on their basic mechanics will give you a great intuition for how to take care of your 3D printer.
Many users coming into 3D printing have very little idea of how the machine is run. Taking some time to watch the videos on this wiki, as well as youtube and vimeo will give you a better idea of how 3D printers operate.
Reading the tutorials on this wiki will also help the prospective user. While most of the repairs on this wiki will never be used by the perspective user, understanding their operation will give the user a much better understanding of the machine.