Prusa Research Original Prusa MINI+ overview

The Prusa Research Original Prusa MINI+ is an affordable and compact 3D printer for both hobbyists and professionals. It is made by Prusa Research, an award-winning 3D printer manufacturer based in the Czech Republic.

This desktop 3D printer is a simpler, more compact version of the Original Prusa i3 MK3S. It comes as an easy three-piece kit to be assembled by the user. Original Prusa printers are all open-source and easy to upgrade.

The MINI+ can be an affordable 3D printer for beginners as much as it can be part of a Prusa MINI+ printer farm for small production series.

Original Prusa i3 MK3S vs Prusa MINI+

Aside from offering a smaller build volume, the Original Prusa MINI+ differs from the MK3S a few other aspects. These include:

  • Prusa Research now uses their own, proprietary 32-bit mainboard dubbed Buddy
  • It has a Bowden-style extruder (vs direct extruder on the MK3S)
  • The extruder can heat up to 280°C whereas the MK3S’ extruder heats up to 300°C

It’s also significantly more affordable.

Original Prusa MINI+ main features

  • Color LCD screen
  • Power panic (continues the print where it left off in case of power failure)
  • Magnetic print bed and removable steel sheets
  • One-click printing with automatic bed leveling and calibration

An optional Wi-Fi module and optional filament sensor are available separately.

Prusa Research Original Prusa MINI+ price

The Original Prusa MINI is priced at €419.

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