Grab yourself a discounted Ender 3 3D printer for your next ESPHome project

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The Ender 3 is a popular and affordable 3D printer that is widely used by hobbyists, educators, and professionals. It is manufactured by the Chinese company Creality, and is part of their Ender series of 3D printers.

There are many like it, but there is only one true Ender 3

Creality produces excellent 3D printers at highly affordable prices. As their designs are open source, many other companies have cloned the Ender 3 series, making a few modifications before bringing their own versions to market. Some have taken a more dedicated approach, seeking to enhance the design, yet the Ender 3 series continues to be incredibly popular.

If you've been considering an Ender 3 series 3D printer for your next ESPHome project, now may be the perfect time to take the plunge. With current discounts, the original Ender 3 is priced below the US$200 mark, and the Ender 3 V2 is up to 50% cheaper than its regular price. These discounts are available on Amazon and through Creality's official AliExpress store.

What reviewers say about the Ender 3 series

Overall, the Ender 3 V2 is a solid upgrade over the previous generation, and it is definitely the model I would go for. All3DP calls it the "best 3D printer under [US]$300". They further praise the print quality and improvements upon the previous model. The 3D Printer Bee agrees and praises its "outstanding price-performance ratio" while calling it "perfect for beginners".

The naming might be slightly confusing, but the Ender 3 Pro is actually like the Ender 3 V1.1. It has some minor improvements, which, according to reviewers, aren't worth the higher price tag. If you are looking for a budget, entry-level 3D printer, then the Ender 3 is the way to go.

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