I've got some back-pay coming to me soonish and (other than getting out of retail debt and doing some investing) I've been thinking about getting a 3D printer. I know there's a lot to consider, but knowing that there are a few here with them, I thought I'd ask for some advise.
I know that firstly, cost is an issue. Ideally, I think my max budget might be in the $500-$700ish range.
Secondly is what I'll want to print. My first projects will include a handle and some other parts (knobs and side plates) for a ghost trap, and I'll be making a 3D printed section of the PKE meter that I can use to form some Kydex around for a custom holder. After that, I'm not sure. Maybe the belt gizmo base? Other than that, I'll likely want it for other cosplay props (maybe a custom lightsaber - non-combat) or to build cosplay prop prototypes for casting with other materials.
Any tips or specific model recommendations would be great. Thanks!