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Your opinion / reviews of Ulticontroller.

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Depending on where you live, you could see if you can arrange a group buy of the Ulticontroller to share shipping costs.

As for my review. I got one of the late "prototype" controllers. Without a casing. At first I was like, yeah yeah, I'll test it. But printing from USB is much easier. This took about 2 days, then I disconnected my USB cable. Moved the printer to another room, and now I print with the controller all the time.

I love the fact that it leaves my PC free to use. And that I do not have to worry about buffering problems. That I quickly can adjust the speed (the reaction time of the speed adjust on the UltiController is quicker then with USB).

I loved it even without a case. And now I have the unoffical-offical casing, which makes it even better.

I think it's good value, and I recommend that if you order a kit you also order an UltiController. If you already have a kit, then it becomes a bit more difficult, as shipping is not the cheapest.

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I've been using the ulticontroller for a couple of weeks now and I love it. My ultimaker is in the garage so i always had to move my laptop back and forth between my living room and garage...no more of that.... i still need to take the sd card in and out - but thats no biggie.. though i am trying to figure out ways to wirelessly transfer files to the sd card..

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Thanks for the feedback everyone!

Kym: I'd be up for a group buy. I really need to order next week though -- I am needing this particular laptop more and more away from my Ultimaker.

destroyer2012: It definitely looks more fun! It would just be a bit cheaper for me though (have to order panelmax and all the other bits) and unless its coming from Canada I always get screwed by shipping (my new PFA tube cost $5 but $30 to ship from the US).

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Finally picked one up. Haven't had a chance to play with it too much yet. Initial impressions:

- Its ridiculously simple to assemble.

- I love the fact that everything is instant, as opposed to the delay in sending commands from a computer.

- I love being untethered from the computer. My home office is pretty crammed, so the prospect of moving the printer is nice. Also when I start experimenting with ABS, I can put the printer (and the stink) in my garage instead. :D

Just the electrical savings I'll get (no more leaving the computer on because a print is going on) I'm sure this thing will pay for itself in no time!

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