Last month we offered an Anet A8 3D printer giveaway made possible by GearBest. Since we all wonder if someone actually ever wins such giveaways, the answer is yes! Roland V. is the proud new owner of a free Anet A8 3D printer, congratulations Roland! After being randomly selected from a list of several hundred names, GearBest quickly shipped the printer so he could get building right away.
Roland informed me that his printer arrived on time and in perfect condition. The Anet A8 is a DIY printer made for rookies and professionals alike, you can see our popular review of the printer here.
After a fairly simple build process, Roland had his new A8 up and running.
Out of the box and after assembly, the Anet A8 is ready to start printing, so that’s exactly what he did. Roland and Pevly both recommend upgrading the stock bearings to these polymer bearings which allow for smoother motion of the motors. We have a full article on recommend A8 upgrades that you can print yourself or purchase, read more.
Congratulations again Roland, and huge thanks to GearBest for making this possible! If you are currently in the market for a 3D printer then make sure to visit GearBest as they have the best prices on the internet. Note, the Anet A8 is currently 20% off. If you would like us to do more giveaways in the future please let us know in the comments as your feedback is important to us.