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Let me start by thanking everyone on for the many, many great responses and compliments on my earlier posts through E-mail, Twitter and Google+. Your feedback makes writing these in-depth user reviews worth it! And to that extend I’ve some good news and some bed news. The bad news (because I know most of you are eagerly awaiting my posts about it) is that the new Leapfrog Creatr HS – which I ordered in the first week of July and have been writing 3 anticipation posts about about – has been delayed. A representative let me know that I can expect it to arrive in the first week of September.
The good news is that they offered to let me use an original Creatr. This is nice because I can finally 3D print again after returning my MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation a month ago and because in a month I can compare that printer to both the Replicator and the Creatr HS. This makes for interesting writing because I’m very curious to what Leapfrog has improved with the Creatr HS compared to the original Creatr, that was received with mixed reviews.
Like I said in my MakerBot Replicator 5th Gen Review (I’ll refer to it as the Rep 5 from now on to keep things clean) I don’t think that anyone can write a thorough 3D Printer Review by toying with such a machine for a week. I’ve the Creatr up and running for a day now (although I got it 4 days ago – more on that later) so this post is just the introduction part to this Leapfrog Creatr Review covering installation and setup.
Allright, let’s dive into it!
Spoiler: If you liked reading about the flaws of the Rep 5 you will surely like this!