The Monoprice MP Cadet 3D printer has dropped to $199.99 through the Monoprice website. This 3D printer is normally $250, and today's deal matches a low we've only seen twice before. The Cadet is still going for $250 at other retailers, including Amazon and Target. The deal does come with free shipping, but Monoprice still has a COVID-19 shipping warning on its website so the shipping may be delayed.
The Cadet is designed specifically to be as compact and inexpensive as possible. That makes it great for hobbyists and people who are interested in learning about 3D printing without breaking the bank. It's also really good for schools because you can fit it just about anywhere. The compact design means it can go on your desktop or even in a dorm room. If 3D printing has always been an interest for you, but you've never been sure about where you'd keep it - the Cadet is the printer for you.
It's so small, in fact, that it comes fully assembled. You can go from getting your 3D printer to setting it up in just a few minutes. It comes with a step-by-step installation guide, and there's a QR code on the printer itself that will take you to the Cadet's manual. That way you'll never lose it.
You can print models over Wi-Fi and get printing in less than 30 seconds. Use the 3D printer's mobile app for even easier ways to print.
The Cadet has full auto leveling, which means you won't need to make manual adjustments. That saves you a lot of time and enhances the print's quality. As you get more experienced with 3D printing you might start tinkering with it a little more. You'll want to get every print just right. But until that point, you can rely on the Cadet's ability to do it for you.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.