Fun… hmm… i wouldnt say it was fun. It was my first 3d printer and at the time I wanted something with a decent build volume and didnt want to drop $$ on a Prusa. It was definitly a journey, i ran into hurdles pretty much throughout the whole process which sucked, BUT i know exactly how to tweak fix anything wrong with it. Was it fun? Maybe afterwards once I had everything dialed in to see your creation come to life in the mechanical works but also seeing the virtual stuff you designed go from idea to tangible object is very rewarding.
Im in the beginning phases on building my first electric board and im approaching it the same way, its gonna be tough at times with fixing stupid mistakes, but in the end i’ll have a very intimate knowledge of the board and can fix whatever breaks.
Coincidentally, I have a CNC, I bought a Shapeoko 3 almost a year ago and its still in the box (I moved and havent set it up…), but with the CNC i wanted to get it up and running quickly and not DIY it, so thats why I went that route. I bought it for speed of setup and a year later, its still in the box. Hopefully now getting into the diy boards, i’ll set it up and use it for some basic parts.