Not seen many threads on here for 3D printing, maybe it's just TOO nerdy still!
I bought a £150 kit back in June and also a modified Kinect sensor that allows me to scan in 3D as well. It took me about 2 months to get it printing reliably, allowing me to make all sorts of pointless gadgets as well as spares and new parts for the printer itself!
Tweaking and tuning the printer is a very long, slow job, with issues around the extruder and drive system my major headaches. You have to get the temperature right, ensure the filament is fed at the correct rate and does not jam anywhere. The 3D scanner is fun, and I have 3D models now of the kids, the cat...
This was today's effort, a mini tape gun that takes sellotape rolls to help with the present wrapping
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.