Garmin G1000 V2
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The ultimate printer I can recommend is the Bamboo Labs X1 carbon with AMS if you have deep pockets. ($1200). It's a massive leap forward in 3D printing, with excellent quality and impressive speeds. Its pretty much press print and go as the software and hardware do the calibration before each print. This printer will not manage the larger parts and you are going to need the CREALITY CR10 v3, which is my second choice of printer.
Presenting V2 of the G1000! The latest version aims to enhance the unit's aesthetics by incorporating a 3D-printed frame with laser-engraved faceplates and buttons. While V1 is ideal for an all-3D printed unit, V2 offers some notable upgrades.
Firstly, the screen has undergone a major overhaul. The screen orientation has been adjusted to increase visual clarity and viewing angle. Furthermore, the older 500 nits screen has been replaced with an easily accessible version from Amazon, which boasts a higher resolution and contrast ratio.
Secondly, the overall aesthetics of the unit have been improved. The need to print the text has been eliminated, and the unit can be entirely 3D printed. However, the highly detailed frame has been retained by using 3D printing, and the 3D printed faceplates have been replaced with laser-engraved ones. This not only improves the backlightable text but also gives a flat finish to the frame surfaces.
Another significant change in V2 is the addition of a navigation switch on the RHS frame. This fully functional mini joystick comes with a built-in encoder for zooming in and out and press button functionality. It's a great addition and a lot of fun to use, allowing users to move the map around without accessing the software cockpit.
It's important to note that V2 is an entirely new design, and no part is interchangeable with V1. Due to the significant amount of work that has gone into this project, it's not being offered for free. However, it's designed to be easy to build and is perfect for the home-build DIY enthusiast who wants the best possible look and functionality.