So as the title says, I want to build my first printer. I'm a software engineer with, I'd say, above 'average' mechanical/electrical skill but I'm not an expert. I was given a not-quite-working MakerBot 2x (dual extruder) printer from work. So I was thinking about cannibalizing that and building a new printer. But I have questions... From what I've read, it seems the CoreXY architecture is the way to go. I'm not super concerned with speed, but I would like good detail. There are lots of names used here for the different printers and I'm not sure what the differences are really, like C-bot and D-bot. I've found the D-bot build by spauda01 on Thingiverse that looks interesting. There are also some Hypercube designs I was looking at. But I don't know which would be a better option. It would be great if someone could point me in the right direction. Here are a few things I'd like in the design consideration: 24V electronics. This is the setup for the MakerBot so I figured I could reuse most of it this way 250mm cubed or thereabouts print volume Easily enclosed I think I'd like to keep the direct feed type extruder from the MakerBot.