I just bought a Lulzbot Mini, which I am giving on extended loan to a teacher at a local elementary school. I’ve ordered a couple of rolls of HIPS from the Lulzbot store to get them started. Initially, this will probably be mostly just kids learning to use TinkerCad or a similar program similar and playing with different shapes and designs. Eventually, though I’m guessing they’ll be getting into more complex projects.
I’m interested in opinions on what type of filament they should consider as their main “goto” filament. They are on a budget (since I’m not going to supply them indefinitely), but I know that budget pricing isn’t always the best way to go. They don’t want to be fighting with inconsistent or flawed filament.
In addition to filament materials, if you have any brand recommendations, I would appreciate hearing them. I suspect initially we may stick to what’s available in the Lulzbot store, since that’s probably better quality brands. However, it would be nice to know what to look for if we run out and need to make a run to Walmart or Best Buy or something to tide us over.