If I buy a printer, it will be going on a small table on a front porch so as to keep the smell from the house. The porch has a roof, so precipitation is not a concern. I will find a way to keep the wind out, so that will also not be a factor. The only concern I can see is the lack of climate control. The printer will probably be an Ender 3 Pro. Will this turn out bad for the prints? Do I need to be concerned about dew? Any other concerns? Solutions?
Unless you enclose the printer fully in some way or another, I see problems, even beyond just print quality:
- humidity can and will end inside the printer by condensation and destroy the electronics, especially in the fall and winter months.
- being accessible, children from the neighborhood might get their stubby fingers into the running machine or throw off the leveling.
- being not locked in a box, people might decide to nick your printer.
- If the printer is in the sun, the filament might age much more rapidly
- Moisture can impact your filaments, making prints impossible with some filaments unless those are kept in a dry container.
- Shifting temperatures along a day could lead to prints warping during printing, resulting in deformed prints.