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December 9, 2011

Printrbot – 3D Printer

at 6:01 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks


I am thinking with 7 days still to go this Printrbot Kickstarter has been mildly successful. Of course I am joking, this Kickstarter has been wildly successful! Brook Drumm had a goal of $25,000, the current funding level is a staggering $382,444. 3D printers are really taking off, for example Makerbot recently got $10 million in funding to grow their offerings. But with the price of many 3D printers in the sub thousand dollar mark I think it is perfect for the new movement of makers to move from CNC to the world of 3D! I think in 10 years you will be able to go to your local computer shop and pick up a $100 HP 3D printer that comes with a starter spool of filament.┬á ­čÖé

To follow the rise of this new company visit the Printrbot website.

“I designed the Printrbot to be the simplest 3D printer yet. ┬áThere are some great kits out there – the Makerbot, the Ultimaker, the Prusa Mendel, and others – but none as small and simple as the Printrbot. ┬áThis all-in-one 3D printer kit can be assembled and printing in a couple of hours. ┬áOther kits will not only take you many more hours to build, they will also have hundreds more parts, and they will cost more. ┬áMy design also does away with the finicky calibration and adjustment from which most 3D printers suffer. ┬á This is the printer a kid could put together. We assemble the electronics, we assemble the hotend, and we put the connectors on all the motors and components… no soldering required!”