Printrbot: Desktop 3D Printer You Can Build in a Couple of Hours


Fri, Feb 17th, 2012 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

In response to our previous post on the affordable 3D printers by 3D Systems, Electrical Engineer Calvin Ference points us to the Printrbot, an all-in-one 3D printer kit that can be assembled and have ready for printing in just a couple of hours.

I designed the Printrbot to be the simplest 3D printer yet. There are some great kits out there - the Makerbot, the Ultimaker, the Prusa Mendel, and others - but none as small and simple as the Printrbot. This all-in-one 3D printer kit can be assembled and printing in a couple of hours. Other kits will not only take you many more hours to build, they will also have hundreds more parts, and they will cost more. My design also does away with the finicky calibration and adjustment from which most 3D printers suffer. 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!



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