3D printing is taking off. Yet there are some problems that might frustrate widespread adoption. Constructing one from a kit can, for example, be quite complex and time consuming.
Brook Drumm aims to change that with his 3D printer kit called the Printrbot. Brook claims his Printrbot can be build in 45 minutes and is ready to print in under two hours. In the video below he explains how it works:
In just 46 hours Printrbot managed to conduct 100% of its required funding on Kickstarter. This will launch a, as Brook says: ‘… a business in pursuit of the dream of a printer in every home. We have reduced the complexity of these printers, but will soon focus solely on pushing the price of these printers to the absolute lowest sustainable retail price for kits and fully assembled printers.’
The Printrbot will only cost you $499. There’s also a Bare Bones Kit for $199. But then you have to supply the electronics yourself. Very affordable indeed compared to other 3D printers like the Thing-O-Matic – $1,299, the Ultimaker – $1,600 and the Prusa Mendel – $825.