Former Makerbot COO Sam Cervantes introduced his own 3D Home Printer now. It’s called the Solidoodle and can be bought for just $499.
The Solidoodle is a fully assembled and tested 3D printer with a large 6x6x6″ (152x152x152mm) build area. Most of the functional parts are laser-cut wood, and the whole system is enclosed in a sheet metal case.
The part we really like about Solidoodle is the how-to section on their website. Here you can find printing guidelines, troubleshooting and a few important how-to’s like for instance: “How to find 3D files” and “How to install filament”.
The selling price for this pre-assembled 3D printer series starts at $499. This base model is meant for people who just want to plug and print.
- Base Model $499: with Acrylic build platform and open design (no outer cover/door)
- Pro Model $549: with heated build platform, Upgraded power supply, spool holder, interior lighting and open design (no outer cover/door)
- Expert Model $599: All the features of the Pro model + an outer cover & front acrylic door