Josef Průša (Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic) is a maker, DJ, and contributor to our own iPhone Hacks. He’s the first to build a ShaperCube, an open source 3D printer based on RepRap:

We have new printer and I have to say awesome one. ShaperCube. It’s completly made of Aluminium. You can see few pictures of printer at his creators flickr. Joachim Glauche’s flickr.

Machine is using Arduino Mega as main board controlling Stepper Boards 1.2 and DC board which is controlling extruder etc.

Btw. we are first who ever build ShaperCube :-)

New printer we have – ShaperCube

Brian Jepson

Brian Jepson

I’m a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I’m not tinkering, I’m probably editing a book for Maker Media.

  • Carnes

    Very neat to watch. Was looking at their website and this caught my eye: “On bug fixes and improvements that are made to the design, we’ll provide printable upgrade parts if possible”. It only now occured to me that the printer could possibly make replacement parts for itself. Sexy.

    I doubt there is much technology that is pseudo-self-reparing. I guess a Car can take itself to a shop, if that counts. Computers could be self-repairing, software wise, but i’ve yet to see it. I would say self-diagnosing would be great but images of clippy come to mind *shudders*


      The only thing sexier than self-repairing technology is shirtless soldering — now THAT’s sexy! ;-)