Ohio IT professional Rick Pollack founded MakerGear, LLC in 2009 to “develop products and services for the rapidly expanding maker community with a focus on advancing digital fabrication.” Working with wife Karen, Rick has already brought two fully-developed desktop 3D printers to market—a well-regarded Prusa Mendel kit and their premium design, the Mosaic—as well as a line of accessories and upgrades for each.
I recently got my hands on a Mosaic kit, and as of this writing, I’m about halfway done with it. So far, I’m impressed with how easily it’s all going together. I’ll be documenting the build, in stages, over the next few weeks, and introduce the series with Part I: The Frame. If you’re considering a Mosaic, I hope the series will help you understand how it goes together, and, if you’ve already bought one, I hope it will be a useful reference during assembly.