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Printrbot, just successfully crowd-funded by Lincoln, California resident Brook Drumm, bills itself as an all-in-one 3D printer kit that “can be assembled and printing in a couple of hours.”  Hack a Day’s Brian Benchoff gives a cogent technical analysis.  Apart from the Kickstarter itself, Mr. Drumm maintains a Flickr set, a Vimeo account, and a fledgling blog dedicated to the project.

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • http://profiles.google.com/ironleg Ronnie Hinton

    The link to HackADay’s broken. Needs the blog.makezine.com/taken out.

    • http://smragan.com Sean Michael Ragan

      Fixed!  Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/GenesisMachines Glen Searle

    I can see a lot of things in the Printbot that have come from open source projects. Will the Printbot be open sourced?

    • aaron ramsey

      They’ve indicated that it will all be released very soon. It is still in very active development so they’ve been hesitant to release the design files until they’ve firmed everything up.