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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

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.



  1. The link to HackADay’s broken. Needs the out.

  2. Glen Searle says:

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

    1. aaron ramsey says:

      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.