Surprisingly good prints from the cheapest, smallest, most portable 3D printer yet.

Torture test print. Click to view large.

BROOK DRUMM’S PRINTRBOT JR. IS THE FIRST OF WHAT WILL BE A SERIES OF “PORTABLE PRINTRBOTS” designed for those exploring 3D printing for the first time. (Also in this series: the briefcase printer created in collaboration with designer Ben Heck, PrintrbotGO, that was demonstrated at World Maker Faire 2012.)

2013 MAKE Ultimate Guide To 3D Printing

  • 3D Printers Buyer's Guide — 15 Reviewed
  • Getting Started in 3D
  • Learn the Software Toolchain
  • 3D Design for Beginners
  • 3D Printing without a Printer

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Just Released! 2014 MAKE Ultimate Guide To 3D Printing

  • Primo Features Compact, folds for portability, very easy to use, can be powered by lithium battery
  • Print volume 4″×4″×4″
  • Print speed 100mm/sec
  • Print material PLA
  • Resolution (z-axis) 0.1mm
  • Machine software Printrun/Pronterface
  • Slicing software Slic3r
  • OS supported Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Open Source Yes
  • Price as tested $399 assembled
  • Pedigree Original
  • Print without PC? No

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