3D Printing & Imaging
Leapfrog 3D Printer Giveaway Makes Father’s Day BIG

What could make Father’s Day really feel big this year? How about a really big 3D printer for free? Leapfrog thought that would be really cool, so they’ve asked if we want to give one away. Of course we said yes.


Leapfrog has offered up a Creatr XL printer. These things are really big, with a build area of 230 x 270 x 600 mm! That is like stacking two of most printers on top of each other. Not only that, but they come standard with dual extruders. You can print in 2 colors, or even print in two completely different materials. This means you could print with flexible materials and solids to make jointed objects, or even use a material that is dissolvable for supports that disappear without a trace.

This is quite the tool to have on your workbench, and a gift that Dad will be talking about for quite some time. At least one very lucky dad will!

Creatr XL 5 (1)smallHere are the full stats for the Creatr XL:

  • Outer dimensions: 500x600x900 mm
  • Build size [LxWxH]: 230x270x600 mm
  • Max. print volume: 37.2 liter
  • Positioning accuracy: 0.05 mm
  • Layer thickness: 0.05-0.35 mm
  • Heated print bed: Yes
  • Dual extruders: Yes
  • Professional software included: Yes
  • Material types: ABS, PLA, PVA, Laybrick, Nylon
  • Weight: 37 kg
  • Electrical connection: 100-240 V
  • Extruder size: 0.35 mm
  • Speed X and Y axis: up to 350 mm/sec
  • Extrusion speed: up to 60 mm/sec
  • Power consumption: 400 W
  • Production speed: 0.42 cm3/min
  • File format: STL, G-code
  • CE Certified: Yes

If you haven’t had a chance to play with a Leapfrog printer before, you’re in for a bit of a treat. They build these things to feel extremely solid. The construction is very high-quality and precise. It comes preassembled and calibrated so it should be as close to plug and play as a 3D printer gets!

How to enter:


The singular down side is that we have only one to give away. Here’s how we’re going to do it. You leave a comment here about what you or your dad would likely print with one of these. Then, the Editors of Make: will gather around and judge the comments based on creativity. Can you make us think “aaaw, I should call my dad?” Can you make us laugh? Cry? We’ll decide on Thursday, June 19th.

The person who we all agree has the most creative comment gets the printer. It is that simple. If you want actual rules written by a lawyer, you can download them here (pdf).


Senior Editor for Make: I get ridiculously excited seeing people make things. I just want to revel in the creativity of the masses! My favorite thing in the world is sharing the hard work of a maker.

I'd always love to hear about what you're making, so send me an email any time at caleb@make.co

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