The last time I blogged about 3D printing was in 2004 when I visited my friend Bill Griffin invited me to have a look at The Ultimate PC Accessory, a Stratasys Fused Deposition Machining (FDM) system.
Unfortunately, I can probably list 100,000 rea$on$ why I would not be getting one any time soon.
Six years later, a 10-year-old 3D printer hacker who goes by the name DocProfSky shows us how you can build your own 3D printer for about a thousand dollars.
Before you get caught up in how cool the technology is, watch the presentation skills of this young man at the Ignite Phoenix event.
MakerBot is an affordable, open source 3D printer. It makes almost anything up to 4"x4"x6". Build your own MakerBot and it makes things for you.
I haven't built one of these yet, but it's definitely on my Someday/Maybe list.
That was great. Some of the presenters at Lotusphere should takes some lessons from that kid.
Posted at 02/16/2011 8:59:00 by Roy Rumaner
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