Commercial 3D-printers cost 15000$ and up. Not something one simply owns for playing around with it.
Imagine my excitement when I discovered that there’s an Open Source movement building their own printers. While still outside my skills, this future-shaping technology was almost in my graps.
Enter MakerBot Industries: A New York-based collective of enthusiasts building (actually printing some parts) and selling a construction kit for their model called CupCake. Cheap, open, hackable, everything you wish for.
I got to have one. So I ordered one. Together with my friends Thomas and Fabian, we will build our very own 3D-printer and chronicle its life and play in this blog.
Stick around, the future is happing.