Thursday, March 31, 2011
What comes next??
I have been receiving many questions around my plans for the 3D Printer and what are the next steps.
My plan is very simple, improve the project in a way that anyone could build one of this 3D Printer at home. Additionally I may bring some commercial kits or parts so you don't need to buy a CNC or any other expensive tool to build your own 3D printer.
In my to do list to improve the project I have:
1) Improve material and reduce cost
2) Improve software
3) Improve a little bit the electronics ( this is almost done)
4) Document everything (including videos)
To fund this final stage of the project I will start soon a project at Kickstarter. There will be very different level of rewards (from PDF with complete plans up to full working printer) for those who would like to back this project and support the idea of spreading the High Resolution 3d Printer in the world. (still need to work on this name :-) )
Thank you very much for all support and I hope bringing more news soon.
About the Project
I have been dreaming about having a 3D Printer at home for many years, but the ones with good quality are not affordable and the low costs just deliver poor quality. Sounds crazy but I decided to build a high resolution 3D Printer by myself at home (people actually said that I was crazy and this was impossible). The funny thing I never saw this type of machines in real life, and still haven’t seen one besides the one I built.
Now that I succeed building the first prototype, the target is to bring this low cost 3D Printer to every home, so we are developing the first affordable one with high resolution.
I hope you enjoy our blog, follow us and you can have this printer in your home soon.