I have really been wanting a 3D printer, but since I'm 14, the $600 price-tag doesn't work. When i was surfing yesterday, I came across the Printrbot.  I am really interested, but am not sure about how to build it. I know that you need 3D-printed parts to make it, along with hardware and some motors, but where can I get some of these things?

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Red Sand5 years ago
Here's the first build video

There are several other really great videos - very helpful.

You can find similar plans for 3D home made printers on the Internet but this one comes with an awesome set of components that have been proven to work well together (the control board is a work of art, the motors, chassis, power supply and all other parts/components).

Maybe you can cut grass this summer and earn $600. When I was 14 that's what I did and I earned more than that - this was 1972.

Red Sand5 years ago
Mine arrived in the mail this week! I'm anxious to get it assembled and working!

I have 4,862 items I have designed and want to print - this should be fun!

Thank you Brook!!!
abdrumm5 years ago
I designed the Printrbot just for that reason- to lower the barrier to entry for students like you! It will go on sale soon for $550 but I know that's still a lot of money! Let me know what you can afford and maybe we can work something out. Email me at

BTW- I am working on an even cheaper, absolute bare bones kit... Stay tuned.
H20 (author)  abdrumm5 years ago
What deal would you like to make? I just got some money through my city's science fair, so that is going towards your kit.
jewellerjon5 years ago
I have a Roland jwx10 for sale its not so cheap but its not full new price either, excellent machine, were upgrading
H20 (author)  jewellerjon5 years ago
How much are we talking?
CycleLock5 years ago
Printrbot is an entry into the Gada Prize being offered by the reprap project.( On the same site are various instructions to build or buy various parts for 3d printers. Since it is an open source project it can be overwhelming/ confusing. The repstrap part of the site shows how some people built machines from scratch with materials they had around or scrounged. (
not sure what kind of 3D printer you mean, I'm from a 3D lenticular printing factory, hope it helps:
H20 (author)  AaronBoatman115 years ago
Sorry, that's not what I'm talking about. This is more of want I'm looking to get: Thanks though!
Kiteman5 years ago
A link would be nice...
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