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    The Sub $75 3D Printer - Made from cheap & recycled parts

    I know, I know. Every day it seems like we report on a new 3D printer that is more affordable than the last. Now there is a man who has created a 3D printer using scraps, recycled parts, and other affordable parts for under $75. That's not a typo! He used a lot of pieces from old DVD and Blu-Ray players as well as motors from old printers. He did buy some parts, and scrounged around for others. Read more about what this guy has done at http://3dprint.com/4903/3d-printer-under-75-dollars/

    What do you think? Could you do this yourselves?


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    I'm a bit surprised he didn't remove the stepper driver chips for a custom circuit, or directly wire into them on their boards.

    I think it takes a lot of patience to do this. It seems like a lot of work for a tiny build volume though. Dismantle several junk printers or scanners and you'd have a lot of linear motion parts to make a more reasonably sized machine.
    Last edited by JRDM; 06-02-2014 at 01:08 AM.

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