Over the last couple of years we have featured many different types of 3D printers ranging in price from a tens of thousands of pounds to just a few. However more recently we have seen the prices drop from thousands of dollars down to just a couple of hundred.
If you have some serious maker skills you might be able to follow the instructions of Instructables user Gelstronic who has managed to build his very own 3D printer for less than $100.
Named the poor man’s 3D printer the device is fitted with a heat bed and provides a 3D printing area of 40 x 40 x 40mm in size, with a maximum printing resolution of 0.08mm. All built using 4 x PC DVD/Bluray drives fitted with stepper motors.
The DIY 3D printer uses open source firmware in the form of a modified version of Tonokip, and free host software Repetier-Host. Check out the video below to see the 3D printer in action and the results you can expect.
For more information on this awesome 3D printer and full instructions on how you can build your own using DVD drives, jump over to the Instructables website for full details.