Makers and hobbyists looking to build their very own 3D printer might be interested in a new project called the Thingystock that is launched over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website by Matt and Alyssa Wahlers.
That provides a 3D printer that can be fully 3D printed using a friends, online services or your very own if you are looking to upgrade. Thingystock is based on the open source Delta style 3D printer and comes with an expandable build volume to meet your exact requirements.
The creators of the Thingystock 3D printer explain a little more about their Kickstarter campaign and new 3D printer :
“The Thingystock 3D Printer was first designed as a personal printer: one with as many 3D Printed parts as possible and that is fully expandable in the future. To do this, I decided to base it off of the amazing Rostock idea by Johann.
The printer went together flawlessly and worked perfectly, so I decided to do a small scale launch of it, the perfect medium for which was Kickstarter! If it goes past the funding goal, great! If it doesn’t reach it I will still release the files online for everyone to print!
The Thingystock is completely upgradeable by the user. The frame is made in 3 parts and, by simply adding additional pieces, can be expanded to support larger bed sizes. The rods can be replaced with taller ones, the arms can be replaced with longer ones.. the possibilities are endless. The 150x150x200mm circular build volume will be perfect for most users. ”
For more information on the new Thingystock project jump over to the Kickstarter website for details with hardware kits available to purchase from just $450.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Concepts & Design, Hardware, Top News