|Printrbot in the Box|
The exciting thing to me about this printer is the quality of parts that are achievable with these pretty inexpensive devices (the big unknown to me right now is how much calibration and tuning is required to get to that level). I was really impressed with the quality of the RepRapp'd parts that Rockett got for his Prusa Mendel printer. These Printrbot parts are at a similar level. Just for fun and out of my idle curiosity, a while back I requested a sample part from Stratasys, and these parts seem to be of equivalent quality as far as I can tell with my Mk-I eye-ball.
|Printrbot FDM Parts|
|Stratasys FDM Parts|
Watch the mailing list and the meetup for a build event announcement. We'd like to get plenty of folks involved so we can do a proper job of documenting our build.
Update: open house. It's supposed to be a 20mm cube. Our x-axis is slipping. One of the optional steps I skipped was 'flatting' the shafts on our stepper motors to give the set screws a better interface: do it! NOT OPTIONAL.