There is no doubt that 3d printing is an amazing leap forward in technology and as prices come down and usage goes up I’m sure that more and more people will be doing interesting things like this…
The e-nable project helps pair people with 3d printers and people who are missing limbs and allows them to create simple, affordable prosthetics that can change peoples lives.
But 3d Printers are expensive…
Typically they are out of the budget of many home users, starting at £500 for the most basic models, but recently there has been an advert on the TV for a weekly magazine that comes with the components to build a 3d printer over 60 issues.
The total cost of the project will be £440, still not exactly pocket change but spread over 60 weeks its reasonable affordable.
Ive decided to build this with my 8 year old son, and thought if anyone else is interested in building one we could work together at the #hackthelibrary events.
More information : http://www.3dprinter-collection.com/