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Printrbot JR v2 Files are available (non-commercial)

Printrbot JR v2 Files are available (non-commercial)

Jr V2 v9 Creative Commons.dxf Printrbot JR v2 3D Printer by Brook Drumm is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. I have chosen to license this and all my designs under a non-commercial license. This is currently...
Aluminum Extruder Documentation Fun

Aluminum Extruder Documentation Fun

The Aluminum Extruder, or Alu Extruder, is a hit!  There has been a few little changes — as is my MO, if I can Simplify it, I will.  This of course creates some confusion and underscores the need for good documentation.  I spent a few hours today trying some new...
Printrbot Demonstrates Auto Bed Leveling

Printrbot Demonstrates Auto Bed Leveling

Today, I live in the future. For the first time, an in-house Printrbot Simple has used Marlin’s official code (plus some voodoo from Laine – more on that in a minute) to auto level the bed and print a cube on a severely slanted print bed. It Doesn’t...

3 Day offer: Free lb of mixed NEW 1.75mm ABS

Calling all 1.75mm filament users!  We have four NEW colors – black, red, green, and blue – in 1.75mm ABS.  And, we want to give you samples, total of +/- 1lb, for you to test.  Give feedback by emailing shipping@printrbot.com your results – we need...

Printrbot Simple files are available (non-commercial)

Simple Creative Commons.dxf   Printrbot Simple 3D Printer by Brook Drumm is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. I have chosen to license this and all my designs under a non-commercial license. This is currently...

Printrbot dreams of partnering with hackerspaces

The following is an email I sent to Hack Manhattan – a hackerspace that held a successful 3d printing class based on the Printrbot printers. It accurately expresssd my sentiment about the potential of partnering with hackerspaces. I am open to feedback fr the...

Sneak Peek: Simple Files for Hackerspaces

Printrbot loves Hackerspaces. It’s true. I love the idea of people taking initiative to build things for themselves… and people helping others learn to build. What could be better?!  So as a little gift to those who prefer sourcing and building their own...
Hackerspaces Unite! Simple Experiment.

Hackerspaces Unite! Simple Experiment.

Below is the autoresponder message you will get if you email simple@printrbot.com Basically, I want to release the Simple a day early via hackerspaces.  How? by seeding the non-commercial files to hackerspaces worldwide and having them make them and distribute to...

Printrbot Extruder Files are available (non-commercial)

Printrbot-Extruder Creative Commons.dxf Printrbot Extruder by Brook Drumm is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. I have chosen to license this and all my designs under a non-commercial license. This is currently...

Printrbot LC Files are available (non-commercial)

LC Creative Commons.dxf Printrbot LC 3D Printer by Brook Drumm is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. I have chosen to license this and all my designs under a non-commercial license. This is currently the best...

Printrbot Jr Files are available (non-commercial)

JRv30-040813.dxf Jr-10inch-Bed [Converted].dxf (for 10″ bars on X axis) Printrbot Jr. 3D Printer by Brook Drumm is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. I have chosen to license this and all my designs under...

Founder of IDEO, David Kelley has a Printrbot!

David Kelley – the awesome dude mentioned his Printrbot in the 60 minutes story on him. We sincerely wish him the best! He is the founder of the Silicon Valley global design firm IDEO. His company has created thousands of breakthrough inventions including the...
Tutorial: Printrbot Upgrades!

Tutorial: Printrbot Upgrades!

We have been busy at work making small incremental improvements to our bots. We are releasing the new ones as soon as we can, but we will roll them all up and incorporate them into a coming revision of our bots sometime in January. The current models will stand as we...

US army builds its own 3D printer (Updated)

The US military is developing its own 3D printer that it can use to produce spare parts for spacecraft. By putting 3D printers behind the front line it hopes to be able to produce spares more cheaply and quickly than it can get them from manufacturers. It has been...

Find a cool 3D model and we will print it for you!

Have you come across a really cool 3D model that you wish you could print, but you don’t have a 3D printer?  Or maybe you do have a 3D printer but would like to see what our Printrbot jr. is capable of?  If so, please submit your 3D model ideas and we will...