Since Santa did not bring me a kit to built one in real life, I resorted to virtual construction. 3D printing is still in its infancy, but the possibilities are intriguing and the technology is fascinating. We may be well at the beginning of another technological revolution, and models like this are great to study the basics.

Printrbot Simple

Printrbot Simple

Thanks to the original design documents being published as open source, rebuilding the printer in Cinema 4D became feasible despite the intricate details of this machine.

Happy New year, enjoy, and get one for yourself at printrbot.com.