May 28, 2014

Makrtoolbox Mk1 low cost open source 3d printer

The Mk1 3d printer is designed and built by father and son team: Earnie Garner and Earnie Garner Jr., who for the last ten years have owned and operated a local technology business in Wahpeton, North Dakota.
Technical specifications:
  • Build Volume: 6"x6"x6" (150mmx150mmx150mm)
  • Resolution: <50 microns (0.05mm) X/Y & 100 microns (0.1mm) Z
  • Nozzle Size: 0.3mm or 0.4mm
  • Hot End: J-Head ( easily replaceable, upgradeable)
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
  • Materials: Tested with PLA and Nylon
  • Power: Includes 110v Power adapter. 12v 6amp
  • Controller: Ramps 1.4 board (Arduino based) 
  • Software: G-Code compatible (Using Marlin Firmware) / Free Open
  • Source programs like Repetier Host or Pronterface

It will be open sourced and all the data will be available at company page.

You can get it in kit form for $ 399 trough their Kickstarter campaign where you can also see video of it in action:

Company page: