Nov 11, 2014

New sub-100USD 3d printer made from scrap optical drives

Here is a new small 3d printer project that uses junk computer parts to create a low cost 3d printer. You will need three stepper motors from CD/DVD drives, one NEMA17 motor and some other parts. Entire setup will cost you under 100 US dollars.

Detailed build instructions and all the files can be found at:

Here is video of it in action and showing print results at the end:

On of the small weaknesses of this project is the need for separate lasercut wood or acrylic frame. It can be used without glue or screws.

For a earlier, more rough project with junk PC parts see: