Jun 21, 2015

Converting an old toolbox into a DIY 3d printer

Chad Bridgewater is a maker that uses old machines and converts them into 3d printers and other digital fabrication devices. They have a great retro style. See his previous work here, it is a must-study if you are a fan of more rough and raw retro design. 

Now he is converting an old metal toolbox into a custom 3d printer. I really like the look and convergence of old and modern. The box he uses is a Huot toolbox that was once used as a "Blower Repair Kit", the toolbox has a fold-down front panel door.

Here is a latest video presentation from video series showing each step of the process:

For detailed build log take a look at:


Another great project Chad!