Coffee Machine Turned 3D Printer

When I saw this, I could only chuckle. It's such a unique and thrifty project which just has to be applauded. Whilst DIY 3D printers are nothing new, the maker inside me is very impressed with the ingenuity shown. Maker 'jcchurch' posted his project on hackaday, which saw a coffee machine repurposed into a 3D printer with the goal to do away with the expensive linear rails and high bearing count designs. Instead, he uses 4 stepper motors to create the 'delta' design for the printer which uses the warm plate of the coffee machine to act as a heated bed.

It's a usable, compact 3D printer which shows true maker spirit. For more info, check out the complete project write up at Tropical Labs.

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