While many manufacturers aim for the development of 3D printers with a larger build volume, a team of Beijing-based students has created a printer that actually fits in the palm of your hand: PocketMaker
With a print volume of 8 x 8 x 8 cm the compact device is still capable of producing useful and interesting objects, as the team proves on their Indiegogo page, where PocketMaker is currently available for only $ 99 ($ 75 early bird offer). It will later be sold at a retails price of $ 149.
While the printer features an open filament system that can work with ABS and PLA, you can use the proprietary Pocket PLA. The removable print bed and replaceable nozzle system are convenient features for users. Through the PocketMaker App users will be able to connect to the device and print out their models.
“Our mission was to make 3D printing simple and affordable,” the students explain. “We redesigned and customized the motor while leaving only the essential structure needed for stable, quality 3D printing to make it truly affordable and completely effortless to use.”
- Printe volume: 80 x 80 x 80 mm
- Weight: 850 g (1.87 lb)
- Replaceable nozzle
- Removable Print Bed
- Print accuracy: 0.2 mm
- Wireless connection
- USB-Compatible connection
- System: Android, iOS, Windows or Mac.
- Filament: standard 1.75 mm (open filament system as well as own pocket filament brand)
- Supported materials: PLA, ABS and more.
- PocketMaker APP for an effortless, plug-and-play experience
- Supports and uses open source software (for advanced users)