Solidoodle: The first 3D printer for $500
If the capabilities of the 3D printers have captured your fascination, its impressive price tag would have surely made you to think that the product is out of your reach, especially if you are an average customer. However, you could revisit that thought. Solidoodle, the latest low-cost printer for the masses is available to you for just $500! Yes, the maker of the world’s first economical 3D printer, Sam Cervantes, has indeed designed a gift for customers with a stringent budget.
Solidoodle has been designed by engaging an Arduino and open-source software 3D modeling. It can print 6x6x6 inch models out of melted plastic filament. The device is practical, user-friendly and definitely very sturdy, as the maker has claimed that “… a 200-pound person could stand on top of the device — while it’s printing — and not cause any damage.”
Along with his team of 6 competent engineers, Sam Cervantes, has indeed started a revolution in the printing industry. It is interesting to recall that Sam is the ex-COO of MakerBot and has several years of engineering and manufacturing experience to his credit. This has certainly helped create this masterpiece.
Currently, Sam is dedicated toward delivering the pre-order sales of the Solidoodle.