3D printers are slowly coming down in price, with the least expensive yet just reaching its funding goal on Kickstarter last month at an asking price of $397.
Matthew Krueger, aka Matstermind on Instructables, had been eyeing the Makerbot ever since it first came onto the market. As a cash-strapped engineering student, he simply didn't have the funds to purchase one -- so he decided to make his own.
What he had to work with was an old box of Legos, so he got to work and created what he is calling the Legobot, which is based on the very first Makerbot Replicator introduced in January 2012 and prints with hot glue rather than 3D-printing plastics. … Read more