[Arm-netbook] foldable portable corexy 3d printer

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Sun Mar 13 14:05:27 GMT 2016

hi folks,


i'm almost ready with the casework and preparations to go to
crowd-funding.... and i have to leave holland and get ready to move
each month *every* month to a different country until the end of this
year, to track the laptop and the microdesktop through crowdfunding.

now, i am *going* to need a portable 3d printer.  i've looked....
these are not suitable:

they're either too big or the print size is too small.

by using a corexy design [1] i can get speed, accuracy and rigidity
into a compact size.  i've found the Fusebox [2] and like it a lot.

question: would anyone be willing to sponsor the creation of the first
prototype? (yes i will be putting it into crowdfunding in its own
right).  components cost will be somewhere around the $USD 600 mark
which really isn't a lot.

the key advantages for engineers of this design is that they'd
actually be able to get on an aeroplane with this as hand-luggage.
with a build volume of 200x200x200, it would fold down into its own
box at around 320 x 280 x 150mm.

so going to customers and bringing a 3d printer to work on-site,
carried on a motorcycle, scooter, bicycle or on foot, is a distinct

interested let me know.  i have about 2 months to get this printer
completed and functional.


[1] http://www.doublejumpelectric.com/projects/core_xy/2014-07-15-core_xy/
[2] http://reprap.org/wiki/Fusebox

crowd-funded eco-conscious hardware: https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68

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