MakiBox - A $350 3D Printer

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

MakiBox is a 3D printer based on the open source RepRap 3D printer that fits a print head and motor inside a box about the length and width of a sheet of paper. The MakiBox kit will start at $350 while an assembled kit will cost $550.

The project is being built by Jon Buford, a well known hardware guy in Hong Kong.  He runs a hacker space in China, BootHK and co-founder of StartupsHK. and works closely with prototyping houses on the mainland.

He also runs,, a hardware project funding site akin to Kickstarter. The project is already fully funded so you’ll be supporting a sure thing and considering this is based on the RepRap you’ll be working with known hardware and software.

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