Mini Fabrikator 3D Printer is BACK and better than before. We've taken what was already the most cost effective printer on the market and tweaked it a bit to make it easier to maintain and reduce the risk of thermal shutdowns.
The Mini Fabrikator V1.5 includes moulded rod holders for greater rigidity, moulded side panel fixing blocks to make it quicker and easier to remove panels to access the internals for maintenance and the stepper drivers now have heatsinks to minimise the chances of them overheating during long builds.
To further reduce the thermal shutdown issues (most commonly this is when the object you are printing steps out slightly as the print progresses) we have increased the number of vent holes in the case and the printer comes with acrylic stand-off blocks to raise the whole unit.
Because of the small overall size of this printer it will fit in even the most restricted of work spaces and can be picked up and easily stored, making it ideal for schools and students.
Like any computer hardware the Mini Fabrikator needs software to run it, we recommend to use Repetier-Host as the printing software as it is a simple to set up and use program that most customers will have up and running in about 15 minutes. Other than this the printer is ready to go.
Tiny Boy was originally designed as a learning activity where school students would build the printer themselves, this means the printer is incredibly easy to maintain and service yourself and even upgrade with things like LED lights, direct cooling, LCD screen and SD card slot or even a heated print bed.
Apart from the small but significant changes the Mini Fabrikator V1.5 works just as brilliantly as the original and will deliver incredibly high quality 3D prints that you just won't believe come from such a well priced unit.
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Mini Fabrikator by Tiny Boy, 3D printing for everybody.
• Large Print area for its overall size
• Open Source designed and supported
• Compatible with many popular applications and software
• Portable and easy to set up
• Future proof with easy community driven DIY modifications
• Marlin based hardware with ability for expansion
• Fun for all ages
Size: 15cm(W) x 15cm(D) x 22cm(H) (excl. filament holder)
Print size: 80mm x 80mm x 80mm
Filament: 1.75mm PLA
Board: mega2560 ramps1.4 with 4 A4988 stepstick
Power supply: External 12V 6A Transformer
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Amazing little printer. I already have 3 x 3d printers and the Fabrikator is my 4th and although it is small, it is by no means lacking in quality, either of the printer build or quaity of the prints it produces.
If you are on the fence about it, I would not hesitate in recommending it, as a truly practical 3D printer. There are numberous jigsaw versions of larger items that can be printed in pieces on the Fabrikator and as the control board is a quality ramps 1.4, there are plenty of upgrade and expansion options.
Very nice mini 3d printer. The print area is 80x80x80mm which is fine for the bits and pieces I need to create. I am using this on a Mac mini with Cura software. The supplied manual is probably fine for Windows but no help for Mac. The info for a Mac install can be found on the Tinyboy web site, www(dot)tinyboy(dot)net/tinyboy-for-mac-os-x/ . I am using Google Sketchup to create 3d object, exported into STL format for printing. The only negative point about this printer is that the cooling fan bearings are noisy at start up, this will probably be fixed with a new fan.