Another DIY 3D printer has just launched a crowdfunding campaign.
The Thingystock — which recently made its Kickstarter debut — is an open-source, Delta-style 3D printer with an expandable build volume. Created by Makers Matt and Alyssa Wahlers, the machine is fully-printable and completely upgradeable by users.
Thingystock’s modular frame is comprised of three parts, and with additional pieces, can be extended to support larger bed sizes. Enhancing its expandability, the printer’s rods can also be replaced with taller ones, while the arms with longer ones. The Maker-friendly machine boasts a circular build volume of 150x150x200mm and is equipped with an E3D V6 hotend.
“The inclusion of an E3D V6 is a great value and also one of the best performing hot ends ever. It can use E3D’s upgrades such as the Volcano and can be easily disassembled for maintenance,” the duo writes.
On the hardware side, the Thingystock is equipped with RAMPS 1.4 and an Arduino Mega 2560 (ATmega2560), as well as an LCD Controller. The machine can print at 150 microns, and be changed to print at higher resolutions by utilizing various belt pulleys.
“By default there is no heated bed, however it would be easy to add one in the future if you so desire. By printing different bed clips, you can easily add support for a heated bed. Clip designs supporting the MK2b heatbed will be released.”
Interested in learning more? Head on over to Thingystock’s Kickstarter page, where the team is currently seeking $5,000.