RepRap + Marker Pen = Old School Printer

Here in CASA, University College London, we are currently waiting for the final part of our home made RepRap 3D Printer. Unfortunately it is a crucial part – the hot head that melts the plastic, allowing the printer to lay down layers of material and create objects.

While we are waiting, Steven Gray has modified the RepRap and replaced the hot head with a marker pen. This simple swap is actually an interesting concept, allowing the printer to draw:

In many ways its a high tech automated Etch A Sketch and for that we love it…