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A 3D printer is quite popular nowadays, but what if you know how to make your very own?

3D printers are becoming very popular amongst hobbyists and makers, but they are very expensive to own. However, for some people who love to make something new with their own hands, it can be more interesting to build their own 3D printer from scratch.

In the video below, you will learn how to make your very own 3D printer without having to empty out hundreds, even thousands, of coins for it. This guide will show you how to build your own.

In this video by Tapendra Mandal, you will find a general understanding of how 3D printers can be built. The technology that makes it possible is incredibly advanced and precise, and with relatively recent advancements in microcontrollers – such as the Arduino Mega – and stepper motors from some old DVD and floppy drives – the accuracy and price of the technology are now accessible to everyone.

3D printing shows its efficiency and benefits every day in different sectors such as the medical industry or the fashion industry. This technology can really be helpful on so many levels, from prototyping to production.

The required materials you will need to make your own 3D Printer:

1. Arduino Mega with RAMPS 1.4 Controller
2. Aluminum Extruder Kit
3. 0.4mm Extrusion Head
4. 12volt SMPS
5. DVD Writer x2
6. Floppy Drive etc

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