The assembled Printrbot Simple is designed and built to be an entry to medium level model. It is a small machine but has a respectable 10cm3 build area. The wooden construction means it is both light and environmentally friendly.
It uses fully open source components and is used by many for ‘hacking’ (that is, taking the basic parts of the printer to create their own, usually larger, printer). This hacking process is actively encouraged by Printrbot founder Brook Drumm.
The recommended software to use on the Simple is the open source Repetier Host. This is fairly simple to use and includes the slicing software (either Slic3r or Skeinforge) to make this a one stop shop for your prints.
The Simple can be manually controlled from this software but there is no provision (at the moment) for running the machine without a connection to a PC or Mac.
This machine uses PLA, the most common material for home 3D printing.
*Simple 3D printers are also available as a kit although we do not stock these at the present time
Filament type: PLA 1.75mm
Build volume: 100 x 100 x 100mm
Temperature: 180-210 C
Layer height: 0.1-0.4mm
Nozzle size: 0.4mm
Power: 110-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Software: User download, Repetier Host recommended
Formats read: .stl .obj
Operating systems: Windows (XP to 8), Mac OSX 10.6 and after, Linux/Ubuntu
Printer dimensions: 265h x 195w x 290d mm
Printer weight: 2.79kgs / 6.2lbs