This fall I decided it was time to invest in a 3D printer / CNC machine to help print plastic cases for the Munchbox and mill aluminum enclosures. I wasn’t satisfied with paying an exhorbitant amount for a standard 3D printer so I decided to build one of my own. The design is based on Vicious Circle’s Mostly Printed CNC with a slightly larger total area (nearly 3 ft. x 3 ft.) and a modular tooling system. I’ve installed the 3D print extruder and heated bed for testing, so far everything works great! Total cost including all materials, electronics and 3D printed parts is less than $300. If you’re interested in building one, send me a message and I’ll help you get started.