piPrint

Raspberry Pi Powered 3D Printer

2014

Convert digital models into physical reality.

It is a tagline that has recently gotten a great deal of publicity, probably for some good reason. A friend of mine, Kenan Bitikofer, and I decided to get in on the hype and build our own printer, as close to from scratch as we could manage. We also opted to use a Raspberry Pi as the primary controller in an effort to bring down the price. The control software is written in python, and also supports remote control from another computer over the local network. For around $500, the print quality rivals that of lower end commercial 3D Printers. We also recently added the laser from engravR onto the printer, so it can now also engrave large items.