[CES 2011] Are you the creative type who hoped that you have a 3D printer in order to realize your designs from paper to an actual device/toy? Well, that dream can now be realized with the MakerBot, a highly affordable open source 3D printer. It works great with churning out just about anything as long as it remains within the 100mm x 100mm x 100mm boundaries. MakerBots will print on ABS, HDPE or PLA plastic – and before you wonder whether the raw material required is going to break the bank or not, fret not – it will come in 1 pound and 5 pound coils at $10/pound. The entire MakerBot will ship to your doorstep for a self-assembly process before it can get up and running, which is a project worth undertaking by DIY enthusiasts. At $1,225 a pop, you can bet your future toys that this is a whole lot cheaper than an industrial class 3D printer. If you feel the need to share your ideas with others, you can always head on to Thingiverse and do so. A video of the MakerBot in action is available right after the jump.


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