While the price of 3D printers continues to plummet, for some the cost is still too high. To help solve this problem, Instructables author Matthew Krueger, also known as Mastermind, created a 3D printer from LEGOs he found lying around his house.
Krueger’s project started as a practical exercise. During college Matthew became interested in 3D printing after an encounter with a Makerbot. Unfortunately, as a student he didn’t have the scratch to buy a premade 3D printer.
So what does an engineering student do in this situation?
They build their own 3D printer, of course.
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