I remember when 3D printers came out for sale and I thought to myself wondering how it works. After seeing this technology bloom after a while in Youtube videos or seeing them for sale on Amazon or Makerbot the reviews have been pretty fantastic! Most are pricey, but promise to deliver a good product… but what if there was a cheap version of the same thing?
A fun toy to play with is the 3Doodler pen, calling it a toy because it isn’t yet capable to do industrial-grade printing, but it is cheap and fun to use and only $99. Kodama’s Obsidian 3D printer is a pretty capable printer actually, printing with a minimum resolution of 50 microns and can work with a wide variety of materials. Did I mention it’s the same cost as the 3Doodler Pen?
Kodoma never ceases to amaze us with them expanding more and more into 3D printing. Trinus was their first machine that was produced of 11 components that the user puts together themselves. Obsidian, the second machine, can print a wide variety of materials with a ‘resume’ feature for power-cuts, and is even equipped with it’s very own “dashcam” that captures the whole process of printing.
This printer is a perfect size for the creative type and comes in 3 tiers. Obsidian’s control panel is a smart LCD touch-screen with an IU too. It even allows the user to pause or resume prints from their tablet or smartphone.
Obsidian really brought things to another level by introducing a printer of convenient size that you can use literally out of the box and it surprisingly costs less than your smartphone! Almost the definition of universal, this printer can work with pretty much any type of 3D model you create, whether on a computer using software or sculpted in VR! The quality of print is absolutely exquisite and the fact that you can keep an eye on your prints from your devices is a really big plus. Kodama really hit this one out of the part introducing Obsidian!
Designer: Michael Husmann of Kodama
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