Materia 101 = Arduino + Sharebot
"This weekend, Arduino founder Massimo Banzi announced on an Italian television show called ‘Che tempo che fa’, that his company would be entering the 3D printing space via a collaborative effort with Italian 3D printer manufacturer Sharebot. For those who are unaware, Arduino is the most commonly used open source hardware platform. It is used by both amateurs and professionals to create interactive electronic projects. Along with the various electronic boards offered by the platform, there is also a free Arduino software which can be used to program those boards, as well as a thriving and helpful community.
The electronics board will be compatible with Arduino Mega 2560 with open source firmware. The entire printer is open source and is targeted towards collective use, such as in classrooms, maker spaces, and cooperative work environments.
- Printer Size: 310 x 330 x 350 mm
- Printer Weight: 10 kg
- Printing Technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
- Build Volume: 140 x 100 x 100 mm +/- 5mm
- X and Y Resolution: 0.06 mm
- Z Resolution: 0.0025 mm
- Filament Type and Size: 1.75 mm, PLA.
- Experimented filaments: Cristal Flex, PLA Thermosense, Thermoplastic Polyuretane (TPU), PET, PLA Sand, PLA Flex
- LCD display 20 x 4 with encoder menu”