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20 Jul, 5 tweets, 2 min read
This video from reddit has a very neat idea. Why turn your 3d printer into a plotter when you can use your 3d printer as a plotter at the same time, using no new hardware you can't 3d print, other than some markers?…
This is an Ender 3 printer, btw. That's a cheap printer you can buy today, not a much more expensive one that can do multiple filaments or an RGB sandstone printer.
Just clarifying because a lot of the Cool here is the fact that this is something you could mod into an existing printer easily. You print some new parts and buy a pack of colored markers. Done.
It's obviously gonna be a lot less efficient than a printer custom designed to do this, and the results aren't going to be as good.
But damn it's amazing you can do it at all!
Anyway I want to steal the multi-marker idea for a regular plotter. I've seen hacks to turn a 3d printer into a plotter, but usually they're just one pen or require manual pen switching.
This is a clever simple way to automate that switching.

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