08 June 2011 Ben Heck builds portable 3d printer Using an array of components and tools, including an Arduino MC-Mega development board, a RepRap Arduino Mega Pololu Shield, a MakerBot printer and his CNC router, Ben creates a 3d printer complete with a mechanical assembly on the plastruder and dual Z axis motors that synchronise the printer arm movement. After tackling a few programming challenges, Ben prints his first 3d object. Author element14 Comment on this article Websites http://www.element14.com Companies Premier Farnell plc This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.