Oct.24, 2013

Plastic Scribbler has launched their Asterid Open Source 3D Printer on Kickstarter, a $489 fully assembled 3D printer with an 8"x8"x8" (203 x 203 x 203mm) build volume.

The Asterid 3D printer comes with an all-metal hot-end tied to a filament drive wheel driven by a backlash-free timing belt.

The Asterid 3D printer is supplied assembled and ready to use out-of-the-box. To get you started right away, Plastic Scribbler will supply three slic3r profiles configured for three different print settings, fine, medium and course and software for Windows compatible computers.


  • Build Volume: 8" x 8" x 8" (203mm x 203mm x 203mm, 512 cubic inch)
  • Heated build platform
  • 12V 20A 240W Switching Power Supply
  • Extruded Aluminum frame with built-in filament holder
  • Uses 1.75mm filament
  • 0.4mm nozzle diameter
  • Reprap RAMPS version 1.4 electronics
  • Epocs NTC 100k 1% thermistor used on both hotend and HBP

Plastic Scribbler will demonstrate their printer this weekend at the 2013 Atlanta Mini Maker's Faire on the GATech campus.

KickStarter backers can get themselves a Asterid 1000S for $489. An Asterid 1000HB with a 204x204x204mm build area will set you back $549 but adds a borosilicate glass build surface, upgraded power supply and a heated bed.

Thanks to Paul for the tip!


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Kwoloo wrote at 10/26/2013 1:44:31 PM:

Ships with in USA only! Also they say it's the fastest ... but on Kickstarter or their own page didn't see any speed specifications, and seems all pictures were done at 0.3 resolutions But it's an interesting machine at a great price , if things are how they say

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