Aug. 5, 2014

Emmanuel Adetutu, designer and developer of open source "TeeBot" 3D printer, has just released an improved version of the printer, called 'TeeBotMax'. Earlier Adetutu showed off the original TeeBot at CNCZONE.NL openday, and 3Dhubs events, and people liked it, many of them suggested him to make a bigger version.

The idea was to design and build a 3D printer which is simple to assemble, easy to move around and travel with, using easy to get materials. Adetutu works in Veldhoven, the Netherlands as a data analyst and lives in another city. "TeeBotMax was built as a hobby project besides my day work, because I needed a portable and strong printer to travel with." Adetutu told us.

The TeeBotMax is built with simple Aluminium frame and basic RepRap parts. "My hope is that it will be an easy to build but very strong 3D printer." Adetutu said.

Adetutu's project is inspired by many makers and their open source 3D printers, such as Josef Prusa (Prusa I3), Emmanuel Gilloz (FoldaRap), Richard Horne (Richrap), Reifsnyderb (J head Hotend) and many others.

The TeeBotMax can be folded into transportable form for easy storage. Aside from the foldability, the TeeBotMax is a RepRap 3D printer featuring a large build envelope of 200 x 200 x 250mm. The size of assembled printer is 500 x 400 x 530 mm. It will be 530 x 400 x 180 mm when it is folded up. Designed to be easily transportable, the weight of device is just 7kg.


  • Build envelope: L 20cm x B 20cm x H 25cm
  • Printer Assembled: L 50cm x B 40cm x H 53cm
  • Printer folded: L 53cm x B 40cm x H 18cm
  • Filament: Compatible with 3mm/1.75mm, ABS/PLA
  • Print Speed: 120mm/s
  • Nozzle: J head type 0.4mm
  • Tested Layer height/resolution: 0.1mm
  • Power supply: 12v 20a
  • Build time: one day
  • Weight: 7KG

Adetutu has made the TeeBotMax open source on his website. "Friends love it and want it..." Adetutu said. He has also created a step by step guide on how to build or assemble TeeBotMax 3D printer to make it easy for everyone. To build your own TeeBotMax you will need:

  • TeeBot_Max 3D printable parts
  • 4 Meters of square aluminium pipes (2cmx2cm).
  • Stepper Motors Nema 17 5 Pcs
  • Reprap compatible electronics
  • Mechanical (Smooth rods, bearings, belt pulley)
  • Power supply (12volts with a min of 15A)

Adetutu told us the total cost of building/assembling your own TeeBotMax is only around 350 ~500 Euro (depending on source of materials/parts). But if you live in China you probably could do it much cheaper. You can download TeeBotMax_Build_Plans here and all 3d STL file via github.

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Bogdan wrote at 8/8/2014 6:18:01 AM:

I don't know why everybody make their first prints with vases ! Does anybody really use printed vases ? First print should be some gears for an extruder, if those work then it means that the printer is ok.

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