April 2, 2014

Japanese startup Bonsai Lab released its ultra-compact Bonsai Mini 3D printer BS01 today.

The BS01 was launched on Japanese crowdfunding site "kibidango" in December 2013 and raised about JP¥10,500,000 ($101,000) funding in 3 weeks, more than five times of its JP¥2,000,000 funding goal.

The BONSAI Mini 3D printer is designed to be educational, entertaining and useful. The device is compact enough to fit on a small desk, and was designed for ease of use.

With a build volume of W150 x H100 x L130mm, you'll get a good build size for printing out small parts and toys. It is optimized for speed with a light print head, and produces a default 100-micron layer resolution in 3D prints.

The BS01 features MDF (medium density fibreboard) frame with a smooth sanded finish. MDF is made out of wood waste fibres and is eco-friendly. It was then painted using a water-based environmentally friendly material.

The BS01 offers four different size of custom-built nozzle, 0.2mm, 0.3mm, 0.4mm, 0.5mm. The simple design of hot end make it a snap to take apart and replace a part.


  • Build envelope: W150 x H100 x L130mm
  • Printer size: W250 x H275 x L250mm
  • Weight: 5.04kg (PLA Model), 5.6kg (ABS/PLA Model)
  • Printing speed: Print 100mm/sec, Travel 200mm/sec
  • Software: Repetier Host, Slic3r


PLA Model: Kit - ¥89,800 ($865, €627), assembled: - ¥99,800 ($961, €697)

ABS/PLA Model: Kit - ¥99,800 ($961, €697), assembled: - ¥109,800 ($1,058, €767)

For more on BONSAI Mini 3D printer, check out its website here.

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OpenSource needs contributors, not more Copycats wrote at 4/2/2014 4:09:31 PM:

Bonsai means suicide doesn´t it .. ?

OpenSource lover wrote at 4/2/2014 4:06:57 PM:

Man I hate companies ripping off OpenSource without putting anything back.. another Ultimaker design stolen..

loudary wrote at 4/2/2014 3:43:45 PM:

cmon it's an Ultimaker man... I've seen it but was just like small Ultimaker.

randy wrote at 4/2/2014 1:31:05 PM:

It looks like an almost 1-1 copy of the Ultimaker version 1 (https://www.ultimaker.com) printer, at a reduced scale.

randy wrote at 4/2/2014 1:29:51 PM:

It looks like an almost 1-1 copy of the Ultimaker version 1(https://www.ultimaker.com) printer, at a reduced scale.

sas wrote at 4/2/2014 12:39:26 PM:

looking good :)

Xayv wrote at 4/2/2014 12:22:09 PM:

COme on! The Japanese are the MASTERS in robotics and high-Tec! Instead of making another RepRap clone they should be introducing the definitive next generation 3d printers that WOWs the world What's going on? It seems china is taking over indeed.

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