If you can dream it, you can make it. The rise of 3D printing in recent years has given flight to an industry where the sky doesn’t even come close to the limit, where the technology of 3D printers like the Makerbot Replicator Mini can create toys and gadgets before our very eyes, like some sci-fi childhood dream.
3D printers come in different sizes and levels of complexity, but most quality devices are just too costly for hobbyists to own. If you’ve wanted to dip your toe into the field but without handing over a lot of cash, the latest giveaway on TNW Deals has your name all over it, with the prize of a Makerbot Replicator Mini up for grabs.
Capable of producing an image up to 4.9 inches in height with a layer resolution of 200 microns, the Replicator Mini can create any small object you desire out of extruded PLA filament, in just a few hours.
Printable items can be designed by the user themselves in 3D modeling software, as well as bought from the Makerbot Digital Store or acquired from other online repositories, with the 3D file able to be sent over Wi-Fi or USB. There is even an onboard camera that you can use to monitor the progress of your prints via the companion app.
Winning is simple – TNW readers can just head to the contest page and fill out the online entry form with a valid email address, and you’re automatically entered. Share the giveaway on Twitter, and once you get some friends to enter, you’ll receive additional entries to win. One registration per person please!