XYZprinting today announced that their upcoming da Vinci miniMaker 3D printer is now available for pre-order. Amazon presently has it listed for just $229.99 with free Prime Shipping. Expected release is October of this year.
Although this company’s da Vinci Jr. has been available for under $300 for quite some time now and will no doubt eventually see further price drops, the miniMaker offers the same type of feature-set with the important benefit of an auto-calibration system that adjusts the extruder and print bed for better prints. For those who’ve used other 3D printers, like the da Vinci Jr., which require manual calibration, you can understand why that’s such a big deal.
Although the filament required for the printer is proprietary, the price is competitive.