3d printers keep getting cheaper and cheaper. If you keep your eye out you can sometimes find half finished printer projects on ebay. These open source printers aren’t for the faint of heart, it can be hours of frustration before you finally get things working correctly. But if you’re willing to give up your time there are deals to be had.

ThisĀ  is priced at $425 and has a lot of the work already finished. It could be a good take home project for someone looking for a cheap and dirty 3d printer to get them started. A lot of great camera projects are starting to show up that were made with 3d printers.

This motor controlled star tracking rig is a great example of what people have come up with. Many times if you can think of a need, there is a good chance you can print something that will do the job.