The Many Faces of The Printrbot Simple

I’ve seen the simple grow through the hands of its many owners since its conception last year. Everyday owners are making it truly theirs with mods and other transformations. After seeing a recent steampunk build, I decided to dedicate a post to the many faces of the Printrbot Simple. No matter if it’s axis extension mods or complete transformations; these truly are unique machines that show a bit of the owners ambition and personality. Without a doubt, some of these could be called, “works of art. ”

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Hands down, this is one of the most beautiful Simples out there

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Cable carriers are now on the Simple Platform

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This is a popular mod as it helps to keep the filament rigid before it enters the hotend

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As you can see the Printrbot Simple has been found in just about every configuration possible. Making your printer match your personality is important and we believe it is a lot of fun to do. Hundreds if not thousands of simples are owned all around the world and finding a completely stock one is getting harder and harder to find but, that’s a good thing. Modded printers mean that the people building them understand the basic functions of their printers as well as what they want out of that printer. I’ve found mods to be a more personal thing to not only display your personality but, to display your understanding of the technology involved. I will continue to update this post as more variations and mods of the simple platform are made.

Updates: We managed to find many more interesting Printrbot Simples that stray from the stock design.

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John Lawrences belt mod

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The new all metal Simple

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Here’s all the updated modded out Simples: There are some rather interesting and colorful ones.

••••If you have a printrbot simple that has some unique mods, feel free to email us at RepRapSquad@techie.com or post a comment and we will add it to the post•••••
Posted from RepRap Squad HQ

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About RepRap Squad

I have been involved with 3D printing for years and I wouldn't have it any other way. I also started a foundation called, "Printing a Future Foundation." The sole purpose of this foundation is to get as many 3D printers as we can into schools via donations. Being an Industry trends adviser within the additive manufacturing community allows me to be immersed in the things I enjoy most.

Posted on February 4, 2014, in RepRap News and Usefull Info and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Oh man, some of these mods are beautiful! Where can I get the designs for them? That first one with the X and Y extensions and the one with the blue cog driving the linear gears would make my printing so much better!

    • Some of them can be found on thingiverse and the others are from members of printrbottalk.com. They are very neat designs and I’m glad you enjoyed them. I will be updating the post with more as I run across them.

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