Nigerian designed mobile 3D printer exceeds crowdfunding target in just 3 days

The printer has already exceeded its funding by almost 50% with 27 days left for the Kickstarter campaign to run

Nigerian designer and developer of the TeeBot, Emmanuel Adetutu

A 3D printer designed and developed by a Nigerian programmer/developer, Emmanuel Adetutu, and a Dutch DIY enthusiast, Paul Lammerts, called the TeeBot, has hit its €5,000 funding on crowdfunding website Kickstarter, just three days after it was posted.

The TeeBot, designed by both Emmanuel and Paul who are both based in the Netherlands, is an open-source foldable 3D printer fit in a suitcase.

The printer has already exceeded its funding by almost 50% with 27 days left for the Kickstarter campaign to run, which means it is still very likely that more funding will come in.

“TeeBot allows you to take this power everywhere you go and still look cool,” says Emmanuel on the printer’s Kickstarter campaign page.

Both designers are looking to increase production and reduce the cost of producing a TeeBot 3D printer through the Kickstarter campaign.

Both developers are part of 3DSTUFFSNL, a group of 3D enthusiasts that try to spread 3D technology by simply showing how it works.

The printer is a RepRap-type 3D printer that can self-replicate, meaning it can produce components to build another 3D printer like itself. It weighs about 7.5kg with Marlin firmware and SD support.

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