The iBox Nanocould be one of the smallest 3D printers yet. The gizmo is claimed to not only be the tiniest resin printer, but also the cheapest. In addition to being the word’s quietest and lightest 3D printer to date. Using LEDs instead of a DLP bulb for light cuts down on size and noise, and acrylic parts are used for the actual printer body. The end result is a box measuring 4 x 3 x 8 inches and weighing in at three pounds. The inventors say that, statistically, folks who buy bigger, more expensive 3D printers tend to only print smaller objects anyway.
You can even print without installing any software; everything is handled via WiFi and the web browser — you can even print from Android and iOS devices. And if you’re wondering what’s actually possible with the Nano, the pitch video and Kickstarter page are crowded with things like high-resolution chess pieces, jewellery and even a dinosaur head complete with individual teeth. If you want one, all it takes is a $269 pledge and for the project to raise the rest of its $300,000 funding goal.