No doubt, 3D printing is pretty amazing, but not everyone would like to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollar for a 3D printer, so Tiko emerged, a 3D printer will set you back only $179.
The Tiko is a budget friendly and pretty useful 3D printer that measures 390 x 237 x 221mm. As we can see from the images, unlike many box-shaped 3D printers, Tiko features a unique triangular unibody that not only delivers a steady construction, but also provides a 2.27L print volume that allows you to print various objects with its delta mechanism and ultra-compact liquefier/end-effector. Moreover, the 3D printer uses non-proprietary 1.75mm filament on a standard 1kg 165mm (6.5 inches) diameter spool in order that you can utilize different materials, and built-in WiFi allows Tiko to join in your network, so you can control it with your smartphone or tablet, or access to various 3D models. Furthermore, its browse-based software lets you design 3D models with ease, and integrated accelerometer ensures Tiko automatically shuts when it’s disturbed.
The team of Tiko is raising for the 3D printer. You can pledge $179 to preorder it. Cool? Head to Kickstarter for more details.