With the advances in technology moving so quickly, when Rich had the idea to create a rugged, robust 3D printer he could not afford to waste time with months and years of research and prototyping.
Within 2 and half months, Rich and the Hacker community had designed, sourced, built and prototyped Robobeast.
The spark that started the fire burning came in the form of an idea to have a solar powered 3D printer that could operate without the use of a computer for introduction into third world countries; a 3D printer that could accommodate all the files necessary to grow various sizes of Robohand.
At Robohand HQ in South Africa, the amount of queries that come through daily asking our opinion on what 3D printer people should purchase as they have a strong desire to print hands, is countless. We can now offer a superior product at an affordable price.
In our fast paced world, 3D printers could become a standard household item within the next 3-5 years. If Robohand could build a printer that could aid communities as well as providing for the fun factor, we would be in a position to train up more people to roll out Robohand to the world.
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