This German art student, Benjamin Harff, decided, for his exam at the Academy of Arts, to do something only slightly ambitious — to hand-illuminate and bind a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion. It took him six months of work. In very 21st century elvish-monk style, he hand-illuminated the text which had been printed on his home Canon inkjet printer. He worked with a binder to assemble the resulting book.
Makerarm is an all-in-one robotic device that functions as a 3D printer, laser cutter, drawing and ink printer, and a fabricator and assembly machine – that fits on a countertop. The machine is capable of printing high quality objects at a fraction of the usual cost thanks to its precision joints and high-powered lasers. Makerarm also boasts a 30-inch diameter work area, making it the largest out of all 3D printers available on the market.
Makerarm is on Kickstarter.