3D Printer Kit from Cooking Hacks Launches with Hands-On Training

Open Hardware DIY Kit and Workshops for Makers Bring 3D Printing to New Public

ZARAGOZA, Spain & MENLO PARK, Calif.--Cooking Hacks, the open hardware division of Libelium, today announced the immediate availability of a new 3D Printer Kit that includes all the hardware components needed to mount a 3D printer device from scratch, a step-by-step instruction guide and access to hands-on Build-It Workshops.

Destined for makers, hobbyists and DIY enthusiasts, the Cooking Hacks 3D Printer Kit includes professional online customer support for assembly and calibration. Starting May 17, a series of hands-on workshops is offered at TechShop, in its Menlo Park location in California, and at Cooking Hacks in Spain, to guide users as they build their personal 3D printer.

"We're bringing 3D printing to a new community of makers with an affordable, high quality kit and face-to-face instruction in the U.S. and Europe," said David Bordonada, Manager of Libelium's Open Hardware division, Cooking Hacks. "Now anyone can build their printer in just one day and get started on their own design projects."

The Cooking Hacks 3D Printer Kit is based on the latest Prusa iT3 open hardware design with components tested in the Libelium lab. With multi-voltage/frequency (220v/110v, 50/60Hz) capabilities, the, Kit has worldwide operability and includes:

*Electronics: motors, drivers, RAMPS to allow printing from an SD card, heated bed, end stop, Arduino Mega, thermistor (thermal resistor)

*Mechanics: standard hotend, bearings, fasteners, rods, belts, pulleys

*Structure: extruder, frame, plastic parts

*Tools for mounting

The Cooking Hacks 3D Printer Kit is now available for purchase online for 650€. Attendees of the hands-on Build-It Workshops at TechShop Menlo Park may purchase the Kit when they sign up to attend. To order, click http://www.cooking-hacks.com/index.php/documentation/tutorials/3d-printer-step-by-step-tutorial-guide-prusa-it3

About Cooking Hacks

Cooking Hacks, the open source DIY hardware division of Libelium, is an online retail store that brings the Internet of Things (IoT) to everyone by making electronics affordable, easy to learn and fun. Cooking Hacks believes that when cooking and electronics projects share first class ingredients and a set of step-by-step instructions they produce incredible results. A worldwide community of developers, designers, engineers, hobbyists, inventors, and makers who love to create electronics with sensors, robotics, actuators, Arduino and Raspberry Pi, supports Cooking Hacks.

Creators of the Arduino Xbee shield among other add-ons, Cooking Hacks is an active contributor to the maker community, bringing 3G connectivity to Arduino and Raspberry Pi with the only 3G/GPRS/GPS module available today.

About TechShop, Inc.

Founded in October 2006, TechShop is a membership-based, do-it-yourself (DIY) workshop and fabrication studio providing access to a vibrant community of creative people and more than $1 million worth of high quality machines, tools and software. TechShop offers classes, workshops, instruction and meet-ups for people of all ages and skill levels. TechShop is based in Menlo Park, Calif., with six locations nationwide.

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