Buildclass 

A workshop series in which participants build a 3D Printer from scratch, featuring a printer kit designed and produced in-house by JIMMI.

1m3 build volume

Pellet-fed Extruder

XL nozzle Size

Fast Production

In the Buildclass workshop series, participants were guided through the building of their own 3D printer over the course of two days. The 3D Printer kit was designed by JIMMI specifically to be assembled during the workshop.

The printers were paired with detailed documentation. The assembly process was not only made be informative, but also to be elegant and engaging. Following this process was both means to build a fundamental skill set in digital fabrication, and also a sensuous experience of the craft of building a machine.

More than 150 people built their own 3D Printers in the workshops, which took place at institutions including John’s Hopkins University, University of Toronto, Baltimore Under Ground Science Space, and others.

Individual printer frames were cut in the flat and then heat-bent into shape around the internal components. Custom printer parts such as these were produced in house, largely using CNC machining.

A row of 6 completed printers from a Buildclass. The puzzle joint where the frame joins with itself is visible here.

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Buildclass 

A workshop series in which participants build a 3D Printer from scratch, featuring a printer kit designed and produced in-house by JIMMI.

In the Buildclass workshop series, participants were guided through the building of their own 3D printer over the course of two days. The 3D Printer kit was designed by JIMMI specifically to be assembled during the workshop.

The printers were paired with detailed documentation. The assembly process was not only made be informative, but also to be elegant and engaging. Following this process was both means to build a fundamental skill set in digital fabrication, and also a sensuous experience of the craft of building a machine.

More than 150 people built their own 3D Printers in the workshops, which took place at institutions including John’s Hopkins University, University of Toronto, Baltimore Under Ground Science Space, and others.

Individual printer frames were cut in the flat and then heat-bent into shape around the internal components. Custom printer parts such as these were produced in house, largely using CNC machining.

A row of 6 completed printers from a Buildclass. The puzzle joint where the frame joins with itself is visible here.

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