If you’ve ever had to set up your own or help anyone else with theirs you know that printers are the absolute worst technology on the planet. Everything about them is horrible. The ink is expensive, the software either doesn’t work or hijacks your whole computer, they constantly get paper jams because their paper tray doesn’t line up with the body straight, their little paper-grabber rollers get dusty and won’t grab the paper so you have to feed the pages in one by one while you try to print off 25 handouts for a class project that you for a class that you shouldn’t have to take anyway because it has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING YOU WILL EVER DO AGAIN IN YOUR WHOLE LIFE.
But I digress. Even if printers are awful I still appreciate a new idea or a new take on technology. Which is what we have here.
The Mini Mobile Robotic Printer is just what it sounds like. It’s a small robotic printer. Right now it’s a Kickstarter project but it has already hit its funding goals so hopefully that means it will be a real thing sometime early next year.
The little printer is portable so you can take it with you and set it on any paper you want it to print on. Seems like this will be endlessly useful for those who have large blueprints to print or edit and don’t want to invest thousands of dollars into a plotter. So now I’m saving my pennies so I can get one for myself.
Hit the jump for a video.