A 28 year old man from the Canadian province of Saskatchewan has managed to create a working 3D printer using just household materials and a little ingenuity, attracting interest from investors around the world.
Rylan Grayston, 28, created a 3D printing machine he’s dubbed the Peachy Printer, which could be sold commercially for only $100. Grayston developed the device in his own home workshop despite the fact that he has no formal training with computer science or training, having been a tinkerer for the better part of his life. “I don’t have enough money for a 3D printer that I wanted, so I just started thinking about how can I do this myself?” Grayston said in an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
The home-made 3D printer started gaining media attention in Canada and was soon followed by the rest of the world, impressing experts and gaining over $688,000 ($700,000 CAD) in crowdsourced funding. So far, Grayston has received around 5,000 orders for prepaid 3D printer kits. With all this success, the young inventor isn’t counting his cash yet, in fact he intends to put all his plans on the internet, and has declined to file for patent protection.
“All I want to do is invent”. Said the young Canadian when questioned about his potential financial success. “I would love to have lots of money so I can pull off my other inventions… I don’t want to buy a yacht. I won’t be buying any fancy cars.”