Degroff over at the Makerbot Google pointed out this video. The company Personal Portable 3d Printer is offering a “RepStrap” with a heated build plate, stepper extruder, and metal frame for $1500 to the 1st 100 orders, then the price goes to 2,999.
I love the design, but wow this is a shot across the bow of Makerbot, Bits From Bytes, Techzone, and the other commercial 3d printers.
Here’s the fun part. To order you have to fill out a purchase order, email it to them. Then they will email you back to confirm the order and tell you how to pay. It’s shaddy as heck, but this is likely some dude in a small village. 🙂