MakerMade, one of the participants in Startup Crawl, will be giving away a 3D printer to a local school during this year’s event. The 3D printer, the first designed by the company, is valued at approximately $600.
“As a business founded and operated in Northwest Arkansas, the team at MakerMade is excited for the chance to back to the community,” said Patrick Kinnamon, co-founder and president of MakerMade. “We’re just excited to give back to the community that helped us get started in the first place.”
MakerMake was founded by Kinnamon and Chris Skiles in an effort to continue providing the Maslow CNC community with access to amazing machines, with the help and endorsement of its original creator. The company’s primary focus is to get Maslow CNC kits to the public and is an avid supporter of STEM education.
To show its support, MakerMade will give its 3D printer away to a local school that receives the most nominations from attendees at this year’s Startup Crawl. Attendees need only to cast their vote for their school while visiting MakerMade’s booth at the Pryor Center mega location.
“MakerMade was founded and will continue to grow in Northwest Arkansas, thanks in large part to this great community,” Kinnamon added. “Helping to foster a healthy and fun learning environment around the STEM fields is one of the best ways we know to give back.”
The MakerMade 3D printer is an easily assembled, open-source design that allows the user to customize the printer for their needs. The all metal, cartesian-style frame allows for a build volume of 300x300x400mm on a peel-and-play magnetic build mat, and the board supports 5 stepper drivers and comes pre-loaded with four.