This giant 3D printer could build you a custom geek den

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[Credit: DUS Architects]

If you think that new MakerBot Replicator 2 and its shoebox-sized print area could make some pretty big things, how about a shipping container-sized 3D printer that could fabricate you a new room in a day?

As spotted by Hack a Day , the KamerMaker is the biggest 3D printer we have ever seen, and it's hidden inside a stylish 20-foot shipping container. The printer can make any jumbo scale item out of PLA (bio-plastics made from corn) as big as 2 meters squared and 3.5 meters high (6.6 by 6.6 feet and 12 feet tall).

[Credit: DUS Architects]

The KamerMaker was built in collaboration between DUS architects with Ultimaker, Fablab Protospace, Open Coop, as well as a number of other volunteers. The giant printer was built to push the limits of 3D printing to see if it could be used to build houses and “on-demand architecture.”

The printer currently lives in Amsterdam, but there are plans to take the printer on the road around the Netherlands and beyond. I’m hoping it comes to the New York City Maker Faire.

What life-sized 3D print would you want to make? Leave a comment.

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