Earlier this month, we teamed up with聽The Home Depot 庐聽to introduce friends, fellow makers and local influencers to the brand new聽Dremel Idea Builder 3D Printer聽here at Brit + Co SF. The event was a smash, complete with DIY projects, the best grilled cheese sandos ever and 3D printed everything. Oh, and one of the folks attending the event actually walked away with his very own 3D printer. WHAT! Yes. That鈥檚 how we roll.

Before we share all sorts of behind-the-scenes snaps from this fun event, here鈥檚聽a little more info聽about the聽Dremel Idea Builder 3D Printer: Deluxe, yet affordable, compact yet contained, this 19-pound workspace is designed to fit in your聽workspace, without too much impact. At $999, the Idea Builder also happens to be聽one of the most affordable options on the market.

Dremel 3D is intuitive, with a pre-installed extruder and software that works without the user having to hook it up to a computer. You can basically take it right out of the box, turn it on, feed in some filament, slip in an SD card and press print. In fact, the聽printer comes with 10 designs ready to go right out of the box. No SD card or computer required! Of course, if you want to get creative your computer and SD card are pretty essential ;)

Now, let鈥檚 head behind the scenes.

To get prepped for the event, we printed mini hammers, screwdrivers and tags.

We created a DIY station where guests could customize 3D printed tags with paint pens, rhinestones and the like. If you had your own Idea Builder, this would be such a fun way to create custom gift tags for the holidays!

Don鈥檛 worry 鈥 the Dremel 3D had plenty of friends hanging around鈥 even if we didn鈥檛 have time to finish printing one of them ;)

As part of the event, attendees entered to win their own Idea Builder 3D Printer. Gift cards made for pretty good prizes, but we couldn鈥檛 wait to see who鈥檇 win the real deal.

And the winner is鈥

This dude in the stripes! Yay stripes! One of our favorite features of the Dremel is the fact that it comes completely assembled. You simply lift the top off the box, pull down the edges, plug in and you鈥檙e ready to print. Pretty amazing packaging!

Also, how fun is this 3D tic tac toe game? Now, if only there was a way to print your own Connect Four鈥 looks like we鈥檝e got a new project on our 3D to-do list!

All in all, we鈥檙e definitely in LIKE with the聽Dremel Idea Builder 3D Printer.聽It鈥檚 available for聽pre-order now聽(shipping in November) so be sure to get your name on that list!

Thanks to聽The Home Depot 庐聽for partnering with us to launch this awesome, innovative 3D printer!

This post is a collaboration with聽The Home Depot 庐.