Pledge Drive: 3D Printer

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Re: Pledge Drive: 3D Printer

Post by FingerTech » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:02 pm

Someone on my facebook is asking for recommendations and two listed were
http://cubify.com/cube/
and
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vis ... er-a-dream
Worth checking out.

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Re: Pledge Drive: 3D Printer

Post by Kaldonis » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:56 am

FingerTech wrote:Someone on my facebook is asking for recommendations and two listed were
http://cubify.com/cube/
and
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vis ... er-a-dream
Worth checking out.
I have a tablet stand that was printed on a cubify at Google IO last year. Quality is pretty good, resolution is OK, but they were supposed to mail me a little insert for the stand with my handle printed on it AND IT NEVER CAME so I've been cursing them ever since. :P

I'll add them to the list. Also, when I put the vote up I'll be sure to include the specs of each.

Is "the Vision" actually for sale? The kickstarter is over and I couldn't find a site where they're actually being sold. I've left it off the list for now.

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Re: Pledge Drive: 3D Printer

Post by thesaxmachine » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:21 am

The vision looks like a Mendel variant.

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Re: Pledge Drive: 3D Printer

Post by Kaldonis » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:31 am

Added images and more details to first post. If any of my specs or wrong or if anyone would like to add anything, let me know.

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Re: Pledge Drive: 3D Printer

Post by epoch19 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:02 am

I'll kick in $100.

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Re: Pledge Drive: 3D Printer

Post by Kaldonis » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:22 am

Thanks John. I've updated the totals in each thread.

We're also going to need to buy some filament to get us started, so even though it currently looks like we'll be getting the Solidoodle we'll need a bit more than the $800 it costs to cover shipping & filament.

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Re: Pledge Drive: 3D Printer

Post by apollo » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:18 pm

What's the budget looking like? How much filament are you planning on ordering?

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Re: Pledge Drive: 3D Printer

Post by Kaldonis » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:59 am

apollo wrote:What's the budget looking like? How much filament are you planning on ordering?
apollo, I've added you to the "Members" group so you can see the poll we have going on in another forum. We've currently got about $922 earmarked for the printer ($522 cash + $400 in pledges). From the looks of the poll, we'll almost certainly be getting a Solidoodle 3 and the $922 will basically cover that + shipping. We haven't really discussed how much filament we'll be ordering but probably at least a couple of spools - we'll be making those decisions at Tuesday's meeting. The poll thread is here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=459

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Re: Pledge Drive: 3D Printer

Post by FingerTech » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:11 pm

*Tuesday's meeting (Feb 12)

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Re: Pledge Drive: 3D Printer

Post by Kaldonis » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:59 pm

FingerTech wrote:*Tuesday's meeting (Feb 12)
Eek, right. Updated post.

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