Support 3D Printing videos

$1,332 of $1,129 goal

Raised by 39 people in 2 months
Joseph Larson  HURRICANE, UT
Howdy. My name is Joe and I’m the 3D Printing Professor. I’ve been making 3D printing videos since 2012 and back then my videos were pretty rough. They were basically just some guy talking into a webcam about the cool projects and experiments I was doing with my 3D printer.

My videos have been getting steadily better since then as I’ve gotten better equipment and built a better space for it.

I’ve never had a lot of money to throw at this, either the videos or the 3D printers. You may not know this, but I didn’t buy my first 3D printer. I won it for my excellent 3D design skills, and I’m still using that printer to this day. That's kinda the way I do things, just making due with what I have, and I've done pretty good with that.

When I lost my job after relocating my family, and then had my computer crash, I turned to you all, and you provided me with the support I needed to get some equipment to improve my videos
While this helps, the road ahead isn't cleared yet. I still need work, or I need to make this YouTube thing a full time gig, and for that I need a dedicated space and still more equipment. So I'm leaving this campaign up, slightly modified, so you can still support what I do with a one-time donation if you want.

This ain't no sob story. Yes, I'm out of work, but I'm not playing the victim. But this also isn't a gofundme with nothing more than a feel-goody-goody for you. Backers get rewards.All backers at any level get the 3D files for a secret decoder ring so you can send and receive message with others in the club, as well as decode secret messages in my videos.
In addition, those who contribute a little more will get their names on tiles that will be built into a contributor mosaic that will be in the background of all my videos going forward. The more you contribute the bigger your tile will be.

If you can support me on a regular basis you can jump over to Pateron and sign up for a regular monthly donation. All Pateron funds are going towards this campaign until it is meet.

If a one-time donation is all you can do, I hope you'll give generously to this campaign help me reach this goal.

If no then I hope you’ll give me a “howdy” on social media and let me know you like what I do. It really means a lot to me.

Together, I know we can do this. I can’t do it on my own, I need your help.
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Update 8
Posted by Joseph Larson
4 days ago
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This one is for you.
Thank you so much
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Update 7
Posted by Joseph Larson
14 days ago
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A lot happens when a campaign reaches it's goal. In my case there's ordering the computer, finishing the supporter mosaic, completing a few other obligations, notifying all of you, and waiting for the computer.

I'm currently on the "Notifying all of you" step.

Thank you everyone for making this a reality. The supporter mosaic isn't complete, either in therms of tiles I have yet to finish (two shout-out level tiles that will be featured in future videos) and in terms of the fact that this is an ongoing project. I intend to add to this mosaic with everyone who has supported me for as long as I can.

Meanwhile, this fund will be undergoing a chance, but there are a few things I need to take care of first. More on that soon.

Again, thank you all.
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Update 6
Posted by Joseph Larson
28 days ago
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Can you find your name?

As the supporter mosaic has grown it filled the shelf I was putting it on and now I need to invade the shelf above it. This is fantastic. You guys did this. And what follows you guys will also have a part of. We're so close to the goal, just a few more shares, a few more getting the word out and this will be done.

If you're a very new contributor and you don't see your name on the mosaic, I'm not done, so keep and eye out, but you can comment here anyways, I'll be sure to make sure everyone gets on there.
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Update 5
Posted by Joseph Larson
1 month ago
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Work continues to continue on the supporter mosiac.

I hope you'll join me tomorrow for a morning livestream for a couple of hours featuring a very special guest, YOU! Yes, I'll be opening up this livestream to whoever wants to come in, we'll chat and have a good time. Let's see if we can meet the goal and beyond!
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$1,332 of $1,129 goal

Raised by 39 people in 2 months
Created February 17, 2017
RJ
$50
Russ Jaramillo
10 days ago

Hey Joe, congrats on meeting your goal!!! I meant to get this in earlier, but here's a little extra from Archimedes Studio LLC to help accessorize that new computer and take the kids out for an ice cream cone. Thanks for the GREAT service/support that you have provided to myself and to the awesome 3D print community!

BS
$100
Blaine Sprague
14 days ago

Got the money ... Wanted to get it to you =D

$200
Anonymous
27 days ago
BS
$10
Blaine Sprague
1 month ago

Wish I could do more, but this is all I can afford to do at this time. Waited to try and be able to do the $100, but couldn't quite get there.

$10
Anonymous
1 month ago
$40
Mathew Johnson
1 month ago

Thanks for the great videos please continue.

$40
Anonymous
1 month ago
$10
Greg Webster
1 month ago

I solved my initial problem (leaking heated block)! I unscrewed the nozzle about 2mm then screwed in the throat further. It leaked a tiny bit at the top for a bit, then that stopped as well. Thanks for your help...next problem is Z wobble and a hobbed pulley that doesn't grip well. Good luck!

RW
$20
Randy Wallace
1 month ago
AD
$40
Andrew Darley
1 month ago

I have loved your content and was super excited to see my name on the tile. The scope changed and I thought I could help more.

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