New 3D Printer for 7hills Makerspace
He has served us well, but it is time for him to move on. We will give him a comfy place to live out his retirement. We will place a bunch of his crappily-printed items around him and make like a shrine or something.
It's just that there are these new sparkly models out there that can do all kinds of new things, and damnit, we want one.
So, which of the gazillion brands and models of 3D printers will we replace him with? I have no idea. I guess this will depend on how many of you donate, how much we raise, and what everyone thinks. The Grand Pooba of 3D printing at 7hills likes the $900 UP! Mini. I would like to see us get something with a little larger build area. Of course we all like the Replicator 2.
Tell us what you think if you have opinions. And if not, give us cash. Trust us. Believe in us. Be the maker.
Unofficial Reward Levels:
$10: You can look at our new printer from a distance.
$20: You can stand close enough to smell its warm plastic.
$50: You can have your picture taken with it (no touching).
$100: You can print stuff on it.
$200: You can let your relatives print stuff on it.
$500: You must be rich. Why don't you just buy your own?
$1,000: We will come to your house and ask permission to use it.
P.S. That was obviously tongue in cheek. 7hills Makerspace is open to the public every Thursday night. Everyone from the community is welcome to come in and touch, smell, have their picture taken with, our just use our 3D printers and other contraptions. :-)
You can read more about it at https://www.inventables.com/technologies/up-mini-3d-printer
I will send out a notice when it arrives. We'll kick off the New Year with a 3D Printer Party for makerspace members and the community at large.
Remember, the benefits will accrue to the whole community. Anyone from the public will be able to come in and print on Thursday evenings at Make-Night.