[Dorkbot-ott] [ohs] Equipment

Sebastien Bailard penguin at supermeta.com
Thu Feb 25 23:12:11 EST 2010


That Taig will RepRap well, and it can also drill and mill steel,
aluminum, acrylic, and circuit boards.

-Sebastien

On February 25, 2010 10:33:25 pm Jonathan Rudenberg wrote:
> +1 for the MakerBot, I think that it fits the current space better
> than a CNC mill, and will provide our first group project.
> 
> Jonathan
> 
> On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 21:21, Andrew Plumb <andrew at plumb.org> wrote:
> > Hey Ryan,
> >
> > Not that I don't enjoy bring it out, but it'll be nice not having to lug
> > my own MakerBot over to ArtEngine every time someone wants to print
> > something off.  Also, with two MakerBots and eventually Sebastien's
> > RepRap active we'll be able to print out new RepRap parts 2x-3x faster!
> > ;-)
> >
> > Continuing on with this scenario, here's what I'd recommend getting:
> >
> > <snip>
> >
> > On 2010-02-25, at 5:18 PM, Ryan Stec wrote:
> >> Just to play out an alternative scenario here is why I thought
> >> purchasing a Maker Bot kit would be an interesting option for the lab:
> >>
> >> The main reason is that building the kit over time in the meeting
> >> environment would create a space for members and others to participate
> >> in the creation of something with an interesting application within the
> >> space of the lab/ohs. In the end we could have an interesting rough
> >> prototyping machine that is useful to both the technologist and artist
> >> community, and this would help build interest and movement towards a
> >> larger and more sophisticated fabrication facility.
> >>
> >> It is more manageable within the labs current state of shared use.
> >>
> >> It is less messy.
> >>
> >> Just some ideas to feed the discussion.
> >>
> >> Cheers
> >> Ryan
> 
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