Site Logo

 
It is currently Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:24 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 44 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Let's decide on a group project! [Decided: Prototyper]
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:10 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:14 pm
Posts: 1444
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
jwb wrote:
I'd love to help!

If no one else wants to, I volunteer to start and manage the Google Docs doc.

Also, FWIW, I may be getting a loaner Epilog Zing and we can use that to make an enclosure, a la the Makerbot.
JWB, excellent! If this machine is a loaner, how can we use it to make an enclosure? Won't we have to return it? We'll have to see though if the Zing enclosure or parts thereof will meet the robustness/size of the device we decide to build.

I already volunteered to do the documents, but you can start it (them?) if you want. Google Docs allows sharing of documents too. Let's just keep the information flow very alive here on the forum so participants know what's happening with the documents.

Thanks JWB!

_________________
612-293-MAKE World Community Grid Team Page | Blog | Promo Flyers | Dues Info
Active Topics | Twitter Page | TCM Photos | View Your Posts | YIM waynoid | AIM wammie777


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's decide on a group project! [Decided: Prototyper]
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:24 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:29 am
Posts: 18
Great Project! I'm in!
I'm willing to contribute time, programming, parts, whatever.
I think making a rep-(st)rap as a first iteration is a great way to go, then learning from that experience build something bigger, faster stronger.

I've been following the rep rap blog for a while & its fascinating to watch the iterations as various variations on the desgin are conceived, discussed, executed, tested & included or discarded in the evolution of the machine.

Wammie - I think the idea is to use it to laser-cut parts, not canibalize the cutter. Check this link: http://www.makerbot.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's decide on a group project! [Decided: Prototyper]
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:33 am 
Offline
Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:24 pm
Posts: 634
I wonder if other parts could be fabricated using the laser cutter by cutting the part out in layers an laminating them together.

_________________
Make it happen.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's decide on a group project! [Decided: Prototyper]
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:48 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:47 am
Posts: 295
Location: Minneapolis
Pat, I believe they can. We could create blocks of acrylic by gluing lasercut strips together.

Wammie: huebner5000 is right, we could lasercut acrylic or wood to form the enclosure.

I created the Google Docs doc, anyone who wants access, email me their info @ jbgeekdad@yahoo.com.

_________________
///////// John B


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's decide on a group project! [Decided: Prototyper]
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:50 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:14 pm
Posts: 1444
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
huebner5000 wrote:
Wammie - I think the idea is to use it to laser-cut parts, not canibalize the cutter. Check this link: http://www.makerbot.com/
Ah, of course! My brain was just in the "parts gathering" mode, not the "parts making" mode!

I've got a question: Have you seen if some of these machines have been used as plasma cutters?

Also, from your studious experience, do you have any hints or tips to avoid roadblocks that others have run into? Any cool mods to suggest?

_________________
612-293-MAKE World Community Grid Team Page | Blog | Promo Flyers | Dues Info
Active Topics | Twitter Page | TCM Photos | View Your Posts | YIM waynoid | AIM wammie777


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's decide on a group project! [Decided: Prototyper]
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:01 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:14 pm
Posts: 1444
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
jwb wrote:
I created the Google Docs doc, anyone who wants access, email me their info @ jbgeekdad@yahoo.com.
Email sent!

_________________
612-293-MAKE World Community Grid Team Page | Blog | Promo Flyers | Dues Info
Active Topics | Twitter Page | TCM Photos | View Your Posts | YIM waynoid | AIM wammie777


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's decide on a group project! [Decided: Prototyper]
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:22 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:47 am
Posts: 295
Location: Minneapolis
I wonder if we should challenge ourselves by doing two extruders? That way we could do 2 different materials or two colors of the same material?

_________________
///////// John B


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's decide on a group project! [Decided: Prototyper]
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:57 am 
Offline
Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:24 pm
Posts: 634
jwb wrote:
I wonder if we should challenge ourselves by doing two extruders? That way we could do 2 different materials or two colors of the same material?


That would be cool, but maybe we should keep it simple initially. It seems like the extrusion head may be a somewhat discreet component that could be swapped out with an upgrade at some point.

I think it would just be cool to get to a point that we could produce parts for more RepRaps.

_________________
Make it happen.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's decide on a group project! [Decided: Prototyper]
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:56 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:14 pm
Posts: 1444
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
jwb wrote:
I created the Google Docs doc, anyone who wants access, email me their info @ jbgeekdad@yahoo.com.
JWB, after further thought, as per your suggestion on the Google Doc you started, I do think this is better managed on our wiki. Could you start a page on the wiki and migrate the content?

_________________
612-293-MAKE World Community Grid Team Page | Blog | Promo Flyers | Dues Info
Active Topics | Twitter Page | TCM Photos | View Your Posts | YIM waynoid | AIM wammie777


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Let's decide on a group project! [Decided: Prototyper]
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:55 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:14 pm
Posts: 1444
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
wammie wrote:
jwb wrote:
I created the Google Docs doc, anyone who wants access, email me their info @ jbgeekdad@yahoo.com.
JWB, after further thought, as per your suggestion on the Google Doc you started, I do think this is better managed on our wiki. Could you start a page on the wiki and migrate the content?

JWB, I went ahead and created a wiki page based on what you had started in the Google doc. The page address is: http://www.tcmaker.org/wiki/index.php?t ... er_Project

_________________
612-293-MAKE World Community Grid Team Page | Blog | Promo Flyers | Dues Info
Active Topics | Twitter Page | TCM Photos | View Your Posts | YIM waynoid | AIM wammie777


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 44 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL Flash Games