That's one thing I'd love to get into. I just can't afford a makerbot.
now. I would be up for trying to get as many people as we can together
the group. If we are all going to be too busy to work on anything as a
> I'm a student at WWU and I'm real into 3d printing. Unfortunately I haven't
> been able to make it to any meetings, but I'm doing some grant work to build
> a reprap and previously I build a makerbot back when I was in seattle.
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 7:59 PM, rbisping <wizzman6...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Ive been real busy myself, Just mentored the meridian high school
> > first robotics team and competed at the seattle regionals. They did
> > very well for a first year team and i was very happy with everything
> > about it. I also had a chance to show them my printers and hopefully
> > got a few of them interested in 3d printing technology.
> > I also just recently (two days ago) got a propane foundry and a
> > startup metal casting kit so im realy interest in getting that running
> > regularly. I figure the combination of 3d printing and metal casting
> > would be uber usefull. So far with my printers i havent tried origan
> > printing ;) but ive done abs and pla as well as some ceramic work. Ive
> > also been looking into organic circuit printing mixing stuff from Mr
> > Kim and jerri ellsworth's expiriments with glow stick chemicals as the
> > n-type p-type and general semiconductors.
> > Im sorry i havent had the time to realy dedicate to pushing the
> > hackerspace like i should. I tend to already have the tools that a
> > hackerspace provides, what Im missing is the people to work and talk
> > with about the projects.
> > On Apr 28, 9:27 am, Martin Passmore <dc24vo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 2:59 AM, Paul de Armond <paulfs...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > > I'm down to Seattle and will probably visit Metrix while I'm there.
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> > > > Hi all
> > > I was by Metrix earlier in the year and asked Aimee if Matt or anyone
> > from
> > > there would like to either present or have a booth at Linuxfest Northwest
> > > (coming up this weekend at BTC).
> > >http://linuxfestnorthwest.org/
> > > She gave me an email address to check in. I wrote, but never heard
> > back.
> > > They may be fully stretched with the good work they are doing down there.
> > > I was disappointed, because the 3D printing idea is really significant,
> > > depends on open source, and is not much on people's radar up
> > here--compared
> > > with 3 groups in Seattle, for example. (Although Jigsaw Renaissance's
> > page,
> > > while still there, comes up blank today. Last time I checked they had a
> > > venue, I think on Madison). And a lead speaker at the (huge) Los Angeles
> > > Linux gathering, SCaLE, last February was Leigh Honeywell from the
> > Toronto
> > > hackerspace:
> > >http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale9x/speakers/leigh-honeywell
> > >http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale9x/presentations/hackerspaces-and-...
> > > --I would have liked to go but didn't make it.
> > > I came across a fascinating new use of 3D printing on the radio recently,
> > > printing new organs from the patients own cell lines. The researcher
> > said
> > > it does get tricky when you have a complex combination of tissues like a
> > > kidney....I'll bet! Searching for where I heard it, I found this
> > >http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/
> > > --which is coming up on Saturday 4/30 (noon on 88.1 FM)
> > > I too am a bit swamped for resources and time, but I'm still very
> > supportive
> > > of seeing something happen here before we end up totally behind the
> > curve.
> > > I'll keep on talking to people and spreading the word.
> > > Cheers,
> > > Martin
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