> Koba Industries would like to assist, and potentially manage, the
> hardware and electronics redesign efforts. Some goals that we have
> for a redesign are:
> Cost reduction
> Improve durability/shipability
> reduce assembly time
> improve performance
> eliminate problematic vendors (hsi et al.)
> Any thoughts or suggestions?
> On Aug 29, 10:59 am, Evan <em...@cornell.edu> wrote:
> > Founding members and major contributors to the Fab@Home Project have
> > recently held offline discussions about the current state and future
> > direction of the Fab@Home project. The Model 1 fabber system has been
> > a great success and continues to be a robust and adaptable platform
> > for personal fabrication, laboratory research, and fabrication
> > technology development, but despite our best efforts, the Model 1
> > system is now straining to keep up with the enormous variety of new
> > applications and performance requirements demanded by all of us who
> > use or would like to use Fab@Home systems.
> > We believe that the time is right to begin work on the next generation
> > of Fab@Home systems!
> > Making powerful personal fabrication technology available to everyone
> > will depend upon making the best use of the exerience and insight of
> > all stakeholders interested in the future of Fab@Home. For this
> > reason, we would like to request your participation right now, at the
> > start of the design and engineering process.
> > Please post any thoughts, desires, critiques, etc. that you have about
> > the Model 1 or future fabrication systems to this thread. Please try
> > to be brief and precise, and give your post an informative title so
> > that it can be easily sorted and used.
> > If you are highly motivated to contribute to the future of Fab@Home,
> > please help us to organize the ideas emerging from this discussion
> > thread on a wiki page we have created athttp://fabathome.mae.cornell.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Model_2_Require....
> > If you believe you have the skills, motivation, and time to make a
> > serious contribution to the hardware, software, electronics, materials
> > science, industrial design, systems engineering, or project management
> > for the next generation of Fab@Home, please contact Evan Malone
> > (evan.mal...@cornell.edu) or Maxim Lobovsky (mb...@cornell.edu).
> > We are very excited to hear what you have to say and work with anyone
> > who wants to participate in the design and engineering process, so let
> > the ideas flow, and let’s build the future together!