The first seminar is intended as a primer for people who want to learn more about where to start, so while most of the people on this list probably know a lot about the technology you may know others that are curious but not sure where to start.
We will cover the process from modelling to printing over the evening (we will probably make a surf board fin). I’m going to talk about open source hardware and it playing a key role in how humanity can grow. Triffid will also be able to answer some questions about how to tune printers to get better results from them as well.
Here’s an image of our frame for the Prusa based Rifrap.
Richard’s frame is CNC cut from composite Aluminium and Delrin, and the frame is strong enough to take a persons body weight on top of it. It is perfect for travel without having to calibrate after a journey. Being all snap into place, the planes are perpendicular without any messing around. We will be releasing free documentation on the build after we run the course in July.
For those curious, our current BOM is here-
If anyone has some suggestions to improve upon our current suppliers on that BOM I’d love to hear too!
If theres enough interest in the actual build, we could run another workshop in Brisbane afterwards.