Thursday, April 19, 2012

Next Meeting Monday April 23 at 4:30 in ME 246

We've got a bunch of stuff going on and need to have a meeting so that we can make some group decisions. Here's what we will cover:

  • Costs involved with making your printer and how we will handle money.
  • We need to decide on group printers. How many and how will we fund them.
  • We need two more people to be officers of the group. If you are interested show up to the meeting.
  • Introduce our first group project which will involve Big Red, Seafair and recycling.
  • 5 people are needed to help with the casting of the first 10 Prusas. those people will be selected at the meeting.
Hope to see you there.

Activity #1 went well. We had a great couple of days of printing. Tons of excellent stuff, bolts, a key, two triforces, a coin, a skull and more. I think I'll need to keep a camera in the room so I can get more pictures. Here's what I was able go get from other people.

My machine's extruder wasn't behaving very well and there were a few problems with the calibration of the z axis, but we got it all working for the most part. The variety of different parts that people brought in were great for highlighting the different issues one faces when desinging with the intent to print. I can't wait to see what this group produces when we have more printers in action and when we have more than blue filament. 

For those that showed up, great work and thanks for being patient with me and the machine.


  1. Hey Fabbers! Before we can be a UW certified club we still have some hoops to jump through so come to the meeting with some Club Name ideas.

  2. That was fun, getting to know the program and such a bit today. :D

    Here are a couple of pics of my skull. :)

    1. Great pics Chris. Thanks for posting them.