Monday, April 29, 2013

How to get a Grawmet 2 kit.

Hi WOOFers,

The time has finally arrived for us to assemble a club order for Grawmet 2 kits! I know many of you are chomping at the bit to get one. Here's what you need to know:

> The kit cost is $325.

> The money is due by 5:30 pm on Friday. We start writing the orders on the weekend so if you miss the deadline then we can't order a kit for you this time. You'll have to wait until Autumn quarter at the earliest.

> The preferred tender is check. Checks must be made out to Washington Open Object Fabricators. If you don't have checks then we can take cash, but we'll need to have an extra witness to sign off that the transaction did take place.

> The only person who can accept payment is Mark Hanson (the treasurer). He will be in the WOOF room all week. The times are as follows:
TUE:   9:30 - 1:30
WED:   9:30 - 11:30, 12:30 - 3:30
THU:   10:30 - 12:30
FRI:   9:30 - 11:30, 12:30 - 3:00, 5:00 - 5:30

> We anticipate a lead time of 2-3 weeks.

This time around we aim to have a quicker completion rate than we experienced with the Grawmet 1. We're excited to get more club printers to our membership to spread the good work of 3DP. Keep being awesome!

-Mark Hanson

Sunday, April 28, 2013

WOOF's a Hit at Engineering Discovery Days

I want to start off by thanking all of our volunteers for helping out Friday and Saturday.  You guys did a fantastic job and we had many a child leave that room with 3D printing sparkling in their eyes.

Thank you

WOOF saw several hundred children and their parents come through the workroom over the course of the two days.  We got to show off some of the printers that our member's built, a frostruder that prints in playdough, and Big Red setup as a poster plotter.

Some pictures from the event:

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

This Friday (April 26)

Hey WOOFers,

This Friday is Engineering Discovery Days.  As WOOF will be participating, there will be no open workshop that day.  You are more than welcome to come by, hang out, and/or help out.

I will be taking the first 10 people who sign up for time slots on the Doodle poll:
as official volunteers for Discovery Days.  Official volunteers get a t-shirt and pizza - so sign up soon!


Monday, April 15, 2013

Engineering Discovery Days Volunteers Needed!

Hey Fabbers,

WOOF is participating in this year's UW Engineering Discovery Days and need volunteers to help out.

Discovery Days is April 26 & 27 and we will need at least three volunteers every hour:
Friday April 26:
     Setup: 8:30 - 9:00
     Event starts: 9:00 - 2:00
     Clean-up: 2:00 - 2:30
Saturday April 27:
     Setup: 9:30 - 10:00
     Event starts: 10:00 - 2:00
     Clean-up: 2:00 - 2:30

I have created a Doodle poll with each hour option.  Please sign up for times that you will be helping out.  No need for any prior 3D knowledge, we are happy to teach you everything you need.  I have limited the number of people that can sign up for each hour to three obviously the more the merrier, so if a slot is full just show up.  We MUST have three volunteers every hour.

After you have signed up, please send me an e-mail with your name and the time you signed up (so that I know who to hunt down if you don't show up)

All the little kiddies thank you!
Bethany Weeks

Friday, April 12, 2013

Today's Open Workroom

Just a quick reminder to all that the WOOF room is open from 12:30 to 5:30 today to work on the Grawmet builds. As a special bonus there will be pizza there at 12:30. Come on in, grab some food, talk about projects, and get some work done on your Grawmet!

Monday, April 1, 2013

And we're back!

Spring quarter is starting up, and WOOF is jumping right in! Expect a General Project Discussion this Monday from 4:30 to 5:30, and a General Workday from noon to five this Friday. Both of these will be in the WOOF workroom (MEB 252).

Also, be checking your email! Our monthly email should be heading out soon, and will update you on what we have in store this month!