|New and potential members talking with WOOF officers in the workroom|
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Salutations 3D Printing Enthusiasts,
It was our pleasure to meet all of you this week. In order to further introduce you to our club we’d like to invite you to attend our introductory “Come One Come All” meeting on Monday, Sept. 29th, at 5:00PM. The meeting will be held in the Mechanical Engineering Building in room MEB 246. There will be several opportunities presented at the meeting:
First, we’ll introduce you to the Printrbot Simple. This is the printer kit we’ll be offering this quarter. It’s a nice little printer and assembles very quickly. Everyone that orders one through the club will get special work times set aside to put the printer kits together with the aid of WOOF officers.
Second, we’ll be introducing our projects for this year. If you are interested in design, mechanics of printers, large format printing, printing in composite materials, writing code, electronics, or control systems, we’ll introduce you to the projects we have planned. If you have an idea of your own, you could also start your own project and we’ll help you form a team to take it on. Once the meeting is over, you can group up and speak with project leads about anything you are interested in.
Third, the money. Membership dues are $20 for a year, renewing in September. So if you think you may want to join us, or you are renewing your membership, bring $20 cash to the meeting. If you won’t have a twenty on Monday, it’s no big deal, you can contact us to pay at another time. If you are interested in a Printrbot, we’ll be taking payment for those kits at a later date.
Fourth, we’ll have a quick optional “How to Get into 3D Printing” lecture 15 minutes before the meeting at 4:45. This will be a first of a series of optional mini-lectures to help you jump into the technology.
Thank you for your time and have a great weekend!
Washington Open Object Fabricators
P.S. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, September 26, 2014
|Jeff and Kim at the WOOF booth|
Wednesday and Thursday September 24th and 25th WOOF participated in the University of Washington’s annual First Year Programs Dawg Daze (http://www.uwdawgdaze.com/) held in Red Square. In wind and rain, WOOF used the opportunity to introduce interested students to some of WOOF’s projects, encourage them to sign up for the mailing list and to attend the upcoming “Come One Come All” meeting. On display were a collection of 3D objects printed in a variety of materials such as poly lactic acid (PLA), a carbon fiber composite PLA and recycled HDPE. Running off of a 12 volt Fire Engine battery and a power inverter was this year's printer kit - the Printrbot - offered for sale to anyone interested in building their own 3D printer. Enthusiasm for the club was high with 290 students expressing interest. WOOF welcomes new members from all backgrounds and levels of experience. Anyone is welcome to drop by the WOOF room - Room G045 on the ground floor (almost the basement) of the UW's Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB G045).
|Printrbot, filament, and objects printed and cast in different materials: PLA, Carbon Fiber Composite PLA and Brass|