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    Would you use a 3d printer and what for?

    If they were more available and the plastic is cheap I would. Instead of buying small stuff on eBay, mounts etc just print one off what would you use it for?

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    I'm not that imaginative. I'd probably just browse through programs people made up, find what's cool, and print out that stuff.
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    There are a few data bases around with designs already made, some are free which I think will help enormously with the production of day to day items.

    Posted via Magical Leprechaun's who power a Nexus 4. N'oublions jamais l'Australie, Villers-Bretonneux.
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    Yeah I would love one. Probably make demo stuff and little adapters.

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    I have. Robo3D actually. Unboxing on my site. Hold on. http://www.filearchivehaven.com/2014...obo3d-printer/ great for prototypes or even simple breadboard concepts. Very fun.

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    I personally can't think of a use for one, but I bet my creative kids could!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyecrispy View Post
    I personally can't think of a use for one, but I bet my creative kids could!
    Same here, but would like to try one out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taz323 View Post
    Same here, but would like to try one out.
    Oh for sure! I'd love to play with one. Just wouldn't know what I'd use it for.
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    If I could ever find the time there is a hackerspace down here that has one. For those not familiar with the term, a "hackerspace" (also called a "makerspace") allows affordable access to specialized tools like 3D printers, laser cutters, etc to a group, usually for a monthly fee. Think of it as a gym, but instead of using fitness equipment, you get to use geeky stuff like 3D printers and the like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penguwin View Post
    If I could ever find the time there is a hackerspace down here that has one. For those not familiar with the term, a "hackerspace" (also called a "makerspace") allows affordable access to specialized tools like 3D printers, laser cutters, etc to a group, usually for a monthly fee. Think of it as a gym, but instead of using fitness equipment, you get to use geeky stuff like 3D printers and the like.
    Sounds like my kind of Gym.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penguwin View Post
    If I could ever find the time there is a hackerspace down here that has one. For those not familiar with the term, a "hackerspace" (also called a "makerspace") allows affordable access to specialized tools like 3D printers, laser cutters, etc to a group, usually for a monthly fee. Think of it as a gym, but instead of using fitness equipment, you get to use geeky stuff like 3D printers and the like.
    That is so cool. Wish there were things like that here by me.
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    Just search for your city with the word "hackerspace" added .

    Found this one... Not sure if it's still there ... http://makezine.com/2010/01/27/arch-...hackerspace-g/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penguwin View Post
    Just search for your city with the word "hackerspace" added .

    Found this one... Not sure if it's still there ... http://makezine.com/2010/01/27/arch-...hackerspace-g/
    OMG! I haven't even had a chance to look into it and you beat me to the punch. This looks amazing. It's not terribly close to me, but close enough for me to check out. So exciting.
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    I bought a Printrbot Simple Metal two weeks ago. This has been the most fun I have had with any nerdy device since I got my Pebble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krisguy View Post
    I bought a Printrbot Simple Metal two weeks ago. This has been the most fun I have had with any nerdy device since I got my Pebble.
    Show off some of your creations once you get the hang of it! Enjoy!
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    I now have a Octoprint server setup with a RasPi. Go to http://octoprint.krisguy.com:5000 and click on the Control tab to see a live webcam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krisguy View Post
    I now have a Octoprint server setup with a RasPi. Go to http://octoprint.krisguy.com:5000 and click on the Control tab to see a live webcam.
    Sweet setup! The webcam part didn't seen to work for me on mobile tho (nexus 6 using chrome).

    Be sure to show off some of your creations!

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