Work found out (I have a big mouth) and offered to be a sponsor! A big bonus to this, I got to bring one of our very expensive ROMER arms with a laser scanner.
The show was a blast! I am still recuperating.
Considering I own nearly half of the 3d printers I'd seen running in person, the show was EPIC. So many machines! So many people. The people there listed like my version of a hollywood blockbuster movie! Prusa, Tonokip, Logxen, Seward, Os1r1s, and more!
I brought my 2 printers. Each has something a bit unique. One has a water cooled hot end, which is rare. The other uses both belts and fishing line on the save drive line, which I have not seen done before.
I didn't even get a chance to take many photos. Disappointing, but an excuse to go again next year.
There was a local who had lost his hands to bacterial meningitis a few years ago. A last minute project was to have the people who brought printers there print out a pair of robot hands for him. I had the scanner, so I scanned in his arms. By the time the show was over, there was half of one arm printed. It was just SO crazy busy that we just couldn't get it done at the show. The project is getting finished after the show.
This is my portable robot building fastener set. It has many of the the important bits besides structural components. The most important tool is the brain-juice!
Packing up for the show. My Mendal 3D printer fits into a plastic case I’d rescued from a dumpster. It fits perfectly, like they where designed for each other.
All loaded up and ready to go. Two 3D printers, a laser scanner, a couple of computers & tablets, My robot building kit, some stools & a case of Mt Dew.
Here I am scanning a print to see how accurately the printer was able to hit the design. It did pretty darn good. There is a little bit of ‘shrink’ as the ABS plastic cools, and we can see that.
This came off of one of the printers at the show. I compared the file to the print and it came out quite nicely. Undersized, but the profile matched really nicely.
This printer is just wild! It’s made from really common bolts, fishing line, guitar tuners and massive amounts of creativity.