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General Chat Thread, Early Xmas present in General; Look what I just picked up: It's a reprappro Mendel 3D printer kit. Got 2, ho ho ho Ben...
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    Early Xmas present

    Look what I just picked up:

    Early Xmas present-image.jpg

    It's a reprappro Mendel 3D printer kit.

    Got 2, ho ho ho

    Ben

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    Blimey Ben, they aren't cheap!
    I would love one myself - I first saw them whilst visiting unis with my daughter - they were called 3D prototyping machines then. Wish I could afford one.

    *what are you going to use it for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    *what are you going to use it for?
    3D piracy.

    I want a 3D printer... How much was it @plexer?

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    £499 each for the full kit.

    They are from some funding to promote stem subjects with students.

    Ben

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    can you print me one please?

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    Hehe happy to print plastic components for people at filament cost + postage.

    Ben

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    We are waiting for our Makerbot Replicator 2..... I am like a kid at Christmas..... Hold on!!!

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    Where did you get it from?

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    RepRapPro - Home - RepRapPro Adrian Bowyers company.

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    *lays cunning plan to get res mat dept to order one....

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    Watch this: 3D printing is magic - Fluttershy - YouTube

    I want to build one of ours now but have to wait until the new year as it's a project with students.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    I want to build one of ours now but have to wait until the new year as it's a project with students.

    Ben
    Surely you have to do one now to make sure all the bits are there, familiarise yourself with the building so you can help the kids, work out any caveats or issues you can explain to the kids and have one working to demonstrate what the finished article looks like..... They can play with the other one.

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    Warhammer 40k piracy business here we come!.

    Or maybe even music piracy:
    http://www.theverge.com/2012/12/21/3...rinted-records
    Last edited by bondbill2k2; 21st December 2012 at 09:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Hehe happy to print plastic components for people at filament cost + postage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    If you can make that as components [tail, hair, body, eyes, iris] in colour... With peg/hole connectors to put it together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    If you can make that as components [tail, hair, body, eyes, iris] in colour... With peg/hole connectors to put it together.
    Yes you could and you could use water soliable plastics and make it as one model, then dip it in water and watch then all come loose for a perfect fit

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