In case you haven’t been around the space in the last few weeks, you may have missed the 3-D printing work that’s been going on. Both machines are now running with (improved) extruder designs that they’ve printed out themselves. Que recursivo!
Elliot, Xaq, Will, TC, Eric, Tommy, and (ages ago now) Redbeard have been playing around on the Cupcake and the RepRap. We’ve been making fun toys as well as making progress on getting the machines more reliable and robust.
If you’re interested in helping out, get in touch. Also, have a look at the wiki pages: http://wiki.hacdc.org/index.php/3D_Printing or http://wiki.hacdc.org/index.php/Makerbot or have a gander at http://www.thingiverse.com/ for inspiration.
Workshops will follow, probably in January: proposed topics include 3D modelling, converting a model to a printable object, and the nitty-gritty of operating the machines.