We are a positive, creative organization, with a strong record of low-budget R&D and community support behind us. After five years, our rent still exceeds our revenue, so we are actively looking for someone to fill this spot!
Makers of the highest-precision, highly accessible, open-source fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printers. HacDC was generously donated one of their RostockMax kits after USASEF, which are open-source, unusually stable, robust, modifiable, and offer a large print volume. SeeMeCNC’s preassembled Orion Delta is our standard recommendation for users desiring their own 3D printers – the reliability is well worth it. We also strongly recommend their locally manufactured quality-controlled 1.75mm filament (ie. ink), again, for reliability.
Aleph Objects Inc. – LulzBot
Makers of the ultra-highly-accessible LulzBot Mini and highly-capable LulzBot Taz. For shared environments including schools and hackerspaces, the LulzBot Mini offers unprecedently outstanding out-of-box experience as well as low maintenance, thanks to a rigid frame, self-wiping pad, self-leveling sensor, and PEI-laminated glass. For enthusiasts, the LulzBot Taz offers a large-scale high-rigidity platform, suitable for attaching multiple extruers, lasers, CNC spindles, and more. Being first to receive the Free Software Foundation (FSF) Respects Your Freedom (RYF), certification, everything is open-source, maximizing hackability. LulzBot brand 3mm filaments are also trustworthy, with a proven track record of durability, adhesion, and consistency.
In addition to seeking relevant tools, HacDC also invites organizational/corporate sponsors to help pay the rent and afford new capabilities. Consider one of the following subscription levels with your organization: