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Daniel Cussen dan at post.com
Wed Nov 6 23:30:17 GMT 2013

Hi Conor,

TOG has an old Makerbot which you could use to at least learn the
basics before forking out on you own unit. A decision to which model
should not be taken litely. There is ultimakers available to the
public via a shop in Rathmines also. The TOG members reckon a laser
cutter is more useful day to day and we are currently building our

There was a fabri-con a while ago, not held in our space, and I am
sure this will happen again. This allows people with printers to show
them off and discuss the various merits. Often you get what you pay
for, and so it is often better to buy a more expensive printer as a
group or just buy time on a good quality unit. It might be also worth
factoring in cost of training in 3D graphics as that is often what
limits people from making more prints. When our printer is working, it
is often lack of 3D designs that stops it being used.


On 06/11/2013, digi hobo <hontar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Conor,
> This could be worth a look in the future.
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/117421627/the-peachy-printer-the-first-100-3d-printer-and-sc
> Regards
> Ed
> On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Stefan Krister <
> stefan.krister at creative.chaos.de> wrote:
>> Hi Conor,
>> Am 06.11.2013 15:34, schrieb Conor McCarthy:
>> >
>> > Can anyone recommend a printer to get started with 3d printing?
>> this summer I did weeks of research. At the end I decided to get a
>> Mendel90 kit from nophead in Manchester. The price of the kit is £499,
>> plus VAT in the EU, plus shipping.
>> It is the best documented, most open source hardware I've ever seen.
>> Everything is at github. Drawings, BOM, manual ... everything.
>> Chris did months of improving the kit and does it still. It took me 33h
>> to put it together and now it prints amazing things. You could take a
>> look into my gallery here: http://gallery.port23.de/v/bastard/3ddrucker/
>> Chris' blog is here: http://hydraraptor.blogspot.de/
>> More details here: http://forums.reprap.org/read.php?94,196585
>> I also wrote a building blog - unfortunately in German, but there are
>> pictures too: http://blog.port23.de/index.php/bastard
>> Bye
>> Stefan
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