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We Have Two 3D Printers Now

solidoodle2We now have two Solidoodle 3D printers thanks to the generosity of Rick Aseltine.  He has loaned us a like-new 2nd generation Solidoodle that he bought a year ago and never really used.  His machine has a bigger 8×8-inch bed but it is otherwise identical to the one we have.

Rick’s printer did not work very well when he took it out of the box and we experienced the same problem.  Ours didn’t make really good objects until Kevin, Wyatt and Peter made a series of tweaks and modification to it.  We expect to make the same modifications to Rick’s machine.

By the way, I’ve been told that the Rostock 3D printer we built at the Makerspace will be fully operation in time for us to demonstrate it at the Maker Faire on November 22nd.  Afterward it will be back at the space and and we’ll have three 3D printers for everyone to use.  Kevin’s employer and new bride has been keeping him away from the makerspace so he took it home so he could get it working perfectly.

By the way, we started the Rochester 3D Printing Meetup Group to find people in the area who are interested in 3D printing and to organize events where they can meet and learn from each other.

2 comments to We Have Two 3D Printers Now

  • David Kavanagh
    December 9, 2014 at 2:34 pm | Reply

    I saw the Rostock 3D printer at Makerfaire. I’d like to build one and while I could go research a lot on my own, I would love to see a blog with some details about what went into this printer published.

  • Rob
    December 21, 2014 at 8:01 pm | Reply

    We wish we could provide more details about the Rostock’s construction. But writing the details down would take a lot of time and the person who led the project has been so busy lately with his job and family that we rarely see him.

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