Our Solidoodle 3D printer is now available to use after you’ve had some training. We think there could be some long waits to use it as we get more members, so we’re building another printer. It’s a “delta robot” that looks and works much differently than older designs. Watch the 40-second video if you would like to see how it operates because it’s pretty hard to describe. We have nearly all the parts we need and it will probably be assembled soon, although it will take longer than that to get it working and calibrated properly.
This new printer is going to cost about $400 to $500. Our nonprofit makerspace is just getting started and we’re broke, so a handful of our supporters have loaned us the money to build it. Someday we’ll need to pay them back, plus we’d like to build or buy even more p3D rinters. So we may seek donations, selling shares that will allow you to use it, or charge a very small hourly fee to use it.