[Blabber] 3d hackathon

Kenneth Gutierrez kennypg at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 09:06:17 EST 2012


Um ... I finally thought of one little item I might possibly like to print.
Could a plastic 'claw' designed to hold a ball bearing make an effective
wheel (for a standing lamp)? If so I'd like to design and print 4 of them,
so maybe I can partake in the 'thon.

On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 1:06 AM, Jonathan <jtechmail2010 at gmail.com> wrote:

>
>      We have printers and plastic, so we need a hackathon!
>
>       I propose the following:
>
>       -- challenge where teams have to build something to complete a
> specified task (I have several ideas here)
>
>       -- device has to be entirely 3d printed except for fasteners or
> other items as specified in the challenge (maybe you get rubber bands,
> magnets, cardboard, etc)
>
>        -- you can use/modify any designs from thingiverse or elsewhere
>
>       -- 24 hour limit from opening challenge details to final printed and
> assembled solution
>
>       -- Groups of any size
>
>       -- as much plastic and as many printers as you want (may have to
> equalize this a bit but that can be determined later depending on the size
> and resources available)
>
>       -- at the end everyone tries their solution and there is lots of
> beer and pizza
>
>    Anyone interested?   We may try a few mini versions first to see how
> this works.
>
>     Jonathan
>
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