3D printer Class
Link to sign up: http://sbhackerspace.com/wpgforms/3d-printer-build-weekend/
Spaces for the class are filing up quick so sign up, don’t worry if you can’t make the first class, there will be more. The first class is tentatively set for mid December, this will be solidified as soon as the class fills up and money is collected. We have had a lot of very positive response to this class so we are planning another one for January. The class will be ~$800 +tax and there will also be a lunch offered. The prototype has been completed and tested, we just need 2 weeks to source all the parts after collecting the class fees. The classes will span a full weekend 6 – 8 hours a day, and at the end of the weekend you’ll have a fully assembled and working 3D printer with an 8 inch cube build area. See our earlier post for images and video of our printer http://sbhackerspace.com/2013/08/a-hackerspace-3d-printing-class/ . The printer is a RepRap Prusa i3 derivative with some custom mods we added to make things easier.
The kit includes:
- A RAMPS controller (arduino mega and motor driver shield)
- J-Head hot end capable of printing ABS and PLA
- Heated build platform
- 24 volt power supply
- 1 kg of PLA (in your choice of color)
- 3D printed Parts
- Laser cut wooden frame
- Bearings, linear rails, threaded rod, etc
- Hardware (nuts and bolts)
and everything else you need to build a fully functioning 3d printer. The classes will be taught by our most experience 3D printer gurus, Nick Winters, Mike Kapuscik, and Mike “Swiss” Bales. Even an electronics and computer novice will be able to construct and operate the 3D printer by the end of the class, as well as troubleshoot and repair their machine.
All proceeds from the class will go towards improving the Santa Barbara Hackerspace (an IRS recognized 501(c)3 organization) equipment and facilities. All our source code and CAD files will be freely available online so you can also make or improve your own printer. So please sign up, get yourself your very own 3D printer and support your local hackerspace all at the same time!