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Hephaestus: a Team Competing and Collaborating for the Gada Prize

Posted by cmchap 
Hephaestus: a Team Competing and Collaborating for the Gada Prize
July 28, 2010 11:09PM
I am proposing a redesign of the RepRap from the ground (build surface?) up. I realize that this is a much larger endeavor than it might need to be to win the prize, but my thinking is this: if the spirit of the prize is to have people make a living off this device, we should design a machine that can fulfill the Prize specs without being hindered by any limitations of current RepRaps.

Follow the project here: [reprap.org]
Re: Hephaestus: a Team Competing and Collaborating for the Gada Prize
July 29, 2010 01:22PM
Hi cmchap,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Reprap.

Jolly good luck with the adventure. And I would recommend building a Repstrap first, you will learn much and gain respect for doing it.

You may want to rethink the "Stormtrooper Helmet" statement, was rooting for you until then.
Re: Hephaestus: a Team Competing and Collaborating for the Gada Prize
July 29, 2010 03:43PM
And I would recommend building a Repstrap first, you will learn much and gain respect for doing it.

Yup, I'd suggest building a http://reprap.org/wiki/WolfStrap-English or an http://reprap.org/wiki/Eiffel,
and using these with it: http://reprap.org/wiki/Pololu_Electronics. Based on my sense of RepRap's culture, I think it unlikely that you'll have success with a kickstarter, but if you get in contact with your local RepRap User Groups: [forums.reprap.org] [forums.reprap.org] they'll happily do up a loaner extruder for you to use with your RepStrap..

Cheers,


-Sebastien, RepRap.org library gnome.

Remember, you're all RepRap developers (once you've joined the super-secret developer mailing list), and the wiki, RepRap.org, [reprap.org] is for everyone and everything! grinning smiley
Re: Hephaestus: a Team Competing and Collaborating for the Gada Prize
July 29, 2010 05:55PM
You may want to rethink the "Stormtrooper Helmet" statement, was rooting for you until then.
No worries, unless he's a fan of episodes 1-3. winking smiley
Re: Hephaestus: a Team Competing and Collaborating for the Gada Prize
August 03, 2010 10:25AM
Actually, most of his general plans sound similar to my ideas! I plan on a stationary work bed, 3 axis gantry style extrduer mover, a grabber to hold one of several extruders in the sweet spot, and a heated bead. However, I still shy away from conveyor belt work beds until we get something that will work in the Z axis, like segmented plates on tank tracks.

As to the Stormtrooper helmet, I was planing on a 12"x12'x12 work zone, so it may accidentally end being big enough to make one. And if cmchap posts a good design of one on thing verse, I might just make one myself! smiling smiley

Mike
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