I will be receiving everything I need to build my first printer (Prusa Iteration 2) over the next week.... I have a large office space near the airport and would love to host a monthly meeting or even more often if there is enough interest.
I got all of my parts and I am going to start putting this bad boy together on Thursday if anyone is interested, post here, message me, email me ([email protected]) or find me on facebook (Robert Cordtz)
It would be cool to get something going around here.
I am down in Dublin, so it would be a little drive for me to attend, but if you do start monthly meetings then I will try to drop in occasionally. I have an old Sells Mendel that has been melting plastic for a couple of years, just finished a Quantum ORD bot (using extruded aluminum, Makerslide), and am assembling a Mendelmax now.
I have experimented with a lot of different hot ends, and have settled on the Makergear and J-heads as the easiest/best for me. I usually use RAMPS for the electronics, have used versions 1.2 thru 1.4. I just bought the Azteeg to see if that will be a suitable lower cost alternative, and will try it out on my Mendelmax.
My partner and I just got the Printrbot up and running. I've got it tuned up to the point where it can make a decent pattern for silicone molds (with a fair bit of cleanup work, of course). Needless to say, once we got the bot up and running we ran through the filament PDQ. I'm wondering if anyone local would be willing to sell a bit of filament? I'd be happy to pay a premium, and I'd love to see what others are up to with their printers. Any takers?
Also, are you meeting these days? I'd love to meet up and see how other folks are fairing with their 3D printers.