What could we possibly be up to?

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What could we possibly be up to?

Post by johnoly99 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:58 pm

So, I thought it would be fun to see some of you guys guessing at what we're up to next. I'm sure a select few have a slight advantage at their guesses, but I wanna hear your guys' crazy guesses! Have fun, be descriptive, let's see what you can think of for us next!

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Re: What could we possibly be up to?

Post by michaellatif » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:14 pm

If I had to guess, a 3-Axis CNC machine? Maybe something to do with 'desktop' injection molding systems?
How about a CNC 2-Axis lathe?

Ok, maybe my ideas might not be too wild or crazy, but I am putting out there tools I would love to have in the shop! ;-)
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Re: What could we possibly be up to?

Post by Eric » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:18 pm

Well, there's the rout 'n twist that's in your store, but that's big bucks. Maybe a version of that cheap enough for hobby buyers?

A home filament extruder?

Or skip that and make a printer extruder designed to take cheap plastic pellets directly?

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Re: What could we possibly be up to?

Post by michaellatif » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:03 am

Eric wrote:Or skip that and make a printer extruder designed to take cheap plastic pellets directly?

This would be cool! Take scraps, failed prints and grind them directly into the extruder to reuse.
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Re: What could we possibly be up to?

Post by kilroyo » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:00 am

death ray? , ok perhaps a CNC laser cutter

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Re: What could we possibly be up to?

Post by johnoly99 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:28 am

Ooooh, death ray sounds fun. What was Teslas last great work? And what did he hate it being called? Haha A lathe would be cool, but small use compared to a mill with a rotary axis right?

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Re: What could we possibly be up to?

Post by kilroyo » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:07 pm

Errr i mean "peace" ray.
I know! Earthquake machine, ,, can't wait to unlease it on my neighborhood

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Re: What could we possibly be up to?

Post by BrainSlugs83 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:00 am

A home filament extruder?

Or skip that and make a printer extruder designed to take cheap plastic pellets directly?

A home filament extruder would rock so much -- heck, and in perfecting it you could win yourselves $40,000!

I really like the idea of recycling milk jugs (and other plastics) into filament. :)

On the other hand, printing in metal would be kind of cool:
http://hackaday.com/2012/05/18/printing-circuitry-on-a-reprap/ :D

Edit: Ooh ooh! Multiple print heads? (Or perhaps a single printhead that can automatically swap filaments? -- you asked for crazy ideas -- It'd be neat to see a machine that could do color mixing -- like with red/yellow/blue (or CMYK, or whatever) that allowed it to do multi-colored prints. :D)

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I know! Earthquake machine, can't wait to unlease it on my neighborhood
First thing I ever bought online -- when I was like 12 years old -- was from some scam site selling "Tesla's Earthquake Machine Plans" -- I figured hell, I can wrap wires around a nail and build an electric magnet, how hard can it be to make an earthquake machine?

...I'm pretty sure whatever I got in the mail was fake (I mean the feds confiscated most of Tesla's stuff when he died, including his notes...) but I was completely unable to read or make any sense of the plans I got -- it was all crazy gobbledy goop shit with numbers and and drawings and wierd shit all over the place -- lots of math everywhere, and little bits of text explaining the various things but none of it made any sense to me -- it seemed legit at the time -- but I mean, I was 12, so it probably wasn't... -- I asked my parents for help, "How do I build this?" -- they had no idea what the fuck it was either... :lol:

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Re: What could we possibly be up to?

Post by michaellatif » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:18 am

Edit: Ooh ooh! Multiple print heads? (Or perhaps a single printhead that can automatically swap filaments? -- you asked for crazy ideas -- It'd be neat to see a machine that could do color mixing -- like with red/yellow/blue (or CMYK, or whatever) that allowed it to do multi-colored prints. :D)

Check out the following extruder design, triple colors, looks like a decent start.
http://richrap.blogspot.com/2012/08/3-w ... olour.html
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Re: What could we possibly be up to?

Post by BrainSlugs83 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:16 pm

Check out the following extruder design, triple colors, looks like a decent start.
http://richrap.blogspot.com/2012/08/3-w ... olour.html


Whoa, that looks like the same guy I linked to! -- Though in his links, those iPhone cases, holy crap, who did those? They look amazing. :D

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Re: What could we possibly be up to?

Post by johnoly99 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:11 am

Yeah, thats richrap. Hes pretty ingenious. I talked to him about prototyping some of his parts for him. Sounds like hes busy at the moment

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Re: What could we possibly be up to?

Post by Lokespop » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:30 am

For the Rostock MAX...? Has to be a laser cutter: light (Puns are ok, aren't they?), easily powered off-platform and ready for balsa or foamboard!.

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Re: What could we possibly be up to?

Post by WookieeGunner » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:11 pm

Well, one of your Rostock pics is of a theorectical 3 print head holder so I guess that you are making that a reality.

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