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OpenSource 3D printable Robotic Arm

AngelLMAngelLM 01/15/2017 at 16:303 Comments


Since a few weeks I'm receiving a lot of questions/feedback/information from many different directions (email, Twitter, Hackaday, Thingiverse, GitHub, Wevolver, etc.).
One thing is clear, this project has become known, at least more known than I expected at the beginning, and I cannot do other than thank you! Thank you for your likes, your comments, your feedback, for sharing the project, contributing to it and for building a Thor. You rock!

Also, from the very beginning I wanted everyone to became part of this project and share all the information. I think that the current platforms I'm using are not the ideal ones to develop a community project. Using a lot of platforms is convenient for spreading the word, but not for focus the information...

That's why I decided to make the Thor mail-list community. I have been in other communities of Google Groups and it works so well. Everyone can access, everyone can ask/answer/show, it's easy and clear and it's free. In this way I want to share all the info I have with you all. And you will be able to help, give/get feedback and share your ideas, progress and modifications with other community members.

From now I'll group all info there and I'll be answering the questions there. I'll be posting there my progress and changes too (I will still doing that here too).

See you there!

EDIT: I forgot to say that I also did a Frequently Asked Questions in order to answer them :)


Olaf Baeyens wrote 01/15/2017 at 22:06 point

I prefer to stay at the side line. I already have a full time job, becoming part of a team would mean that I never left my job. Staying outside a team makes me work when I want, and how I want. It also makes my partner happy since I have more free time for her :-) That is also important.

But anything I post here, feel free to use it on your web site. I may be outside the team but I want to contribute to it :-)

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AngelLM wrote 01/15/2017 at 23:12 point

Hi Olaf!

My intention with the community is to group all the information about Thor in one single site instead of several platforms, thus facilitating the access to the content and the solution of issues.
Of course, I totally understand your decision, but I want you to know that you are always welcome :)
In the next days I will do a summary of Thor builders, so I'll link your project if you don't mind!

Best regards :)

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Olaf Baeyens wrote 01/16/2017 at 18:35 point

You can link it but I also don't mind that you copy my posts.

If I develop source code I will also freely donate that, (the moment I have something worthwhile). Maybe it is interesting to somehow split up your code into parts that may have different solutions for the same robot.

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