So I got in to the maker space today and was told that the new lexan parts had been cut and were ready to be used.
The new design for the 3d printer is a further simplification of the previous stationary blade design.
It will use a sandwich type construction and be built in such a way that it can be flat packed. The goal is to make it all out of plywood wood or other common building material. It's crunch time before maker fair new your and I really want to have the new design working so we can show it off there. Of course the old design is still viable and we can show off the auto ejection mechanism but I really want it to be more polished.
This project had come a long way since the beginning and I hope to be able to have a marketable product at the end of all this exersize.
Open source is important and I fully believe in it. The designs are all open source along with the software. I will be posting the specks for the new printer and the cad files to make one. Also there might be a kick starter for the new design so we can get some printers out there for people to use.
Stay tuned to see our booth at maker fair new York.