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Max The Magnificent
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Re: printer, really?!
Max The Magnificent   9/4/2013 1:19:19 PM
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@Duane: If you need anything 3D printed for your robot avatar, just send me the files :-)

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Re: printer, really?!
Duane Benson   9/4/2013 1:09:02 PM
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I really should be buying one of these myself. As I implied in my dot matrix example from my earlier comment, I was an early adopter with dot matrix printers. My first word processor used capitol letters only in, I think, a 7x9 dot matrix. Other people thought I was nuts. My writing instructors couldn't decided whether they should accept it or not. I was thrilled with it.

I couldn't use my dot matrix printer to replace 1200 DPI (dot per inch) commercial printing, but I could do things that simply were not otherwise possible.

I would also be buying one of these things except, for the moment, there are too many other things on the list ahead of the 3D printer.

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Re: printer, really?!
Aeroengineer   9/4/2013 10:00:05 AM
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Max,

 

I am not saying that they do not have use, it is just not there for what I am looking for (yet).

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Re: Mill, 3D Print & 3D Scan From 1 Machine
Max The Magnificent   9/4/2013 9:53:35 AM
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@Caleb: I'm saying get one of those, or the camera that came out with the tiny projector and house it in your 3d printed watch case. It would be bulky, but fitting with the comic. Then you can walk up to any wall and have your "hologram". Perfect costume piece.

Oooohhhh -- I hadn't thought of that -- what a GREAT idea!!!


 

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Re: Mill, 3D Print & 3D Scan From 1 Machine
Caleb Kraft   9/4/2013 9:52:53 AM
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Here, pull the picoprojector out of one of these: 

http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=GEPJ1BK&ref=PLA&omid=103&CAWELAID=1503876235&catargetid=1875426446&cadevice=c&&cagpspn=pla

 

shouldn't be too hard to figure out how to drive it. 

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Re: Mill, 3D Print & 3D Scan From 1 Machine
Caleb Kraft   9/4/2013 9:51:38 AM
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forget 20 years, I'm saying get one of those, or the camera that came out with the tiny projector and house it in your 3d printed watch case. It would be bulky, but fitting with the comic. Then you can walk up to any wall and have your "hologram". Perfect costume piece. 

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Re: printer, really?!
Max The Magnificent   9/4/2013 9:50:00 AM
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@Aeroengineer: I think that we will see improvements in the next 5 years.

I don't care what you say -- you cannot dampen my enthusiasm -- I can't wait to play with my 3D printer (which should arrive any day now ... maybe even today!!!)

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Re: Mill, 3D Print & 3D Scan From 1 Machine
Max The Magnificent   9/4/2013 9:47:59 AM
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@Caleb: If you could only get your hands on one of these!

http://www.gadgets-reviews.com/tiny-projector-for-cell-phones.html

 

Very cool. I honestly don't think we have any idea what the world (of technology) is going to look like in 10 or 20 years ... just think that the first iPhone was only introduced 6 years ago and the first iPad only 3 years ago ... 

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Re: printer, really?!
Aeroengineer   9/4/2013 9:43:49 AM
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Caleb,

 

Even some of those are not all that great.  I had a recent experience where I attempted to use Shapeways.  I designed my part to the letter in accordance to their published specifications and the result was less than impressive.  I have worked with much more costly services, and can say that the results were impressive, but at a cost that I could have (as a hobbiest) made a similar or better quality part by hand.

 

I am hoping that the consumer market will advance at a faster pace.  Seeing that companies like Microsoft and Autodesk are aligning to support this industry, I think that we will see improvements in the next 5 years.

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Re: Mill, 3D Print & 3D Scan From 1 Machine
Caleb Kraft   9/4/2013 9:41:37 AM
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If you could only get your hands on one of these!

http://www.gadgets-reviews.com/tiny-projector-for-cell-phones.html

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