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(New Europe)   Maplin has become the first store to sell 3D printers for home use, just under £700. Apparently we've reached that evolutionary milestone where we can print out plastic vaginas and dildos from the comfort of our garage   (neurope.eu ) divider line
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2013-07-09 09:18:22 AM  
Only 20cm3? Sounds like it could be able to make a perfect replica of subby's pecker.
 
2013-07-09 09:19:10 AM  
Can this be used for Warhammer figures?
 
2013-07-09 09:24:22 AM  

Great Janitor: Can this be used for Warhammer figures?


Theoretically yes. Somebody will have to laser scan or create a 3D model first though.

/Azhag here I come, you $100 bastard
 
2013-07-09 09:53:42 AM  

max_pooper: Only 20cm3? Sounds like it could be able to make a perfect replica of subby's pecker.


To be fair to subby, it could be a cube with 2.71cm sides, but it could just as easily be 20 x 1 x 1
 
2013-07-09 10:09:29 AM  
Well, everybody knows that you don't want to give your woman a dildo that is larger than you right?
 
2013-07-09 10:23:06 AM  

Great Janitor: Can this be used for Warhammer figures?


I don't think that one has the resolution you want since it uses weed wacker wire, maybe something that doesn't use a filament, but instead a powder
 
2013-07-09 10:26:17 AM  
Several thousand years from now alien archeologists are going to pinpoint this moment, along with the record low pregnancy rates in following years, as the beginning of the end of our species.
 
2013-07-09 10:41:47 AM  

yukichigai: Several thousand years from now alien archeologists are going to pinpoint this moment, along with the record low pregnancy rates in following years, as the beginning of the end of our species.


Are you aware of the concept of the "Great Filter"? That since the universe is ancient if intelligent life was able to advance to colonize the universe that it would be full of life, but instead we see zero evidence of ET?

Well, I think the Great Filter is due to cybersex type technology.  It's cliche, but true.  Once any person can plug their brain into a computer and live out whatever fantasy (probably sexual) they want then society will grind to a halt and degrade to nothingness.
 
2013-07-09 11:44:30 AM  
OH boy oh boy! Just what I need! A way to spend tons of cash to make the equivalent of dollar store crap!

Where do I buy one in Montreal??
 
2013-07-09 12:45:08 PM  
10 hours to assemble. shiat, I can't even put together a office chair without putting something on backwards at least once.
 
2013-07-09 01:07:01 PM  
Resolution on the printer, as well as the max size, is a bit too low for what I'd be using it for.

So, almost.
 
2013-07-09 01:24:37 PM  
So, a DIY kit with lousy control & resolution and single-color output is enough to excite folks? Especially given that 3D printing has progressed far beyond this kit's capabilities?

Meh. This is like being excited about getting a DIY crystal radio kit... today. It's a useful teaching tool, perhaps, but that's about it.
 
2013-07-09 01:27:33 PM  

FormlessOne: So, a DIY kit with lousy control & resolution and single-color output is enough to excite folks?


It worked for Kindle Touch.
 
2013-07-09 02:25:08 PM  

FormlessOne: So, a DIY kit with lousy control & resolution and single-color output is enough to excite folks? Especially given that 3D printing has progressed far beyond this kit's capabilities?

Meh. This is like being excited about getting a DIY crystal radio kit... today. It's a useful teaching tool, perhaps, but that's about it.


This is the equivalent of the first generation of consumer grade dot-matrix printers. Remember those?

Give it another couple of years and you will have the equivalent of a black and white inkjet / laser printer and another couple of years after that you will have the equivalent of todays colour machines.

Unfortunately somewhere along the way the price of the powder will probably match that of inkjet ink.
 
2013-07-09 02:27:50 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Great Janitor: Can this be used for Warhammer figures?

Theoretically yes. Somebody will have to laser scan or create a 3D model first though.

/Azhag here I come, you $100 bastard


I'd settle for an original sculpt Yarick and Gaz', from Battletech I'd also like one of every 'unseen' in their original sculpts and not the heavily modified 'reseen' versions.   I'd also like some of the Mech's from the MWO game as figs as well; especially the Stalker which looks far more an assault unit than the bandy legged table top version.

The interesting thing is the video says its compatible with Reprap (raprep? meh) firmware which makes me wonder if it's also compatible with extruders for those machines.  So if there is one better then 0.5mm could this machine take it?

I also think the people whining about 20cm are reading that as 2.0cm and QQing.
 
2013-07-09 06:03:12 PM  

Archie Goodwin: FormlessOne: So, a DIY kit with lousy control & resolution and single-color output is enough to excite folks? Especially given that 3D printing has progressed far beyond this kit's capabilities?

Meh. This is like being excited about getting a DIY crystal radio kit... today. It's a useful teaching tool, perhaps, but that's about it.

This is the equivalent of the first generation of consumer grade dot-matrix printers. Remember those?

Give it another couple of years and you will have the equivalent of a black and white inkjet / laser printer and another couple of years after that you will have the equivalent of todays colour machines.

Unfortunately somewhere along the way the price of the powder will probably match that of inkjet ink.


sounds about right.
 
2013-07-10 04:51:17 PM  
I'm just waiting for a desktop model with heated baseplate, at least 100 micron/0.1mm resolution, that is under a thousand dollars.

When I can get that, I'll buy one.
 
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