(I originally posted this back in 2012, on blogger. I’m consolidating my online content here.)
Not the beginning of the project, just the beginning of recording the project.
I haven’t made any noticeable headway until this point, so I’ve decided to start recording the progress and sharing it with the world.
The beginning of what?
A 3d printing empire, or an aluminum forge at least. I’ve decided I wanted a 3d printer. Ever since I first saw the technology and what it is capable of, then learned I can have it in my own house, I became enthralled. I can’t afford to spend 700+ dollars buying parts to build a common model, or purchasing a pre-built one. So I’ve decided to build my own.
I figure I can make it a lot cheaper. Sourcing the parts is really expensive. If I can create all the parts myself, in house, then all I need is the raw material to create each individual piece. This will dramatically reduce costs. I’ve decided to start with an aluminum forge to melt a frame together. (From soda cans)
Building a plastic recycling machine, ordering circuit boards, assembling a 3d printer prototype, creating funding.