Sunday, July 24, 2011

RRWT Carries on...

Well, sorry to the folks who signed up for the planned second stop of the RRWT in the McLean, VA area. Due to last minute logistics issues, the class had to be postponed until a future date and time (TBD).

In the meantime, the show must go on! So the next planned city is the great city of Philadelphia, PA. We will be hosted by the local fab lab, NextFab, who has graciously opened up their facilities and is allowing us to carry out our class on the premises. All the while working in conjunction with the native hackerpsace, Hive76, represented by Jordan Miller and Chris Thompson who are doing the work for promoting the event in the area.

Glimpse into the room in question, this is where all the building action will unfold. (
So the details:

Date: August 26th - 28th
Times: Friday 5 -10PM, Saturday/Sunday (10AM - 10 PM)
Location: NextFab Studios (
Costs: $1,200, that includes EVERYTHING! (well, besides some basic tools)

So, for $1,200 and ~30 hours of building, you get your very own RepRap Prusa Mendel. This kit for the class isn't like any kit you can find on the internet anywhere. For one, we are using linear bearings (LM8UU flavor) instead of the printed PLA bushing or the brass bushing alternatives you may have seen when you were shopping around. More details on the specifics of the kits will be available shortly, just check back here often.

Any questions/concerns/inquiries/curiosities, please do not hesitate to contact me. My email address is If you are a RepRapper in the general area and would like to volunteer your time to help others get in on the hobby, feel free to join in on the festivities! (Do email me as well)

Attached at the bottom is the promo flyer we have floating around the Philly area, take a look, it sums up all the knitty gritty details you'd need to get your piece of the AWESOME 3D printing future!

Pretty much the same bot you will end up building. Might have  a bit more bells and whistles in the end though.
RRWT 00000002 Flyer:

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