This blog contains my investigations, it is my workbook for my quest :
to build and operate a 3D printer at home.
Navigation in this Blog is by the Table of Contents on the right side. “Timeline” is the traditional blog part, the rest is a repository of my view of the presumed facts.
It all started …
in early May 2010, when a friend of a friend asked if I wanted to look at a 3D printer at a company that had bought one “to see what you can use it for”. The friend also passed a link to a simple do it yourself 3D printer done by a local guy. The fact that such a thing now is about the same size and cost as an average desktop pc, sort of freaked me out.
Initially I just wanted The Machine, then it would be OK to have assemble yourself kit, then I decided I might just ne able to build one on my own, just inspired by what I have seen on the web. That is the stage I am at now, and having fun and frustrations at the same time.
I do not suffer from “Gadgetitis”, in my opinion. (“Gadgetitis” – an obsessive disorder, which compells the sufferer to buy a gadget on seeing it or hearing about it. Not of necessity, but just “because”). My house is not filled with “gadgets” I do not own an electric drinks mixer or a keyring that answers when I whistle or a binary watch or vacumcleanerrobot. I have few things, and possibly some are more decorative than usefull. But nothing obsessive. I am married and have kids, this usually limits space and money available for such things – if I had a need.
And now I think owning a 3D printer is not a gadget ….
I am a man “in his best years”, married, grownup kids, houseowner, resident in Denmark, Technical consultant in the IT industry (databases) and have been with computers and everything similar all my life.