The third installment of DIY CNC night will be Wednesday, September 14th at 7pm!
DIY CNC night is a monthly (second Wednesday of each month) event held at Pumping Station: One, 3354 N Elston Ave, for hobbyists, enthusiasts, and professionals to celebrate and explore Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) tools such as laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC mills, lathes, plotters, and more! Attendees are encouraged to bring along any machines or work examples they wish to show off.
The usual schedule is as follows:
7-7:15 introductions / show off stuff you brought along
7:15-7:45 brief presentation
7:45-9-ish mingling, discussion, tour of Pumping Station: One, general schmoozing, and machine repair/assembly/upgrade
Update (2): run time clarification – this workshop runs from 10am to 6pm (or really, until the machines are complete). These are complex machines – expect for this to take a while.
Update: just to be completely clear: this event is open to anyone who signs up via Eventbrite. PS:One membership is not required.
We’ve got a fever, and 3D printing is the cure!
On June 18, PS:One member Chris Jansen will be holding a build-your-own RepRapMendel Prusa 3D printer workshop. Workshop cost will be $100 (for materials).
If you don’t know what it is, a RepRap is a 3D printer that can print many of it’s own parts. A REPlicating RApid Prototyper. If you have one RepRap, you can make more RepRaps, and even give them to your friends!
At the workshop, we will receive the parts and support to build the X-Y-Z gantry for a RepRap Prusa – all the plastics, mechanicals, belts, pulleys, MDF build platform, etc. At the end of the day you will have a fully-built XYZ body and build platform that just needs electronics installed and programmed to get up and running.
PLEASE NOTE: To complete the build, you’ll need to purchase another $200-$300 worth of electronics and stepper motors and hot ends (price varies depending on the bells and whistles you choose). Please see the wiki page for a listing of electronics not included in this workshop. If you bring your own electronics along with you, assistance may be available to get your electronics installed (no promises).
What: Build your own RepRap Mendel Prusa X/Y/Z gantry and build platform
Where: Pumping Station: One 3354 N. Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
How much: $100 per person (Limit 20).
A great introduction to 3D printing and the RepRap Mendel Prusa we’ll be building on 6/18: