We attended a 3d pinting/scanning birthday party and we had the chance to use a kinect camera to scan us through the software ReconstructMe, mounting on a wheeled office chair and then cleaning up the obtained model through Meshlab. Here the results!
Here some of the pictures I took while building the Ultimaker. It took us less than a week of our free time to build it. You can check the wiki for more tecnical info. ultimaker wiki page
After 5 weeks from our order, the Ultimaker arrived. Now shipping times are reduced to only 10 days!
Here all the pieces, in the back the wood sheets still wrapped. They also shipped some pla silver plastic, so to start to print something.
Here some of the lasercute wood pieces that compose the frame and components of the Ultimaker
other lasercut pieces
some lasercut component screwed together
same piece mounted on
here the fan as it comes from the kit
Here the extruder gear as from the Ultimaker kit
here the platform before it gets covered of blue adesive tape
Finally, the ultimaker is done!
I have spent allot of time over the 6 months heavily researching 3d printers. My girlfriend and i had an idea we want to try and getting a 3d printer would be easier and cheaper than a cnc mill, plus we could use it at home.
I spent a ton of time looking at hte pro and cons of all the printers, there is a really good comparison at protoparadigm.
We ended out going with Ultimaker.
Today after a 5 week wait i have the box and im ready to start…. Im looking forward to where this jorney will take me.
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