Monday, November 24, 2008
120 parts built so far! Which includes a reasonably complete set of 90 printed Darwin parts; everything except the jigs and molds for the toothed belt pulleys, minus a few parts that I didn't use myself (like the foot spacer). I'd suggest spending the $10 on some quality toothed pulleys, as that will save you a lot of hassling with broken pulleys.
The quality is not perfect, but these parts work. My extruder has built most of these parts using several extruded parts built by previous incarnations of itself. You can expect to have to do some work with a needle file on a few of these though, just as I had to with my original cast parts, but overall I think they're quite good. Some of the larger parts have noticeable warping, but nothing too critical.
So, who wants em? I'll let them go for the cost of materials (roughly $30) plus shipping. More importantly though, I'm looking for someone who's relatively local (Toronto, or even Vancouver), and serious about building a RepRap. That way I'll be able to help out with the build, and replace any parts that get broken. There's nothing worse than having a broken part that prevents you from printing out a replacement for said broken part.
Send me a note at wbortz at gmail dot com if you're interested; extra points if you've already got the electronics up and running. :)
I think perhaps as right of passage each rapper should sell copies locally at a nominal price ( like you ) , in turn each person should repeat the favour.
Make it print and share 2 each we should have a bazillion repraps by the end of 2009
Have you put the kit on the forsale list?
Wouldn't hurt to mention it on the local group nearest you too:
When you flog 'em (and if the buyer agrees) could you let me have photo(s) of you both so I can put them on the RepRap front page as a news item?
James, shipping to Vancouver Island will be about $30 to get it there in a week. I'm going to be visiting my folks on Salt Spring next month, so I could even stop by and help out. Keep in mind you still need to get electronics, steppers, steel rods, and nuts and bolts.
As for Africa, well, you could try Bits from Bytes, or just wait a bit, they'll get there soon enough; I've already started printing another copy. :)
I'm guessing that you've probably already got rid of that set of parts but if you are printing another set we would be most interested.
We are a school in Australia and have so far bought and assembled our electronics but are still trying to get our parts for the darwin. We would be happy to pay the postage and cost to get them built.
If you can't sell me parts then any assistance with my repstrap would be most appreciated.
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