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RepRap Community Get together - please read

Posted by richrap 
RepRap Community Get together - please read
July 05, 2013 09:06AM
Hello everyone ! - And apologies for the double post if you have already read this in the UK User group.

This is a post to generate interest in the RepRap Community Meeting Hub event we are planning for September this year at the TCTShow Birminghan NEC - in the United Kingdom.

An intro and background to the event is on My blog here. or in the RepRap Magazine Issue 2

In a nutshell we (‘you’ - the RepRap community) have a large stand space at the TCTShow in the UK, it’s a big and impressive 3D printing show, you can visit for free and also get involved with the RepRap community event.

We need people to assist with any of the following - along with any other good ideas you also have, let us know -

Some of these things can happen, but only if you get involved and help make them real -

We need someone (or a group of people) to design one or more large Iconic RepRap objects, that can be split up into various printable parts, maybe interlocking or as a Jigsaw (Think something like the wonderful Advent Calander by Pleppik) - the plan would be to distribute out the design of these parts (each one a sensible size to 3D print) and for people to print and bring them along to the Show for assembly into a grand, hopefully smiling smiley RepRap sculpture! - any parts we don’t get we could print during the two days of the show.

Bring a 3D printer - do you have a nice printer you want to show off? or a new / concept design to talk to people about?

Bring 3D prints - bad ones, good ones, tiny ones, psychedelic ones smiling smiley or designs you just can’t yet print and want to talk about.

Have an idea for a RepRap related project, machine or development? - this is the place to discuss it.

Be on the Community Hub Stand - Do you want to help out manning the stand? talk and meet people for as long or as little as you like.

Help give 3D printing advice or demo’s - we will have running machines but we still need people to help show people how to build and use them

Do you sell things into the RepRap community? - come along and meet some of your current or potential new customers.

Bring some cake! - everyone likes cake, we can have a nice cup of tea, slice of cake and a chat about 3D printing.

Do you have any other good idea for the Community Hub? - get in contact and let me know - [email protected]

Or you can PM me if you have any questions.

All of the RepRap Magazine team are planning to be at the two day show.

Dr Adrian Bowyer (the founding father of RepRap) will also be on the RepRap Community Hub stand, come and say hello and talk to all of us about 3D printing, technology and anything else.

Faberdashery will also be joining us for the event, they have a stunning knowledge of 3D printing materials, and will be on hand to advise on all the different types available.

We are also talking to other community members and RepRap Organisations who also hope to come along and help make this event something great, stay tuned for more exciting announcements!

And if you do want to come to the show, you will need to register, it's totally free.

Get involved now (wherever you are in the world) - [email protected]



Re: RepRap Community Get together - please read
July 05, 2013 08:08PM
I wish I could make the trip from New Zealand - it just sounds a fantastic event.

Waitaki 3D Printer
Re: RepRap Community Get together - please read
July 06, 2013 08:14PM

I'm going smiling smiley
Re: RepRap Community Get together - please read
July 27, 2013 03:28AM
Sounds awesome! I will be there in spirit.
Re: RepRap Community Get together - please read
August 24, 2013 08:58AM
Hi Rich,
Sounds great, I have booked tickets, and time off work for the two days,my wife is going too, she's an ethusiastic supporter, if a little intolerant any fettling at the dinner table!
I would like to help with making something for the show if I can, and / or be on the stand offering limited advice or perhaps sympathy.
I have a RepRap Mendel Pro, bought as a kit just before Christmas.
Re: RepRap Community Get together - please read
September 13, 2013 06:53PM
If someone can buy me a ticket from the US and put me up, I will be you slave for the entire event.
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