Saturday, October 22, 2011

BIQs 1st day @ Bang Goes the Theory Live Manchester with FabLab Manchester

After a successful Top Gear challenge result yesterday morning with Midge Ace doing her wanna be the first female Stig impression, driving a typical "James May" type car against the clock we got to the Bang goes the theory live venue within our allotted time slot.. Phew..

Note to Midge when Jem announces fire in the hole or something like that and your at Bang Goes The Theory LIVE setting up day you shouldn't jump out of your skin as Midge did.. LOL.. Bang!!!!
Anyway I'm up early collecting the bits and bobs to build one or more of the Huxley seedlings at the show We will aim to build 2 Huxley Seedling 3D printers & demonstrate at least one of them them working....

Will post Pics if any come out its an even  Darker Hall than Maker Fair was in March this year.

We are not far from releaseing Beta versions of Huxley Seedling to testers then it will not be too much longer before we release a take away 3D printer that will be avalible in Pocket money staged sections.or in full kit We will be offering fully built machines as well depending on demand.

Sunday morning 5am update
Trying to build two 3D printer when you are surounded by visitors to the show is almost imposible..  I will post pictures tomorow /  tonight of how far I got with building two printers.. the basic frames were finished yesterday thats 4 A frames with fronts and back frame seperators on each printer finished. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The only takeaway 3D printer Kit so far...

 Still here just a tiny bit bizzy its a case of Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey, presenting the only takeaway 3D printer test packed in its pizza box!

The only takeaway 3D printer test packed in its pizza box!
Includes printer frame, reel holder, extruder, nuts, bolts and bars with a sprinkling of fix it blocks!

Cut with a Solar powered Laser Cutter... To Be Continued......

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Huxley Seedling is at MakerFaire UK 2011

 After a long while without  a post here is a Short post from our hotel room in Newcastle on Tyne..

A 3.5 hour drive up from Cheshire yesterday, we set up the stand this morning pictures to follow. We are on stand 52 if your passing this way..;-) tomorrow. I've not had much of a look around the show yet Midge had a good look today & took a few pics..
This new laptop doesn't have a memory stick reader so cant up load them from here we will try tomorrow from the show if we get a quite spell ~ it was busy to day with about 2,800 visitors we were told. unofficially
 There was a few comments from visitors at the show about the number of different 3D printers.
So far from Midges walk around she spotted there were 3 Makerbots, 1 RapMan, 1 Mendel, 1 Lasercut Mendel, 2 E-maker Huxley's our 4 of our Huxley seedlings two of them bare frames two with electronics (still waiting for our Huxley seedling boards) so one machine with Gen3 electronics 1 Machine with an allinone CNC printer port driven stepper controller running from EMC2 Linux. This was built for Midge to play with engraving, paper embossing paper cutting  and PCB cutting  Midge also wants to extrude Acrylic paint and Acrylic Media for crafting her art orientated applications.

We also have a early stage Harvester 3D scanner build that is a little behind schedule now...  we suffered burst pipes again this year this time it was Midges house so that has delayed us a little.

Pictures to go here........Compared to thos on the Photo stream our pics were not that good ;-(

Any way here is one taken and shared and uploaded to Nottinghack's photostream (700)