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Hangprinter Assembly Workshop #1

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Unit 35A, Monument Bus Pk

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OX44 7RW

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The cost of each workshop ticket (one complete Hangprinter) is intended to be shared by two people (not essential, one person is also fine) - For £1200 you and a friend get to take part in the workshop, build the Hangprinter V3 and take it away with you at the end. No prior knowledge required. Please read below to find out more about this exciting event!

Welcome

E3D, Richard Horne (RichRap), and Torbjørn Ludvigsen (Hangprinter designer) is setting up the first ever Hangprinter Assembly Workshop on May 18-20 2018! Join us in E3D's brand new workshop, with plenty of space for a kickstart introduction to large scale RepRap 3D printing!

A Hangprinter Assembly Workshop gives you everything you need to get into the business of large scale free form fabrication. The self-built Hangprinter will naturally be yours to take with you home, but you will also get:

  • In-depth familiarity with the hardware, as you will assemble it yourself.
  • Hands-on experience with configuration and calibration.
  • In person guidance by qualified instructors. (See section Instructors).
  • A network of fellow Hangprinter users as well as an introduction to the online Hangprinter community.
  • A guarantee that you will receive Torbjørn's personal support unitil you are Hangprinting with success at home.
  • A very special USB stick that self-replicates.**^^

The Instructors

Richard Horne is better known as RichRap in the 3D Printing community. Richard is an Electronics Engineer, Product Designer, Salesman, and Problem Solver working in a wide range of industries and applications, across many platforms and technologies for the last 20 years. His interest and passion for 3D printing started in 2009 after visiting the RepRap project website and reading a series of blog posts by another highly dedicated developer, Nophead. RichRap started blogging, designing and developing with 3D printing shortly after.

His blog, The RepRap developments and further adventures in DIY 3D printing Blogger Blog, started on Sunday 13th September 2010. Spreading numerous innovations and a strong sense of community, it is among the most influential sources of information in the online RepRap community: http://richrap.blogspot.co.uk/

Richard is also very active in arranging and participating in physical 3D printing events.
So active actually, that a great many of you who read this probably already know him :)

Torbjørn Ludvigsen started the Hangprinter Project, and works full time with developing and spreading Hangprinters. He is a Swedish RepRap developer, programmer and physics engineer who decided to start his own 3d printing adventures in 2013, having followed Nophead's, RichRap's, and a few other outstanding RepRap blogs for a long time. His own RepRap blog was started in January 2014, featuring the first Hangprinter blog post in May 2015. E3D has supported the Hangprinter Project with hardware since the first time Sanjay heard about it: 9 days before the first blog post!

A further 53 Hangprinter blog posts have now been added, and Torbjørn went full time with Hangprinter in May 2017.

**^^The Very Special USB Stick

The software for this workshop is delivered on a USB stick that also contains a full operating system.
You will boot your laptop directly from the USB stick, and you will have everything ready, configured and installed:

  • All of the related programs.
  • All of the Hangprinter source code.
  • All the documentation.
  • Links and addresses for your first-line personal support.
  • All files are also available from your other operating system by using the USB like a normal thumbdrive.

The full system on the USB stick can self-copy onto another USB stick by a few clicks in a graphical user interface. The idea is to make it easy for you to arrange Hangprinter Assembly Workshops, or in other ways spread the configured control software, should you ever want to. This form of software delivery was first developed and tested in Torbjørns Master's Thesis. He found that better, specialized workshop software could be key to help self-copying 3d printers reach more people faster.

Some RepRap Assembly Workshop History

The World's most popular 3D printer, the Prusa, was the first RepRap that newcomers could assemble over a weekend. The enabled its designer, Josef Průša, to test and spread his design by instructing assembly workshops far and wide across Europe. This initial viral way of spreading the design was faster and more direct than setting up mass production. The input from thousands of builders gave both the design and Průša's talent for designing a chance to mature faster than they otherwise would have.

RAW Future: Self-replicating Rapid Business Model

This workshop at E3D in Oxford is an attempt at kickstarting a self-REPlicating RAPid business model around 3D printing big objects. Such business would be split into two parts:

  1. Produce and sell objects locally (with a profit). Large scale free form fabrication fits this requirement well, since big 3D prints are both very expensive and very hard to transport. The typical big (Hang)print is sold for 10x the cost of a Hangprinter.
  2. Give courses and consultancy far and wide (also with a profit). Hangprinter and the very special USB stick are designed to give both hosts and participants a good experience. The copyleft, open source licences assure that you benefit from peers' development progress. Meeting peers in person builds your reputation as an expert, teaches you new things, and it is great fun.

Schedule

Friday 18-21: Meet up at E3D HQ
Introduction to each other
Quick introduction to the Hangprinter Project
Hand-out of USB sticks and the check-list
Quick walk through of the very detailed check-list
Boot everybody's USB sticks, assure everyone has working laptops for tomorrow

Saturday 8-17: Assemble mover, anchors, and ceiling unit.
Wiring and flight check.
If we run out of time, Torbjørn will stay and debug. You're welcome to stay as well.

Sunday 8-17: Probably some debugging.
Mounting training.
Calibration training.
How to stay in touch.

Practical Details and Pricing

Sandwiches and drinks for lunch are included on Saturday and Sunday.

The price includes two participants sharing one set of parts. In other words: bring a friend for free!

It is recommended but not mandatory to bring a friend.

Travel expenses and accomodation are not included.

Bring your own laptop. You can borrow a laptop from E3D if you ask a few days in advance.

Please also notify if you're a vegetarian, vegan, or allergic to some types of foods.

Please notify us beforehand if you will be using a wheelchair during the workshop.

Contact

You can reach Torbjørn via email: tobben@hangprinter.org



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