This weekend, we were lucky enough to have Sonny Mounicou come up from Memphis to teach a workshop on building a Prusa i2 3D printer. Â 10 people were in attendance, and everyone walked out with a working 3D printer!
The workshop was a grueling 24 hours, running from 8am to Midnight on day one, and 8am to 4pm the next day. Â By the end of the workshop, though, everyone was slinging plastic! Â Aaron was talented enough to be printing cubed gears after a mere 14 hours!
A big thanks to Jon from SeeMeCNC, who came in to help out with the workshop. Â He also managed to sell a couple of printers while he was at the space! And an absolutely huge thanks to Gerrit, who kept us all fed throughout the event. Â May no build-off ever go without catering.
Scroll past the break for more pictures of the event, but I'll wrap it up here by saying that the build was a great event. Â 10 people in the LVL1 community got to build 3D printers, 2 more people bought 3D printers during the event, and our expertise for printers is growing. Â This event even motivated some to start a Louisville-Area Thrug (3D Printer User Group). Â If you're interested in 3D printer, join the conversation here: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/kyin3dprinters
Until then, we'll be hacking away at our printers. Â For those who missed out, don't despair: Sonny let us know that any time we can get 8-10 people together for a build, he'll make the drive!
More pictures below the break.
As always, these pictures and many more can be found on the LVL1 flickr feed:Â http://www.flickr.com/photos/lvl1/