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. 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. By the end of the workshop, though, everyone was slinging plastic! 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. 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. 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. 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. This event even motivated some to start a Louisville-Area Thrug (3D Printer User Group). 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. 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: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lvl1/