Topic: Milwaukee MakerFaire 2016 recap
Instead of flooding the original thread, I figured to start anew with all the awesome stuff anyone that couldn't make it had missed. Plus, I may have an actual announcement
First off, myself and Heartless manned the Printit Industries booth and Kronikabuse whose table was just next to us. I am the one with the magnificent beard
Kronikabuse showing off his self-designed and built delta printer, Filastruder, and Filawinder with a massive collection of prints!
This is a 5 filament in delta behind us. Unfortunately, their unit broke during transport so we never saw it dance. They ditched the second day, so I feel bad for them and hope to see it in the future...pretty snazzy.
A one man Chicago outfit called Mostly Fantasy had a stellar display. I was in awe at his scaled Alien Queen head which was probably 4' in length, 3D printed in four sections, smoothed, then airbrushed with a high gloss to give that mucus look.
Another personal favorite was a Wisconsin-based filament company called The Virtual Foundry that makes "FilaMet" PLA which contains 88.5% copper, brass, stainless steel, and they told me they are also working on Tungsten which should be available soon. The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man below was with a Dremel polish wheel with the outer stitching torn off for a more pliable buff...nothing else. We all bought samples and I am hoping to start printing with it tonight! They were immediately behind us and were some awesome guys!
There was an army of Daleks roaming around. 4 contained an adult scooting around, and one was RC and had articulated arms. These were just as impressive as the RC R2D2s with a rotating dome with sounds.
As Kronikabuse, Heartless, and myself were finishing with loading in and setting up Friday, we scrambled to the other side of a wall behind us as a 12' Tesla Coil buzzed. No pics, since my outdated iPhone 5s couldn't take a decent pic or video in time. But a guy showed up with a self made suit of armor and they zapped him with the coil. Totally wish I could have seen that.
And then this happened.....
Multiple SD2s- Bulldog XL, E3D v5/v6/Lite6, Volcano, Hobb Goblin, Titan, .9 motor, Lawsy carriages, direct Y drive, fishing line...the list goes on
Filawinder and Filastruder #1870.....worth every penny!