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I want to promote 3D Printing. I plan to do so by printing one thing from Thingiverse everyday then share it with the world on my blog. Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on November 26, 2011.

I want to promote 3D Printing. I plan to do so by printing one thing from Thingiverse everyday then share it with the world on my blog.

About this project

Kick Start The Daily Print.

It is a journey I have thought about for some time, a journey to promote, and make accessible a process that I have been a part of for the last 8 years.  This process can ignite creativity in, art, design, engineering, or everyday life.  The process is known by many names.  Rapid Prototyping was what it was called when I first clicked the build button on a 3D System SLA 3500.  Now it is called "officially" (by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers) Additive Manufacturing.  
I think the folks on the RepRap project and Bre Pettis from Makerbot got it right though when they started to heavily use the term 3D Printing.  Suddenly this process that I have been passionate about for almost a decade, this process that has allowed me amazing freedom to create, and blow minds is becoming  available to everyone.  Suddenly this creative tool that I have been privileged enough to have access to has been thrust from a mind blowing thing to experience in a lab to the tool of choice for tinkerers, artists, and closet engineers. 
This makes me wonder.  This process that I have started to take for granted is opening new and exciting doors for a lot of people.  However, a lot of people are still un aware of the freedom that comes with a 3D Printer. 

Here is my Kickstarter project. I want to print one thing off of Thingiverse (www.thingiverse.com) Everyday for a year.  In order to fill this blog (http://thedailyprint.blogspot.com/) with posts, but also to promote the one tool I feel can change the world if in the right hands. To do this I need three things: a 3D printer, plastic, and Thingiverse (Ok, a fourth thing, postage to send printed objects to you) .   I need to raise funds to buy a Makerbot Thing-o-matic and some plastic.  Once that Thing-o-Matic is running I want those who contributed at the $20 and above levels to suggest items from Thingiverse to start printing, and or  their ideas posted to Thingiverse to run on that Thing-o-Matic. One design or idea a day.  That design or idea will be posted in all of its game/world changing glory for all to see.  Once the contributors have their suggestions and ideas printed, I will be printing any other suggestions or ideas received every day, sharing the end result, and shipping it to the designer/idea giver.  I want The Daily Print (http://thedailyprint.blogspot.com/) be a place where everyone can have access to that great creative tool called 3D Printing. I want to see what is possible if that one person with  a great idea had access to 3D printing.  This is my way to change the world.

                             MarkII Designed by Pablo Ferro Design

Thing Number 11968 on Thingiverse.  Files downloaded from Thingiverse  Painted by myself.  

                         http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11968

FAQ

  • That printer is at work. I do not own it, and I do not buy material for it. It is expensive to own and run. Hence the need for a Thing-o-matic.

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  • Yes! However, you must do the engineering and all of the CAD work and upload a .stl file to Thingiverse, and contribute at the appropriate level.

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  • You selected
    $5 reward

    19 backers

    You will recieve one of the 3D prints featured on The Daily Print. I will go down the list of contributors and send out a print as they are made. I only plan on running fun creative items so expect something good.

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  • You selected
    $20 reward

    4 backers

    You will recieve a print of something you choose from Thingiverse,or something you yourself have designed and uploaded to Thingiverse to share. I will try to accomodate schedules if you need said object printed by a certain date.

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  • You selected
    $50 reward

    1 backer

    You will recieve a print of something you choose from Thingiverse, and another item of your choosing from Thingiverse, or Two items you have designed and shared to Thingiverse. Again I will try to accomodate schedule on certain items if needed in hand.

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    $100 reward

    0 backers

    One set of RepRap Mendle 3D printed parts. These parts are hard to find if you do not have a 3D printer and are going for over $200 on other websites. I will be printing out these parts in between others. Add $20 for international orders

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Funding period

- (30 days)