I was hoping you might pop in. I live in Toowoomba Queensland.
I remember once when I ordered a hammock from the US ... and later I was kicking myself because I did not get the larger tarp or the longer tree huggers and so on. What I could find later available in Australia was sold at a much higher price ... and I kind of gave up because the international postage was like $60.00
I guess the latest model comes with everything I need. I jump the gun with such things and get excited easily. Seems I will have lots of learning to do with the software side of things at any rate. I'm going to have a crack at installing Cura and see if I can get familiar with it (despite not having the printer yet) whilst I read up at ... perhaps a Cura website?
What I find most appealing about this whole concept of 3D printing:
Is the possibility of no longer having to cough up ridiculous sums of money for little plastic parts out in my shed, weather it be for one of my many outdoor machines or even tools ... perhaps tools may be pushing it, but I think the ABS will find a lot of places here and there in my shed. I'll give that aspect a go at any rate.
The other big thing is coming up with ideas on ultralight hiking gear ... I am always thinking of ideas and am often stuck at how to join things ... I am hoping to come up with some kind of technique to make plastic joinery possible ... perhaps not weak by many standards, but not for my back packing adventures ...
Other than that ... I am just happy to play around with the software ... I do like messing around with LEDs and have attempted a few pushbike lights in the past ... the styles of mounts and the devices they can be used on also makes me think of how much more I can give E,bay the flick!
Most things I order on Ebay don't come with great quality plastic to begin with ... LOL I figure most of us could do better than some of the builds coming off from there.
Now ... a telescope might be a bit much ... but just for the heck of it ... I may attempt something ridiculous down those lines ... perhaps Bino's ... eye piece box for sure!
Ok off to read up on this Cura Software and whats expected with calibration and so on. I'm yet to convince the wife on this purchase yet, however ... Ultimaker is looking like the choice for me. I hope to get an email response tomorrow when I wake up.
One thing we both don't like, is not getting a response withing 24 to 48hrs when we wish to spend a few thousand ... we have a habit of moving on pretty quickly in those situations. Service is Everything to Us!
Here's hoping I wake up to an email.
PS ... just thought about the possibilities with Photography ... WOW ... The thinking just never ends!!! ... best go quiet my mind somewhere.
Gooday again Dave
The Ulticontroller is great. I can't think of anything else you need. I like to have a spare Pollolu driver board on hand. Though you can easily get them in any country I think.
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