Hack Media: RepRap presentation

this never happens

Vik Olliver gave a presentation on the RepRap project to the AuckLUG last week. You can download it from the Internet Archive in Ogg Theora format (which will keep us from trashing AuckLUG’s archive). If you’re interested in this project, you should be reading the RepRap blog, which is getting updated daily.

Comments

  1. the dentist says:

    o yeah first post

    ogg theora nice format ive never used it before. what’s the best player for it? is it made by the same as ogg vorbis?

  2. BitSlash says:

    I like vlc ( http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ )
    It rules for playing .ogg

  3. matt says:

    The project seems very interesting in theory, but it looks like it’s going to be a hand full of years before it becomes useful. Maybe I don’t have a strong enough background in this sort of thing, but his presentation was more confusing than anything else. What did the device do at the end?

  4. lolersticks says:

    for .ogg files, I use the CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack) and the MPC it comes with.

    I know it sounds stupid, but VLC has a slight (!) delay when skipping/playing video, and for what I do, I cannot have that delay. Plus, it bugs the hell outta me.

  5. lolersticks says:

    for .ogg files, I use the CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack) and the MPC it comes with.

    I know it sounds stupid, but VLC has a slight (!) delay when skipping/playing video, and for what I do, I cannot have that delay. Plus, it bugs the hell outta me.

  6. hm says:

    His theory is kinda interesting, but it didn’t come off as though they have the ability to do all the great things he envisions as possibilities in the early part of the video. Personally i dont think they have anything great going on as of now, except a few ideas to fiddle with. So, time will tell if they can make the machine a reality.

    Another thing is, the demonstration in the end is totally useless and stupid. The guy made the whole talk and demonstrates how to melt ABS plastic with a heated filament. This is totally ridiculous. Its like a scientist giving a very overly ambitious talk on how to cure cancer and finally “demonstrating” how he uses a needle on a patient.

    My opinion for now is, they are just a bunch of random people with a random idea, and no real designs/plans.

    May be i should start giving out talks on how I will concieve a time machine. Hey! its gonna be GPL afterall! that should bring me enough publicity in geek land ;)

    heck, i’ll even demonstrate how i can ride 10+ mph on my bike!

  7. Gonzo says:

    Not stuped at all loller. I can’t deal with the delay either.
    Being the sophmoric smuk I am, I can’t help but comment on the first thing I saw: the pic.
    My mice do that sometimes, I just spray them with a waterbottle.

  8. fghjgj says:

    I am board board so board

  9. Vik Olliver says:

    Hi,

    Just found the site, and thought I’d clear up some of the confusion. First off, we’re about 5 months away from producing any kind of recognisable artifact. The prototype circuitry used to drive the demo was knocked up in a hurry for LCA2006 in January, and the team has been developing a more modular system that enables multiple devices to be driven off a single USB or serial port. It’s a handy system in its own right.

    The demonstration at the end was totally ad hoc and unplanned. I’d only finished building the new extruder the previous day. The palstic melted was CAPA 6800 or Polymorph, not ABS. There was not enough filiament to demonstrate how well defined the starting and stoping of the flow is – an important aspect for acturate deposition. The consistency of flow was demonstrated quite nicely though.

    A full, fabricated 3D axis for plastic deposition now exists, and currently sits motionless in my workshop while I finish a few more stepper driver boards. The full plans and CAD files – ready to load into an FDM machine – are on the reprap.org website.

    There are 5 main variants under construction for a range of purposes, from the simple 3D axis I’m working on to a sophisticated 6D Stewart platform. The designs are being done in a modular manner, and the best aspects of all machines will be combined for the 1.0 release. Stay tuned!

    Vik :v)

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