The Midwest RepRap Festival – Awesome Stuff In The Middle Of Nowhere

It’s time once again to venture out to Goshen, Indiana for the Midwest RepRap Festival. It is the largest 3D printing con in the entire world where no one is trying to sell you anything. With a qualifier like that, it doesn’t have to be very big, but last year over 1,500 people showed up to the Elkhart county farm show complex and this year many more people are expected.

On the list of attendees is Taulman 3D, makers of fine, odd filament, Lulzbot, [Johnny] of Ultimachine, creator of the RAMBo board, MakerJuice, the FirePick Delta – the most skulled project on hackaday.io, and dozens of other people who make a living with 3D printing.

Of the expected attendees that are not specifically involved with 3D printing, I’m told [Ben Heck] will be there, along with someone from Adafruit and Make. The EFF might have a booth. A local radio station is doing a remote, and the servers at Wings, Etc. — one of the few area pubs — are going to clean up this weekend.

The event officially starts at 4:00pm today, Friday, March 20th. If you won’t be going the entire weekend, I’d suggest showing up on Saturday or Sunday. There will be far too many people there, and I’m slightly agoraphobic. We’ll be posting updates from the MRRF later on.

11 thoughts on “The Midwest RepRap Festival – Awesome Stuff In The Middle Of Nowhere

  1. Don’t call it middle of nowhere, They have nearly 200,000 in that county, my local tri-county area has a population of 151k. my county doesn’t have a Starbucks! That’s the middle of nowhere!

  2. “…where no one is trying to sell you anything”
    For not trying to sell me anything, you sure make a long list of folks who are selling their anythings.
    I’d go if it was close though. Sounds like fun and edutation.

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