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MattyCiii
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Makerbot

Post by MattyCiii » Jan 13, 2011 9:25 pm

I bought a Makerbot (http://www.makerbot.com) 3D printer - it just arrived and I'm about 90% complete on building it up. I consider it my first $1250 invested in my first e-bike. Now I can prototype 10 x 10 x 10 (ish) cm parts for the future MattyCiii e-bike.
1st build: Dahon Jetstream folding bike. Quick, reliable, capable of 32mph. Light enough to lift, folds for easy transport by car/bus/train.
2nd build: RC powered 2009 Norco A-Line. Top speed 39mph. Built like a tank, it's resistant to Boston potholes, can stop on a dime, easily goes up/down curbs when necessary.
3rd build (just started): Scratch build ultimate utility bike. Based on a common power module using a NuVinci left side freewheel.

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Re: Makerbot

Post by julesa » Jan 14, 2011 2:01 am

Nice! I'm working on a solsylva cnc, when work and classes don't get in the way. I was thinking one day I'd build or buy a reprap printhead for it eventually. Have fun!

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