Tools in this zone:
Tools that are in the Fab Lab Annex (next to Laser Cutter Zone)
To cover the cost of consumables/maintenance, please contribute when you use the Fab Lab equipment. Put money in the blue bin labeled "3D printer fund."
ABS for 3D printing is priced by gram or cubic centimeter of extruded plastic. Please include all the test extrusions and failed prints in your measurements.
Laser time is measured based on laser firing time. Use the timer on the laser cutter display.
|3mm ABS (printrbot)||5¢/gram or cm^3|
|1.75mm ABS (Rostock)||10¢/gram or cm^3|
|FSLaser time||25¢/min cut time|
The following list is an attempt to offer up suggestions of tasks that could be accomplished in the Fab Lab by people interested in helping out.
Feel free to take charge of one or more of these items as your time and expertise allow. If you have taken charge of a task, please put your name into the field next to the task.
Should you run out of time or ability to complete a task, make sure to post on the mailing list and "fail loudly". This ensures that task status is shared, and no task languishes in silent failure.
|Get Protomat Working||The VM for the Protomat has not yet been completed and verified to function as a controller.||2||Matt Gardeski & Andrew Meyer|
|Mount Flash Card Reader||The flash card reader currently sits on top of the old Fab Lab PC. A better place would be mounted underneath the shelf near the monitor, with the most useful slots facing outwards.||4|
|Printrbot|| The Printrbot has gotten some love, and now prints decently well. Things that need to happen still:
|Relocate Pegboard||The pegboard hanging on the wall behind the office-side door is a much-appreciated secret donation. However, being behind the door is a less-than-useful location. A good target for this would be on the Other side of the corkboard, where the coathook is. The coathook should then be relocated to where the pegboard currently is.||4|
|Rehang Corkboard||The corkboard on the wall hangs from a board, rather than being flush to the wall. This causes the board to swing when bumped.||5|
|Decorative Work||The Fab Lab currently has a sort of forest theme going on. It would be nice to continue the theme by painting the conduits and stanchions deep brown to simulate vines and trunks, put up more vinyl leaves, and paint the ceiling with either a sky pattern or a forest canopy pattern.||5||Max Gonyea-Alexander|
- Please keep the door between the Fab Lab and the Commons area closed. Doing so will help ensure that when the heater or air conditioner is running, the Fab Lab maintains an appropriate temperature. Also the AC/Heater for the office space isn't anywhere near efficient enough to cool/heat the main shop area, and we don't want to spend a hojillion dollars letting it try.
- Please don't use the FabLab as a shortcut between the commons area and the eLab when someone is working in there. There's not a lot of room, and having a parade go by while you're arguing with the printrbot isn't all that much fun.