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The KamerMaker has been printing during the recent snow period! Stichting DOEN also gave us a visit to talk about what the KamerMaker will do in the upcoming year. We gave them a little demonstration.
We would like to thank the Virtueel Platform http://virtueelplatform.nl/ for supporting the KamerMaker by ordering 60 champagne glasses. The glasses were given to all the speakers at the Howdoyoudo http://howdoyoudo.creativemediadays.be/ conference which took place in Gent, Belgium. We also presented the KamerMaker at the conference where we had some great discussions with the other presenters and attendees. If you would like help support the KamerMaker, you can order your own champagne glass(es) here and we will ship them to you: http://www.kamermaker.com/?page_id=180
Also thanks again thanks to Joris for helping us print the champagne glasses again.
The KamerMaker has been open for almost 4 weeks now and we wanted to give you a update on the printing research and development.
We are currently test printing with an extruder which Joris created especially for the KamerMaker. The design for the extruder is based on an Ultimaker, however it accepts 3 filaments of plastic rather than one. The extruder was assembled from 3d printed parts (which were printed on an Ultimaker) and laser cut wood pieces. The output of the extruder is not enough for XXL prints (2m x 2m x 3.5m) but so far it has worked for XL prints (.5m x .5m x 2m). Here is a time lapse of one the first test prints we produced with this extruder last week:
2. Test Prints
Last Friday, we planned on printing a 1.5m tall column over the course of one day, however the weather did not cooperate with us, so we had to start our print in the afternoon and continue into the evening. Even though we didn’t achieve the height we wanted, it was a great opportunity to see what the KamerMaker looks like at night.
Since the opening we have been receiving a steady stream of visitors at the KamerMaker. The visitors have ranged from designers/design students who would like to print an object to local residents who are curious about the project. Many people have asked when and how they can print their own design on the KamerMaker, however we are not ready for that at this time. The plan is that over the next few months we will continue to test different extruders and really perfect the technique. After we have successfully printed several pieces and feel the print quality is up to par, then we will open up the KamerMaker to other designers. Until then, everyone is welcome to stop by the KamerMaker to follow the live testing and experimenting.
Since the launch, the KamerMaker has received a lot press both locally but also around the world. There are several print articles which are waiting for their release, however we have a collection of on-line articles which we have found so far (let us know if we have missed anything).
Photos from the opening via Faberdashery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/faberdashery/sets/72157631583538519/with/8006951957/
The KamerMaker is officially up and running! On Sunday we celebrated the opening of the world’s largest portable 3d printer in the front garden of our office. We had great weather for the opening and there was a large and diverse turnout. Thanks again to Carolien Gehrels, Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam for helping us officially open the KamerMaker.
We have to thank all the collaborators for their hard and dedication to the project. Thanks again to the Open Coop, Ultimaker Ltd, Rooie Joris, Fablab Protospace, Fiction Factory, Faberdashery, Xtrution, Almond Techniek, Tentech, Stamhuis Techniek, Amsterdam Energie and other volunteer enthusiasts which helped make the KamerMaker opening such a success.
And here is a video of the opening which was shot by Siert Wijnia from Ultimaker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7qut2GepEU
Upcoming Sunday the KamerMaker will open its doors at the Tolhuistuin / Open Coop in Amsterdam!
The KamerMaker is the world’s first movable 3D printer pavilion. It will officially be opened by Carolien Gehrels, Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam.
Sunday September 16th
15:00 – 17:00 hrs
3D print workshops, drinks and music
& Official opening by Carolien Gehrels, Deputy Mayor of AmsterdamThe opening event is part of the OFF PICNIC program.
DUS architects & Open Coop will host 2 brainstorm meetings during PICNIC, to which we also invite people outside PICNIC:
Monday September 17th – 13:30 – 15:00
KAMERMAKER – RECYCLE What if we recycle plastics into architecture?
Tuesday September 18th – 13:30 – 15:00
KAMERMAKER – DESIGN What if we 3D print our own house?
Address: Tolhuistuin/Open Coop, Tolhuisweg 2, 1031 CL Amsterdam (walking distance from Amsterdam central station, straight across the river IJ)
In preparation for the opening on September 16th, we have set up a live streaming video channel so that people who can not make it to the opening can watch it remotely. There is now a “LIVE” tab on the top our site, which is where you can access the live feed. We won’t be broadcasting too much before the 16th, but after the 16th we plan on broadcasting as much as possible. As a sneak peek today, we will be broadcasting the printing of our wind turbines for the facade of the KamerMaker.
We have created a an account at Thingiverse for the KamerMaker which you can find here: http://www.thingiverse.com/kamermaker. For those who don’t know, Thingiverse is a website where 3d printing users upload their own designs or download other designs. It is pretty interesting to search their database and browse the many useful, but also fun objects which you can download and print. Today, we uploaded all of the champagne glass models, so if you own a 3d printer, you can print out our glasses. Make sure to keep checking out account as we will continue to upload our designs in the future.