A Long Overdue Thank You Is Still a Thank You

If you live in the world, you’ve likely heard of 3-D printing by now.

I mean, just this week I’ve stumbled across the following:

NPR reported on the very real possibility of using a 3-D printer…to print¬†FOOD.

Live Science reported on the first 3D-printed embryonic stem cells.

And Make Magazine ran two articles:
One on growing up Generation 3-D (yes, yes I do now want a Darth Vader lightsaber thankyouverymuch…even though Acr0nym assures me it won’t work. My response is, “It won’t work RIGHT NOW. But it totally will! And clearly soon.”).

Plus another article just today on 3-D printed body parts.

Which means, I think, if I had a 3-D printer at home, I could, in the very near future, order up a Big Mac, a large Coke, and a new liver…to go. Please.

I digress.

Anyway!

Denhac is no noob to 3-D printing. For the last year or so, Denhac housed the loan of a Makerbot Cupcake and most weekends the kids of members (and, OK fine, the members  themselves) delighted in the printing of any number of cool things. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Makerbot was removed from the space.

What to do? WHAT TO DO?!

At that moment, Jon from Aleph Objects, a Colorado-based company, swooped in and saved the day. He showed up, demoed the Lulzbot 3-D, and then offered Denhac the very generous donation of a Lulzbot AO-100 to the space for our very own.

Of course we accepted and, the moment it arrived, Sockwell and Lordspeed were there to unpack and set it up.

Since then, the Lulzbot has been getting a lot of attention and gleeful use! We haven’t printed any body parts or food yet but I’m hopeful. Mostly there have been a lot of octopi actually. Still…

Thank you, Jon! Thank you, Aleph Objects!

I thank you. Denhac’s membership thanks you. And my liver (soon to be in the print queue) thanks you!

You guys totally rock!

Interested in 3-D printing? Stop by any Tuesday night during Open House for a demo or, better yet, become a member and have access to print anything you can dream up.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go print up my supper and replacement parts.

PS The Denver Post just this week published an article on the phenomenal Aleph Objects. Check it out.

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