ReRapRequest


Do you have access to a 3d printer?  Can you do me a favour?

Three years ago, I published an Instructable for a paper catapult, which has had a steady trickle of interest ever since.

Recently, Instructables member hintss created files for it to be printed in 3d, but i don't have access to a 3d printer :-(

If you have access to a 3d printer, and the time/resources to spare, could you have a look at the files hintss has posted in the comments of the Instructable, and maybe even print one off??

Please?  I'll even create a shiny new patch for you?



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Jayefuu7 years ago
I'd be willing to donate you $100 in shapeways vouchers kiteman if they're still valid. I won them in a competition last year. If not the guy next door to our work has a 3d printer....
Kiteman (author)  Jayefuu7 years ago
Ooh.

But - do the files work? I don't know.
Jayefuu Kiteman7 years ago
Ummmm, what format are they? I can see if I can open them in the cad software we have.
Kiteman (author)  Jayefuu7 years ago
One has a scad extension, the other is stl.

They're on the Ible linked above.
PKM7 years ago
Would it not be easier to produce some nets (or whatever you call them) so that it could be, for instance, laser cut by your friendly engineers with a laser cutter? A nice purple frosted translucent catapult, perhaps...
Kiteman (author)  PKM7 years ago
Oh... and held together by those neat joints that Jayefuu came across!
Taking a quick look at the STL file it has a volume of 46 cm^3, that'll cost about $75 and up at Shapeways. I have no idea what a scad file is, but if you could have them re make the model as a shell, open at the bottom, say with a wall thickness of 3mm, it would be much cheaper.
Kiteman (author)  Tool Using Animal7 years ago
$75??

Ouch - I'll stick to pennies for paper, but if anybody does make one, it would be cool to see...
 if this is improved 3d laser printers would be quite cheap. saw it from this slashdot post