Being at FOSDEM 2017 in Brussels we had a very special eye catcher with us: a 3D-printer, producing our own clouds. The also store your data very secure (because of the strong neodym magnets), … well at least in form of paper notes at your fridge or whiteboard.
Jürgen – both ownCloud employee and running FabLab Nuremberg – took the printer with him. As many of you asked, here are some information regarding our setting:
The 3D printer is called »TinyBoy Fabricator« – An open design 3D printer for student and kids. It’s a small, easy to build, yet very affordable machine. The size is just 15 x 15 x 21cm , even smaller than an A4 sheet of paper, therefore, it fits on regular computer desks. The design aims as an entry-level machine for students and newbies to learn 3D modeling technology and train for creative thinking. It is an opensource hardware design, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 and fully exposed on https://github.com/HKCOTA/TinyBoy with
- a complete bill of materials for standard stock items like motors and electronics.
- complete 2D-drawings ready for use with a lasercutter to produce all other parts from 3mm plastic sheets (typically in bright neon colored arylic) at your nearby Hackerspace or FabLab.
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:701548 features all the needed files in ready to use formats and has a good technical overview.
At FabLab Nuremberg Jürgen developed some practical add-ons and modifications, as well as a collection of improvements that would go into the next redesign iteration. There are multiple extra for fans keeping the machine cool, a stand for the filament spool, extra legs, LED illumination and an added OrangePi to make it print without a permanent USB connection to a laptop or workstation.
His collection of existing and future ideas are at https://github.com/fablabnbg/tinyboy.