Get our MakePlace a 3D printer

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Get Our Make Place A 3 D Printer

Project 2012-10-12 01:55:26 +1300

The seriously cool stuff first.

In this PledgeMe campaign we are trying to gather funds for an Ultimaker 3D printer for our members at the MakePlace to use. 

A whaaa??

A 3D printer!.. You've seen them on TV or on the Interweb right? It is a machine with which you can essentially create any shape object you can think of and print it straight from the computer!

Really? That sounds sooo out there!?

We know!

Here is a picture of one of those printers actually printing a Yoda bust:

Printing a yoda head

You can see that the head is slowly made up from plastic, layer by layer, that gets extruded from a nozzle. A bit like printing ink with a conventional printer. How cool is that?


Real cool!

But what is that Makeplace that you mention?

Well. Hawkes Bay (New Zealand) is well known for its wineries, orchards and Art Deco. The area is foremost a tourist destination and a beautiful place to live. Unfortunately this also means that many young and talented local people move out of the area and don’t come back because of the lack of opportunity. 


Hawkes Bay

We want to contribute a positive change in the area. In concrete terms we are setting up a MakePlace in Napier.

Our MakePlace is a shared urban workshop (hackerspace, makerspace, fablab) where everyone is invited to work and create. The people that become member of our MakePlace are inventors, entrepreneurs, makers, hackers, tinkerers, artists and arts and crafts enthusiasts.

MakerSpace in Chile

As a nation we have succeeded in doing the same with the Film industry (think Peter Jackson and Weta) for the Wellington area. So we think that we have a good chance to do the same for Hawkes Bay. We want to be part of changing the Hawkes Bay region into a buzzing region and give young people a reason to stick around or at least come back after their world trip!

Visit our website for more info on our MakePlace in Napier: www.makeplace.co.nz 


So, why the 3D printer?

The 3D printer is the first and most crucial piece of equipment that will be installed into the MakePlace. With this printer we can offer people something that they cannot afford to have in their homes. It allows the creative spirit of our people to flow. It allows them to make things they otherwise couldn't have dreamt of making.

In helping us get this printer, you help us help the Hawkes Bay region. And we will be one step closer towards bringing the buzz into the region in the hope that it creates opportunities for our young and talented folk.


What 3D printer do you have your eye on?

We feel that the UltiMaker printer (www.ultimaker.com) is the best value for our/ your money with its large build volume, easy setup and high speed. 
We have already contacted Ultimaker and the deal is ready to roll!

Thanks you for your help..!


FAQ

Q: If I pledge a Month Membership, what do I get?
A: You'll get a month membership as described here: http://makeplace.co.nz/join-us/
Both will give you full access to the facilities and all tools. The Casual Maker membership gives you access any 3 days per week and the Serious Maker membership any 7 days. MakePlace aims to be open by mid 2013.
For those not wanting to commit a whole month we have added a new reward for a Day Experience to try out the facilities!

Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Two. One to hold the giraffe and the other to fill the bathtub with brightly colored machine tools.

Q: When do I get the 3D prints that I pledged for?
A: As soon as this PledgeMe Campaign ends successfully, we are transferring the money to Ultimaker that will send out the printer straight away. We expect the printer to get here 2 weeks after that. Then we need to setup the printer and start printing! So hopefully we can get the first prints sent away before Christmas! 
Obviously, for the Own Design and House print, we'll have to receive instructions from you and then get busy on our software to get it ready for printing. Hopefully we can get that done before we receive the printer.

Q: What would the Own Design, Bracelet and Your House rewards look like?
A: Obviously that would depend on what your Design (company logo perhaps!) or your house/ building look like.. There are some technical restrictions that we can only assess until we see what you want to have printed. But below a few samples of firstly a logo and secondly a house. In the middle the Bracelet (from design house Nervous) that will be printed in size to choose as per below:
small - inner diameter: 2.3in/58mm,
medium - inner diameter: 2.5in/63mm,
large - inner diameter: 2.7in/68mm;


Any more questions you'd like to ask? Just leave us a comment.




Comments

Updates 6

Good news!

26/12/2012 at 2:19 AM

Hi All,

Guess what we got for Christmas!?

Exactly! A 3D printer! The exact one that we were trying to raise funds for! How great is that!?
Thanks Santa!
Well.. not quite Santa.. We decided to try and scratch funds together by reaching into our own life savings and buy the 3D printer. Raising the funds through PledgeMe would have made things a lot easier, but who said life was meant to be easy, right?

So.. Good news for the MakePlace, but also for everyone who pledged us funds to have a 3D print done. Now we can grant your wish! Just send us an email and we'll get it sorted out for the same amount that you pledged for if you're still keen!

For all other pledgers that have pledged for non-3D printed rewards, please also send us an email and we will grant you your reward for the amount that was listed on our campaign.

Our email: [email protected] or use the contact form on our website makeplace.co.nz.

Obviously if you want to see the printer or have something that you'd like to see printed, drop us a line as well!

Keep updated by checking our website (makeplace.co.nz) every now and again!




Campaign has closed.. But wait!

03/12/2012 at 3:06 AM

Yes, the PledgeMe campaign has closed and we have not been able to raise enough funds unfortunately..

But wait! We will have some great news to share pretty soon.
So check our website www.makeplace.co.nz soon for news and sign up there to be kept up to date.

For the generous people who have pledged money to get a 3D print, send us an email via the website and we will arrange to have it printed for the price that you pledged for. We don't want to disappoint you!

Regards,
The team @ the MakePlace.


Last few days.

28/11/2012 at 7:40 PM

Well.. The campaign only has 4 more days to go.
The total amount of money pledged hasn't quite reached its goal yet, so there is still the chance for you to get some great rewards through our campaign!
Tell everyone you know and make those last days count!

Thanks from the team at the MakePlace.

Added designer Bracelet Award

27/10/2012 at 7:19 PM

For those who cannot quite think of anything they'd like to have printed themselves, we've added a very nice piece of jewelry to the rewards list.
A beautiful bracelet that has originally been designed by famous design house N-e-r-v-o-u-s with an intricate shape that reminds us of an organic cellular system..
In the words of the designers:
"Inspired by the complex forms of radiolarians, where intricate pattern is integral to structure, these shapes derive from a simulation of spring meshes which form mirrored catenoid surfaces. We created interactive software to morph, twist, and subdivide each design, transforming a simple mesh to a complex patterned structure." 

The sizes that you can choose from:
small - inner diameter: 2.3in/58mm,
medium - inner diameter: 2.5in/63mm,
large - inner diameter: 2.7in/68mm;

Soo... 
What are you waiting for?
Get yourself your first 3D printed bracelet to add to your collection!

Thanks from the Team @ MakePlace

Added FAQs and new reward!

23/10/2012 at 10:09 AM

We've added a FAQ section at the end of the "About" section because people had some questions they wanted answered. Let us know by leaving a comment if you have any other questions.
We have also added the Day Experience Reward to our list of rewards. For people that do not want to commit to a full month of membership, but just want to experience the MakePlace for a day. Get to know us and be creative! For $15 that is a day well spent!

It is on!

22/10/2012 at 10:02 PM

Waah!
The PledgeMe Campaign started just yesterday and already we have 3 pledges!
The article at the fruitbowl has been attracting lots of attention.
Thanks guys!

Just wanted to mention that if you are a business owner the "Your own design 3D printed." reward is ideal to get your logo printed in 3D. 
Just like Ryan from Tweet2eat will be doing..( Tweet2eat here )

Thank you all for your support and interest!

    Pledgers 8

    Brody Radford
    2012-11-05 11:00:13 +1300
    harry machiela
    2012-11-01 09:31:51 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-11-01 01:32:39 +1300
    David Bellini
    2012-10-26 08:09:38 +1300
    Jodine Hansen
    2012-10-24 07:34:25 +1300
    Lyn Cheyne
    2012-10-23 09:56:59 +1300
    Tweet To Eat Ryan
    2012-10-22 21:12:06 +1300
    Peter Sandkuijl
    2012-10-22 19:25:53 +1300

    Followers 3

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    Get Our Make Place A 3 D Printer

    Project 2012-10-12 01:55:26 +1300

    The seriously cool stuff first.

    In this PledgeMe campaign we are trying to gather funds for an Ultimaker 3D printer for our members at the MakePlace to use. 

    A whaaa??

    A 3D printer!.. You've seen them on TV or on the Interweb right? It is a machine with which you can essentially create any shape object you can think of and print it straight from the computer!

    Really? That sounds sooo out there!?

    We know!

    Here is a picture of one of those printers actually printing a Yoda bust:

    Printing a yoda head

    You can see that the head is slowly made up from plastic, layer by layer, that gets extruded from a nozzle. A bit like printing ink with a conventional printer. How cool is that?


    Real cool!

    But what is that Makeplace that you mention?

    Well. Hawkes Bay (New Zealand) is well known for its wineries, orchards and Art Deco. The area is foremost a tourist destination and a beautiful place to live. Unfortunately this also means that many young and talented local people move out of the area and don’t come back because of the lack of opportunity. 


    Hawkes Bay

    We want to contribute a positive change in the area. In concrete terms we are setting up a MakePlace in Napier.

    Our MakePlace is a shared urban workshop (hackerspace, makerspace, fablab) where everyone is invited to work and create. The people that become member of our MakePlace are inventors, entrepreneurs, makers, hackers, tinkerers, artists and arts and crafts enthusiasts.

    MakerSpace in Chile

    As a nation we have succeeded in doing the same with the Film industry (think Peter Jackson and Weta) for the Wellington area. So we think that we have a good chance to do the same for Hawkes Bay. We want to be part of changing the Hawkes Bay region into a buzzing region and give young people a reason to stick around or at least come back after their world trip!

    Visit our website for more info on our MakePlace in Napier: www.makeplace.co.nz 


    So, why the 3D printer?

    The 3D printer is the first and most crucial piece of equipment that will be installed into the MakePlace. With this printer we can offer people something that they cannot afford to have in their homes. It allows the creative spirit of our people to flow. It allows them to make things they otherwise couldn't have dreamt of making.

    In helping us get this printer, you help us help the Hawkes Bay region. And we will be one step closer towards bringing the buzz into the region in the hope that it creates opportunities for our young and talented folk.


    What 3D printer do you have your eye on?

    We feel that the UltiMaker printer (www.ultimaker.com) is the best value for our/ your money with its large build volume, easy setup and high speed. 
    We have already contacted Ultimaker and the deal is ready to roll!

    Thanks you for your help..!


    FAQ

    Q: If I pledge a Month Membership, what do I get?
    A: You'll get a month membership as described here: http://makeplace.co.nz/join-us/
    Both will give you full access to the facilities and all tools. The Casual Maker membership gives you access any 3 days per week and the Serious Maker membership any 7 days. MakePlace aims to be open by mid 2013.
    For those not wanting to commit a whole month we have added a new reward for a Day Experience to try out the facilities!

    Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?
    A: Two. One to hold the giraffe and the other to fill the bathtub with brightly colored machine tools.

    Q: When do I get the 3D prints that I pledged for?
    A: As soon as this PledgeMe Campaign ends successfully, we are transferring the money to Ultimaker that will send out the printer straight away. We expect the printer to get here 2 weeks after that. Then we need to setup the printer and start printing! So hopefully we can get the first prints sent away before Christmas! 
    Obviously, for the Own Design and House print, we'll have to receive instructions from you and then get busy on our software to get it ready for printing. Hopefully we can get that done before we receive the printer.

    Q: What would the Own Design, Bracelet and Your House rewards look like?
    A: Obviously that would depend on what your Design (company logo perhaps!) or your house/ building look like.. There are some technical restrictions that we can only assess until we see what you want to have printed. But below a few samples of firstly a logo and secondly a house. In the middle the Bracelet (from design house Nervous) that will be printed in size to choose as per below:
    small - inner diameter: 2.3in/58mm,
    medium - inner diameter: 2.5in/63mm,
    large - inner diameter: 2.7in/68mm;


    Any more questions you'd like to ask? Just leave us a comment.




    Comments

    Good news!

    26/12/2012 at 2:19 AM

    Hi All,

    Guess what we got for Christmas!?

    Exactly! A 3D printer! The exact one that we were trying to raise funds for! How great is that!?
    Thanks Santa!
    Well.. not quite Santa.. We decided to try and scratch funds together by reaching into our own life savings and buy the 3D printer. Raising the funds through PledgeMe would have made things a lot easier, but who said life was meant to be easy, right?

    So.. Good news for the MakePlace, but also for everyone who pledged us funds to have a 3D print done. Now we can grant your wish! Just send us an email and we'll get it sorted out for the same amount that you pledged for if you're still keen!

    For all other pledgers that have pledged for non-3D printed rewards, please also send us an email and we will grant you your reward for the amount that was listed on our campaign.

    Our email: [email protected] or use the contact form on our website makeplace.co.nz.

    Obviously if you want to see the printer or have something that you'd like to see printed, drop us a line as well!

    Keep updated by checking our website (makeplace.co.nz) every now and again!




    Campaign has closed.. But wait!

    03/12/2012 at 3:06 AM

    Yes, the PledgeMe campaign has closed and we have not been able to raise enough funds unfortunately..

    But wait! We will have some great news to share pretty soon.
    So check our website www.makeplace.co.nz soon for news and sign up there to be kept up to date.

    For the generous people who have pledged money to get a 3D print, send us an email via the website and we will arrange to have it printed for the price that you pledged for. We don't want to disappoint you!

    Regards,
    The team @ the MakePlace.


    Last few days.

    28/11/2012 at 7:40 PM

    Well.. The campaign only has 4 more days to go.
    The total amount of money pledged hasn't quite reached its goal yet, so there is still the chance for you to get some great rewards through our campaign!
    Tell everyone you know and make those last days count!

    Thanks from the team at the MakePlace.

    Added designer Bracelet Award

    27/10/2012 at 7:19 PM

    For those who cannot quite think of anything they'd like to have printed themselves, we've added a very nice piece of jewelry to the rewards list.
    A beautiful bracelet that has originally been designed by famous design house N-e-r-v-o-u-s with an intricate shape that reminds us of an organic cellular system..
    In the words of the designers:
    "Inspired by the complex forms of radiolarians, where intricate pattern is integral to structure, these shapes derive from a simulation of spring meshes which form mirrored catenoid surfaces. We created interactive software to morph, twist, and subdivide each design, transforming a simple mesh to a complex patterned structure." 

    The sizes that you can choose from:
    small - inner diameter: 2.3in/58mm,
    medium - inner diameter: 2.5in/63mm,
    large - inner diameter: 2.7in/68mm;

    Soo... 
    What are you waiting for?
    Get yourself your first 3D printed bracelet to add to your collection!

    Thanks from the Team @ MakePlace

    Added FAQs and new reward!

    23/10/2012 at 10:09 AM

    We've added a FAQ section at the end of the "About" section because people had some questions they wanted answered. Let us know by leaving a comment if you have any other questions.
    We have also added the Day Experience Reward to our list of rewards. For people that do not want to commit to a full month of membership, but just want to experience the MakePlace for a day. Get to know us and be creative! For $15 that is a day well spent!

    It is on!

    22/10/2012 at 10:02 PM

    Waah!
    The PledgeMe Campaign started just yesterday and already we have 3 pledges!
    The article at the fruitbowl has been attracting lots of attention.
    Thanks guys!

    Just wanted to mention that if you are a business owner the "Your own design 3D printed." reward is ideal to get your logo printed in 3D. 
    Just like Ryan from Tweet2eat will be doing..( Tweet2eat here )

    Thank you all for your support and interest!

      Brody Radford
      2012-11-05 11:00:13 +1300
      harry machiela
      2012-11-01 09:31:51 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-11-01 01:32:39 +1300
      David Bellini
      2012-10-26 08:09:38 +1300
      Jodine Hansen
      2012-10-24 07:34:25 +1300
      Lyn Cheyne
      2012-10-23 09:56:59 +1300
      Tweet To Eat Ryan
      2012-10-22 21:12:06 +1300
      Peter Sandkuijl
      2012-10-22 19:25:53 +1300

      Followers of Get our MakePlace a 3D printer

      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 05/11/2012 at 11:00 AM.