(NaturalNews) I spent most of the holiday working on 3D printer designs and calibrations, and I’ve learned a tremendous amount that I’d like to share with you. This is all very practical information you’ll need to have for the upcoming launch of www.FoodRising.org where I’ll be posting open source downloadable 3D printer files that you can print on your own 3D printer.
The biggest realization so far is that the Lulzbot TAZ 4 printer is not working with the filaments needed to produce these functional, water-tight objects. This is a disappointment because I love the Lulzbot company’s open source philosophy and overall sense of innovation and optimism. I’m optimistic that their new Lulzbot Mini — coming out in February — will overcome the filament feed problems I’ve experienced with the TAZ 4, and I will of course purchase one of the Minis and review it as soon as possible. Continue reading