Commit 4239f6fa authored by Michael Demetriou's avatar Michael Demetriou

Include @Tzo's fixes

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## Consolidation
Being spread too thin is always a recipe for not accomplishing anything so I've decided to consolidate things a bit though arguably these are still (over-?)ambitious goals. Our projects for the tech team here at *d-e* are three-fold:
Being spread too thin is always a recipe for not accomplishing anything so I've decided to consolidate things a bit, though arguably these are still (over-?)ambitious goals. Our projects for the tech team here at *d-e* are three-fold:
### Rosalind
[Rosalind] is our home-grown [RepRap] 3D Printer and this year I'd like to see it grow beyond the boundaries of this office. The general goal is to make it the easiest printer to build for someone that would like to build their first 3D printer.
[Rosalind] is our home-grown [RepRap] 3D Printer and this year I'd like to see it grow beyond the boundaries of this office. The general goal is to make it the easiest printer to construct for someone that would like to build their first 3D printer.
*Rosalind* is parametric, meaning that you can build one with whatever size you like and choose the parts that will go in it (restrictions apply :-P ). It is also open source so everybody can improve on it.
We need to create instructions that are easy to follow yet teach the builder the basics of 3D printing. Of course, a nice, friendly promotional website is required as well as a tool that will help builders configure their printer and list the required parts and materials. This tool can also potentially help us fund further development by including affiliate links for procurement of equipment.
We need to create instructions that are easy to follow, yet teach the builder the basics of 3D printing. Of course, a nice, friendly promotional website is required as well as a tool that will help builders configure their printer and list the required parts and materials. This tool can also potentially help us fund further development via affiliate links for procurement of equipment.
Further down the road we can consider building and selling kits or even pre-assembled 3D printers.
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### Exploring BIM via Free-CAD
As we have mentioned in our final [Drafting through the Decades] blogpost we think [BIM] is the future of Computer Aided Design and since there is a [Free Software] BIM solution we definitely need to pursue it. We do not have a full, consistent digital representation of our new office building so this is a very nice way to start exploring the benefits of BIM. Since we have just moved and we still have a lot of things to fix and improve this will help our day to day operations too.
As we have mentioned in our final [Drafting through the Decades] blogpost we think [BIM] is the future of Computer Aided Design and since there is a [Free Software] BIM solution we definitely need to pursue it. We do not have a full, consistent digital representation of our new office building so this is a very nice way to start exploring the benefits of BIM. Since we have just moved in and we still have a lot of things to fix and improve this will help our day to day operations too.
We plan to document this exploration and share our experience with the world via live-streams, videos, tutorials and blog posts. Stay tuned.
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