The CandyFab 6000
Wednesday, May 27 2009 @ 06:49 AM PDT
Contributed by: Windell
We are extremely proud to unveil this new machine, the CandyFab 6000:|
It's a brand new CandyFab-- still in beta. A clean break, designed from the ground up with almost no parts in common with the original, the CandyFab 4000. All new mechanics. All new electronics. All new software. A 3D fabbing monster with a build volume of more than 10 liters, yet small enough to fit on a desk top.
Here's one of the first objects to be fabbed on the CandyFab 6000: a drilled sphere, about two inches in diameter and layer thickness of 1/15 inch. There's plenty of room for improvement, and finally we have a machine that can be improved.
And there's much more to come. :)
Today we're relaunching the CandyFab project web site with a new look, a new logo, and new web sites forum.candyfab.org and wiki.candyfab.org, where we'll be building up documentation for the new machine.
In the next few months, much more is coming. We'll be announcing a public (hardware) beta program, announcing kits, and releasing everything-- once it's working well-- under one or more open source licenses.
The CandyFab 6000 will make its first operational public appearance this weekend at Maker Faire-- come say Hi!