The second month of my Dedicated Project Visit started last week. This month will focus on three main tasks that each build on the work completed successfully last month.
- Work out any problems in the torch table built last month, now referred to as Prototype 1.
- Incorporate changes into a new design that reduces costs, decreases construction difficulties, and can have the majority of construction performed by Prototype 1. This machine will be dubbed Prototype 2.
- Concoct a business model that can distribute these tables that fits in the Open Source framework, while still making money. I’ll blog more about it once I have a realistic idea of how that will work.
Some of the things I’m most excited about the above points are:
- Achieving torch table replication. Which means that if you buy one, then you can buy stock material to build your friend a torch table as well.
- Integrating with the RepRap project. This will help show that the RepRap project can scale to different materials while still remaining self-replicating.
- Developing a business model that liberates consumers from producers, and puts both parties on a mutually beneficial footing.
- Moving forward by utilizing the advanced tools I’ve already produced, to expand my current capabilities and build even more complex artifacts.