I've finally got started printing parts for my Makerbot Semi yesterday at the QC Co-Lab in Davenport. I had spent the previous few days attending a funeral for a family member so the Makerbot Semi was put on hold for a bit. I was at the Co-Lab all day yesterday printing for a total of five and half hours. I will take photos of the progress once a few more parts are made. I want to keep the progression in a logical order otherwise it will not make much sense in the photo sequence. That and the fact that I want to paint the parts all silver for the first portion of the build. I am working on the chassis for the semi tractor and had to correct a modeling omission before I proceeded. I have that corrected now but being as the Makerbot is in Davenport and I am seventy miles from it in Dubuque it will all have to wait till tomorrow when I can spend the entire day once again.
I also had to work on a presentation today that I will be giving to the students at Hamilton Technical College in Davenport next week. Hamilton Tech is starting a new program called the Student Creative Initiative which will encourage students to create a project and Hamilton Tech will foot the bill for it. I was asked to give a presentation on what I have been creating, dreaming of, and designing to hopefully spark some ideas in the students to get them started on their own projects. I have ten minutes to talk about projects that I would normally spend a couple hours on. A tough thing to do but I think I have it pretty well dialed in for the presentation. Should be interesting no matter what.