The Cube joins our line-up:
- original Printrbot (currently on loan, presumed non-functional due to mishap this summer)
- Makerbot Replicator I with dual extrusion (functional - ABS)
- Printrbot Jr. v2 (functional - PLA)
- Cube - (new - PLA and ABS?)
- (soon) our 3Doodler?!
We received notification that the box had arrived during lunch time, when many students are in my room anyway, taking the opportunity to spend more time in our makerspace. The girls decided that, because the boys got to pick up the Printrbot, the girls should be the ones to retrieve the Cube.
Unfortunately, the kids only had 6 or so minutes until the end of lunch, so the crowd was gone almost as quickly as it had formed. There's a lot going on right now, so it may be a few days or weeks until we get to play with it. The best part of having an additional printer is its contribution to reducing printing turn-around time. Because so many prints are so time-intensive, the printers are often the limiting factor in production.