Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Team Earl Grey - Portland State University Senior Capstone

For my senior capstone project I have the honor of leading Team Earl Grey, working with 3D Systems on an ambitious 3D printing project. Our goal is to create a fully-functional 3D printed machine that is no assembly required. This doesn't sound like the biggest challenge on face value, but to actually get a 3D printer to create a working machine is quite the challenge, as usually they print the parts, then someone puts them together, using all sorts of fasteners.

Side note on how we got our name: 3D printers creating fully-functional machines is pretty much the spiritual predecessor of the replicator machine found on Star Trek. So, Team Earl Grey was born.

There will be more to come with our final design!

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