I got to thinking, and I realized we have a growing community here hosted by the Lulzbotites (Lulzbotanians? Lulzbotanists? Hmm.) and I see people posting, but I know little about most of them, which begs the usual questions like “Who are they? what are they 3D printing? Do they like Wombats?” You know, the usual stuff. Since we don’t have a “general” or “off Topic” section of the forum, I figure this is as good a place as any for that type of thread.
Since this is my silly idea, I’ll go ahead and start. Seems fair anyways.
A bit about yourself:
My name is Tim Pierce (you can probably guess where my shockingly origional username came from…) and I am a Regional Server and Network Administrator with the Department of Transportation in Washington. I live in the southern (soggy) half of the state. I’ve been building and breaking computers and related bits since I was 12, and I specialize in higher end gaming / engineering PC’s and custom case builds when I’m not playing with server racks, amongst too many other hobbies. In addition to being a server admin, I also run a fairly large MMO gaming forum community. I do not work for Lulzbot (I only mention that because there are people who do work for them running around here without red names and somene asked once) Oh, and wombats are awsome!
3D printer experiance:
I have what started out as a stock AO-100. This is my first 3D printer, but not my first CNC device. I do have an aluminum capable CNC mill out in the garage, and I have been tinkering with CNC routers off and on since High school on a hobby basis. I enjoy tinkering with them and learning all the secrets of 3d printerness. My end goal is to maybe offer an upgrade kit or something along those lines someday.
Why I got into 3d printing:
I want to make some of the parts I need to upgrade my CNC mill (small pulley covers, etc.) as well as various radio controll helicopter, computer case modification, and other parts as the mood takes me. I find that the ability to think up a thought, then turn it into a real thing is one of the most satisfying feelings around.
I think that covers most of it. What about the rest of you?