Shapeways member Paulo Rebordao used a lot of home made tech and skill and ten months of his time to create his Oil Rig Turntable. He has a great story on his blog detailing the design and workings of his awesome machine. We're really happy that he also used Shapeways along with Google Sketch Up to design and make the tangential tonearm for the Oil Rig. He has a post detailing it on our forum but his blog tells you the whole story as well as lets you hear and see it on a video.
On the 1st of March we will be one year old!! That was when our
first model was uploaded, ordered and delivered. That was when Shapeways went from being an idea, a stack of business plans, to becoming real. To celebrate this with you we will offer you all a 25% discount on White, Strong & Flexible orders until the end of this month. For the next few days White, Strong & Flexible costs $1.40 including shipping.
Because things are about to get crazy over here: this offer is limited to one order per person and on orders up and until $300 in total. Even if you have a 3D printer at home this discount will probably make it cheaper to order via Shapeways! Check out the prices of all the things in our Shops and don't forget to wish us a happy Birthday on the 1st of March!
Photo credit: Daguella manera, Creative Commons, Attribution. The use of the photograph is an attempt at humor: clearance means sale or vertical space or permission to go ahead depending on the situation and country.
Peter Paul and myself will be at the Newcastle Maker Faire on March 14th and 15th. It is the first Maker Faire in the UK and we can not wait to go and meet all the makers that are there. If you're a Shapeways community member and are in the area around that time: we'd love to meet you! Send me an email and we'll see when we can meet up.
If you think that we should show off your model to all the makers that are there send me the link to your model and we'll see if we can print it and take it with us.
If you want to get an impression of how completely and totally we are looking forward to going: check out these photos from the Bay Area Maker Faire.
The picture to the right is by stevevitak, Creative Commons: Attribution and is of a Dalek Pumpkin. So yes, it is probably yummy but can I eat it upstairs?