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3d printing local library

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by littlesister36, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. littlesister36

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    I just spoke to the liberry's media lady and she's going to print the antenna booster files I dl'd from thingiverse.com

    she estimates $30 for the 2 files. it'll be a top piece, bottom piece and the parabolic piece. I'll have to glue the 3 pieces together, then add refective tape. I'll post up progress and final unit.
     
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    Is it not cheaper to buy from the people posting here?
     
  3. littlesister36

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    yes, but I simply want to test the waters locally. I may want to design/print something in the future.
    it's only $30. and it supports a local library.
     
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    What booster files did you download? I work for a school department and we have 3 3D printers...
     
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    You are getting robbed. It's printed as one piece, not 3, and costs about 10 cents in plastic. My library printed it for free.
     

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    How can I find out if my loyal libraries have a 3d printer?
     
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    Maybe give them a call and ask :)
     
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    Those libraries ain't loyal
     
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    Yeah but in the OP's case is she supporting the library or are they extorting money from her? $30 for that ? :confused:
     
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    Don't know but I'm all for supporting our library's instead of using their money .
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    Seriously though here where I'm at our library doesn't even have one it's so small but bet the high school here does .
    Will have to look into that . Might need something one day..ya never know .
    Hey...I could Call them and ask :)
     
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    I am all for supporting the local library and other local businesses, especially being a small business owner. It seems that particular library is over charging for that type of stuff in my opinion. I have looked into buying one myself but they are evolving faster than our Phantoms! :eek:
     
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    Yeah, thats why it had 2 sides. There is a similar design for the single antenna on your P2.
     
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    Remember when we were making them out of drink cans not so long ago :)
     
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    Sure, cans work well too. For a P2 I would suggest a Red Bull can or a Starbucks 'Power Shot' can as they are smaller.

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    it's the Mountain Brook library. one of the fanciest cities in the US. they didn't get rich by giving stuff away....
     
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    Roll Tide !