“I used to describe myself as ‘just a South African guy with an idea’,” says Richard van As, modestly, “Now I guess you could call me ‘just a South African guy with another idea’.”
But what an idea it is. To design and build the world’s toughest, roughest low-cost 3D printer and unleash it upon the world to do good.
Once upon a time – say, oh, yesterday – 3D printers were fey things which would collapse under the pressure of a hard stare. Mechanically sensitive to the slightest knock and happy to overheat under the gaze of a warm bulb, common or garden 3D printers for home or light industrial use are best built in one very stable position and left there lest they require many hours of tinkering to produce useable prints again.
(…weiter auf htxt.co.za)