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Jellybox improvement based on 26. Copying

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Possible Solutions:

  1. A carousel of print beds for copying prints
  2. Include the original designs for reprinting on an SD card
  3. Have the acrylic pieces be 3D printed
  4. A mechanical device that removes completed prints off the bed automatically
  5. Be able to print a mould for creating an extruder head
  6. Include a “Print Last” button
  7. Have a quantity button option: Print 1,2,3,4,5 of the file.
  8. Make a video of 3D printing materials
  9. Instead of zip-tying pieces, they can snap together with 3d printed parts
  10. Give individuals a 3D printing online course
  11. Use basic string to attach the printer as opposed to zipties
  12. Use high tech scanner (built into printer) that copied 3d objects and creates stl files for them to be copied with the printer
  13. Offer the specs for the size of the box that holds the printer so someone can make their own case for it
  14. Have a “duplicate printer” option to reprint an entire printer except for the metal pieces and wires
  15. Have a connector cord that connects two printers. When printing something on one, it makes it print on the other simultaneously
  16. Create a bigger printer that has a bigger print bed so that more can be printed at one time
  17. Be able to print a mould for most printable objects, which makes it faster to replicate
  18. Have a built in filament recycler that allows you to melt down used filament

Ebumba (talk) 06:57, 24 April 2017 (PDT)

Hschabes (talk) 06:56, 24 April 2017 (PDT)