The Printrbot Simple Kit:
arrived to our Kitware Clifton Park offices on Monday:
at that point, it looked like this:
and now it looks like this:
The instructions said that it would take one person about four hours to assemble it.
But for our brave, software-minded, Kitwareans it took only seven hours of three Ph.D.s and two R&D engineers to do it.
Why did we go through the troubles of building one, if one can order it already assembled?
Here is how our team of 3D Kitwareans assembled a PrintrBot 3D Printer in a glorious November afternoon,
No fingers nor human limbs were lost in the process.
(…and no: sticking your fingers with superglue does not count as a workplace accident…).
Execution was (mostly) flawless, and only one bolt was missing at the end (…as far as we know…)
This completed the set up of the hardware part…