The following photos give us a bit of a hint. They were taken by Joe Pulcinella, a parent and professional photographer. Now, he didn't lug along his massive Canon SLR and professional lights to Hagley. After all, this was to be a fun father-child outing. But, when I saw him taking pictures with his smaller camera, and saw the quality, I asked him if he would mind letting me put them up on this blog so that you could see what he saw. He was kind enough to send some to share with you.
|Next-Gen Cube - Hagley Invention Convention (Joe Pulcinella)|
The Cubify team kept the prototype Next-Gen Cubes running non-stop, printing in both ABS and PLA. The printing table mount will be a bit different in the production machines that ship this month. This is the "pink" version of the new Cube.
|A Favorite - The Owl (Joe Pulcinella)|
My eldest granddaughter had the same reaction when she saw the owl. She wanted one. What made this particular owl so special was the new resolution of the Next-Gen Cube. The detail is stunning. Behind the owl is Keith Ozar, of the Cubify Team. Remember that name, you are going to see it a lot. More about that later. :)
|Sisters Studying the Cube's Print (Joe Pulcinella)|
It was fun to watch how the children and parents took great care to learn how the Cube created the objects. First. they took the time to watch the printing process and ask questions. But, most also wanted to pick up the printed pieces and explore them in depth. This was the "Blue" version of the Next-Gen Cube.
|Studying the Cube's Print Up Close (Joe Pulcinella)||'s|
I've been printing with a 3D printer for a while now. But, even I had to pick up the Rhino and experience for myself how smoothly it was printed with the Next-Gen Cube. And, I also have to marvel that this was printed without requiring either raft or supports! Be sure to click on the image to see it at full size.
|Intense Focus on the Cube Printing (Joe Pulcinella)|
Seeing people intently trying to drink in exactly how the Next-Gen Cube worked its magic was a lot of fun. But, seeing the quality of the printed output was equally fun. The large rook, alligator and planter were all created on the Next-Gen Cube. Again, click on an image to see those teeth in the jaws of that croc and be amazed that they were not only very sharp... But, printed without any support at all!
(I still have to find the site to download the Alligator and Rhino. When I do, I will update this blog entry with the links.)
Thank you Joe. I enjoyed meeting you and our discussions about what a wonderful job the Cubes were doing. I really appreciate the pictures and I'm sure the readers are equally appreciative.