So I made myself a lumenlabs projector, forever ago. I’ll put up a picture if I can find one. This thing was awesome. I filled up a whole living room wall at 1080P in the daytime for under $200 if I remember correctly. Giant ballast, giant metal halogen bulb, giant box, frensel lens, a dissected LCD monitor, and a projector lens. The thing was awesome, and it heated up the room! Seriously looked as good 12 years ago (ballpark) as a projector I tried a year ago that cost more than $700.
Then these guys came up with the micro, it was sexy. I had to have one. They were back ordered from the beginning, I never put up my money because I didn’t want to be on a waiting list, this might be why I only take back orders when the parts are less than a week out.
These guys were my inspiration for sure, then I saw and used the big Hass mills at school and really had to have one.
That linked article scares the crap out of me. I am kinda right at that point, I keep adding printers. Maybe it’s time I make a version for injection molding or easy milling. I have actually wanted to stay away from these mass production lanes because it slows progression. Simple changes cost a ton of money and time. Maybe I’m different because I sell mostly kits not print farm plastic? But if I got sick, things would stop. I hope this guy was wrong with all his assumptions, maybe I need to raise my price?
Anybody that knows money have any insight, I just like to build things…