No, not the fruit. Our mate Phil Court of Greenstage was showing off his Open Source electric racing car that looks set to do exciting things in hill-climbing. I’m just itching to see this beast in action:
Anyhow, they needed a box for their electronics printed and so we obliged; at which point they demonstrated a James Bond-like Tumanako Dashboard of the racing car in real time on an Android phone using Open Source software.
A number of other types of electric cars were available, most of them conversions but some of the newer production models too. The GS750V is for sale – at $150,000 . There were social vehicle charging points, networked solar panels, an electrical energy co-op and – Summer at last – a solar energy exhibition where you actually got to risk sunburn!
Our printable exhibition, “Whisper Down The Lane” won won this year’s biennial NZ Open Source Award in the Arts! Well, when I say “we” it’s Bronwyn Holloway-Smith’s party and well done Bron, Antony Pelosi, Nick Graham, Aaron Lister, David Cross, Raewyn Martyn, Rohan Wealleans, Glen Hayward, Ben Pearce, Bekah Carran, & Seung Yul Oh. Vik did the 3D printer wrangling and some of the fittings on the Diamond Age repraps. The source files are on Thingiverse.com if you want to print any of the items you see below.
The postage we needed has now turned up, so people’s orders should be on their way shortly.
I would like to personally apologize for the late delivery of some people’s orders, there was a muck-up on PBT Couriers’ end and they have failed to give us some essential postage. Vik has had a rather stern conversation with a representative and the goods should be turning up today.
Thank you for the patience you all have shown so far, and again I apologize for the inconvenience.
Yep, that’s right, we’re having a Opening Party for the new premises on Friday, all are welcome. We’ll have drinkies, food, a wall that needs removal, balloons and a Airsoft Tommy Gun.
You may be able to see where we are going with this…
Anyway! The party starts at 6pm and is held in the warehouse of the new Diamond Age Solutions HQ at:
27D Waipareira Ave
So bring yourself and your friends! A comment telling us if you’re coming would be appreciated quite a lot as well.
We’re running off cellphones at the moment. We are assured that the technology required to connect us to the internets is available in NZ in as little as 5 days. The marvellous pace of technology in these isles… Meanwhile our website is, er, working fine, everything’s perfectly all right now. We’re fine. We’re all fine here now, thank you… How are you?
Hi all, we’re currently having some website coding troubles, so it would probably be best to send us a email with your orders rather than use the shop tab of the website. This should all be fixed by the 28th of October.
Cheers all for your patience,
The Diamond Age Initiative informally kicks off today with the acquisition of our new warehouse, workshop and office building. We are in the chaotic process moving in to 27D Waipareira Ave., with a store front and 420^2 metres of space, space, glorious space. We open on Monday. See you there!
“Ezmobius” from the #reprap IRC channel on http://freenode.net has been printing some really fine skulls & alien eggs from our tinted PLA.
We had to share this picture of a really neat MendelMax built by Tru Track, one of our clients and the first recipient of our upcoming UV-Resistant ASA filament which they will use in their range of weather instrumentation. Note that their cunning design uses custom precision leadscrews (not actually that expensive) and a lovely heated bed. Because of the leadscrews, no Z guide rails are needed in this version!