I recently made a blog post on my website that read:
"I need to buy supplies to continue development: balsa sheeting, HIPS filament, ABS filament, Limonene. This work is a time sink, and also a small financial drain. That’s why I’ve been using Open Source development models; to try and get support in the form of contributed development hours.
Some people can’t contribute that way but would otherwise contribute dollars instead of hours. This would help to subsidise a developer’s expenses. If there’s enough interest in a project, it could even accelerate the growth and development of a particular project. Money could be used to provide development bounties to others. I’ll be trying a few things to try and generate financial support for hardware development. Hopefully enthusiasts will be supportive."
I shortly received an email from a follower on RCGroups. He wanted to help out and got me a few rolls of HIPS! I needed this in order make my first axial compressor print. I’ve been fine tuning my multi-material Slic3r settings in preparation. Fighting against oozing…