What is a Grawmet?
Open3DP with the Solheim AM lab and the new WOOF student group will be showing off a fun new 3D printer at Seattle Maker Faire (June 2nd & 3rd) called a Grawmet!
We all stand on the shoulders of those that came before us in the open AM world. Starting with the teams at RepRap.org (Adrian Bowyer) and the Fab@Home.org (Hod Lipson). We thank you.
The Grawmet is of the family heritage of PrintrBot (Brook Dunn) and RepRap Wallace (Whosawhatis) with a little bit of Collapsible RepRap (Larsie).
Since Wallace and Gromit are best buddies and since we are dogs (or Dawgs) at the UW, we thought Grawmet would be a fitting name. Like Gromit, our dog also graduated with degrees in design and engineering from Dawgworts University (and is currently working on graduate degrees).
Our design goal for Grawmet was a small portable bot with a collapsible carriage whose footprint fits on a standard sheet of paper folded lengthwise. It was to be as small as possible and as low of cost as possible.
Today Grawmet is between the beta and gamma phases of the design process (which means we are still making changes but we have something fun). The parts will all be castable using your favorite resins (and colors).
Build space = 120x120x120 mm
Filament = 1.75 mm (both ABS and PLA, perhaps others)
Total Cost ~ $300 (again, our local design goal is low cost to allow student purchase).
Stay tuned for more crazy dawg adventures …