My design is coming along nicely and I have received my first set of items. I am very pleased with how the man operates and the push button looks to work well. I should be able to begin printing next Monday.
I have designed my fan so that the head piece is removable. Considering that piece is relatively cheap to print, I am going to experiment with different shapes. to achieve different aesthetics.
After talking with Kai in the ITLL it turns out the uPrint 3D printer uses filler material, but is significantly less expensive than the Objet. This is a huge relief for me as I was expecting to have to design to the LulzBots due to price. One downside to the uPrint is I won’t have the ability to choose the color. Most likely the material will be white as that is what is in the printer currently. Because of this my design has taken on a more futuristic aesthetic due to the simple colors and LED push button.