We currently have two 3D printers — the Flashforge Creator Pro and the XYZPrinting Da Vinci 1.0. What we want to do is use a variety of 3D printers so that the LipSync parts can be printed on a range of printers, and can be made by makers with a variety of different printer set-ups.
A shot of the first print done by our Flashforge Creator Pro — a test print
Our engineering student Charles showing off the capabilities of 3D printing to our office staff in front of the Creator Pro
One thing that we don’t want is to have the prints only work on one kind of printer, or the most high-end, expensive one. The Da Vinci 1.0 is one of the more affordable models of 3D printer, while both the Creator Pro and the Da Vinci 1.0 are popular among makers across the US.
Our other printer, the XYZPrinting Da Vinci 1.0, next to some cylinders that were printed inside it
Our goal with the LipSync is accessibility. But in order for it to be accessible to users, it has to be accessible to makers, whatever their 3D printer set-up may be.