A gracious Berthoud resident donated a 3D printer to Berthoud Robotics so that we can enhance our member opportunities. The equipment BRC has is very similar to the printers at BHS and TMS so students may be aware on how to construct models and print objects.
The printer can be used in the following ways for any BRC member that has the required training to use it. Email the firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive training.
FREE: Prototype objects for BRC Vex Online Challenge Submissions
FREE: BRC VexVRC or VexIQ related objects (printing temporary replacement robot parts or field elements)
$0.25 / 10g: BRC team projects or fundraising objects (BRC supplied filament)
$0.50 / 10g: BHS projects where the printer at BHS is not available (user supplies printer compatible filament)
$0.75 / 10g: BHS projects where the printer at BHS is not available (BRC supplied filament)
On a time available basis (discretion of the BRC board as to use and priority calls)
$1.00 / 10g: Any BRC member personal printing where BRC supplies an available filament
$0.50 / 10g: Any BRC member personal printing where member supplies the printer compatible filament
$2.00 / 10g: Non-members printing where BRC supplies an available filament
$1.00 / 10g: Non-members printing where printer compatible filament is provided
Object models must be disclosed to the supervising BRC board member before starting and any objects may be rejected at the sole discretion of the supervising board member and there is no recourse . Objects with significant (overnight) run time will be given significant scrutiny. If you have such a model you may want to contact BRC to see if we can print it at our convenience. Note that the Loveland Library has the same printers available for library card holders (which anyone can get) at similar costs and has an E-sized printer for large engineering and artistic endeavors. The Loveland Creator Space has additional programs and equipment including woodworking, laser cutters and a metal shop.
If you would like to use the device, please contact email@example.com to have your request considered. We are currently allowing only ABS and PLA and single-extruder compatible objects. BRC does not have heads compatible with flexible, carbon-fiber or conductive filaments.