October 23, 2017 at 8:18 am #65002
We talked about this a bit on the show… Orange Block IS now. I feel like if I made a few, some listeners would want them, but I don’t think it would go much farther than a few of them. If I offered you guys Orange Block (any style/all styles) the hard thing is coming up with a price that makes it worth my time/effort, but isn’t stupid as I’m not going to make anything significant out of them. I can print approx 3 blocks (original or new) from an entire spool of material (yeah, they are filament hogs) meaning the material cost is about $10-12 per block. The part where this gets hard to calculate is time… they take 18-20 hours to print which means that’s all my printer is doing… printing an OB, and burning power.
Knowing all of that… if you wanted one, what would it be worth?October 23, 2017 at 4:06 pm #65006
I don’t think you can put a price on the orange block. It just does too much. It will actually end up saving you hundreds of dollars.
You MIGHT want to be careful printing the first one, this is uncharted territory as some have referred to the orange block as a “free energy” machine, but no one understands the principle behind it. Please wear all appropriate safety gear including a tin foil hat.October 23, 2017 at 7:21 pm #65007
I had everything bolted down for the first sones I printed for Jerry and Rob. Protective eyewear and EMS on-site should be a given.
It really seems like they wouldn’t be worth doing more than once at $25 b/c of all of the time and power usage. And is a $30 Orange Block, really a thing?October 23, 2017 at 9:08 pm #65010
As one of the half dozen most hardcore SOS listeners it is practically unthinkable that my existence should proceed much further without Orange Block in and around my life, but as a poor, destitute college student who would also need to factor in international postage I must concede it is a dream I must leave unfulfilled.
- Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.October 24, 2017 at 5:35 am #65011
Yeah, I wonder how bad shipping to the Hobbit-land would be. I could probably save a bundle on that though at work.October 24, 2017 at 3:36 pm #65012
Glad to hear you had things under control. Trying to imagine actually having an EMT on site:
“I need you to make sure nothing happens here”
“Sir you’re using a 3D printer, how it is dangerous”
“It’s not the printer we need to worry about here…”
Are you using a solid interior? Would it reduce the power of the block itself if we chose a honeycomb interior or would it just attract bees? Maybe only bee’s knees
Just thinking about cost for us international boys
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October 26, 2017 at 7:45 am #65016
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For the prints that I already did, they are both at 30% infill and are reasonably strong. We wanted some weight to the thing, so I could increase the infill to 40% but honestly it would just burn up material. I know the original OB is rectilliar infill, but the New OB may be fast honeycomb. They are strong enough to handle normally, even mess with, but I wouldn’t stand on one until the infill were put up a bit.
Those are PLA, but I think I’ll print all future ones in ABS because I just have better results with it in general. I actually don’t care for PLA very much so far.October 26, 2017 at 6:05 pm #65018
I want my next Ob made out of African Pygmy bones. And so it shall be done.November 30, 2017 at 10:48 am #65098
Okay, so I did open an Etsy shop today for the only purpose of offering these up if you guys actually want them. No way around it, shipping kinda sucks for anything further than 3 feet, but I don’t want to deliver a product that isn’t what it’s supposed to be.
The photos are temp, will get some better ones up as I print these but here you go. Shop is open, order if you want them.December 1, 2017 at 12:57 pm #65102
HA! The family pack is a lovely touch.
- Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.December 1, 2017 at 3:18 pm #65104
Somehow I missed the part where I needed to set the inventory higher the “1”, and so the original OB was looking sold out. I fixed that now, for anyone that just has to have one, but couldn’t get the original.December 1, 2017 at 5:15 pm #65106
That’s right suckas I bought the only one available. THE POWER IS MINE!December 1, 2017 at 9:54 pm #65108December 2, 2017 at 8:45 am #65109
When and how will that diabolical genius strike next.
Only with Orange Block would we have any chance of knowing.
- Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.December 12, 2017 at 12:08 pm #65119
Okay Newman… it’s on the way so pick out the perfect location and get ready to enjoy life with Orange Block. Thanks for being patient while I dealt with the horrors of printing this block in a new location, with a different filament (it failed… like a lot).
Because you were first, and because you had to wait longer than planned, I did a little something extra on yours. It’s not perfect, but it was fun. Enjoy!
Everyone else, I can make Orange Block pretty consistently now, the trick was to do what I did the first time (print with PLA and not ABS). Anyway, if you are suffering a serious lack of Orange Block, get one. There is still a little time before Christmas (for the US and probably Canada).
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