Our Thing-o-matic arrived this week, in pieces as expected. Sifting through the different pieces to ensure we had all the required pieces gave us also a better idea of what type of task it is going to be to construct the Thing-o-matic. The pieces used seem rather ingeniously obvious, such as a computer power supply, cheap, comes with its own fan/cooling and can support a lot of wattage.
Now we need to gather the tools and expertise, we will be borrowing a soldering iron and skilled hands from psytechelectronics as well as David Chan, Master of engineering from the University of South Australia to construct our makerbot. Of course our technical officer will be there to help with the construction as well as other staff members to offer support in the way of sustenance and sanity.