We're putting together a table to demonstrate 3D printers at the Minne-Faire. We have a goal of attempting to print all the required parts for a new RepRap Prusa i2 before the end of the faire. Said printer will be auctioned off, hopefully as a complete kit ready for assembly. We're not sure if this is something we can have ready for the end of the faire or if it will occur at a later date, it's an idea and we're still ironing out the details.
I have all of the STL files and David B. offered to supply the filament. I kept track of the print times and material quantities for the last set of Prusa parts I printed and, barring any failures, should take 55 meters of filament and about 45 hours cumulative print time on a 0.35mm nozzle at 40% infill. We'd love to be able to have enough machines to crank out a set in a day, but I think if we get finished before the end of the faire it can still be dubbed a success. I recommend we use PLA mainly because not everyone has a heated bed, namely myself, and it smells nicer.
Please, contact me if you're interested in participating. I know there are a lot of folks out there that have printers in various states of repair, so if you're interested but your machine is currently non-functional maybe we can have RepRap Repair day (RepRapair?) before the faire.
Instructables is my crack.
You can't have Success without the suck.
Too many irons, not enough fire.