After looking at the Kickstarter I'm nervous about these folks'
ability to deliver, and maybe a little puzzled about price. That said,
it would be fun to have a filament winder in the EPL. IDK. --Bart

On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 5:03 PM, Nathan Bergey <nat...@psas.pdx.edu> wrote:
> I was chatting about filament winders today and someone showed me this
> one that is on kickstarter right now:
>
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1157143472/x-winder-the-worlds-first-desktop-filament-winder
>
>
> Should PSAS pitch some money at it?
>
> One the one hand I'm not sure it's robust and well tested enough to be
> worth it, but on the other hand we wouldn't have to make one. On the
> other-other hand, we wouldn't get to make one :-)
>
> Also there is the whole kickstarter thing, like will it get funded and
> how far behind in fulfillment they end up.
>
> I'm pretty sensitive to the build vs buy argument. I hate spending
> *large* amounts of time on things we could conceivable buy. So I'm
> tempted to recommend this or try and find some other cheap COTS
> winder. But how cheap is worth it?
>
> I wonder if anyone has any thoughts about this?
>
>
> -Nathan
>
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