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  • 1. Printing trains.Using technology to bringuser centricity to thephysical world of hobbies.Chris Thorpe@jaggeree
  • 2. I’ve been on a journey tofall back in love with myhobby.
  • 3. The essence of hobby.
  • 4. Fun. Challenging. Passingtime. Social/solitary.Learning/developing.
  • 5. I also want to feelcherished/listened to/thought about as acustomer.
  • 6. I’m either bored by themass produced or underserved by the smallproducer.
  • 7. Some things are tooperfect, others are old andbusted.
  • 8. Railway modellers havebeen the victims of anarms race betweenmanufacturers and thetrade press.
  • 9. The only story I can tell isunboxing.
  • 10. The only story I can tell isfrustration (and burnt/stuck together fingers).
  • 11. Why care about stories?
  • 12. Designing for at least two.Matt Locke
  • 13. Data + Time = StoryMatt Locke
  • 14. What is the equation for ahobby?
  • 15. Fun. Challenging. Passingtime. Social/solitary.Learning/developing.
  • 16. Actual enjoymentExpected enjoyment ∝ Satisfaction
  • 17. Value for moneyClarityQualityChallengeEducation
  • 18. Finally it looks like wemight be able to haveexactly what we want.
  • 19. Things are lining up, tomake assembling atomseasier and cheaper.
  • 20. Kickstarter is a futuresmarket for product.Fred WilsonTechCrunch Disrupt 2011
  • 21. Shapeways:Manufacturing 2.0Albert WengerContinuations.
  • 22. Before we make 3Dprinting cheap, we haveto make it excellent.Bre PettisVentureBeat 2012
  • 23. Do not underestimate theadvanced technology ofthe Create and Craftchannel.and the benefit of getting ChickenPox
  • 24. China is not a long termsolution.
  • 25. Peak oil.
  • 26. We’re bringingengineering back.
  • 27. This makes thingsfaster and brings thingscloser.
  • 28. User centricity.ChoiceSimplicity/complexityCommunityExplanation/clarity
  • 29. Choice.What?How big?How complex?When?
  • 30. Simplicity/complexity.Not too completeNot too hardNot too easyCan be modifiedCan use off the shelf parts
  • 31. Community.Letting people tell their storiesLetting people submit patchesLetting people choose kits
  • 32. Explanation/clarity.InstructionsTelling the story of the kitsPhoto diariesMaking the kits “self assemble”
  • 33. Making a kitFrom measurements and photos
  • 34. Making a kitWith a laser scanner
  • 35. Thank youSculpteoShapewaysMakerBotVijay Paul of DotSanBen Bennet of Digital SurveysJulian BirleyAlice TaylorDean VipondDan CrowThe Bala Lake RailwayThe Welsh Slate MuseumKay Thaney
  • 36. Chris Thorpe@jaggeree