lemau: Confused Shampoo @_@ (Confused)
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Haven't updated in a while, and stuff happened. Mostly, I helped my girlfriend sell some stuff on the Bazaar in Beverwijk. It was my first go at attending a stand for three consecutive days, albeit 'short' days. I was still completely broken after the third day. It was good training and we got a couple of things from the 'black market', as they call it: Two awesome dragons with removable swords, new cartridges for the printer which had been failing his prints with the internet-ordered ones and a campaign setting book for D&D - Eberron. The printer actually worked fine with the new, dirt cheap ones.

Last weekend we visited a 3D-printing demo, which was surprisingly informative. Girlfriend doodled a quick Shampoo and the guy behind the stand photographed and 3D-Printed it. All with Apple gear too, I must add! Now, I've never been as big an Apple hater as I may have pretended to be (although I despise the fanboys), but that was flat-out impressive. The whole program was developed in C++, and with a KickStarter campaign, they actually managed to get funding for a device that will help people to both easily Doodle 3D-stuff and send it to a home-made printer.

The Animecon is coming up. I've got the saddening feeling that this will be the last con I will visit as an actual visitor. I'm not even really looking forward to it anymore.

A 3D-Printer. This is what most of them looked like. The printer heads differed per machine though. Some were 'pimped', some were equipped with one (some even with TWO!) coolers to speed up the plastic hardening. If I ever were to make one, I'd definitely include coolers.

Their first successful Doodle3D test print. He was surprised no-one had stolen it yet. XD


Date: 2013-05-30 02:01 pm (UTC)
puddingtreat: natsumichama @ LJ ([Rena])
From: [personal profile] puddingtreat
Wow that's pretty neat! :D

And have fun at Animecon, nonetheless. I guess the new location and the ridiculous prices don't really help, for that matter. That, and the convention scene is just changing into an odd mix of people taking themselves too seriously because they do fashion shows and hyperactive weebs who still think carameldansen everywhere they like is somehow acceptable. I don't really expect to be still doing this in 10 years either. I guess it's normal to grow out of certain things after a while?

Date: 2013-05-30 04:52 pm (UTC)
puddingtreat: iconmerge @ LJ ([Homura])
From: [personal profile] puddingtreat
One way to figure out, yes. :'D Let me know how the new location is? It'll probably be a while before I can experience it for myself (graduation thesis next year, after all xD), provided that I win a lottery to afford those hellish prizes.

But I understand the feeling. For me, Animecon was my first convention and I always really liked the location in Almelo. It's hard to picture a new location for Animecon. For me, my "main" convention has become Abunai!, but they are not Animecon. They can't be, because it's a different convention.

I kind of want to finish my cosplay wish list. But yeah, my attitude has changed as well. Probably a part of this thing called "growing older" and "moving on". :P


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