As the average geek get his or her hands on the free tech the prices will automatically be forced down by demand, but right now that demand is tiny when compared to the amount of beeks taking up the pass time of keeping bees.
The best way forward is forget the patent and copyright laws and get the product out there, if the new 3D gurus get busy the paradigm which is stagnated by red tape will begin to fold, here free really can mean free. Where each free dollar idea reaches fruition, things will grow exponentially to the stage where tech truly begins to work for us instead of controlling our ideas.
My designs are for everyone to use or build from, use them free without turning them into a monopoly for gain and watch the ideas grow with every new or reinvented product.
Yeah Blue, as soon as I can slip into this 21st century and get my arms around this CAD business I could probably get moving on some 3D work. However I cant seem to get the computer to put things on the drawing board and I have a hell of a time trying to trying to sharpen up my trackball on the pencil sharpener.
Last edited by jwcarlson; 01-27-2017 at 11:00 PM.
JW, it takes time to gather your materials in order to make one.
If the parts cost too high then simply make a slim down version of it.
Now that the QCs incubator is finished, it is time to move on for the I.I. project.
Ordering some I.I. parts now with some free time on my hands before the real
queen rearing season is here. This will give me the flexibility to control over the very late mated Autumn
Cordovan queens here. I will select the most light reddish queens and drones for my I.I. process at
the same time go for the most mite resistant and fast build up Spring hives. Seems like the queen market
can use some quality mite fighting Cordovan queens on this I.I. project.
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?
I'm not sure what software your using but Solidworks is a really easy package to begin with, maybe your version has some lessons for beginners on you tube.
Track balls are good but the pilot is by far the best system and super smooth to use.
Last edited by Little boy blue; 01-28-2017 at 08:07 AM.
To date, the 3D arena is not sufficiently adapt at certain aspects and components, the arms for instance are better applied by using ready made tube. To print out these parts are not cost effective and crude really.
These platforms need finesse and ease of use especially in the needle manipulator area where good husbandry and handling is needed.
Joe is definately right about the paradigm of over complexity and it's ability to actually inhibit certain traits of learning, which I aim to demonstrate in the near future, with a variety of different ideas which stem from Joe's professional outlook as a seasoned operator and my own mechanical understanding and adjustability.
Here is where experience and practical real life skills meld to bring forward a true hand to eye experience.
I LOVE my space mouse, it knocked at least a 3rd of the time it takes me to cad up something
By far the best deal in software is Autocad Fusion 360
Its FREE for "students, enthusiasts, hobbyists, and startups" as long as your use is sub $100K a year in sales and has a massive video tutorial collection.
Defo the way to go for faster results.