The 30 Minute Button

This button is an exercise in seeing how quickly I could produce something useful with my Reprap. I could have printed one of the countless useful things on Youmagine , Cubehero or Thingiverse.com , but I wanted to include the design step in my experiment to accurately measure the end-to-end (or mind-to-matter, if you will) process.

There’s certainly faster ways to produce larger amounts of buttons, but all- told I don’t think I could have acquired a single button like this faster if I had purchased one (travel time, etc.), and it’s very unlikely I could have done it less expensively.

- Jason