I have some great news from eLab Hackerspace! It was chosen as one of the 32 Hackerspaces in the whole world to receive an amazing Lulzbot Taz 4 3D Printer in the Lulzbot‘s 4th Annual Hackerspace Giveaway.
eLab in Portugal is also a winner of the Hackerspace Giveaway with the longest entry of 6+ pages! Congratulations! https://t.co/LeluFR0q0w
— LulzBot (@lulzbot3D) 5 março 2015
I first got the news from Hackerspace Kraków on Facebook who congratulated eLab Hackerspace for the award (thanks a lot 🙂 I’m hoping you guys get one too next year 🙂 ) even before any of the eLab Hackerspace members knew about it. I almost couldn’t believe that we had managed to win one of the best printers in the market (currently 3rd best FDM printer according to 3Dhubs.com) in a worldwide giveaway. I still remember spending about three hours collecting and writing information about all of the projects and other activities everyone had done in eLab Hackerspace, talking to João to see what else we could add in the application form, and thinking “Why the hell am I spending so much time in this thing? We’re not going to win anyway”… Gladly, I was wrong 🙂
In a very short time Lulzbot contacted eLab Hackerspace to get the shipping information and after two or three quick email exchanges the Lulzbot Taz4 3D Printer and a spool of HIPS filament were on their way. I was really impressed with Lulzbot’s communication and understanding. It seems to me that their customer service is as good as their printers 🙂 . The packages arrived at my home on Monday, 25th of March, and I had to keep myself from opening the box during two days, to take the printer to the “unboxing party” at eLab Hackerspace on Wednesday night, during our weekly meeting. It wasn’t easy but I managed to do it 🙂 Meanwhile, people were I afraid that I might run away with the printer and this thing showed up on eLab Hackerspace‘s mailing list:
(Really? Only 3000 Dogecoins? Wow! Such few coin!)
Fortunately for eLab Hackerspace, I didn’t flee to the Caribbean with the Taz 4 3D Printer and on Wednesday I took it there and finally we had our Lulzbot Taz4 “unboxing party” 🙂 . Not all of our members were able to go but still a lot of people went to see and test the printer 🙂 . In the next post I’ll tell you more about the unboxing and the first prints. 🙂 By the way, in case you haven’t seen the Taz 4 3D Printer yet, here it is 🙂 :
If you want to check the other winners, just follow this link.
To finish this post I just want to leave a big Thank You to Lulzbot for supporting eLab Hackerspace and for their effort in supporting the Maker Community worldwide. Also, a big Thank You and Congratulations to all the members of eLab Hackerspace who have worked so hard on all the projects that made us win the amazing Taz 4 3D Printer from Lulzbot 🙂