Immediately after laying reduced through the height of the pandemic, the East Coastline RepRap Competition (ERRF) is just times away from producing its triumphant return to Bel Air, Maryland. This two-working day celebration of all items extruded is packed with talks, reveals, and demonstrations that you won’t want to skip if you have acquired even a passing fascination in 3D printing. You can invest in advance tickets now — adult admission for the two days (Oct 8 & 9) will set you back just $10 USD, although any one less than 17 gets in for totally free.
When we frequented in 2019, ERRF was only in its 2nd yr, but it was by now noticeable that it was becoming a key function in the 3D printing environment. The plan provided talks from 3D printing luminaries these as Adrian Bowyer, Josef Průša was on hand to individually unveil the Prusa Mini, and it appeared every person who at any time squirted out a little bit of sizzling plastic on YouTube was there to stream stay from the exhibit ground. But then COVID-19 arrived about and jammed the extruder, as it ended up.
We’re glad to see that an event as youthful as ERRF managed to weather the pandemic and return to an in-human being present. There was normally a risk of loosing momentum, specifically as the organizers opted not to go the digital route these past two many years — but with palpable on the internet buzz about the occasion and a stacked lineup of speakers, sellers, and exhibitors, it would seem like even a international pandemic could not keep these hackers and makers down for extended.
If you make the journey to Maryland this weekend and materialize to operate into a roving Hackaday writer, there just may be some unique version swag in it for you. But for all those who simply cannot make it to ERRF in particular person, don’t be concerned. As usually, we’ll make sure to bring you a lot of images and specifics from the present.