I've come across this material thanks to some suggestions from Bobby from Elite Imageworks, creators of the Deep Imager 5 DLP 3D printer. It was a nice surprise to find out that they are somewhat local, looking forward to visiting when they have the time.
I haven't been printing as much due to a dead projector bulb(and a new bulb is more than the projector), but that leaves more time for research! I started to look into a new projector and having seen the Deep Imager 5 and its tiny pico projector on an X/Y system, I wanted to see what was available. Low and behold I came across Steve Hernandez's work. The name might be familiar if you are building/operating a DLP 3D printer, he is the creator of CreationWorkshop tool for slicing and controlling DLP 3D printers (donate if you use it, it's really awesome!)! Oh and guess what...he's a local as well! I've reached out to him in hopes that we can meetup, we'll see if that ever comes to fruition. Steve is also looking into using a pico projector for a DLP printer, really anxious to see what he ends up doing.
So the main thing to take away here is that if you want to do anything with SLA/DLP 3D printing, you should be in the state of Maryland :P.
Before the machine died, it was on display at the Smithsonian's X3D event, unfortunately I was quickly approached about the smell of resin in the air and didn't actually print.
|Open3DLP at the Smithsonian X3D Tech Gallery|
...this was it's last print before its untimely demise.
|RIP Dell 2400MP Projector|