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Florian Horsch (flouSH)
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#3DPrinting / #DigitalFabrication Startups listen up! The +Rapid.Tech_plus_FabCon3.D Startup Award call is still open until March 19th.

- 12.000 € Prize money
- Free booths
- Mentoring by expert jury
Call for Startups Closing Soon (March 19th): +Rapid.Tech_plus_FabCon3.D/RapidTech Startup Award

Any 3D-Printing/Additive Manufacturing/Digital Fabrication related startups and individuals with commercial projects (who want to take it to the next level) can apply for one of eight slots in the FabCon/RapidTech Startup Award (June 5th - 7th, 2018, Erfurt, Germany).

Participation is of course free and a lot of prizes, mentoring and fame is waiting: 12.000 € prize money, big booths for the 2019 event, mentoring by the jury

Talking about the jury: We again welcome legendary +Michael Sorkin (+Formlabs EU GM), +Carl Fruth (FIT AG), Arno Held (AM Ventures) and others in our expert/investor panel

Find the application form here: http://www.fabcon-germany.com/fileadmin/fabcon2/2018/Start-Up_Award/Start-Up_Award-RapidTech_FabCon3D_2018.pdf

More info here: http://www.fabcon-germany.com/en/exhibitors/start-up-award/start-up-award-2018.html
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Call for Startups Closing Soon (March 19th): +Rapid.Tech_plus_FabCon3.D/RapidTech Startup Award

Any 3D-Printing/Additive Manufacturing/Digital Fabrication related startups and individuals with commercial projects (who want to take it to the next level) can apply for one of eight slots in the FabCon/RapidTech Startup Award (June 5th - 7th, 2018, Erfurt, Germany).

Participation is of course free and a lot of prizes, mentoring and fame is waiting: 12.000 € prize money, big booths for the 2019 event, mentoring by the jury

Talking about the jury: We again welcome legendary +Michael Sorkin (+Formlabs EU GM), +Carl Fruth (FIT AG), Arno Held (AM Ventures) and others in our expert/investor panel

Find the application form here: http://www.fabcon-germany.com/fileadmin/fabcon2/2018/Start-Up_Award/Start-Up_Award-RapidTech_FabCon3D_2018.pdf

More info here: http://www.fabcon-germany.com/en/exhibitors/start-up-award/start-up-award-2018.html
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Florian Horsch (flouSH) commented on a post on Blogger.
Thanks so much Jeremie for the extensive feature of #HabibiWorks ! All you say could come from any of my fellow team members. We didn't start as a political or religious group, but the longer you are confronted with the unbearable circumstance the refugees are confronted with - the more political (and possibly also the more religious about your belief in "making" instead of "talking") you get along the way.

Let's push this and spread the word. If anybody can support us via the campaign link (see above) or via a direct donation (https://soupandsocks.eu/donate/) that money will go a long way.

But also feel free to establish contacts to the marketing departments of relevant hardware/tool companies. We are still in need of many specialised tools (solid Makita tools, industrial vacuum cleaners, lathe, CNC mill, big compressor, etc.). Some are already with us, like +Ultimaker and +Cameo Laser, but there is still room for other nice players :-)
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Here's what I'm up to during the last weeks and months! Finally it's about to get started: #HabibiWorks

Please consider supporting us with a donation to keep the space running for the people of #Katsikas and the #Ioannina region.

#THANKS
### FabLab Opening near Refugee Camp in Greece ###

Within the next days we are opening #HabibiWorks (https://soupandsocks.eu/habibi-works-coming-soon/) in #Katsikas (Northern Greece).

With a size of 725 m^2 it will be one of the biggest European #FabLabs, currently featuring seven 3D printers, a laser cutter, wood-, metal-, textile- and silk screen printing workshops.

What's special about it? It's only 200 meters away from a refugee camp. So this is not only about making, but also building perspectives and connecting the local community with people in need from various countries.

Get a sneak peak of the lab here: http://bit.ly/HWsneakpeak

Let me know if you want to join the effort or if you have any questions :-) Consider donating, if you want to share your gadget budget for a great cause: https://soupandsocks.eu/donate/
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### FabLab Opening near Refugee Camp in Greece ###

Within the next days we are opening #HabibiWorks (https://soupandsocks.eu/habibi-works-coming-soon/) in #Katsikas (Northern Greece).

With a size of 725 m^2 it will be one of the biggest European #FabLabs, currently featuring seven 3D printers, a laser cutter, wood-, metal-, textile- and silk screen printing workshops.

What's special about it? It's only 200 meters away from a refugee camp. So this is not only about making, but also building perspectives and connecting the local community with people in need from various countries.

Get a sneak peak of the lab here: http://bit.ly/HWsneakpeak

Let me know if you want to join the effort or if you have any questions :-) Consider donating, if you want to share your gadget budget for a great cause: https://soupandsocks.eu/donate/
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Please support +Arthur Mamou-Mani with his latest +Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/257047360/making-architecture-tangential-dreams-for-burning/

It will be a monumental 10 meter high sculpture during #BurningMan2016! And you can secure very beautiful rewards in return: shirts, wooden waves, 3D printed chairs or be a part of the sculpture yourself - with a wish or poem you get laser-cut on it :-)

If you want to learn more about Arthur's projects this is a #MUSTSEE for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY-4qOsS__U

Thanks to +Thomas Sanladerer for recording the +FabCon-3D keynote.

#creative #genius #backed
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Who wants to build a really cool kanoe or kayak?

Feel free to support my new lab #KAOS (http://kaosberlin.de/) with our crowdfunding campaign to to build new labs, install heating for the winter and secure jobs via the campaign website: https://www.startnext.com/kaosberlin

In the video you'll see my colleague Hansen giving you a tour through #KAOS highlighting the really cool rewards (rucksacks, shirts, cutting board, games, self-brewed beer, workshops, etc.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIL2bGz4iao
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Just backed +MrBeamLasers (http://kck.st/1SSLViI)!

You have 45 hours to go to fund this crazily cool laser cutter from Munich :-)
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Please read +Gina Häußge's post about the future of #Octoprint and consider supporting her on https://www.patreon.com/foosel - so that she can continue her awesome work.

THANKS :-)
I need your support

Most of you probably know that OctoPrint’s development has been heavily sponsored by BQ since August 2014, mostly by employing me (Gina Häußge) full time for working on it. If you've been following OctoPrint since before that, you've seen what enormous change in pace that has allowed me to achieve and what it has made possible. To give just one example, the plugin system was a behemoth to implement and I wouldn't have been able to make it this powerful without being able to concentrate on it exclusively.

All this would not have been possible if OctoPrint hadn't become my full time project. It wouldn't have been possible if I'd had to try to get this work done on evenings, weekends or my vacations, constantly losing focus and having to recover my steps. So far, the bill for this heavy involvement on my part has been paid by BQ. And if you look into the commit history, it becomes pretty evident how heavy that involvement really is. Sadly, due to reasons that are beyond my control, BQ’s patronage is not possible much longer. I'm indescribably grateful they've sponsored my work for as long as they did, and I fully understand the reason why that's simply not possible any more now.

I think I've created a very powerful piece of software here. I enjoy working on it, I enjoy helping people by enabling them to optimize and automate their 3d printing workflow, on top of remote controlling and monitoring their machines. I would love to continue to work full time on OctoPrint, to keep implementing the many ideas I've envisioned for it but have not yet gotten around to, like a way more granular access control system, even more extendability, making it easier to support additional printer protocols via plugins and so on. But since I have bills to pay, it isn't enough for me to love what I'm doing here, I also need to be able to afford that dedication. In a nutshell, it is plain impossible for me to spend this much time and energy on something that is not my job.

You've seen what I've been able to do over the past couple of years. I promise you that if I'm able to continue working at this level of involvement, more awesome things are going to happen. If you love OctoPrint and believe in its potential and my skills to get it there, please consider supporting me on Patreon.

My contract with BQ ends in a couple of weeks. I should hopefully still be able to continue working on OctoPrint for some time after this, to see if it becomes financially viable to commit to do this long term through community funding.

If it doesn't, I'll have to find myself a regular full time job again, and - to be completely honest here - that would probably be the end of my involvement in OctoPrint. I maintained and developed this project for one and a half years next to a full time day job as a software architect before I got hired by BQ, and from that experience I know that this won't work. I can't do this properly as an after-hours/weekend side project, and I also won't attempt that anymore considering what it did to my life and health the last time. I'm telling you this because I think I have to give you all the facts to enable you to see the whole picture and to make an informed decision, and this is sadly how things are.

But no matter how things turn out, OctoPrint will of course stay open source, and you’ll always have what’s already there to use and improve on, even if I have to step away from it.

TLDR Please support me on Patreon.
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One of my favourite video/VFX wizards +v a c a d e s just reached the next level of awesomeness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv38V-OAiXs

IMPORTANT: Watch this video on your smartphone and move the device while watching :-)
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