The world’s most expensive, time-consuming plastic ball!

1 Jun



Today is convocation day, and we are celebrating CleverGuy’s successful completion of his Bachelor Of Engineering degree, electrical. CleverGuy’s mom and dad are here, and his older brother WiseGuy, who was best man at our wedding. It’s a big happy family reunion!


Thousands of dollars, countless hours, endless cups of coffee, and you made a plastic ball!






Ha ha! Just kidding. It was an amazing accomplishment. Building a 3D printer from scratch!


Well done, CleverGuy!



Lots of love,




14 Responses to “The world’s most expensive, time-consuming plastic ball!”

  1. Alex June 1, 2013 at 14:20 #

    i’m surprised doing that is even legal. did they ever figure out what was hindering the initial building of the ball?


  2. judgybitch June 1, 2013 at 14:21 #

    Some key parts had come loose, apparently. Fixed with a screwdriver!


  3. Leap of a Beta June 1, 2013 at 14:49 #

    Right now there’s the technology to use a 3d printer to print your own gun. Laws haven’t caught up to technology. Yet.


  4. Alex June 1, 2013 at 15:03 #

    was talking about the legality of building your own 3d printer. and printed guns are absolute shit. and it’s always something came loose it seems jb. doomsday machine, something’s loose, machine that counteracts the doomsday machine, something’s loose or you need to hit it with something. i think it’s a universal law


  5. PrinceCharming June 1, 2013 at 15:12 #

    So Cleverguy missed hanging out with us on a lot of weekends so he can make a ball. Yeah, I do not feel important anymore.


  6. Liz June 1, 2013 at 15:32 #

    Woohoo! Well done.
    Think I’ll have a beer to celebrate too (in a couple hours, it’s not noon yet). 🙂


  7. judgybitch June 1, 2013 at 15:34 #

    The worst is that he’s all proud and he won’t give me the ball!

    He said he would.

    That bastard.



  8. Leap of a Beta June 1, 2013 at 15:52 #

    Ah ok. In the case of 3d printers I suspect the law also hasn’t caught up to them either.

    And yeah, anything printed that is supposed to have actual functionality instead of just looking pretty is of shit quality right now. Which is probably why there isn’t any push to make things illegal and it’s fairly easy to get the schematics for printing your own gun. When the technology becomes reliable is when you’ll see legislation.


  9. David Sutton June 1, 2013 at 16:10 #

    Well, let’s print a wet noodle and give him forty lashes with it!


  10. tarzanwannabe June 1, 2013 at 16:52 #

    Rock! 3D printing will be the Gutenberg of our era.


  11. Brigadon June 1, 2013 at 23:57 #

    actually, integrated circuit printers are coming down in price as well, and they are working on integrating the types of printers together.

    Don’t be surprised if, in ten years, you buy your cellphone from a vending machine that prints it up while-u-wait.


  12. Brigadon June 1, 2013 at 23:57 #

    It’s never a bad time to have a beer.


  13. daveiz June 2, 2013 at 02:56 #

    in the 70s my father won a microwave in an office raffle, could not even cook popcorn, barely boil water, only use I ever found was to dry my home grown with it. Times change.


  14. Marlo Rocci June 2, 2013 at 06:00 #

    Let me know when he makes one that can lathe metal. I have a Jeep, and would lobe to be able to download an new axle from time to time.


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