Kodak, Kodak, Kodak…

Over the last few weeks Kodak has been on NPR several times.  Kodak invented digital camera technology, but never tried to push it – since it didn’t advance their core method for making money… selling film.  I’m reminded of this because I’ve finally come very very close to finally using up my 5 pound coil of black ABS that I’ve had since December of 2009.

I’m both excited and saddened at this prospect.  In the last two years I’ve run through 5 pounds of clear PLA, 5 pounds of black ABS1 , and another kilogram of clear PLA.  I’ve used a smattering of other colors, but not a whole lot yet.  Black has been my go-to color since I’ve had so damn much of it.

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2 Responses to “Kodak, Kodak, Kodak…”

  1. whosawhatsis says:

    Are you sure you didn’t forget a coil or two? Those numbers sound low. I’ve gone through 10-15 lb in the last year with only one printer operational at the time, and I was under the impression that your multiple printers were more active.

    Anywho, I’m still waiting for Kodak’s valuation to drop below their money in the bank and for Duracell to do the same. Then we can start living the events of Cory Doctrorow’s novel, “Makers”.

  2. MakerBlock says:

    @Whosawhatsis: Pretty sure. :) I do have multiple printers – a Cupcake that’s got a Unicorn in it and a Thing-O-Matic that’s been printing away. I tend to spend a lot of time designing/redesigning and most of the things I print are smaller, less than an hour.

    Ah, post-scarcity. That would be something!