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Printrbot map of the earth

PostPosted: 2012-Dec-Tue-22-Dec
by plexus
I thought this might be interesting... i created a map where we can put a pin for ourselves and our printers. if you pin yourself you can do it as locally as you want. so if you just want it to be near where you live just drop it in the neighbourhood somewhere. i used my forum name for my login. and then for the name of the pin i suggested the format: forum username, printer type (eg. original, PB+, PBjr, etc). it might be cool to use the colour coding for the printer type. so if you don't mind selecting the right colour from the below that will help to view the Printrbot World Population.

http://www.pinmaps.net/map/12550/plexus/

dot-blue - PBO - original (printed parts)
dot-orange - PB - 6x6 laser cut
dot-red - PB+ - 8x8 laser cut
dot-pink - PBjr - junior
dot-green - PBGo - Go

Re: Printrbot map of the earth

PostPosted: 2012-Dec-Wed-08-Dec
by Maboe
Nice idea Plexus! I`m the first european on the map :)

Re: Printrbot map of the earth

PostPosted: 2012-Dec-Wed-10-Dec
by Marcus
How about a phpbb map plugin, thus elimiating the requirement to sign up there?

Re: Printrbot map of the earth

PostPosted: 2013-May-Mon-21-May
by Kabong
Neat map. Since you didn't have Printrbot Simple listed in the color legend above, I added mine as a yellow pin for anyone who might like to follow suit and is trying to pick a color.

Re: Printrbot map of the earth

PostPosted: 2013-Jun-Sun-17-Jun
by Hirnsausen
Good idea. The next step for you is now, logically, to create a transgalactic map of PB owners. And as soon as the first trade contacts to alien intelligences have been established and Printrbots have been sold to them, your transgalactic map will fill with pins, too.

By the way, I am the first Caribbean, it seems (despite that I am originally from Germany).

PROBLEM: no more new pins can be added as your map contains already over 30 pins. Alas...
If you can, add a pink pin for "Musgrave Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica". Thanks.

Re: Printrbot map of the earth

PostPosted: 2013-Jun-Sun-20-Jun
by plexus
Well, it looks like we'll deprecate the map. pinmaps at the time it was set up was free and there was no limit. last i saw there were around 90 pins. now they are charging for it. its not worth it especially since PBHQ has their own printrbot owners map which is more comprehensive. although their doesn't indicate specific users. so i'll go ahead and kill the pinmap and links of the forum so there is no confusion.

Re: Printrbot map of the earth

PostPosted: 2013-Jun-Sun-20-Jun
by Hirnsausen
I agree with that. That is a trick of those companies: first offering it for free, then starting to collect fees and hoping that the users have invested so much effort in it that they will continue and agree to be milked for money.
:-)

Re: Printrbot map of the earth

PostPosted: 2014-Feb-Sat-16-Feb
by pomonabill221
I tried to add my location, and I couldn't "create map", so I gave up.... too bad.