Although this week included Easter Break, it feels busier than any other. Considering my
dedication to Dance Ensemble — with me performing in four pieces, three of which I am
choreographing myself — I have not been able to dedicate all of the time I wished to Z Spools.
Now that I am reflecting on my work, I realize that I greatly overburdened myself with other
activities that I care much about but play no role in my academic pursuits. It also did not help
that my laptop got a virus this week and, for this reason, was out of commission. Next semester, I
will have to pay more attention to this tendency of mine as to avoid any unnecessary stress.
This is not to say that I did not accomplish anything this week. I was able to do a bit of
reflection regarding my work with Z Spools. Such reflection focused mainly on how I will use
my remaining Avinger Funds. While I do need to use funding for filament testing (mainly
transparency and strength testing) such services are quite expensive — upwards of $2,000. My
utility patent will already cost me approximately $3,000, so I will need to be a bit frugal with my
spending. While I do have the option of seeking angel funding — more particularly angel
funding or sponsorship from Filabot — I risk loosing 100% ownership of Z Spools and its
Not just this, but to be completely honest, I feel as if I am loosing excitement with my
work with Z Spools. Do I want to invest much more money into a project that I am not as excited
about? I think talking to Filabot may help with this decrease in Z Spools charisma. During our
interview for a blog post, I foresee our conversation reigniting my curiosity for 3D printing. I
look forward to this as I further this relationship with Z Spools.