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Rigidbot 3D Filament Printer with 10inx10inx10in volume $340+$50 ship (Kickstarter)

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Last Edited by gof May 10, 2013 at 06:40 PM
Note: Kickstart Funded and Closed. 1952 backers and $1,092,098 pledged of $31,500 goal.

Posting this here as this has become an incredible deal for what you're paying. Rigidbot is in the last day of their Kickstarter project and is about to pass the $1,000,000 mark (I've got NO connection to the team, just an interested purchaser).
Link: RigidBot 3D Printer [kickstarter.com]
(Note: If you're unfamiliar with Kickstart projects, I suggest your read their FAQ [kickstarter.com]- there is some risk with KS projects)

I'd been looking at making my own RepRap style printer, but had been following some of the Kickstarter projects since volume purchases definitely give buying power. I found that there was no way I could buy the parts for this one anywhere close to the offering price here. The Rigidbot is a Fused Filament style printer with a 1,000 cubic inch print volume (10" cube). This is a significantly larger print volume than most low cost units out there (they also have a 12x16x10 unit). What makes this a slickdeal though is the stretch goals that have been hit (and is about to be hit) that really push it over the top. The printer includes a 1kg spool of PLA, an upgraded power supply, and is on track to get the heated bed thrown in as well this afternoon. PROJECT FUNDS AT 6PM Central time so take a quick look

Specs:
build volume 10"x10"x10"
Filament Size: 1.75mm
Nozzle Size: 0.35mm
High resolution (layer height): 0.1mm (100 microns)
Material: PLA, ABS, Laywoo-D3, Nylon 618
Power supply: 12v 30A

The cheapest unit is a kit (assemble yourself) which is in many ways preferred if you want to understand and expand your printer. But you can also buy these fully assembled and calibrated. All printers include 1kg of PLA

Price:
$340 10"x10"x10" Kit
$460 10"x10"x10" Assembled
$550 12"x16"x10" Kit
$735 12"x16"x10" Assembled
Add $50 in USA and $90 International for shipping

Options (no extra shipping needed)
Extra PLA $25 each or 5 for $100 (shipping included only on first 5 extras)
Z-rod upgrade for even smoother prints $50
LCD/USB reader/controller for completely off-line printing $125 (kit) $175 (assembled)

When submitting a pledge, you select which printer you'd want, and then in the pledge amount enter the TOTAL cost of the printer, options, and shipping. The creator of the project then sends out a survey at the end of the funding period to verify which options your "extra" pledge money is for. So for 10x10x10 kit, z-rod, and shipping, you'd enter a pledge amount of $340+$50+$50=$440.
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Can I make the liberator with this?
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I bought one too, cant wait to get mine..
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Quote from ima4ltrwrd View Post :
Can I make the liberator with this?
Currently that is more on fancy printers with removable support. They may do a reprap friendly version but I have not heard anyone try the current STL files with one.



I did the larger version a few days ago. It will be my 3rd personal printer XD. Decided to add the leadscrews and just added 5 kg of material today to get us closer.

For the price, the print volume is HUGE.

Hopefully the SD effect will occur so we can hit over 1 Mil.


Also, do not forget to add the necessary money for shipping to the pledge.
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Last edited by shodriver91 May 10, 2013 at 08:49 AM
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Is this as good the SolidDoodle 3? I was thinking of getting that this month, but wondering now which to choose? This or the SolidDoodle 3??
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aghh...tempted...not sure what I would use it for though...
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The RigidBot is a fair amount cheaper than the SolidDoodle3. It has a larger print volume, which is nice to have. Also, it comes with a free whole spool of filament and you can buy 5 spools for $100 at time of purchase. The price on extra filament is a great bargain. The SolidDoode just comes with a small amount of filament.
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Honestly, what are the practical uses for this thing? I've been hearing / reading a ton of stuff about 3D printing, but I've never really invested the time to know much about it. I'd like to get some insight as to what those of you that are purchasing this will be using it for. Reps to come for a glimpse into your laboratories.
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Honestly, what are the practical uses for this thing? I've been hearing / reading a ton of stuff about 3D printing, but I've never really invested the time to know much about it. I'd like to get some insight as to what those of you that are purchasing this will be using it for. Reps to come for a glimpse into your laboratories.
you can print gun
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Lowest price ever on 3D printer. TU!
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you can print gun
Or a dildo in the comfort of your home: Smilie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtNxDxLbW5A
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Quote from tstarks420 View Post :
Honestly, what are the practical uses for this thing? I've been hearing / reading a ton of stuff about 3D printing, but I've never really invested the time to know much about it. I'd like to get some insight as to what those of you that are purchasing this will be using it for. Reps to come for a glimpse into your laboratories.
Honestly, everything if you learn to do 3d modeling.

I am a Mech. Engineer and use the fancy printer at work for prototypes which saves money and time waiting for parts to be made.

At home you could print whatever. There are a few places out there that you can get files off of otherwise learning 3d modeling helps a lot. One good example I have is a part on my Grandma's walker broke. I modeled it up, printed it out and fixed it quick. The part cost almost nothing to print and I am sure the company would have wanted $15 bucks for a replacement if they would even sell one.

If you think of something around you right now, you could probably print something for it.

I could go on and on about what I have printed XD
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for the folks like me that are wondering what you can use to create the 3D models, you can either buy them from artists (they can cost anywhere from 10 to $50 or more), or you can create them yourself using google.com\sketchup
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So these printed materials are rigid and durable? Do you need different materials with different tensile strengths? What if that piece for Granny's walker gives out and she breaks a hip...worth saving $15 then?
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These are great for people who are interested in making a product of their own since it lets you prototype very quickly. It's amazing the difference between sketching something on paper and actually holding them in your hand.

It's also great for getting kids excited about technology. Coupled with a product like Doodle3D (another kickstarter project at http://www.kickstarter.com/projec...d?ref=live) you have a great STEM type platform with fun+science.

Plus, if you break something, you can build a repair part, or a customized bike mount for your cell phone, or your own custom hangers bounce
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