Rigidbot 3D Filament Printer with 10inx10inx10in volume $340+$50 ship (Kickstarter)
Deal DetailsLast Edited by gof May 10, 2013 at 07:40 PM
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
(Note: If you're unfamiliar with Kickstart projects, I suggest your read their FAQ - 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
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
$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.