[Lab] afordable printing???
michael.scott at ocsb.ca
Fri Apr 11 14:16:37 EDT 2014
Check out the $100 3D printer, past kickstarter phase...from a guy in
Saskatchewan. Truly innovative, runs from your soundcard.
On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM, Ken McKinnon <klmckinnon at rogers.com> wrote:
> While I agree with everything you said, there is part of me that thinks
> that supporting some of these great ideas will at some point, launch the
> next great idea. I did it with the Pixycam, and keep looking for other new
> ideas that I wouldn't mind throwing my limited support behind.
> But you are absolutely right that it will be late, probably half again as
> long as they say. The Pixycam was supposed to ship in Nov (if I recall
> correctly), I got it Tuesday.
> I think the Leap 3D controller was from there as well, and it is a cool
> little gadget that I am still not sure where it fits, but....
> Set your expectations to low, your tolerance to high and remember that it
> is a kickstarter...not a finished product, and the goal of kickstarter is
> to crowdsource new ideas with unproven groups. Heck, most of the ideas
> would be laughed off of Dragon's Den, never mind a corporate board!
> On 2014-04-10 11:37 AM, aaron at ottawarobotics.org wrote:
>> A 3D printer in the lab is worth two on Kickstarter.... Or so the saying
>> goes I suppose.
>> Its likely not a scam, but it looks to me like the initial $199 and $249
>> prices were there simply to drive demand and jump start the kickstarter.
>> That initial boost in the earnings of the kickstarter brings the rest in at
>> the higher prices where they actually have a chance of making some money.
>> I'll be surprised if they hit their time targets though... it seems
>> pretty aggressive unless they already have everything sorted.
>> Anyhow, buying something like that on kickstarter where you can't
>> expected to even see it for another year is madness. There are plenty of
>> lower priced printers on the market already that can be bought and used
>> immediately. Sell that one when the kickstarter is over and the new printer
>> is proven.
>> On 2014-04-09 14:05, andrew Szeto wrote:
>>> Pretty interesting thread over on reddit about all of this today:
>>> definitely a skeptic on this end, but awesome if they can make it
>>> Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 13:59:26 -0400
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Michael A. Scott
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