[Lab] afordable printing???
klmckinnon at rogers.com
Thu Apr 10 18:00:25 EDT 2014
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
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
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