I'm in for $100
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You can just use the 'Donate' button on the right side of the daytondiode.org site.
So far Josh+J=125, so you'd need to pitch in $375 to cover the rest. That seems like a lot for one person to shoulder (not that i'm complaining ; - )
Anybody else want to chip in some too?
First thing we print can be a little nameplate, we could call it "The Deanbot".
Josh, should I just give my pledge through paypal, too? Quick reminder, KickStarter uses amazon payments, not paypal, so the money will still have to go through someone's credit card.
Englewood, OH 45322
DMA - Dayton Diode
This Payment will appear on your credit card statement as "PayPal *DMADAYTONDI"
Confirmation Number: 9P066630RH083680U Placed on Dec 12, 2011
Dayton Diode $375.00 USD
Total Amount: $375.00 USD
Donations coordinator: DMA - Dayton Diode
Contact email: dayto...@gmail.com
Your confirmed address
Mailing information: Dean Schrickel
Englewood, OH 45322
Since this is a Dayton Diode purchase, I would recommend Josh, as treasurer do the actual purchase, especially since you already made the donation.
Just double checked, the level we want has no limits. We just need to get in before the end of the kickstarter in about 4 days.
I also just got off the phone with Josh. He is traveling today, but will put the pledge through tonight or tomorrow.
Oh wow very cool. I missed out on this whole conversation.
Josh is traveling this week and has limited internet access but he told me over the phone he would get it ordered. I will text him in a little while to check in (he is on the west coast so I don't want to wake him).
Please do not order it yourself. What if Josh already ordered it and hasn't emailed the group yet? I would hate for there to be a mix up like that.
I will make sure it gets handled today.
We all have amazing accounts. That is no reason to jump the gun. Let me be very clear on this. Do not order it.
I will make sure Dayton Diode gets it ordered today.
Yeah, we have plenty of time. There is no risk of not getting an order in.
I just sent Josh a text, I'll let everyone know when I hear back from him.
I have no doubt you get things done. Thanks for your patience.
Just heard from Josh. He is ordering it this morning, and will send a note to the group when it is done.
You are now an official backer of Printrbot: Your First 3D Printer.
Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Woot! Thanks Josh for getting the order in and to both you and Dean for providing the bulk of the funding.
Any software which correctly saves files in .stl format can be used
for DESIGN of print objects. Files in this format can then be opened
and printed in a user's program of choice for printrbot. Our
recommendation of ReplicatorG is not because it's the only program or
something we've developed. It's reliable and pretty easy to use
(especially for newbies). Like most things in the RepRap world, it's
out there free for people to use.
Innovations will certainly be coming, so users are encouraged to learn
more on their own about the "open source" culture (a welcoming,
cooperative, encouraging people-group, by and large) and keep on the
look out for new and better ways to do things, too.
Here are some additional notes on PRINTING with printrbot:
Personally, I tried repsnapper and wasn't a big fan, but it did work.
Then I tried Pronterface, and it worked well, but I had a tough time
getting it installed on my Mac (Lion), so I used it with Linux.
Pronterface is much easier on Windows, btw. All that is pretty geeky,
so a talented kid - Caleb Cotter (14 years old-- one of the members of
our development team) - fixed the hotend manual control issues people
were having with ReplicatorG ... so then he made a custom XML profile
for the Printrbot. We have guys running Windows, Mac, and Linux. It
all works. Forgive the inside-baseball talk ... if you haven't done
this before, ReplicatorG is probably the best bet.
On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 10:38 AM, J. Simmons <jed...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I am not always the biggest fan of passing the hat around the group as a
> means of raising funds for projects, etc, but in this case I thought I would
> make an exception. Right from the beginning, we have said we wanted a 3D
> printer, but even a MakerBot (http://store.makerbot.com/ - it's $1100) is
> currently out of our price range. Well, I just heard about a KickStarter to
> make a truly affordable 3D printer; $500 for the entire kit, and it's
> designed to be built in about an hour. Oh, and it is planned to
> be upgrade-able, so users can get in at the entry level price and expand its
> size when they are ready (both in terms of in skill and money).
> Here's the link:
> There's only 5 days left in the KickStarter, so we would have to act quickly
> if we want to make a pledge and get one (the way KickStarter works is you
> pledge at different levels and get rewards for backing the projects - in
> this case, if we back the printer before the end of the KickStarter at the
> $499 level, the reward is one of the kits to build the printer). What do
> people think?
Looks like the printrbot folks are in their new HQ and shipping the
lower-level kickstarter rewards. They hosted a RepRap meetup group
and some of the kickstarter backers in the group built their own
printrbot . Sounds like they are still waiting on some of the
production parts to be delivered (heated build tables), so I'm
thinking they aren't going to make the estimated Feb delivery. In
update 19 they posted some printrbot build videos . The previous
update was about the printable parts being up on Thingaverse .