Photon 3D Scanner for the Space

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Marc

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Apr 3, 2013, 9:34:59 AM4/3/13
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Hey all

There is an interesting Photon 3D scanner project on Indiegogo and Hipster and I are keen to start a pledge drive to have it at the space.
With shipping to UK, price will be about £350, most likely less, the difference will be given as donation to the space.

All info here: 

If more members are interested we'll start a pledge drive.

thanks

tom

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Apr 3, 2013, 9:37:46 AM4/3/13
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$350 for a stepper, laser line and webcam? I'm clearly in the wrong job

Nigel Worsley

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Apr 3, 2013, 9:49:58 AM4/3/13
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> With shipping to UK, price will be about £350, most likely less
 
I rather doubt it. If you take their estimate of shipping cost to California and add
VAT and the usual rip-off handling charge it comes to £345, but it will definitely
cost more than that to the UK. I would have thought £360 - £370 would be nearer
the mark. And then there is the currency conversion cost, probably adding another
£5 - £10.
 
Nigle
 

tom

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Apr 3, 2013, 10:01:49 AM4/3/13
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Also dont we have a 3d scanner that is basically the same as this? I know the software is "mac only" but I'm sure it can be made to work with something else

Filthy hipster scum

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Apr 3, 2013, 10:10:05 AM4/3/13
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The scanner we have at the moment is truely dreadful. Its a specific version of mac only and have to have x-code to work, it is also very light dependant and rarely give a clean scan. Where as the one me and marc found is plug-n-play. I've pledged £25 for it. 

Ian Lewis

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Apr 3, 2013, 11:06:57 AM4/3/13
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ill go in for £25

ian

Ian Henderson

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Apr 3, 2013, 2:53:16 PM4/3/13
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Looks good

£25 from me as well

Ian

CorpoWombat

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Apr 4, 2013, 6:49:39 AM4/4/13
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Pledge £25.


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Mark Steward

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Apr 4, 2013, 6:55:20 AM4/4/13
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Looks like there's demand - can we get the standard wiki page[1] set up, to stop the metoo's?


Mark



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Chris von Csefalvay

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Apr 4, 2013, 7:00:33 AM4/4/13
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Ok, setting up pledge page.

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CorpoWombat

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Apr 4, 2013, 7:18:54 AM4/4/13
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Folks

Pledge page has been set up here: http://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/Pledges/3D_Scanner

Enjoy and give generously.



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Marc

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Apr 4, 2013, 7:36:30 AM4/4/13
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thanks Chris for setting up the wiki page, I was just about to do it myself. 
I just heard back from the Indiegogo guy, says shipping will be about C$80, I will update the price.

Unless objections I will add the names of people who pledged here to the wiki page.

Marc

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Apr 5, 2013, 6:34:51 AM4/5/13
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Update: the Indiegogo campaign is getting really (too) successful, and the 1st batch of 200 scanners is sold out. 
They have now created a 2nd batch but now price is up: from C$399 to C$449. And delivery will be September. Not sure this is still worth it though I have 
no doubt they will sell every scanner.

Chris von Csefalvay

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Apr 5, 2013, 1:39:06 PM4/5/13
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Seriously? £32 is not that much a difference - a little more then one pledgor.

Ulisses Pinto

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Apr 5, 2013, 2:46:22 PM4/5/13
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I suppose the issue was not just the price - people might not want to wait till September.


On 5 April 2013 18:39, Chris von Csefalvay <ch...@chrisvoncsefalvay.com> wrote:
Seriously? £32 is not that much a difference - a little more then one pledgor.

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Ian Lewis

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Apr 6, 2013, 10:55:17 AM4/6/13
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If the fabscan we got is limited to Mac software and people would prefer this, i would up my pledge to 100 and take the fabscan in exchange??

Please forgive typos, sent from my iPhone

On 6 Apr 2013, at 15:18, Ndlovu <m...@deanforbes.com> wrote:

I must be honest, am not sure what I would use it for but think it would find a use and is a cool bit of kit to have avilible 

all we need is another 8-9 people at 25 quid a go to reach target or 3 to be close to 250

if we reach 250 I will up my pledge to 40 and challenge other pleger to do like wise :-)

 http://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/Pledges/3D_Scanner
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Ian Henderson

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Apr 6, 2013, 11:40:52 AM4/6/13
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I'm not sure whether the Fabscan was a gift or a loan?

The intention was that it would stay in the space and hopefully users would contribute to software development

Necati

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Apr 8, 2013, 6:12:20 PM4/8/13
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I pledged £25 and updated the wiki page. I think this would be good to attract new members.

Necati

Marc Barto

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Apr 9, 2013, 5:45:46 AM4/9/13
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Glad to see there is still a strong interest for this pledge. We are now at £215 for a target of £374.
Note that out of the 200 scanners of the batch #2 set up 4 days ago, half have been sold, which means we don't have a lot of time before this offer runs out.

James Geddes

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Nov 6, 2014, 7:04:11 AM11/6/14
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Hi guys,

Am I right in thinking that this has lost steam? It would be great to have a 3D scanner in the space. With the exchange rate as is, the price is currently £376.23 including shipping but excluding import charges.

This is probably one of the cheaper tools that we are after - if only 10 people were to pledge just £13, we could get it!

Thanks all,

J

Beverly Wells

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Nov 6, 2014, 7:29:33 AM11/6/14
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Can a non member pledge some money?

Francis.


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Tom Hodder

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Nov 6, 2014, 1:45:57 PM11/6/14
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On 6 November 2014 12:29, Beverly Wells <askbe...@gmail.com> wrote:
Can a non member pledge some money?

I don't think anyone can stop you making a donation via a bank transfer with the correct REF code ;-)

but you would have to get a member to operate it. (I am guessing, if it was acnode equipment, that required member training status for the tool)

Cheers,
Tom

Tom Hodder

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Nov 6, 2014, 1:47:25 PM11/6/14
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On 6 November 2014 12:04, James Geddes <j...@geekzone.org.uk> wrote:
 
This is probably one of the cheaper tools that we are after - if only 10 people were to pledge just £13, we could get it!

I'd pledge 13GBP
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