Kit #2 went out today and it will hopefully be the last kit that I need to put so much effort into. This kit was created, fully assembled, tested, fully disassembled and bagged, assembled again while making videos, disassembled and bagged again, and finally shipped. The plan for the remaining kits is that I will be working from just the BOM (Bill Of Materials) and I will only be performing test fitting and not actual assembly. If you're interested you can look at the BOM here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xXD9Lbc5E4sZxvonPbvyOFpvKBixbEbL_ZD3-85f77Q/edit
I've posted the first of the new assembly videos and will be posting more as I edit them. Please have a look to get an idea of the kit's difficulty.
I'd say the kit is probably a more difficult kit to assemble than the other DIY 3d printers because you're dealing with metal parts. I'm a bit worried about this because many people have had difficulty with the other kits. Some of the difficulty have been kit problems, but I think many of the issues were due to people not realizing that DIY 3d printing still is an enthusiasts hobby and that it does requires tinkering.
Last update I talked about production rate and after having a better understanding of more of the trivially little details I am going to downgrade my current estimated production rate from 2.5 kits per week to 2 kits per week. As previously offered you are welcome to a refund if you feel it is taking too long to receive your kit.
After shipping today I took the rest of the day "off" and created a CAD model of an alternate laser cut y-axis. I have been thinking about it for a couple of weeks so it came together pretty quickly. Tomorrow I will send out for a quote and if the numbers come back ok I'll test it out on one of my printers. If it works out it should save a considerable amount of kitting effort as it replaces some of the more time consuming parts. If you happen to have laser cutting resources I'd really like to talk with you.