About this project
Update on Dec.8
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Update on Nov.27
A lot of our backers has been asking to see more details of OverLord, so we made this clip for all of you. We hope with this video you can look at OverLord from a different angle, and fall in love with it once again.
We created OverLord to be unique. OverLord is the first 3D Printer that combines the simplicity of using, the beauty of design and the uncompromising performance as a consumer desktop 3D Printer.
With OverLord, you can bring your ideas to life, make products, create toys, shape your designs, start a business, educate kids, host workshops and unleash unlimited possibilities.
In the old days, printing a model you needed a PC/laptop, a SD card or a USB cable. Now, you only need an iPad.
With the DreamMaker intuitive app, you can browse models, zoom in, and “throw” it into the printing queue, just like printing documents from a LaserJet.
Through this panel, you can also easily check the printing status, download models from the cloud and impress your friends with amazing creations you’ve just made.
Multi-color printing is no longer a privilege of pricy professional 3D printers. With OverLord, you can create multi-color models in an easy way. No re-rendering the 3D model or code editing needed. You can switch colors anytime during print and make the model as colorful as you wish.
We designed OverLord to be extremely user-friendly, and easy to use. It comes fully assembled and tested, and requires little configuration during first time use. Once you get the printer, just unpack, plug in power and follow the on-screen prompt to setup. The whole process takes less than 5 minutes, and you are ready to go!
To make life easier, we’ve built a special system which provides auto-leveling and auto-calibration. This means every time you start the printer, it sets up automatically.
There are many reasons why we chose to build OverLord upon Delta mechanism, bigger build volume is definitely among the first. OverLord Pro can handle objects 170 millimeters wide and 260 millimeters tall, 30% taller than the object normal printers can do.
Besides its expanded build volume, this mechanism has a proven record of being highly efficient and economic, requires no long-term maintenance, and is elegant in motion.
With OverLord, you don’t necessarily have to be an expert to create professional-quality, realistic products. There are just many ways to help you make stunning things.
OverLord uses premium stepper motors to print objects of superb quality, at a layer resolution of 100 microns.
The heated plate allows you to print PLA and ABS. You can explore more exciting new materials with OverLord in future.
As a consumer desktop 3d printer, OverLord must be stable enough to deliver consistent quality result on a daily basis. Therefore, we redesigned both the hardware and software to ensure your creation will never be interrupted.
The unique break-resuming feature allows you to stop wherever you want during printing, but no need to start the whole process over again. This means you can leave where it is, have a meeting, watch a game, even take a holiday and then continue printing after coming back.
A power blackout or misoperation could sometime ruin the whole process – but that’s never gonna happen with OverLord. With built-in power protection, you can resume wherever it is after any sudden power break, saving both of your time and ruined mood.
To ensure the precision in printing, we require precise parts. All parts are injection molded and fit perfectly. We also used aerospace alloy to make OverLord strong enough for any possible collisions or shock.
OverLord’s styling is both futurism and minimalism. Designed to look great in your home, office, lab, or classroom, OverLord fits nicely in almost any setting. Custom colors will also be available when stretch goal is hit, select your own color combo and make your friends jealous!
Risks and challenges
Before launching this Kickstarter, we made sure to get our prototypes worked out. We've also done extensive research to make sure international logistics would not be an issue.
On the hardware side, we have been sourcing right components, making injection molds, testing component quality again and again.
On the software side, we have made a prototype, but we're still looking for new types of interactions. We have formed a software team of engineers to design and develop this app. We are now testing it.
However, like with any Kickstarter project, delays or minor mishaps are always a possibility. We'll try to keep them at a minimum and, if anything does pop up, we'll be sure to keep every one of you updated.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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