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An high quality, Resin-based 3D Printer, a Laser Engraver and a PCB Etching machine: all in a compact, affordable, standalone device!
An high quality, Resin-based 3D Printer, a Laser Engraver and a PCB Etching machine: all in a compact, affordable, standalone device!
134 backers pledged €61,328 to help bring this project to life.

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LumiPocket LT:  a Revolutionary Personal Fabricator

LumiPocket LT is the first multi-purpose, SCARA-based, Light curing 3D Printer. It is an affordable, standalone, compact tool that can take your Maker projects to a new level! It is more than "just" a high quality, resin based 3D Printer: it is also a fast PCB etching machine, and a Laser engaver that can work with many different materials!

Latest news

We have been selected in Kickstarter Staff Picks! (You won't see any "staff picks" badges due to Kickstarter policy about badges here). We have been featured in many of the most important websites about tech and 3D Printing, with a lot of articles just on the first day! Thanks to all our backers, we have reached our goal in just two weeks!

"the LumiPocket is interesting (...) and they’re using a SCARA arm to move the laser around"

"The LumiPocket is already an extremely versatile machine"  3D Printing Industry, 24/08/2015

“...an affordable and cool-looking resin 3D printer (...) At that price, the engraving and etching options are just fantastic bonuses to have.” 3Ders.org 24/08/2015

“it’s going to look great. So if style is a requirement, that’s covered (…) here’s a great way to add functionality without having to purchase an entire lineup of machines to get your projects completed.” 3Dprint.com 24/08/2015

"the LumiPocket is interesting (...) and they’re using a SCARA arm to move the laser around" HackADay 30/08/2018

“The interesting feature is the unusual mechanism used to move the laser. They’ve developed a “Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm”, or “SCARA” system (...) a great price for an inexpensive resin 3D printer.“ Fabbaloo 26/08/2015"

What can I create with LumiPocket LT?

Combining 3D printing, laser engraving, PCB etching features you can create complex projects with a single machine: in this example, we created a Japanese-style lamp, with a led that simulates a flickering candle. The body was 3D Printed, the lampshades were laser etched from a vector image, and the controlling PCB was UV laser etched.

 The final result is impressive, and it is just an exampe of how flexible LumiPocket LT can be! (The project files can be found here)

The final result: everything was made with the LumiPocket LT in an afternoon!
The final result: everything was made with the LumiPocket LT in an afternoon!

What does SCARA mean?

The SCARA acronym stands for Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm. Its main advantage is the jointed two-link arm; this feature allows the arm to extend into confined areas and then retract or “fold up” out of the way. We modified this design so it can cover all the printing area with the smallest possible footprint. This system allows also good quality and speed; normally its main drawback is that controlling this arm involves inverse kinematics for linear interpolated moves. However, the software we designed takes care of all this and is completely transparent to the user!

A detail of the SCARA arm system
A detail of the SCARA arm system

Your first light-curing, resin-based 3d Printer

Light-curing, Resin-based 3d Printing is fast and provides much more quality than FDM 3D printers, specially with 3d models with small details.

Rook Tower, FunToDo resin
Rook Tower, FunToDo resin

The maximum printing size is 10 cm diameter by 10 cm high; on LumiPocket LT we suggest our LumiReact and FunToDo resins, however it is also compatible with MakerJuice, 3D Materials, Spot-A and Bukytown Polymers UV pigmented resins.

A small 3D printed Yoda shows the printing quality of the current prototype -not bad!
A small 3D printed Yoda shows the printing quality of the current prototype -not bad!

LumiPocket LT is a UV laser based 3D printer, with a resolution of up to 50 microns on the Z and 100 microns on XY axis. Run our cross-platform Software, slice your 3D model (binary or ascii .Stl file), and save the printing job to an SD card: insert it into the LumiPocket LT, it will do all the rest!

Some 3D printed parts made with Orange, Grey, Fucsia and translucent resin
Some 3D printed parts made with Orange, Grey, Fucsia and translucent resin

A fast PCB etcher

Ever wanted to make a custom PCB? Of course you can make it "the old way", by printing the mask with a laser printer, aligning the PCB board, than exposing to a UV lamp.. but why not just put a presensitized PCB board into LumiPocket LT's special tray, import your PCB files, and watch it etch your PCB that is then ready to be developed? Quick and easy! Please note that at the moment the resolution of the current prototype is not enough for SMDs based PCBs, but works for standard (pass-through) PCBs.

From a presensitized PCB board to a simple circuit etched in just a few minutes!
From a presensitized PCB board to a simple circuit etched in just a few minutes!

A compact laser marker & engraver

LumiPocket LT can engrave many different materials using the integrated UV laser. This feature is very useful for example if you want to create business cards, QR codes, coasters, and much more. We tested many materials, including MDF, wood, expanded PVC, heavy cardboard and leather.

Laser engraving in action
Laser engraving in action

Both raster and vector mode are supported by our software. In raster mode, you can load any image (bmp,jpg,gif,png) and it will be converted into and 8 bit grayscale dataset that will be engraved on desired surface. In vector mode, you can load any .svg vector file and get more precise lines and text.

Laser engraving on different materials: a QR code etched on MDF, Edison and Tesla portrait on leather and expanded pvc sheet
Laser engraving on different materials: a QR code etched on MDF, Edison and Tesla portrait on leather and expanded pvc sheet

Laser engraving is a feature we are still improving; a feature that we are now testing is metal etching, where a vector based image is etched on the metal surface of a board, with the help of a chemical process.

Combining chemical action after UV etching, the copper surface was etched with a vector-based image
Combining chemical action after UV etching, the copper surface was etched with a vector-based image

What are the main advantages and specifications?

LumiPocket LT is a unique machine: it is designed to have a very low power consumption, using less than 5W. It has a very compact size: 20 x 12 x 38 cm, weighting less than 2Kg.

The PCB of our first prototype
The PCB of our first prototype

It is completely autonomous, so after you have created a printing / engraving / etching job with our software, you can simply insert the SD card into the LumiPocket LT and it will do all the rest, turning off after the work is done.

You can also have a look at this interactive 3D Preview of LumiPocket LT by navigating through the scene and discovering its main features.

Rewards

Please remember that for any pledge amount, you are not just buying a product, you are also helping make high quality 3D printing accessible for everyone, from professionals to Makers.

Shipping costs are specified for each perk, and include a standard trackable shipping service. Import duties taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping.

Your support is important! Even if you are not interested at this time in LumiPocket LT, you can pledge 30€ and you will receive a wonderful 3D Printed litohpane from a photo of your choice. The quality is incredible, and you have to see it in person!

The 3D Printed Litophane is one of the rewards
The 3D Printed Litophane is one of the rewards

Stretch Goals

If the 100k Stretch Goal is reached, LumiPocket LT will feature interchangeable heads: this will allow for use of additional heads that will expand the LumiPocket LT capabilities.

Testing the milling head
Testing the milling head

A set of 3 heads is already in prototyping stage, and will be available in Q3 - Q4 of 2016. The set will include a milling head, for MDF, foam of different densities and other materials. A special configuration of the Scara arm that is being tested allows for a wider working area when milling, covering up to 18cm diameter. The other two heads included in the set will be a probe/scanner for surface geometry acquisition, and an open-source head that can customized by users.

Safety

LumiPocket LT uses an UV laser rated at 200mW; it is not a very powerful laser, however it is very important to provide adeguate shielding. We used a plexiglass cylinder with and UV blocking film for our current prototype, with a safety mechanism that turns off the laser if the shield is opened.

Distributors

If you are interested in becoming distributor or reseller of LumiPocket LT, feel free to contact us at info@lumindustries.com and we will contact you by the end of the campaign.

Schedule

Since this is not our first time producing a 3D Printer after a crowdfunding campaign, we already know what are the main milestones during the process that starts from an idea (and a working prototype) and ends when the last perk has been shipped. Below you can find how we plan to produce LumiPocket LT after the campaign.

We got this badge from Dragon Innovation, stating that we are on track for a solid development and production plan.

Team

Davide and Manuela are Lumi Industries' founders.
R&D is coordinated by Marin Davide, CEO and founder. Andrea helped us in the technical and electrical design. Sisto Girardi is our consultant for patents and administration; Vicenza Thunders is our main consultant for electronical design and engineeing. Administration, customer care, support and dealing with suppliers is managed by Manuela, co-founder. Dimitri is a freelance videomaker that helped us making the video of this campaign, Enrico did all the special effects, while Giorgio helped us with the planning.

Music in the video: Awel by stefsax

Many collaborators have helped us during this months and we would like to thank them all for their precious support!

A special thank to Francesca, Simone & Romina, Enrico, Michela Valentina, Fabio L.,Nuvola, Nusca and  Paolo, Colette, Tifu,Mel and to all our friends and backers of previous Lumifold and Lumipocket campaign for their support and for believing in us!

If you want to know more about the story of Lumi Industries, check us out on OurBoox.

Risks and challenges

From our last experience with Lumipocket, our last campaign, we have finally defined a group of reliable suppliers who already know what what we need and when we want it. Moreover, most parts have already been produced with success and needs only to be replicated, so that all our attention can be put on the UV laser module, so on half of the components.

Assembling and testing it is another critical moment, and testing is never enough. You need to be completely sure that what goes out from your warehouse is a perfectly working device without any defect.
Then, for sure, for Murphy’s law, something will always go wrong or delay will be there, but we feel that we have enough experience now on managing unexpected troubles and solving problems in the best way and in the fastest time. Maybe this is the best lesson we have learned from our past campaigns and from our experience as a fresh start-up: even if all seems to go smooth, you need always to be prepared to fix something in your product, in your working method, in your supply, even in your team! You always need to be flexible and responsive to find a new solution.

Now the major risks are due to a more complex product, and the use of laser, even if low power, in this machine will make the certification process more difficult, and we are aware of this.

If you will decide to support us again backing this project, be sure that we will always keep you updated, sharing with you all what will be going on during production months, so that you will feel really like a part of our team and will be aware of what is going on!

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    LumiSupporter

    Thanks for supporting us! You will be mentioned on our website as a LumiSupporter!

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    LumiSupporter: Litophane

    Thanks for supporting us! To thank you, after you will provide us a photo, we will 3D Print and send you an amazing 3D printed Litophane!

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    Pledge €69 or more About $79

    Lumi React Resin (1Kg)

    You will receive 1 Kg of LumiReact resin for 3D Printers. It will work with LumiPocket, LumiPocket LT, and other resin-based 3D Printers. (Contact us for compatibilty).
    Available in: orange, grey or teal.

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    Pledge €199 or more About $227

    Lumi React Resin 3 Pack (3 x 1Kg)

    You will receive 3 Kg of LumiReact resin for 3D Printers. It will work with LumiPocket, LumiPocket LT, and other resin-based 3D Printers. (Contact us for compatibilty).
    You will get 1Kg of orange resin, 1Kg of grey and 1Kg of teal resin.

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    Pledge €299 or more About $340

    LumiPocket Upgrade

    If you already have a LumiPocket, you can select this perk and wou will get a Conversion Kit, ready-to-be-assembled.

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    Pledge €399 or more About $454

    Super Early Bird:

    You will receive a complete LumiPocket LT kit, and will be one of the first to receive it!

    You will receive a complete LumiPocket LT kit including the 3D Printer, software, packaging and accessories.
    Suggested retail price after the campaign will be 750€.

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    Pledge €499 or more About $568

    Early bird:

    You will receive a complete LumiPocket LT kit including the 3D Printer, software, packaging and accessories.
    Suggested retail price after the campaign will be 750€.

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    Pledge €599 or more About $682

    LumiPocket LT Kit:

    You will receive a complete LumiPocket LT kit including the 3D Printer, software, packaging and accessories.
    Suggested retail price after the campaign will be 750€.

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    LumiPocket LT Deluxe Kit:

    You will receive a complete LumiPocket LT Kit, plus 1LT of LumiReact resin, 5 sample sheets of laser-engravable material, and 5 sheets of presensitized Pcb.

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    Pledge €1,500 or more About $1,708

    LumiSupporter Gold:

    Special Mention on our webpage. You will get the opportunity to visit us and experience a wonderful guided tour of the nearby city of Venice; you will also get a customized LumiPocket LT with your name / logo and all its accessories. Includes a guided tour of Lumi Industries laboratories, located at H-Farm premises, transportation to Venice, welcome drink, guided tour of the city, lunch and accomodation for one night for 2 people. You will provide your own travel. You will be notified of our new projects as soon as they enter the beta stage.

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    LumiSupporter Platinum:

    Special Mention on our webpage. You will get the opportunity to visit us and experience a wonderful guided tour of the nearby city of Venice; you will
    also get a customized LumiPocket LT with your name / logo and all its accessories. Includes a guided tour of Lumi Industries laboratories, located at H-Farm premises,
    transportation to Venice, welcome drink, guided tour of the city, lunch and accomodation for one night for 2 people. You will provide your own travel.
    During the tour you will also be 3D scanned and will later receive a metal 3D Printed mini figure of yourself, together with a Personalized T-shirt and 3D Printed metal ring with our logo. You will be invited to exclusive Presentations of our future projects, and you will be notified of our new projects as soon as they enter the beta stage.

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Funding period

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