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AgIC transforms a home printer into a circuit board manufacturing equipment. The fastest and cheapest way to print circuits.
AgIC transforms a home printer into a circuit board manufacturing equipment. The fastest and cheapest way to print circuits.
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    1. Pramoth Suwanpech on October 14, 2014

      Please give me a shipping id or a way to tracking a printer. It may be have a problem some where.
      Thanks.

    2. AgIC Inc. 2-time creator on October 13, 2014

      Sorry for my late responses.

      @Pramoth Suwanpech,
      We have already shipped the printer kit to you and it should be already arrived to you if there is no problem. I'll check the shipping status and send a message to you about it.

      @Paulson McIntyre,
      Seems like the ink is not working properly. It might be improved if you try cleaning the printer, and print the pattern with recommended settings.

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      Gadgetman!
      Superbacker
      on October 6, 2014

      The MFC-J5910DW is heavy...

      The poor lady at the post office had to struggle to lift the box up onto the counter...
      It's also so big that I have no idea where to put it yet.

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      Paulson McIntyre on September 26, 2014

      I've tried printing a few things but all of the prints have very high resistance. Around 75 megaohms per cm. The marker works fine. The color of the prints is different than the marker: http://i.imgur.com/HQ4T5ms.jpg

    5. Pramoth Suwanpech on September 26, 2014

      When can I expect the delivery? (Thailand)

    6. AgIC Inc. 2-time creator on September 25, 2014

      @Dietmar Henrich,
      We've checked the status of your package and it seems your package left German customs for your address more than two weeks ago. We will share the details via private messages.

    7. Dietmar Henrich on September 23, 2014

      when can I expect the delivery?

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      Susan Thomason on September 22, 2014

      Hello
      Thank you... it has just arrived after being in customs for ages. I will order the adapter, which once received will let me plug it in.Thank you.

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      Duncan Thomas on September 22, 2014

      Many thanks to AgIC for sorting out my problems - top class customer service.

    10. AgIC Inc. 2-time creator on September 21, 2014

      @Susan Thomason
      We are sorry for the inconvenience.
      Yes, both of those two work.

      Regarding additional cartridges, we will re-open our web store, where you can buy cartridges and paper.
      If you need them before our opening the store, please let us know. We can sell to you directly.
      Thank you very much!

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      Susan Thomason on September 21, 2014

      Hello
      Mine is being delivered tomorrow which is now a good thing despite the delay, because I would have opened it and just plugged it in.
      So if I understand correctly for the UK as our mains electricity is 50Hz ie 230v. Therefore we need a convertor which converts 230v to 120v.
      I have found these two.. will these work?
      http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-230v-to-110v-100w-voltage-converter-rs59p
      http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-230v-to-110v-45w-voltage-converter-rp90x
      Please could you also advise where we buy the ink or the cartridges once they have run out of conductive ink.
      Thank you.

    12. David Gaipa
      Superbacker
      on September 20, 2014

      It was nice to see you guys at Maker Faire today!

    13. AgIC Inc. 2-time creator on September 20, 2014

      @Duncan Thomas,
      We are very sorry about the incident and thank you very much for your feedback. We will soon announce the fact that the printers we sent do not work with 240V.

      There's a compatible printer that works with 240V.
      http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005QOX4K8

      As we told you via a message, we will send you one at our expenses if you don't ind.

      Again, we are very sorry about the incident.

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      Duncan Thomas on September 19, 2014

      Worth making very clear that the printers you supply are 120v only - I just plugged one in in Ireland and it went bang and the magic smoke escaped.

      Currently popping the lid to see if the psu is reparable

    15. AgIC Inc. 2-time creator on September 8, 2014

      @Robert Weber,
      I am not really sure the package you mentioned is our package as we did not use Fedex to deliver our packages, but sorry about that if it was.

    16. AgIC Inc. 2-time creator on September 8, 2014

      @Gadgetman
      Yes! Actually, the conductive patterns in their cover photo are written with our circuit marker.
      Definitely there's quite good potential of collaboration!

    17. Robert Weber on September 8, 2014

      FYI. Forcing home deliver prevents the package from being held at a FedEx facility. This makes it real hard for people who work Monday through Friday. I now have to take a day of vacation because fedex can't confirm a delivery time. That's a major annoyance.

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      Gadgetman!
      Superbacker
      on September 3, 2014

      They like to find some sort of invoice and that green customs sticker listing contents and value.

      I'm sending them some info about the KS and value, so I expect it'll be resolved one way or another tomorrow....

      Anyway, as the immortal poet once said; shit happens...

    19. AgIC Inc. 2-time creator on September 3, 2014

      @Gadgetman
      I am sorry about that. We are not really sure what we can do now, but we will find out and do what we can do.
      If you could hear what's missing from the custom, we can send you missing information.

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      Gadgetman!
      Superbacker
      on September 3, 2014

      Got an SMS today telling me that a package from 'Agic' with a Japanese tracking code was beng held back because of 'missing or incomplete customs declaration'...

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      Stephen on August 2, 2014

      I received mine yesterday in the Philippines. Although typical PH post office, it had been sitting there for 3 weeks before they gave me the notice to pick it up. I gave a short review video on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch… . I think the pen is pretty much useless outside of 'thats cool'. But I can see where it might be useful for quick PCB prototyping. My only concern with PCB prototyping is that the surface mount LEDs don't seem to make good contact with the ink, even when using the conductive tape.

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      Bruno A on July 18, 2014

      I received my PREMIUM CIRCUIT MARKER package today, in France. I made my first draw, it's fun.

    23. Éber Freitas Dias on July 11, 2014

      Got mine today, from Brazil! Thaaanks!

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      Parmentier Alain on July 10, 2014

      received mine today (Belgium, Europe)

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      Kuan Yi Aun on July 9, 2014

      Estimated arrival on 14th July. Yay should be on time for my birthday :D

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      Gadgetman!
      Superbacker
      on June 2, 2014

      A bit of an interesting article about Danes printing Solid Oxide Fuel Cells on a hacked HP inkjet printer...
      http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/29/how_about_printing_your_electricity/

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      Gadgetman!
      Superbacker
      on May 15, 2014

      Plastic film is good!

      Draw a pattern of horisontal lines on one, with circular pads along the lines, then draw a pattern of vertical lines with circular pads on another. Place them so that the inked sides face each other, and use one or two blank sheets with holes punched to match the pads in between them so that the sheets with print on them doesn't touch.
      Suddenly you have a keyboard.
      (A common way to make a keyboard for 1980s home computers, though most kept physical keys on top of that. )

      As for the translator...
      The problem with Machine Translators is that they're all completely borked from the beginning. They seems to assume that "one word = one meaning" and that all languages have the same syntax rules. The meaning of a word can vary depending on context (In Norwegian 'tre' may mean the number 3, or a tree. We have 'compund words' that can contain 4 or more normal words, stacked together WITHOUT a '-'... There are genders... flåte, båt, skute, skip are all floating on the sea(raft, boat, ship - usually older and smaller sailships, and large ship such as cruise ships), but they are 'female, male, female, neutral' in that order)
      And that doesn't cover slang...
      To make a correct translator, you need to parse the original language text, convert it to a 'standard format' (tightly ruled intermediate language) that accurately describes the meaning, then do a translation from that ruleset to the desired language.
      (There's a reason that Latin was the 'world language' for so long. The rules are all known and since it's a 'dead' language, it never changes. That's also why it's still used in biology and medicine today. )

      Now, translators...
      No translation is better than the translator who did the work.
      As soon as you get into technical aspects, most 'general' translators screw up bigtime.
      On Discovery Channel, I've seen 'fuselage' become 'fuel slange' (bad norwegian for 'fuel hose') and worse...
      So that MissLingo app doesn't really impress me enough to buy in.

    28. Lloyd Summers on May 13, 2014

      No BB10 app, no thanks Otoshi. On your own for that one.

    29. Otoshigami No. 40723
      Superbacker
      on May 10, 2014

      hi guys, we can use your help to promote this language translation app in almost 100% accurate so if you have time to back it up, do so. it might improve your Japanese and other languages.
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1802215296/language-translation-app-with-near-100-accuracy

    30. AgIC Inc. 2-time creator on May 10, 2014

      @Gadgetman
      We've not yet decided the list of recommended printers. We will announce the list in June. Please stay tuned!

      As you guessed, we are going to make both A4 and A5 available on our website. We alsp plan to make letter size available as we've got similar feedback that A-based size is not very popular in the US.

      Regarding transparent material, we already have transparent PET film, which is 30% more expensive than paper, and we will sell it too.

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      Gadgetman!
      Superbacker
      on May 10, 2014

      Any idea which inkjet printers will be good for the DIY kits, yet?

      The biggest advantage to A5 over A4 is that it fits in smaller envelopes and therefore is less likely to be damaged in the post.
      Resizing to A5, A6 or smaller can after all be done with any paper cutter or a pair of scissors.

      I expect both A4 and A5 will be available for purchase on the Agic website later.

      for Americans and others not familiar with the A-size papers, they're based on A0 which is approximately 841 by 1,189 millimetres (33.1 in × 46.8 in).
      (Multiply it up and you get 999949 square millimetres. An A0 sheet is actually an even 1 square metre of paper)
      Fold it over and cut, and you have two pieces with the same ratios as the original. This is A1.
      Repeat and you have 4 pieces of A2, fold and cut those and you have 8 pieces of A3, again and you have 16 of A4... well you get my drift.

      The aspect ratio of the paper is the Square Root of 2, also known as 'Pythagoras Constant'

      Which is why mathematicians likes to play with paper...

      Fun question
      Would it be possible to print on a transparent material with the DIY kit or Full printing kit?
      (Some sort of transparency foil? )

    32. AgIC Inc. 2-time creator on April 23, 2014

      @Beat,

      Yes, that's another reason we changed to A5. We got a feedback that A6 is too small...
      As you mentioned, you can cut the paper into A6 using paper cutters like one you suggest!

      Shinya

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      Beat on April 23, 2014

      Thanks for the update! A5 seems to be a good size for experimenting. A4 is a bit big, and A6 might be a bit small depending on the experiment.

      I guess that your paper can be cut fine into A6 using paper cutters, like e.g. this amazing one i'm also backing here on KS:

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1702547176/the-cutterpillar-crop-paper-cutter-trimmer

      ?

    34. AgIC Inc. 2-time creator on April 20, 2014

      @Weineng

      Thank you for your support!
      Our process toward shipment is on track. We will ship the marker and brush by June 2014 as planned.

    35. Weineng Too on April 20, 2014

      Hi, I bought a marker and a brush, aprox when I will get

    36. AgIC Inc. 2-time creator on April 12, 2014

      @shishido-san

      Thank you for your support!
      We do best to deliver the rewards as quickly as possible!

      @Otoshi No Kami

      Thanks! We might ship markers earlier than the original timeline.

    37. Otoshigami No. 40723
      Superbacker
      on April 8, 2014

      I hope I can get one of those markers so I can make some creativity out of it. :D

    38. hideaki shishido on April 8, 2014

      Congrats!!
      I'm looking forward to it, wktk ^^

    39. AgIC Inc. 2-time creator on April 7, 2014

      @Craig
      Thank you! Hope we can deliver our technology all over the world

    40. Craig Cook on April 6, 2014

      No Questions or request just a simple. Congratulations. Hope it all goes well for you in the future.

    41. AgIC Inc. 2-time creator on April 6, 2014

      @Gadgetman

      Yes, we just sent out all the surveys. While we can wait a bit more at least to those with pledges with August shipping date, we are not going to collect any other information than shipping address and are trying to make the shipment as early as possible - hopefully earlier than the planned dates.
      Although some backers might move before shipping date after the survey, we enabled "change address" option so that backers can change address before shipping date.

    42. AgIC Inc. 2-time creator on April 6, 2014

      @Danilo,

      Got it. I will do that.

      @Beat,

      Thank you! We will try to solve the problem, and simultaneously negotiate with glue manufacturers if they can manufacture smaller and cheaper disposable glues.

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      Gadgetman!
      Superbacker
      on April 6, 2014

      Sending out surveys already?
      Isn't that a bit early?
      (You could at least have waited with sending surveys to those with pledges with a projected August shipping date)

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      Beat on April 1, 2014

      Congrats for successful funding! almost 80k!

      Looking forward to your delivery and success.

      And hope you will be able to solve the problem of the glue that is usable only for a week after opening it. That kind of makes it kind of a very short-lived pot of jam.

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      Danilo on March 27, 2014

      Hi AgIC. Same request here as Beat, is it possible to replace the business card in my kit with the conductive glue? That would make it a lot easier to handle SMD parts and do a few experiments.

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      Gergely Vasvari on March 27, 2014

      @AgIC
      I know it's not your primary focus but it would be really good to know how much juice is in those markers. A few meters may be one, two or three, where the difference is 300% between the longest and shortest one.

      Do you plan to release these (brush, marker, DIY refill, printer) to the international market after you settled the KS rewards?

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      Bytemaniac on March 27, 2014

      Hi!
      Is shipping to austria included in the 29$ premium circuit maker pledge?
      Which way do you attach resistors, ICs,.. to the circuit - is there a special glue included?

      Thanks
      Andreas

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      Gergely Vasvari on March 27, 2014

      Yes, as a conductive joint.

      Thanks for the clarifications!

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      Gadgetman!
      Superbacker
      on March 27, 2014

      I think the idea is to use the magnets as conductors in addition to just holding 'daughterboards' or 'shields'

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