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Thanks for the update.
So the dust collector is the critical part you need to focus on? All other parts are on plan or do you face also issues with other parts of Goliath?
Are you on track with the other parts and software or is the dust collector developement also delaying your other work?
Thanks for the update and showing the progress made.
About that test: can you also make the same test with representative metal parts from a mill ?
Update and Est delivery time please
What Wittek-Saltzberg Constantin said.
In your last Update you wrote about a delay of a few months. As we have all put quite a lot of money in this project, i do really ask you to be a little more concrete.
When is the expected new delivery date?
What are the big steps to be fulfilled until delivery and when do you plan to finish each step?
A timeline with these updated steps would be a professional way of communication. Please do not forget that we are your investors and that an open & good communication with your investors is very important.
This also includes the monthly update without waiting 6 weeks and getting 2 reminders every time.
This is a great project and I literally can’t wait to get in my hands. I know that the process takes some time and I do absolutely agree in waiting a bit longer to get a better product - but I would really feel much better if you would provide some more details about the upcoming steps and their deadlines.
I have sent 2 messages asking for a refund for personal reasons. Can someone please send me a message on the process of getting a refund?
When you update, it would be extremely nice to hear what progress you are making on manufacturing units for delivery in the USA, as well as providing an update on expected shipping time frames! Thanks!
Dear @chau huh and @Thomas,
the update of March is coming this week.
Monthly update reminder
It has been more than a month. Is it possible to get an update?
the workflow you suggested means that you have to define again the work area to position the machine on the panel, and we are pretty sure that this cannot be done without any interface. If an offline interface is needed for this workflow, means developing a part of the client (offline) software, which is - as already said - an effort that we cannot afford today.
The future is the client based version of the software!
yes Franky, you are right!
our storytelling of Goliath CNC as an autonomous machine has been based from the beginning on the mode of operation rather than the connection: we always meant that it works on its own, not guided with hand by the user.
We remember you that the connection is needed only in the setup phase and that we are committed to developing the client based version in the future.
@Springa, would it be possible to use an 80 mm cnc spindle instead of a wood router? I consider that comercial routers have some shortcomings regarding duty cycle, cooling effectiveness and noise level compared to a spindle.
I understand that it will not happen now but maybe you could consider it as a future upgrade kit for V1 or for the Goliath V2. :-)
I support the question from Frank.
I would also like to have this one time transfere. Why not compile the CAD offsite with server connection and then upload to the Robot. This would mean I can prepare wherever I do have internet connection and then afterwards we do have freedome.
Im not a friend of this whike cloud based solutions:
What happens if the server is down
Who has access to my data
What happens in future
What benefits do you have besides you can work platform free.
Would be nice if this could be a topic in your next update. Update reminder ;)
I have some time ago.
To quote the update:
"Thanks to these data, we are ready to begin the development of the web application, so the first version of the CAM app will run in the web browser of your devices.
In the future we would like to develop also a client-based version to make Goliath CNC work also without internet connection."
I'm not opposed to that.
The resulting G-code will still be transferred to Goliath, which will then do the work on it's own from that point.
Can you confirm that, Springa ?
How many people have actually read the update? Do you realize that they have decided you MUST have a live internet connection to the Creator's server to use the Goliath? It is no longer autonomous
Dear @Thomas @John @Lars @Carl and @Guillet
we apologize for the delay, we missed the chance to post in January. Take a look, the Update of the first 30 days of the year went out a few minutes ago. Thanks for asking!
Damn, that’s a bad start.
Hello.... is there anybody from Springa out there?
@Creator, I really hope you will honor your statement of at least monthly updates. Thanks.
Regular updates would be great to see now? as it gives us confidence that things are moving forward a specially when it’s 7 months to deadline, I get a bit concerned when things goes quite
Creator when do we recieve the next update?
The last one was on the 18. of December a month ago.
Would be nice to hear if you are on or off track and what milestones you passed which ones are the next...
Thank you. Im just excided about the project. And thinking what to do with it.
For my different hobby projects it whould be nice that it comes with adapters for different cutter standards. Like 3.175 mm ( dremel ) for engraving. And 8mm cuters ( like Dewalt)
Hoping to help you making the Goliath as versatile as posible.
If you want to share more pictures of 3D projects you're interested in, feel free to send us more material at email@example.com
Ive filled in the extra survey about 3d posibilities. But only a picture was possible to point out what kind of 3d i need. Mostly i like if it would be possible to create curvy edges, profiles and rounds in the Z direction. Is that possible? Offcourse i can use curved cutters for small radius. But also making large radius would be nice.
Communication is essential for success.
Sadly a lot of projects I backed do forget about that.
Having an angry community because of lack of communication can have a major impact to business.
you can change the shipping address even after filling the Kickstarter survey
Thank you, it's essential
Dear @Gustaf @Carl @Patrick and @Thomas
we are preparing an update that will be published in a few days!
As a general rule, we predict to post one update per month, which could be more than one in case of important news. Stay tuned!
We all spend momey in this project and a quaterly update is not sufficiant.
I'm fine with the monthly but not less.
The creators have set milestones and we as backers deserve honest and open regular updates.
If thete ate just quaterly updates i fear that 1st we will miss the timeframe and 2nd we may hear mothing for longer than a quater.
To all interested, this is my first backing of a crowd funded project which I am so anxious to get my hands on like most others here. But I wanted to chime in on updates, I would much more prefer the collected funds to be used for actual product development than a big portion given to an expensive glossy PR media company. My logic is this; the time it takes to develop the product is fixed to a certain extent so Springa can either waste money and time giving multiple micro meaningless updates OR they can take all their funds, time and energy in product development and update us backers only when they determine milestones worth reporting are reached. We’re all anxious, but I’m going to go skiing while we wait instead of obsessively hitting refresh on this webpage. Just my opinion shared with you all.
Any word on that update you mentioned a couple weeks ago?
Congratulations on Your spectacular success, If You're able to fulfil all backers orders on or before time You are fantastic. Now would be a great time to start on Your progress report, I'm sure more backers than me are dying to see some progress. So please tell us what is going on.
Can we change the shipping address later on?
If not, I will wait a few months before filling your form as I don't know in which country I will be living in 1 year from now.
On top of that you haven't said where it's sent from and I will definitely not get it sent to a EU country if it's not sent from EU.
Q1. Now, thanks to the great number of Goliath CNC ordered, we had the possibility to discuss with bigger companies to establish the production of the robot. In addition, as you know, thanks to the funding we are currently working on the dust collector and trying to understand how to add this feature to Goliath. About how to organize the delivery, now that the campaign is over we have a better view of all the backers' country and we are trying to manage also the shipment topic.
Q2. We will do our best to keep you updated about our progress on a monthly basis, I am sorry that due to a working holiday we haven't done any new update yet, but next week we will release a new one. Here on the KS page, we would like to answer your questions and comments once a week and still, we will do our best to do it regularly.
@Franky Laseure @guillet
At the moment we collected more than half of the surveys, when we will receive all the answers, we will process the data and then share the results with you!
Congratulations on a very successful campaign!
Q1. With over 700 backers and over 1000% of your goal raised, can you please comment on how this extra scale has been considered and might affect your plans? How might the additional scale potentially enable greater efficiencies? or what considerations have you given to the logistical challenges of shipping to over 700 people...
I never saw a response to my earlier comment, so i'll repeat it again here:
Q2a. Can you commit to giving regular progress updates to your backers? Ideally on a regular schedule, or as key milestones are reached, or soon after setbacks become apparent.
Q2b. Your responses to comments on here so far have been great to see. What reassurances or guarantees can you give us that you will continue to communicate openly throughout the process over the next year until fulfillment is complete?
I have backed many Kickstarter projects over the past few years... some successes, some failures. Unfortunately some creators don't seem to appreciate that backers put money down in the hope of getting a result months or years down the track, and to have complete silence for months at a time really doesn't inspire confidence. Goliath is one of the most expensive single-items I've backed on Kickstarter, so I am particularly anxious handing this money over.
Can you commit to giving regular progress updates to your backers? Ideally on a regular schedule, or as key milestones are reached, or soon after setbacks become apparent.
Yes please, share the survey results when you can !
I applaud the software open source approach mentioned in the survey !
Would be great to hear some relevant results from the survey for us like the number of users for each OS, or which extra developments are asked for.
@Łukasz Dunikowski that link is clearly a link to the web site creator's home page.
There is a small black link in the top right corner of goliathcnc.com
and it looks like it shouldn't be there.
In the old times I'd say it is an attempt to suck some SEO pagerank or at least some traffic to get higher g-rankings, but it is hard to believe anyone would do it so awkwardly these days.
BTW do you hire? ;)
Great Project. I wish you all the best
+1 Mac OS
+1 Open source software
I wish you all the best in the implementation of this great project!
Hoping the best for the project and all of us.
It seems that I just have spent a lot of money.
I´m proud to be part of it :-)
Can´t wait to work the first project with Goliath ;-)
I don't know if this has been asked but, will end user be able to easily perform firmware updates for continual improvements?
- you will be able to specify which collet you need. if you need more than one, you can buy different one later.
- we are currently in contact with different agencies to find the best supplier for the spindle. So at the moment we aren't able to provide so specific information about the spindle
- yes, it will be replaceable, but it will not be compatible with common spindles for different reasons. One of these is that the power cable of the spindle will cause many problems due to its length.
- the bit can be changed as the same as any other spindle, with a lock button and a wrench
- Our goal is to have a spindle that allows the machine to activate it and control the speed of the rotation. So that Goliath will be fully automated.
- At the moment no, we will evaluate if it is an interesting thing
- for sure we are taking this option into account