A New 3D Printer Test Kit featuring 12 Unreleased Test Chips focusing on Mechanical Components and Artistic Flair! By 3DKitbash.com Read more
This project was successfully funded on October 1, 2013.
About this project
Graphica is all about further extending your knowledge of what your 3D Printer is capable of! We will be building on the quality and attention to detail we established in 3DKitbash's first '3D Printer Test Kit' and hopefully giving you a whole new outlook on what you can accomplish within the realm of FDM-based 3D Printing!
With Graphica you will receive 12 'Digital' Test Chips and a variety of printable displays that have been sized to fit snugly in most standard picture frame sizes. All test chips and display items will be designed to be printed on an FDM 3D Printer and they will not require any support structures.
We've divided the chips into 2 groups. Representational & Mechanical.
All test chips are detailed below, but first: Here's a quick recap on where we're coming from...
With our first 3D Printer Test Kit: Each chip was lovingly crafted to help test the limits of your printer. The result was a great set that resulted in a lot of support from the community. Thanks guys!
With Graphica's 'Representational' chips you can expect to see qualities of the original 3DPTK demonstrated in ways that are more pleasing to the eye. (in my opinion ~Q) And as before, each chip will come with printable (2D) instructions to give you some measurements or helpful tips on accomplishing the print.
The Representational chips:
The Mechanical Chips included in Graphica are the first test chips of their type! Each chip represents a movable feature that only has to be printed (with no supports) to work. We call this quality: "Print & Play". ...The idea is that once you have demoed a variety of 'Print & Play' techniques, you will be more capable of building and laying out your prints for even more 'Bang for the Buck'!
The Mechanical chips:
Graphica is a straightforward set that will have plenty of tough prints to test you 3D Printing ingenuity. We hope it will inspire you to make some creations of your own and ultimately: Build Better, and Build Faster!
We work hard to impress! Thinking on and about what we do all day, everyday. With that in mind, below are a couple of sample images (with links) to our previous 3D Printer Test Kit work from earlier this year. Please have a look and let us know what you think or need and your thoughts may inspire our next endeavors. Thanks Again!
These great companies have featured Graphica on their site(s). May they be as great a resource to you, as they have been for us.
Risks and challenges
3D Kitbash launched our first Kickstarter with 3D Printer Test Chips earlier this year. We exceeded our $1500 goal by 450%, delivered our rewards, and made a lot of friends in the global 3D printing community. We've been developing product for the toy industry giants for years. We're excited to make things that the 3D printing community needs and wants, and we promise we won't let you down.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $25 or more
FUN MODE: GRAPHICA! - You will receive all 12 of the new 'Digital' Test Chips in their glorious entirety! 6 of these chips being more artistic (possibly illustrative) takes on the concepts covered in the original 3D Printer Test Kit. The remaining 6 Test Chips will demonstrated Print & Play capabilities of your 3D Printer. ...Plus you get a slew of new printable displays to show your chips on after printing.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $35 or more
JOLLY MODE: GRAPHICA + STRETCH REWARDS - You will receive all of Graphica plus all Stretch Rewards (Additional 'Digital' Kits w/ Instructions) we will be unlocking as the funding levels increase. ...We guarantee that you will receive at least 1 of the attainable Stretch Rewards.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $50 or more
BAG O' CHIPS MODE: GRAPHICA + ORIGINAL 3D PRINTER TEST KIT - That's a total of 20 highly detailed 'Digital' test chips, all of their accompanying instructions, and printable displays.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $70 or more
BOUNTY MODE: GRAPHICA + STRETCH REWARDS + ORIGINAL 3D PRINTER TEST KIT + ORIGINAL STRETCH REWARDS (RING MAKER, CHARM MAKER, and SIZING GRID KITS) - You will receive all of Graphica, the original 3D Printer Test Kit, Instructions, Displays, and all Stretch Rewards we have reached by campaigns end! A HUGE collection of 'Digital' material! ...We guarantee that you will receive at least 1 of the attainable Stretch Rewards from Graphica's Campaign.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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