A bit of history...
Last year the DIY community enthusiastically supported our Kickstarter campaign, making the B9Creator 3D Printer a reality!
Thanks to that support were able to develop and ship v1.0 of the B9Creator to almost 200 backers!
Why kickstart now?
The purpose of this Kickstarter Project is two-fold:
1. To complete our planned hardware improvements and make them available to our existing B9Creator community via three "Upgrade Options". It is very important to us that our original backers have the latest and greatest possible hardware available if they wish to use it.
2. To make the B9Creator v1.1 available to those of you that have been patiently waiting to get a B9Creator of your own. By supporting us now you will be rewarded with the most up to date functional system that incorporates all of our hardware improvements.
Your support also enables us to continue to develop and release improved versions of our open source software, making the experience of creating your own 3D objects simpler, faster and more reliable.
PLEASE NOTE The three "Upgrade Option" rewards are only meant for current owners of the original B9Creator v1.0!
Of course, these improvements will be incorporated into the new B9Creators shipped as part of this campaign. So if you select the Kit or Assembled B9Creator rewards, you don't need to worry about the upgrade rewards.
As the following images show, we've already prototyped and tested the planned upgrades.
Instead, we'll just post some images from the last six months, they tell the story best...
Sample Assembly Video
In addition to online and downloadable Kit assembly instructions. We've also produced a series of six videos detailing the assembly process step by step. Take a look:
Risks and challenges
Hardware development is always risky and we are fortunate to have completed the majority of our design improvement goals.
The greatest challenges now are the tasks associated with the production, packing and shipping of the hardware ON TIME. Many of the variables involved can not be controlled. We have reliable suppliers that we have worked with in the past and that we can trust to deliver. We are building upon our previous Kickstarter experience to ensure we deliver as promised. We pledge to keep an open, honest and steady stream of communication updates along the way.
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