New version 1.5.0 B9Creator software released!
Be sure to watch the overview video for more insights into the new features:
- Manually place and modify supports in Layout!
- Faster slicing! - Handle large... Read more
Hardware Upgrades and a 2nd batch of B9Creators!
We've made some improvements to the original design which we think you'll like!
We'll be offering these improvements for a limited time so check them out.
And we're finally offering... Read more
Happy to announce that ALL of our project files (software, firmware & hardware) are finally available for download!
We've already made improvements to the original hardware and software, thanks to... Read more
I corrected a few issues in the initial beta release.
I've uploaded a new Window's install package, will work on Mac and Linux tomorrow.
Still needs some polish and the help system, but pretty usable.
Linux version also works, but I need learn how to a build a setup package for... Read more
Just finished a coding marathon (32 hrs straight now with no sleep! ) and everything is coming together very well. I plan to test between now and Wednesday and assuming... Read more
Sorry for the lack of regular updates. I am currently working hard to finish the v1.0 software and I apologize that it is taking longer than I anticipated.
Below are... Read more
It's great to see all the assembled B9Creators, I appreciate the photos folks have posted over on the support forum.
It's also great to see everyone's tips and suggestions.... Read more
First Assembly Pictures, Software and Store
I'm very excited to see that some Backers have already assembled their kits!
Your feed back has been great and I really appreciate it! Getting those darn nylon strips onto... Read more
As of yesterday (18th) all kits and fully assembled B9Creators have shipped! (via USPS)
US backers should expect their item to arrive by September 25th.
International backers should expect their... Read more
180 kits + 18 fully assembled B9Creators ~4 tonnes :-)
If things go as planned, they will all be shipped by end of day Friday (21st).
Fully Assembled B9Creators Ready to pack
I'm grateful for the 18 backers that selected the fully assembled, tested and calibrated reward. (I'm even more grateful that most of you selected the kits, whew, what a lot... Read more
Kit Assembly Instructions
Be sure to visit www.b9creator.com for full Kit Assembly Documentation.
Even if you selected the fully assembled reward, this is good information to review.
I hope everyone had a great labor day weekend!
On Monday we built up the first fully assembled B9Creator from all the production parts. I found three unexpected issues:
1.... Read more
First the bad news, it's the end of August and sadly we are running about 3 weeks behind schedule. I won't make any excuses, it's simply taking me longer than... Read more
All resin has been shipped.
Note that resin ships separately from the B9Creator, so if you backed a kit, fully assembled machine or just a pure resin reward, it doesn't matter. Your resin has been... Read more
Projectors, vats and 2 tons of metal...
We've finished modifying and testing all 200 projectors. The modification was required to enable the projector optics to focus pixel sizes between 50 and 100 microns.
147 of 200 of... Read more
Resin shipping this coming week and more updates.
Just wanted to give everyone a quick update.
I've finally finished tweaking the B9R-1-Red resin and I expect to begin shipping mid week. This will be a general purpose and... Read more
The first really critical item has arrived. I was a bit worried that getting two hundred projectorsmight take longer than promised, but Vivitek has delivered, ahead of schedule! Over... Read more
Sorry for the lack of updates, we've been hard at work!
- Kickstart funds have finally arrived! We now have all the materials on order and expect some items to... Read more
Coming Soon! Sierra shows us how to assemble a B9Creator kit, step by step.
We finished filming the assembly steps today and have begun the editing for our instructional video... Read more
Funds and Purchase Orders
As many of you are probably aware, Kickstarter uses Amazon payments for it's operations. The standard policy is to hold the kickstarter funds for 14 days. Once released, they can... Read more
Wow! Thank you!
Thank you for your support and trust. We pledge to do everything possible to make your B9Creator a fun, valuable & creative tool.
(Now it's time to really... Read more
50 micron thin walled "alien crab" print
Well, we had a power hickup (t-storms) that stopped the print about 1/2 way through the head but I was able to restart the process. You can see a horizontal... Read more
Printing 25 micron layers!
I just printed a ring file sent to me by one of our backers at 50 micron XY and 25 micron Z resolution. It's the first time I've tried printing... Read more
Assembling the B9Creator kit - Part II
Here's the second half of the assembly overview video.
Thanks again for the great support!
Assembling the B9Creator kit
Here's "Part I" of our assembly overview video. We will be making detailed videos of each step starting next week, but I wanted to put out an update now to... Read more
This is why we prototype
I discovered a minor fabrication error with one of the anodized aluminum parts today. I had made a slight change to the first machine's xy "shutter" plate which involved milling... Read more
Anodized Metal Test Parts Arrive!
As you know, we are building up 10 test units to verify fit and operation before making the large order. The metal was delayed about a week because I made... Read more
B9R-1 Resin "lost wax casting" test results
I was contacted by Gary Dawson of http://garydawsondesigns.com/ last Monday. (Gary and his work were recently profiled online here.)
Gary offered to test and report on the "burnout characteristics" our B9R-1 resin... Read more
Metal and software
I initially made one machine based on the prototype production design. Testing of that design led to a some minor improvements which have been incorporated into the production version. I... Read more
Vote for your favorite color scheme!
If you have backed our project with a pledge of $25 or more you can message us with a vote for your favorite color scheme to be used in the... Read more
How loud is the printer?
Here is a short video to demonstrate the sound of the printer in action. Note that the camera microphone is actually much closer to the machine than to me when... Read more
Our hardware vendor has delivered 10 sample kits for our review.
All hardware (nuts, bolts, etc.) required to build the B9Creator is pre-sorted and packaged to make it easy to... Read more
Painting resin parts
I've had several folks ask if the cured resin objects can be painted. Last night I tried it with some generic primer I happened to already have. Works fine!
New Resin Rewards!
We've added rewards for our B9R-1-Red resin material!
Watch the video to get a feel for the strength and flexibility.
Properties and Best Practices
Material Safety Data Sheet
The ten Vivitek projectors (for the ten demo production machines) arrived today! We're still waiting on the metal and hardware for these ten. But we do have the acyrlic and... Read more
Here's a shot of all the wiring harnesses and electrical components.
Can you identify all the components?
Limit switches, optical "home" sensors, z-axis stepper motor, gear motor with encoder for... Read more
The B9Creator uses the widely available Arduino Uno open source hardware microcontroller to implement a simple 3D Printer Application Programming Interface (3DPAPI). We support and encourage all 3D... Read more
FAQ and Resin
We've started a FAQ, located at the bottom of the main page. We'll update as new questions arise.
We plan to add new Resin rewards very soon. We... Read more
Wow - In less than one day you folks have made this project a reality!!
I'm pretty much in shock. While I expected to reach my funding goal, I did... Read more