More machines will be arriving at backer homes this week and I wanted to remind everyone that it is important to not leave your machine running unattended and... Read more
New batch and Google+ Printxel Community
I'm on a new batch now (12,13,14,15,16). The plan for this batch is to finish upgrading previous backer machines and to cut and drill all the metal I... Read more
Design changes, refunds, and assembled.
I've made a few changes to the design for the most recent batch. Many of the changes have been made for production purposes, but I've also improved the... Read more
Files release and the next batch
The source files have been released and can be found here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:29558
If you would prefer to scratch build instead of waiting and already have access to a printer send me... Read more
Kit #2 went out today and it will hopefully be the last kit that I need to put so much effort into. This kit was created, fully assembled, tested, fully... Read more
Since the first kit shipped I've been in a production mode and mindset. As of today I have 3 more kits close to ready to ship. I believe I now... Read more
First kit has been shipped!
I have now advanced to the next phase of the project! The production and support phase. Tomorrow I will pick a sub-assembly and see how many of the metal pieces... Read more
First assembly videos
I've started making assembly videos and have now posted several along with an index of links. The plan is to post quite a few short videos that can be navigated... Read more
Electronics boards have arrived.
Yesterday I received the electronics boards. If you're interested you can read more about the Azteeg X1 boards at the developer's website.
My family just today left to visit... Read more
Makerfaire is exhausting
Wow. I am not used to this much talking! The show started at 9:30am and ended at 7pm. The table had a constant stream of people almost the entire time... Read more
Kansas City Makerfaire
I will have two Printxels at my table at the Kansas City Makerfaire this upcoming weekend. If you are attending the event definitely stop by and say hi. http://www.makerfairekc.com/
More deliveries and sub-assemblies
I now have the steppers, stepper drivers, pulleys, belts, presoldered electronics test unit, and bearings physically sitting in my workshop. The only thing left that I want to line up... Read more
First components shipment arrived.
Technically I won't see any funds from the project until about two weeks after the campaign ends, but I wanted to get a head start on ordering. I figure Kickstarter/Amazon... Read more
Prototype time-lapse assembly
This is the first time I've assembled the prototype from mostly scratch and I learned a few things. It took me about an hour, but that didn't include the hotend... Read more
Disassembled prototype and shipping box size
The first photo shows the prototype disassembled except for the hotend and electronics. For reference the backing they are on is 28x22". I've never seen it all disassembled at once and... Read more
Huxley's school is having a silent auction fundraiser. This print will be used in the auction item display. The auction item will be for one 100mm print of your student... Read more