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Hi line-us folks. I dm'd you yesterday. No rush, you have much more important things to do.
@Christian Thanks very much or the kind comments. We'll keep on sharing the story of the engineering and manufacturing process!
@gas @Gernot Would be great to have the community help on making a 3d printable case. There would be some changes necessary to the design, for example the retaining clips are too thin, but nothing insurmountable. Using a flexi material for the hinge is an option although it might be simpler to make the lid clip on..?
I like the way the creators are communicating pro-actively and share regular updates, this gives me confidence that it is in capable and motivated hands to meet deadlines. All the best for your further work and I can't wait to play around with the finished product...
@i hate buying gas sounds you have some good ideas - looking fwd to team up when line us diy is out
I understand the printing issue with the case.. Pehaps printing top and bottom in ABS and then using a flexible filament for the hinge and gluing together. I've used that method a couple of times with success (I.e hinged pokeball).
@gas Definitely the covers - we've tested them and they print very well. The box is a bit more difficult as it has the living hinge, which can't be 3d printed as is. It also requires lots of support as well so a different design might work better for 3d printing.
Nice update and I like the gory details....
I also got a 'naked' line-us. Will you provide 3D files (stl or obj) for the covers? And possibly the case???
@Mark Was great to meet you, and to be able to show you Line-us in action!
I was fortunate enough to see Line-us in operation last night's as part of the IoTLondon Meetup at the IET Building in London. Very impressed!
@Tom We're planning to do an update next week - our manufacturer is in London on Friday and is bringing a model with the engineering detail in with him. We're really looking forward to seeing it and thought we'd send the update once we have some photos of it to show.
Updates? Possibly on a case
@Tom We've tried to be realistic in our schedule - not too optimistic, but not building in lots of contingency. I think October's realistic but we're working flat out to get Line-us to you and we'll ship as soon as we can!
Is there a chance for a earlier delevery than October
@Tom We have a rough design for a plastic box, and that will go off to our manufacturer for feasibility/costing in the next day or do. We're sending a complete Line-us design to them as well, with details such as clips to hold the covers on, detailing to prevent sinkage in the mould etc. so they will come back to us with comments on more than just the box. I'd expect to have some news in a couple of weeks.
Updates on the better storage case if any
@RudiNiemeijer @ZaghloulSaad Thanks guys - really appreciate your support.
I wish the @creator all the best in further developing Line-us and I'm glad I could join the club. Cheers!
.. and don't forget there is the Kickstarter fee, so 69 pounds will be increased to 77 pounds, and 77 pounds is about 94,70 dollars, or 89,15 euros.
@TomKarbowski That's odd - all I can think of is that the $80 is really £80. I've sent you a DM.
It says £69 and below it about $87 but my pledge is set at $80 and I haven't been asked to change it. So I'm unsure if it's gonna change my pledge
@TomKarbowski Hi Tom. Unfortunately I can't see exactly what you're seeing as all of the currency conversion happened behind the scenes. You'll be charged £80 including shipping and your credit card company will convert that to $.
Is shipping included in our pledge amount?
@ChristopherReed Thanks Christopher!
@Leigh You're welcome
Never trust autocorrect.
Grate on the successful backing guys.
Thank you for getting back to me with the video link, this looks great, I cant wait to use it!
@Leigh Hi Leigh - sorry, took a little time to pull the video together. Just posted something on our Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/p/BRLPAgPBweA
Repost after not getting a reply over 22 hours ago.
Hi, I'd like to see a short video of a person or face being traced and then the Line-us drawing it. would this be possible?
@Imran The app won't, at least for now but there are lots of vector to gcode translators around. We'll be putting together a tutorial on how to do it prior to the launch.
@DavidHowe old to have you back on board.
@PeterF @mike Thanks!
Can we upload/insert a picture or outline drawing and have Line-us copy it?
Nine hours to go and I appreciate your commentary and resolve to move ahead quickly. Not sure why there have been negative comments about this campaign, but I am certainly glad to be on-board.
If someone wants to back out, I would gladly take another device. Just PM me.
Thanks again and looking forward to seeing/having the final product.
Somebody pulled out of the kit and app pledge lvl and I rebacked. The added attraction of building it appealed to me over everything else. Gives me a project with my kid.
@creator, thanks for your reply. I've looked up the articles and they look good. I still feel that these could of been mentioned in and update or even here with links. Also videos could of been created and uploaded to You Tube or Vimeo etc. then linked to in an update or here. Possibly questions that where DM'ed could of been added to he FAQ section. Just a bit more interaction and info in the updates of "well this happened, come check it out" sort of thing.
I'm just not sure and am not feeling the anticipation I was when I first discovered this project. I wish you all the best and think I will allow somebody who is maybe "feeling" it more to grab a device. I look forward to following you progress in the future.
Glad to see a modest raise of determined no reward pledges.
As a priviledged backer, I hope to contribute to the line-us community.
No worries, I wont force it;)
@DavidHowe Thanks for taking the time to send us your feedback.
On the Instagram question, we started using it some time before our Kickstarter launch and so there are quite a few drawings and videos there which we thought would help you understand Line-us a bit better. Unfortunately it's not possible to post images in the comments section on Kickstarter so we've tended to stick with Instagram.
We've had press coverage in Stuff, Circuit Cellar (this months issue is a robotics special, so worth a look), Discovery Channel, The Awesomer and Core77 amongst others. If you'd like links DM me and I'll send them. Many of the questions have been DMs so aren't visible.
The addition rewards we had in mind were things similar to the postcards we're currently listing in the rewards section - they weren't additional items for existing backers. Apologies of there was any confusion there.
We will definitely be setting up a community forum, but I think it would be a bit soon to do so now as delivery of the machines is still a little way off. Building a community is an important part of our plan for Line-us but for now we're very focussed on getting some momentum with our manufacturer.
Hope that's helpful but let me know if there's anything else you'd like to know please let me know.
@creator thanks for your reply, unfortunately I feel it’s a little lacking. As a backer on Kickstarter I presume to interact with you here and not have to go looking for updates on other social sites (which from what I saw haven't been updated since 9th Feb) I'm all for building a community but if I'm not mistaken that starts with us here, your backers.
I'm disappointed to hear that the other "rewards" haven't worked out (who doesn't like an extra cherry on their cake) but you mentioned in your second update that you would be adding them in a couple of days. Even a mention in the last update that they weren't possible would have been nice.
Also in your last update you mentioned that you had "done quite a few interviews" is there any links you could provide to these? Also that you had answered a lot of questions again where? As the other social sites don't seem have posts since 9th Feb. There were some request on here for more details of the Line-us painting, drawing some simple shapes and also for more details of the app.
I’m sorry to be so negative but I feel that you seem to think you already have my (our) money as from the last update you state that’s it “definitely will be funded” and so don’t have to do anything more on the social side. I’m all for getting ahead of the game and starting to focus on the CAD drawings extra but I don’t feel its helps grow a community.
I for one will be holding out till the end in the hope of receiving more details on the machine, the app and possibly a community forum but without that I will cancel my pledge. I think its looks like a great little machine but without more involvement from yourselves the community won’t grow and they’ll be 1000 little machines out there feeling very lonely.
Thanks for your time,
@AndyT Courchevel, La Saulire to be precise.
@Creator: Am curious - where was the "altitude testing" picture taken?
@TomKarbowski I've sent you a DM with your shipping cost.
@DavidHowe There are quite a few drawings and videos on our Instagram feed - https://www.instagram.com/line_us_machine/ take a look and that should give you a good idea of what Line-us is capable of. On the other rewards we had talked about; unfortunately they just didn't work out timing-wise so we've been concentrating on getting a head start on production.