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A small robot arm that draws with a pen on paper anything you draw on screen. Sketch, share and subscribe to wonderful drawings!
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    1. i hate buying gas
      Superbacker
      on July 9

      According to jerry seinfeld something similar happens when you are in the pool.....

    2. John Besnard on July 8

      The early test plastic shrinks?

    3. Line-us Creator on June 18

      @Tom Hi Tom. We're doing a lot of work on the software at the moment, and making good progress. The look and feel of the app will be one of the last things we do though as it will be driven by the functionality of the app. Right now we're just using the visuals that you've seen in the campaign so nothing new to see unfortunately! At the moment we're working on sharing - we really hope that people will share their sketches so we're trying to make it flexible without being complicated.

    4. Line-us Creator on June 18

      @Gernot Will let you know as soon as the design is finalized - likely to be after the second tooling test run just to make sure everything is set in stone.

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      Tom Karbowski on June 15

      Could we get a update video showing the app a little bit, both in a tablet and phone ? Even if it's not 100% finished. You can show up the basics

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      Gernot J. Abel
      Superbacker
      on June 14

      Let us know when we can chip in and you can share dimensions etc to get us started
      @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..?

    7. Line-us Creator on June 11

      @Jie Hi, All backers should automatically get an email from Kickstarter when there is an update, if they are not getting through maybe check your Junk-mail folder and add no-reply@kickstarter.com to your safe senders list.

    8. Jie Li on June 6

      Dear Line-Us team,

      I would like to check in to see if you guys would send out email notifications about the update / email invitation to events relating to the product/technology. In a word, I just want to know what is the best way to stay in connecting with you guys and the product.

      Thanks,

    9. i hate buying gas
      Superbacker
      on May 18

      Hi line-us folks. I dm'd you yesterday. No rush, you have much more important things to do.

    10. Line-us Creator on May 17

      @Christian Thanks very much or the kind comments. We'll keep on sharing the story of the engineering and manufacturing process!

    11. Line-us Creator on May 17

      @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..?

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      Christian Liechti on May 16

      Hi
      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...

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      Gernot J. Abel
      Superbacker
      on May 14

      @i hate buying gas sounds you have some good ideas - looking fwd to team up when line us diy is out

    14. i hate buying gas
      Superbacker
      on May 5

      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).

    15. Line-us Creator on May 5

      @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.

    16. i hate buying gas
      Superbacker
      on May 5

      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???
      Thanks.

    17. Line-us Creator on April 26

      @Mark Was great to meet you, and to be able to show you Line-us in action!

    18. Mark Campbell
      Superbacker
      on April 26

      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!

    19. Line-us Creator on April 26

      @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.

    20. Line-us Creator on April 26

      @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.

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      Tom Karbowski on April 25

      Updates? Possibly on a case

    22. Line-us Creator on March 13

      @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!

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      Tom Karbowski on March 11

      Is there a chance for a earlier delevery than October

    24. Line-us Creator on March 10

      @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.

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      Tom Karbowski on March 9

      Updates on the better storage case if any

    26. Line-us Creator on March 5

      @RudiNiemeijer @ZaghloulSaad Thanks guys - really appreciate your support.

    27. Zaghloul Saad
      Superbacker
      on March 4

      Congratulations.. funded

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      Rudi Niemeijer on March 4

      I wish the @creator all the best in further developing Line-us and I'm glad I could join the club. Cheers!

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      Rudi Niemeijer on March 4

      .. 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.

    30. Line-us Creator on March 3

      @TomKarbowski That's odd - all I can think of is that the $80 is really £80. I've sent you a DM.

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      Tom Karbowski on March 3

      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

    32. Line-us Creator on March 3

      @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 $.

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      Tom Karbowski on March 3

      Is shipping included in our pledge amount?

    34. Line-us Creator on March 3

      @ChristopherReed Thanks Christopher!

    35. Line-us Creator on March 3

      @Leigh You're welcome

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      Christopher Reed on March 3

      Gratz

      Never trust autocorrect.

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      Christopher Reed on March 3

      Grate on the successful backing guys.

    38. Leigh on March 3

      Thank you for getting back to me with the video link, this looks great, I cant wait to use it!

    39. Line-us Creator on March 3

      @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

    40. Leigh on March 3

      Repost after not getting a reply over 22 hours ago.

    41. Leigh on March 3

      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?

    42. Line-us Creator on March 3

      @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.

    43. Line-us Creator on March 3

      @DavidHowe old to have you back on board.

    44. Line-us Creator on March 3

      @PeterF @mike Thanks!

    45. Imran
      Superbacker
      on March 3

      Can we upload/insert a picture or outline drawing and have Line-us copy it?

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      mike on March 2

      Gentlemen,

      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.

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      David Howe on March 2

      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.

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      David Howe on March 2

      @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.

      Regards D

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