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3D Printing is expensive..It doesn't have to be!

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pledged of $100,000 goal

Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 9, 2014.

3D Printing is expensive..It doesn't have to be!

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    1. Creator Denny The Backer on March 17, 2015

      No one sees my comment= how can i delete this project from my backer page

    2. Creator Steven Kalz on July 11, 2014

      Please let me know when you will be back. I've been waiting for a 3D printer of this quality for awhile now. Also side note please make the casing metal and can you make a black/red color version thank you

    3. Creator Doua Vang on July 11, 2014

      bummer! well, rather you be honest with the backers and back out than keep going and unable to fulfill promises. kudos to your candor, still bummer though! :)

    4. Creator Jane Hyojung Kim on July 10, 2014

      Please let us know when you guys will be back. I'll be glad to support you guys (and get an affordable 3D printer!)

    5. Creator Carlos "Charlie" Lopez on July 10, 2014

      Yes, please let us know when the kickstarter will be back so we can back it once again! Good Luck! Vegan Sandals anyone?

    6. Creator KuoChinNi on July 10, 2014

      Wish it be better! Some my .2 cents suggestions
      (1) Ability of bigger printing , ex: 98mm*223mm*58mm The upper cap of HEXO+ (on going kickstarter project)
      (2) More choices of printing materials, like this
      (3) Lower shipping fee outside US , maybe sea traffic rather than flight.
      (4) Generic line compatible cartridge rather than naked one.
      (5) Contact us when start again! I want the $99 early bird!

    7. Creator Steven Kalz on July 9, 2014

      I really needs a 3d printer so I can print out my own designs.

    8. Creator Steven Kalz on July 9, 2014

      This really sucks. I mean I've been waiting for something of this quality to come along and it's canceled.. Maybe you could incorporate the cartridges in a way that you can feed generic line to in a way of entering in how much feet is on a specific spool of color and from that you could in corporate a multiple spools with different color options. Plus the spools could give us a current xxx feet left so we could write that on our spools to enter in x amount if feet you're connecting. There has got to be a way

    9. Creator Douglas E Pendleton on July 9, 2014

      Well I will have to go with another printer then. This was a sweet deal though oh well. Good luck in the future guys.

    10. Creator Gibson Chiew on July 9, 2014

      yup, make the improvements and i'll be back too.

    11. Creator Denny The Backer on July 9, 2014

      Mark & note this company, i think its very lucky this project canceled.. better than we will never see our printer arrives..

    12. Creator Adam Guss on July 9, 2014

      What the heck?

    13. Creator Carlos G. on July 9, 2014

      As a courtesy to current backers could you post an update here before bringing the next project live? That would give us the head start on the early birds

    14. Creator MOTA on July 9, 2014

      @ Scide and others. Absolutely! We have already started and will keep you posted, this time less expensive and better!

    15. Creator Trevor on July 9, 2014

      I would probably come back to.

    16. Creator Scide on July 9, 2014

      Hope you come back to Kickstarter with an improved version of this project soon!
      Printer design was great, same as the 299$ early bird. Open it to generic filament and I'll back it immediately! :)

    17. Creator Russell Guy on July 9, 2014

      Honestly, with this sort of wishy-washyness and indecisiveness from your company, I can't see myself backing another project. Obviously you have only lost one consumer, which isn't much. But this attitude of defeat does not bode well.

    18. Creator MOTA on July 9, 2014

      Hello Kickstarter Community,

      This is Kevin Faro. I’m the co-founder of MOTA, and one of the founders of this Kickstarter project.

      I wanted to write about the status of the project and our vision for the future.

      3D printing is something I am deeply passionate about. It is hard to not be excited by the potential for this technology. I personally look forward to a world where, instead of physically moving something from one place to another, whether it's from Amazon or a pizzeria, you could conveniently “print” it at home exactly, precisely how you want it.

      It will be a revolution and all of us are at the very beginning of it. Its impact has already begun to disrupt industries from manufacturing to shipping to medicine and it will many more.

      The only way 3D printing can bring about this amazing and highly useful world is when it is available, accessible, and affordable to everyone.

      I wish there were a way to offer truly high-quality, highly precise 3D printers at incredibly low prices. That would bring about the mass-market adoption that this technology so needs. The reality is, like any technology, it is expensive to develop and manufacture. At MOTA, our vision is to always bring you the best of what technology offers at the absolute minimum price possible. We don’t want to promise something that cannot be delivered, or whose quality is anywhere below outstanding, and the fact of the matter is that delivering this high standard of quality would cost a premium.

      We have learned a great deal from your comments in the last few days. And they tell me we need to go back, work harder, and find a way to reduce the price even more as well as make the technology more open. So we are cancelling the project until we can deliver on that promise.

      We love the Kickstarter community for being early adopters of the newest technologies. We at MOTA are, too. We are passionate and excited about inventing and its potential to make our lives better, easier, and more fun.

      Please be on the lookout for new projects on Kickstarter from MOTA, and not just for 3D printing. I’m confident we will present and deliver many great new products in the near future.

      I thank you very much for your support and look forward to connecting with you again here.


      Kevin Faro

    19. Creator Russell Guy on July 9, 2014

      This is why we can't have nice things.

    20. Creator Steve Williams on July 9, 2014

      Oh well. Saves me 99.00. ;)

    21. Creator Erik Nordquist on July 9, 2014

      Well then...
      I guess the moral of the story is "To those seeking the freedom to create and express, the word "Proprietary" is a foul one, indeed"
      On a more positive note, the cobblebot project could use some more backers, and the more there are, the better the product. Though there may still be a place on my counter for MOTA one day...

    22. Creator LionNFC on July 9, 2014

      Canceled? Well that sucks

    23. Creator Frans on July 9, 2014

      I never understand this campaing the way they planned it.

    24. Creator Liam Curtis on July 9, 2014

      Hi there,
      The First Affordable High-Quality Printer! (Canceled) has been canceled by the project creator. As a result, your $99.00 USD pledge has been automatically canceled and your card will not be charged.

    25. Creator Liam Curtis on July 9, 2014

      Was this canceled?

    26. Creator Gibson Chiew on July 9, 2014

      actually the prices were, concentrate on the openness.

    27. Creator John Wilfong on July 9, 2014

      Check home page. There is a letter posted that MOTA is cancelling the project.

    28. Creator Dominic Aeneas Dams on July 9, 2014

      Guys we have the solution to the problem if mike kabala is correct, then all we have to do is have someone to create a device that mechanically controls the feed, and can be 3d printed, and then make it available to the community. Even if we cant control it without motorized parts, I think we could design a relatively low cost work around if we work together.

    29. Creator nikola kotevski on July 9, 2014

      It would be in the best interest for your company to allow the use of any filament.

    30. Creator Faisal Alquaied on July 9, 2014

      MOTA you have to do something or you gonna lose this project. see there are no any more backers. just do what they want to get the your target and beyond.

    31. Creator Gary Gray on July 9, 2014

      What 3D programs, available now, will work with the MOTA Printer? What 3D formats will the included software import?

    32. Creator Casper Rognaldsen on July 9, 2014

      No it's not 22,3cm is more than the 15,5 cm this printer can print.

    33. Creator KuoChinNi on July 9, 2014

      Is it possible to 3D print this gear of 98mm*223mm*58mm The upper cap of HEXO+ (on going kickstarter project)

    34. Creator Erik Nordquist on July 9, 2014

      Went ahead and funded both the Mota and Cobblebot. I'm into this one at the $99 level, but without the ability to either use generic filament, or to reload the special cartridges *with* generic filament, I would always be dependent on Mota to continue existing. The day they stop making cartridges is the day my printer becomes so much useless junk on the counter.

    35. Creator Mike Kabala on July 9, 2014

      @Jimmy, many of your questions have already been answered. The heated plate is a user installable part and will cost $50 - $100. The $299 printer comes fully assembled.

    36. Creator Jimmy Welch on July 9, 2014

      I think MOTA has not put out enough information. I backed the $299 but I am willing to pull it if MOTA does not address the issues. My first question is a heated build plate. I have seen articles on websites mention a heated build plate to reduce warping but they mention nothing of any sort about a upgrade kit or if the acrylic plate is heated. Those who will be using large areas of the build platform will want this and I personally want information. Second this whole comment on the cartridge situation is BS. If MOTA thinks that they are going to do good on non-technical "End Users" they better check again. Although the price is good not that many non technical users are going to see a point in buying one. Lastly is the $299 printer DIY or does it come assembled?I will take out my pledge if these concerns do not get addressed and get more information put out on them. Thanks- Jimmy

    37. Creator Derek on July 9, 2014

      @Samantha: I was actually talking about the new Cobblebot on kickstarter. Its about the same price as the MOTA with a huge build profile. However, it's definitely geared more towards hobbyist. The MOTA looks better in terms of stability and robustness

    38. Creator Mike Kabala on July 9, 2014

      OK, here's the thing. After viewing the video several times, it's clear to me that the cartridges mount in the back of the printer and feed the filament over the top of the printer in a big loop into a receptacle on the print head itself. What's to prevent me from breaking that loop and manually feeding generic filament into the print head? The sole function of the cartridge appears to be to control that loop so that the filament does not get caught up and interfere with the print head. If this is the case' why not design an adapter that takes an open spool of any kind of filament and controls the filament loop going to the print head? I'd be happy to pay $50 for such an adapter in order to be able to use generic filament while still getting the benefit of cartridge feeding. This would make a great after-market item for this printer even if it is added after the Kickstarter campaign ends. Please pass this on to your engineering team and ask them to do a feasibility study on the concept. I'm pretty sure you'd sell a lot of adapters based on the other comments so far.

    39. Creator Michael Grabis on July 9, 2014

      I definitely second @Mark Hattersley; backers should receive complimentary upgrade to any generic filament in order to show loyalty to their initial backers. I hope MOTA understands that many people are pledging now to lock in their price but are waiting to see if the generic filament upgrade works out. Many people, including myself will pull out in the last day if this request is not fulfilled; MOTA, you must realize that your campaign will NOT be funded due to the majority of backers pulling out in the final hours. Just my 2 cents.

    40. Creator nikola kotevski on July 9, 2014

      there is one spot open at $299

    41. Creator Sam on July 9, 2014

      @Derek, CreatorBot which was listed 3 days ago is huge, is incredibly durable and has a shipping price of USD$75 to my country. Also prints in a variety of generic filaments.
      Sadly, its too big in size and in price for me though that is another alternative for some people.

    42. Creator Mark Hattersley on July 9, 2014

      A little perspective hear, MOTA this is still an awesome looking printer that looks sturdier and better built than others in this price range. If you had started out the program with the lowest pledge price of $500 for a printer that you could choose cartridges or generic filament we would not be seeing any of the below comments. Perhaps if you were to give the lucky few who got in with the $99 and $299 option an upgrade at no cost all of these negative comments will disappear. This still looks like a serious contender to shake up the market once we have the option to use other filament types.

    43. Creator Derek on July 9, 2014

      Yeah, 300$ (without shipping) for a build volume 15x more... Seems promising but has a much less sturdier look. Extremely tempting nevertheless. Your move MOTA....your move.

    44. Creator Sam on July 9, 2014

      There's another 3D printer that just listed on KS. Worth checking out. Same price but prints generic spools and a variety of materials

    45. Creator Jeff on July 9, 2014

      same as Joe...

    46. Creator joe on July 9, 2014

      Needs to be able to use generic spools or i am out of here. How about an adapter?

    47. Creator Rick Skubic on July 9, 2014

      I am also unhappy with your solution to the spooled/cartridge filament problem. I was lucky enough to get one of the $99 early bird MOTAs. I am not going to increase my pledge by $400 just to be able to use generic filaments. I agree that utilizing a cartridge can be convenient and would likely use them for most printing, but as others have pointed out, there is a great deal of innovation occurring in filament technology and I would not want to be limited to using only the filaments that you might stock (both in terms of material as well as colors). Since there are still 4 weeks to go in the campaign, I'll hold my spot, but I will likely drop out if I am unable to use both your cartridges and spooled filaments. Since there is a display and soft touch controls, I don't understand why you can't engineer a solution that makes changing from your cartridges to spooled filament a simple menu choice in the set-up. If there is some additional hardware required to hold the spools and feed the filament, I think most backers who wanted to use spooled filaments would be accepting of paying the extra cost for that option.

    48. Creator Mark Hattersley on July 9, 2014

      So just to clarify this please, in order to be able to use generic filiment types I need to add $200 to my Jackpot winner pledge level? In doing so I will also get my printer in October rather than January?

    49. Creator MOTA on July 9, 2014

      @Emre - Thank you for your feedback on our project. Just to clarify the $500 reward tier includes a fully assembled and calibrated printer. It is not a DIY kit. What differs from this printer compared to all the others is that we have made it capable for generic/bulk filaments so users can opt out from the smart chip filament cartridge.

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