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Thank you for the feedback. We are soon shipping out some test models to reviewers and hope to relaunch eventually.
Looks like is not happening this time. I would recommend sending one of your Latest Prototypes to a Youtuber like Maker Muse, 3D Printing Nerd or Tom to do a pre-review. A review video by well known youtuber would get you backers.
But again, I think you need to consider the pricing too. Put out like at least 20-50 Super Early Bird and another 100 Early Bird etc. Plus, let backers know what is the estimated retail price if they back now with $399. If the RRP is RRP399, why do backers need to back now, they can purchase when it is release anyway.
And I just saw your Prototype video, from the video, the noise produce by the 3D Printer when printing is loud. If I were to rank, it would be the loudest - and that is from the video. Unless it is external noise that cause then u need to show a better video. From the video, it sounds like a factory machine
And since u r using an i3 style - with modication of course and able to achieve a high quality print. Try check on Original Prusa i3, like why with their small form factor, they could achieve a Print Dimension of 250mm x 210mm x 200mm) while urs 3d printer seems so large but only 20 x 20 x 20.
Lastly, who are you guys ? The commercial video only show the 3d printer. 99% of the time when a campaign doesnt tell who is the founder and who are the team behind Pingo, backers wont back, cause of too many undelivered campaign in the end. So need to show and be transparent. Your website doesnt say anything at all.
Hope to see you guys in the relaunch.
@ Luca ricciarini
We will try to upload some more photos or videos soon. If the project is not successful we intend to relaunch eventually.
I decided to finance this project, but at present I do not think we will reach the finish line. I ask you again to post new photos and videos of the printer in action in order to convince those who are hesitant to take the step and fund this good project. thank you
Thank you for your kind words!
I've been following 3D printers for a while now but was always skeptical to jump in due to the cost and knowing that companies weren't using the very best components. Glad to see Pingo3D is focusing more on a great product rather than bells and whistles, while also respecting the established community by keeping it all open source. Very excited to see this project come to fruition!
Thank you for backing our project! Lets see if we can answer your questions!
In the course of our 18 month development period, we actually did try to implement a CoreXY design. What we found is that with CoreXY there is a need for a large, unwieldy frame to support the movement system the top as well as to support the bed moving along the Z-Axis. Because of this we settled on a sturdy cartesian-style build.
We did not implement a heat bed because the benefits did not outweigh the drawbacks in this instance. Materials such as ABS which would require a heat bed have lower temperature equivalent materials (PET, PETG, PHA, etc) which have the same desirable properties but print much easier and without a heated bed.
Pingo actually has a very small form factor and is only 12 inches deep by just over 15 inches wide. The box at the bottom contains all of the electronics, wiring, Z-motors, Y-Axis motor, and a structural base for the frame that goes up to the top of the printer. We could have made the base a touch smaller, but we wanted to include adequate space for the wiring and components so that it would not be cramped.
Hope this helps!
Backed!! Have a few questions :
1) Why did u decide to go with i3 style instead of a more steady CoreXY style build ?
2) Why didnt u implement a heated bed ?
3) Whats the huge box at the bottom for ?