Printrbot: Your First 3D Printer

by Brook Drumm

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    1. Ken Schmitt on March 20, 2012

      Its been so long some of us have changed our addresses.

    2. Vέος llc on March 20, 2012

      We may have moved, died, retired, or whatever. However, I for one am really excited and waiting patiently. Go Brook! Do what you can, don't do more.

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      Glenn Lewis on March 20, 2012

      Go Brook! You rock!

    4. Steven Sullivan on March 20, 2012

      I think the delays are well worth the adjustments and improvements Brook has mentioned along the way. - S

    5. Justin Davies on March 21, 2012

      cant wait man, glad to hear its all coming together and that the waits almost over.

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      Shaun on March 21, 2012

      Great News... As it's getting embarrassing at the school pickup.
      Waiting patiently in the UK

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      Lillian Duggan on March 21, 2012

      Finally I'll be able to prove to my friends that I haven't been scammed!

    8. Joshua A.C. Newman on March 21, 2012

      Lillian, that's a really shameful thing to say to a guy who's making you something.

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      Paul Rachu on March 21, 2012

      A scammer could just as easily lead you on like that. You can't actually prove anything until you get the product in your hands.

    10. James Floyd Kelly
      on March 21, 2012

      He has a family... friends... people who know him and have met him personally. Plenty of videos online with him meeting with schools and DIYers. Agree with Joshua -- there's some really not-so-nice comments being posted lately. The fact he had to say "I'm not in Mexico" tells you that Brook pays attention. I guess in a community of 1500+ folks, I shouldn't be surprised at anything...

    11. Brett M on March 21, 2012

      Fantastic! thanks Brook for the update. sounds like things are moving along well. sorry for all the people that don't understand what Kickstarter is about and thought they were buying a product on here (and acting like it). it must be nuts for you, and really exciting as well. thanks for the hard work.

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      sgllama on March 21, 2012

      If *all* the kits go out by end of April then the Printrbot+'s are pretty much on schedule (especially compared to the run of KS projects etc etc) :-)

      Re the "scammer" comments: don't be daft, a real scammer would have just have bogged off as soon as the money was transferred - there would be absolutely no point in hanging around, making video updates, replying to comments etc!

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      JD on March 21, 2012

      Thanks for the update, keep up the hard work and look forward to updates along the way...

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      Paul Rachu on March 21, 2012

      I am in no way saying Brook is scamming anyone and I think Lillian's initial comment that started it in this update was more of a joke than anything. But a reason for a scammer to hang around and lead them on would be to delay any kind of credit card charge backs until it is too late.

    15. Gavin Maxwell on March 21, 2012

      Looking forward to showing mine off at my kids school!!!

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      calvinbean on March 21, 2012

      The only thing I have been scammed out of is going to be lots of hours of what would otherwise have been free time, starting at the end of April! :)

    17. Alex on March 21, 2012

      great to hear an updated estimate shipping date, thank you

    18. Brett M on March 22, 2012

      I think Brook is shooting these videos in Costa Rica!

    19. Brett M on March 22, 2012

      Hey! Doesn't he look a little more tanned? Someone needs to do a time lapse comparison of Brook's complexion and get to the bottom of this.

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      Entity325 on March 22, 2012

      If anything, he looks more pale in this video than before.

      Hey, maybe he's on vacation in Siberia!

      (that could be fun, actually. Hey Brook, can I come to Siberia to pick up my PB+?)

    21. Todd Lampone on March 23, 2012

      @ Brett: I'm sure you are joking but if anything I think he looks much more pale than when he started. I can imagine the anxiety, stress, and excitement of all this getting to him.

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      calvinbean on March 23, 2012

      It's awesome that Brook is using Pride Industries as a cabling subcontractor!

    23. Nathan Crawford on March 26, 2012

      Thanks for the update Brook! This is some excellent work you and your team have done. Really excited to see a Printrbot in action!

    24. Jay Yu on March 30, 2012

      "PS: PLEASE write us only through email--NOT the kickstarter mail. "
      What's different? You guys never reply anyway.

    25. Jamie on March 31, 2012

      @Jay Yu: I know how you feel. I've given up on Brook, as he and his team have refused to acknowledge or resolve my funding issue.

    26. Gavin Maxwell on April 2, 2012

      @Jamie. That sux. :(

    27. Graham Toal on April 4, 2012

      I see you won the Mercedes-Benz thing! Congrats on a successful campaign ;-) Time for an update, methinks? - let us see the schoolkids receiving their bot, and what they can do with it?

    28. Graham Toal on April 4, 2012

      Ah - I see you posted at the printrbot store site instead. Btw folks, if doesn't load, try just plain

      Question: I just read this contradictory info at the store:

      The kit includes all you need to build your own Printrbot LC.
      (Glass for heated bed not included )

      First I've heard about this. Do we have to go to a glass shop and get them to cut a custom piece of glass before we can use the bots that should be arriving this month? If so, what size, and is it any special kind of glass?

    29. Jamie on April 4, 2012

      @Graham: A few people have asked about the glass and from what I've seen there has been no official info about dimensions or the size of glass that would be needed. This link provides some general information

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      Steve Hutchins on April 12, 2012

      Can we get a new update soon..? I am most curious about if the end of April deadline for kits shipping is still realistic or not. I can wait, but if things are slipping I'd like to know sooner than later. :)

    31. Oliver Brupbacher on April 13, 2012

      Hey! luck those who can wait ;-) i can't, i got a million ideas of what i want the printer to print and i keep counting every day!, Broooook! make me a happy printer owner :-)

    32. Justin Davies on April 14, 2012

      any new updates??

    33. Tyler McNaney on April 14, 2012

      Awesome Brook, keep up the good work!

      As for anyone posting all these mean, pressuring, rude comments, please stop. The 3D printing community is not a place for this. It takes time to develop projects, and reach goals.......Rome was not built in a day.

    34. Rolf-Dieter Klein on April 15, 2012

      @Tyler Yes agree fully, I think Brook is really overloaded a little bit with this sucess and we need some patience - and I think most understand the situation. Maybe Brook is not that communicative guy as some others buts thats ok.
      @Tyler you did a great job with the filament bot, sorry I missed the project, want to get one when you are ready - mayby many here like to have one and missed the project (I cannot write in your thread and my email was not answered) I see that you are much more responsive in your thread than Brook here but as said thats ok.

    35. Carlos Arana Matus on April 15, 2012

      Wow I backed both the Filabot and the Makerbot and I hope they will make a great combo! Also I hope they arrive soon and without problems to my Mexico Lindo y Querido :)