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A desktop 3D printer you can build in a couple hours.  Print plastic parts you design or download - even parts for another printer.
A desktop 3D printer you can build in a couple hours. Print plastic parts you design or download - even parts for another printer.
1,808 backers pledged $830,827 to help bring this project to life.

Printrbot Update #26


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    1. Davie Robertson on July 13, 2012

      how can you tell where you are in the queue (I can't find a backer number)?

    2. Arturo Pérez Mulas on July 4, 2012

      @simon once in our lifetimes

    3. Simon on June 29, 2012

      how often is the banner of shipped and need to be shipped printrbots updated...

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      Christian H. on June 28, 2012

      I think you will get yours soon! I am near the end of the list (backer 1733) and
      just got my printrbot classic notification.

    5. badger on June 28, 2012

      @Right Sun: Not sure if up to date, but som BOMs are at:

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      tomas on June 26, 2012

      hi I just want my bot soon! ?

    7. Right Sun on June 26, 2012

      hi, Brook and all,
      i didn't find a part in my package, the y bar end with a hole
      .(i'm not sure if there is any missing part because the BOM has no diagrams on it only text.
      And, i'm trying to check the BOM in case there are more missing part and i could let Brook send them to me in single package to save the delivery fee.
      do you have a good way to check the BOM such as by parts diagram but not text description?

    8. James P Walker
      on June 20, 2012

      Never mind. I went over the printrbot origional build videos untill I found the one I needed.

    9. James P Walker
      on June 20, 2012

      I'm at the electronics stage. How do I find out what pugs in where?

    10. James P Walker
      on June 20, 2012

      Got my LC+ in yesterday. No instruction at all but I managed to put it together from the build videos. Unfortunately now i

    11. Jack Everitt on June 16, 2012

      Thanks, Ryan.

      Brett M - I didn't invest in having to watch 16 minute videos.

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      Ralph Brooks on June 15, 2012

      Hello, I received the Bare Bones Kit and would like to purchase the components necessary to complete the Printrbot. How should I proceed to order remaining parts for a complete printer? I would like to make use of the parts on hand but need help.
      Thank you,

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      Øystein Jakobsen on June 15, 2012

      Thanks a ton @Ryan!!

      I just want a small piece of info, and don't want to watch a full video to get it. Also, I cant view videos in the office.

      Eagerly awaiting the bot!

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      Tobias Bucher on June 15, 2012

      Seriously guys, be patient. You didn't BUY a printrbot, you invested in making it happen and Brook does everything to deliver the rewards. In fact I got the shipment notice for my Printrbot Plus International yesterday, so I can confirm that things are on their way.
      Again, be patient guys, this is kickstarter not eBay and Brook had to scale his production by almost factor 40.
      To everybody asking for rewards: You obviously don't understand what kickstarter is about and shouldn't be allowed to back a project.

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      Ryan Cavanaugh on June 14, 2012

      * Apologies for missing/broken parts. They will be shipped free of charge, immediately.
      * Documentation needs to improve. Brook acknowledges they have work to do there. Check the forums/community for help - they are great.
      * Full build video for the plus is coming
      * The plus is almost exactly the same as the LC (minus a few things) - the LC video might help you
      * Parts are going to be improved
      * Ballpark: About a month away from being done
      * Orignals/LCs delayed by cabling/soldering supplier issues; a different supplier has been hired. Transition is in progress
      * "Early next week we should be able to ship all of the LCs and Originals" - less than 100 of each remaining
      * All/almost all of the printed/LC'd parts are ready
      * Plusses have been shipping in lieu of blocked LC/Originals
      * Looking at how to increase throughput of the shop
      * Assembled bot assembly starts next week
      * Painted boxes have been delivered to painter
      * Some stuff's for sale in the store
      * Weekly newsletter email
      * Countdown of remaining kits left will be the website, updated weekly
      * No more refunds

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      Jose Hevia on June 14, 2012

      Sorry for the typos, my sound recognition software needs to be improved.

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      Jose Hevia on June 14, 2012

      Much better. Is what that hard to tell us those problems?

    18. Max Power on June 14, 2012

      Yay and Woo!
      Now I've got a rough guess as to when I've got to clear some space in the workshop and run some fresh power cables. (bounce)
      I'm actually grinning with great glee. Aside from anything else a brief wait in getting my toys mean that I'm getting the benefit of all the design improvements that have arrived along the way.
      Soon comes my Unstoppable Robot Army!

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      Rob Poulter on June 14, 2012

      I suppose the benefit of the delays is that I've been excited to go check the post box whenever they tell me there's mail to collect. Shame it's usually just another bill.

      It would have been nice to get the updates on numbers shipped and so forth from the start, even without an end date, because it indicates that progress is being made, but I guess that's a lesson learned from the process, and from what I've seen with other projects, not an uncommon one (CordCruncher did a really good job of this with a simple flow chart of parts ordered, assembled, shipped).

      I'm just looking forward (along with my students) to finally being able to play with the real thing, but don't mind waiting since I realise that KS isn't a shop front. A lot of the complaining stems from that I think.

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      Peter Eastwood (deleted) on June 14, 2012


      There are around 100 (each?) outstanding classic and LCs to be shipped. Waiting on electronics. Wiring company has been changed so there's a delay while they get up to speed. New company also does the hot end wiring.

      Estimated shipping for outstanding classics and LCs is the end of next week.

      Pluses are now in full swing, but may take until the end of July to ship the last of them.

      Fully assembled rewards will start building Tues/Wed next week. Watch the dropcam.

      There will be a counter on the website with the numbers left to go (?). Also they will be sending out an email to those who subscribe to the mailing list with that detail. Sign up under the video.

      No more refunds. Brook says he doesnt have to refund because the rules say that you can only get a refund if he cant supply. No mention of the other rule saying that you can't use Kickstarter to fund a business...

      Brook has now learnt what is meant by the term "lead time".

      Noi new shiny thing.

    21. Evaristo Ramos on June 14, 2012

      Thank you very much for the update, I appreciate the effort in trying to keep us updated. I know people are quite frustrated me included, but I am sure you are doing your best, keep on truckin' is all I can offer. :D

    22. Gianmarc Coppola on June 13, 2012

      Great update Brook!. Thanks. :)

    23. Ryan Voots on June 13, 2012

      He answers the question you want jack. Somewhere around 2.5minutes or so i think is when he did.

    24. Brett M on June 13, 2012

      Thanks for the update Brook. great info. sounds like you are on the flat road to done.

    25. Brett M on June 13, 2012

      wow Jack. chillax man.

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      Entity325 on June 13, 2012

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    27. Jack Everitt on June 13, 2012

      I'm not going to sit through a 16 minute video to see if you actually answer the ultimate question - when will our printer ship?

    28. Jack Everitt on June 13, 2012

      Can't you send an update out with text? How hard is that?!

    29. Jack Everitt on June 13, 2012

      Why are you making me watch another video? I don't want to watch another video.

    30. Gavin Maxwell on June 13, 2012

      Great update - thanks Brook. I second Michael's request around international shipping for the store, but understand you want to sort the KS orders out first - I'm totally happy to wait for all the KS guys and gals to get their gear! Also thanks for the Jr pics! :)

    31. Deltaprintr on June 13, 2012

      So if I understood correctly, LCs should start shipping sometime next week?

    32. MichaelAtOz on June 13, 2012

      ...and that other big question, International Shipping???????
      I note the checkout handles it to a degree, it can't be rocket science...