Progress Update #30 - The Conclusion!
The end of the Kickstarter campaign and the beginning of a company
What Kickstarter lets you do is take an idea, a prototype, a brand new product built by people... Read more
Last of Mill Ones shipped
If you ordered a 220V router with your Mill One then it has been shipped (minus one because we were asked to hold it for another week before shipping).
These... Read more
220V Routers are on their way!
We just received an email letting us know that the routers are on their way from the UK and should be arriving by the end of the week! We are... Read more
Progress Update #27
I hope everyone is enjoying their Easter long weekend! Here's a quick recap of the on-goings at Sienci Labs during the past week.
We just added some new items to... Read more
Progress Update #26
For our backers who ordered a 220V router
We have been in constant contact with our supplier in the UK to push them to send us the remaining 220V routers.... Read more
Progress Update #25 - Nearing conclusion :)
Happy Saturday guys! As we near the end of the delivery of our Kickstarter machines, so many of you have been showing off the amazing things you've been doing with... Read more
Progress Update #24
We hope you all have had a great week, this update will be shorter since the previous one was just a few days ago. There are only really two main... Read more
Progress Update #23
Welcome back for another end-of-week update!
Remaining Kits to be Shipped soon!
As we mentioned in the previous update, we received news that the 220V routers are on their way... Read more
Progress Update #22
A late update this week, Andy and I were really bogged down this weekend due to us participating in NBTC 2017 in Toronto with our cohort from the Conrad Centre.... Read more
Progress Update #21
Welcome back for our weekly update guys! We're so happy that some of our issues from last week have resolved themselves this week.
We received another 3D printer in the... Read more
Progress Update #20
Welcome back for our 20th progress update! It's been great getting more of you to join our Mill One Facebook group over the past couple weeks; creating a community behind... Read more
Progress Update #19
Hello everyone, we're happy to be once again updating you on the happenings of the past week. Here are the main updates:
To temporarily make up for the... Read more
Progress Update #18
Another great week! We've really gotten into the groove of packaging machine now, we just sent our our 30th one! One note we'd like to make is that to you... Read more
Progress Update #17
What an exciting past two weeks! Since our update a week ago we've been making quite a bit of progress and plan to keep the ball rolling. Here are some... Read more
Progress Update #16
The videos are done! It was quite a task that we'd laid out for ourselves but we were able to finally complete the instructional videos for assembling the Mill One... Read more
A Very Important Shipping Update
Please read this update. This is a very important update.
We are currently packing and shipping kits, and some are already in the field. We will continue to ship... Read more
Progress Update #15
Another week with a lot of progress! The instructional videos are coming to completion to better instruct you guys on how to assemble your Mill Ones, as well as the... Read more
Progress Update #14
Once again a very eventful week! Andy and I have been working hard these past two weeks to resume our progress from before the break and it's been going very... Read more
Progress Update: 13
We are back from the holidays and have gotten right back to work! First thing we did when we got back was set up our garage into an assembly line.... Read more
Progress Update #12
More progress this week! While Andy and I were still busy studying for the rest of our finals this week we had some more parts arrive in the last few... Read more
Progress Update #11
Hey all, just a short update this week!
Andy and I have been neck deep in final exams this last week and will continue to be for the upcoming week... Read more
Progress Update #10
This week we much more exciting progress in terms of receiving parts and making more finalizations for part orders!
On Monday, our team, joined by Tim, headed out to Princeton... Read more
Progress Update #9
This week, Andy had a chance to go to Toronto to compete in the GSEA (Global Student Entrepreneur Awards), pitch competition and meet some amazing entrepreneurs.
The Global Student Entrepreneur... Read more
Progress Update #8
We had some big shipments arrive this week! A whole lot of stuff (over 700lbs) arrived on our doorstep, from fasteners to motors, leadscrews to couplers, which means there is... Read more
Progress Update #7
Good day fellow backers! We hope that you guys have had an enjoyable week. Let's jump into some of what we're been up to over the last week.
We're excited... Read more
Progress Update #6
Hey guys, thanks for waiting through the last week without an update. We actually made a post for last week but didn't realize that we hadn't published it until a... Read more
Progress Update #5: Production rolls on
Production keeps moving along at Sienci Labs. We’ve recently placed our orders for the aluminum rails and production will be starting next Tuesday. One of the companies we had the... Read more
Progress Update #4
Another short update this week, just making sure that everyone is kept in the loop! Progress has been continuous on all previously mentioned fronts:
-Certifications and other Legalities: through reaching... Read more
Progress Update #3: Ready to Move Forward
This update is going to be kept short since most things that were under way last week are still in progress this week but nonetheless this week has been an... Read more
Progress Update #2: Steady Advancement
It's still been less than two weeks since the successful funding of the Sienci Mill One so Andy and I are very excited that we've continued to make great progress... Read more
A long to-do list
It's been a couple of days since the end of our Kickstarter, but there's no time to celebrate. We have a pretty long to-do list to get through.
Stuff we're... Read more
We did it! Our project is fully funded!
We did it! Oh my gosh we did it! Thank you to our backers who just made it possible to bring the Sienci Mill One to life! But the partying... Read more
In the Field (pt.3) and Making news
Another pre-production customer has been busy! We contacted another one of our beta-testers recently, a student from the University of Waterloo and an active member of their Baja team, to... Read more
In the Field (pt.2) and Shipping Update
Recently we contacted another one of our pre-production customers to see what he had gotten up to with our machine, and he sent this back:
It turns out that he... Read more
Why we're happy with the Mill One & What's on the mill today? (pt.6)
So we've been receiving quite a few messages recently asking about our machine specs as well as our name has been popping up on forums fairly often with the main... Read more
In the Field: Sienci Mill One at Medella Health
We reached out to one of the owners of the preproduction units for the Sienci Mill One to see what they have been up to with their machine. Huayi Gao,... Read more
Sienci Mill One at the Maker Expo
Want to come see the Sienci Mill One in action? Come by to the Maker Expo at the Kitchener City Hall this weekend to check out hundreds of amazing projects... Read more
What's on the mill today? (pt.5)
Today we milled a functional acrylic gear train! We've had a lot of fun cutting various things out of acrylic lately on the Mill One because acrylic has such a... Read more
How to Assemble the Sienci Mill One: Now live on Instructables
Instructions and software resources for the Sienci Mill One is now available on Instructables. We still have a couple of things we will continue to add (exploded views, part files,... Read more
Halfway through, over 70% funded!
Today marked the halfway point of our Kickstarter and we've already surpassed 70% of our funding goal! Thank you to everyone who has backed us in the last two weeks,... Read more
What's on the mill today? (pt.4)
Today we machined some mini acrylic swords! Both of these swords took only 2-3 minutes to mill and came out perfect for when you might find yourself going to battle... Read more
Design Feature (pt.2): Semi-Enclosed Frame
Having worked with all sorts of rapid prototyping machines, one thing was clear to us: convenience was key. While we've worked in many fab shops and rapid prototyping labs, it... Read more
What's on the mill today? (pt.3)
A machine that can mill PCB's and drill holes for through hole mounting! This circuit board took about 20 minutes to mill and drill.
We're closing in on our first week of our Kickstarter campaign and just reached 50% of our funding goal! Thank you everyone!
In other news today, We're in the talks... Read more
The Story of Kiri:Moto
Today, I emailed Stewart Allen, creator of Kiri:Moto to tell me his story.
Kiri:Moto: A Unique, Multi-Modal, Cloud-based Slicer
Here's his response:
I’ve been a life-long maker and... Read more
Design Feature: Lead screws vs Belts
We pride ourselves with having good, practical, and optimal designs. Today we share a feature of the Sienci Mill One and the story behind each design choice.
Back in the... Read more
What's on the mill today? (pt.2)
It's melt face made from pink foam! Foam is perfect for model making, mold making, and more!
Melt face: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:651829
Sienci Labs wins $1000 in in Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre's Product Video Showcase!
Each term, the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre invites Enterprise Co-op students to develop a 90-second video displaying the products or services they have developed during their... Read more
International Shipping Available Now for the Sienci Mill One Kits
We've had a lot of inquiries from people across the world, so we have opened up shipping internationally (not just US and Canada)!
Wrapping up the first day of Kickstarter, 15% funded!
Thank you to our first set of backers! With your support we've raised over $9000 over the first 24 hours! That's pretty awesome.
We still need your support though. Please... Read more