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The Thingybot Delta 3D Printer is an easy to use, high precision, high resolution 3D printer for professionals and hobbyists!
The Thingybot Delta 3D Printer is an easy to use, high precision, high resolution 3D printer for professionals and hobbyists!
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Thingybot Delta 3D Printer

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Welcome to the Thingybot Kickstarter!

What is the Thingybot?

The Thingybot is an open source, fully assembled Delta 3D printer that focuses on print quality first. The Thingybot features an aluminum case and open, readily available components combined with a design that produces repeatable, high quality parts. 

Who is it for?

The Thingybot is for everyone! This can be your first 3D printer or fifteenth; it is easy to use for those new to 3D printing and can be modified by pros in the field.

How does it print such nice parts?

One main part making the quality so nice is.. magnets! The Thingybot is different from most deltas out there because it uses magnets instead of regular mechanical joints. This means there is virtually no backlash that would normally introduce visual imperfections. The design is also extremely solid which helps make such beautiful prints. 

Features

LEDs - All versions of the Thingybot come with bright white LEDs that shine a ton of light on the amazing prints that you will make!

Metal case - The metal case makes the Thingybot feel solid and won't bow like wood or crack like plastic. 

Auto-calibration - The Thingybot comes with an induction probe that takes all of the hassle out of calibration. 

Stand alone printing - The Thingybot features an LCD with SD card slot for printing without having it tethered to your computer!

Magnetic joints - The magnetic joints take a lot of backlash out of the printer! Where normal mechanical joints would shake from vibrations, the Thingybot's magnets don't!

Technical Specifications  

Build Volume - 6" x 6" x 8" (150mm x 150mm x 200mm)

Resolution - 50 to 300 microns

Print Speed - 60mm/sec (Standard) // 80mm/s (Plus Model)

Hot End - E3D Lite6 (Standard) // E3D v6 (Plus Model)

Print Bed - Non-heated (Standard) // Heated (Plus Model)

Electronics - RAMPS 1.4 with LCD control panel

Stretch Goals

#1 - $12,500 - Extra LEDs, with dimmer switch to adjust brightness, to shine more light on the awesome prints you make AND a second one kilogram roll of filament in a random color to bring the total up to two kilograms!

Thingybot Pictures

Includes expansion for a second extruder
Includes expansion for a second extruder
Accepts most spool sizes
Accepts most spool sizes

Print Pictures

Here are a few 3D prints from the Thinybot, these should show some of the quality you can get out of the Thingybot!

 Printing Time Lapse Videos

Risks and challenges

The Thingybot's design revolves around readily available components. That is the core of an open source 3D printer. The plastic components that I will be making are small and simple, printed fast and easily. The rest of the components like rods. motors, boards, etc. are all readily available if the suppliers I currently have lined up are unable to fulfill the orders (which most likely won't be an issue!)

The only part that I am not making is the aluminum case itself, but I have a local supplier for that that is ready to cut them and paint them. The manufacturer being local means no shipping problems and it is easy to check on the parts as they are being machined.

There is really not a lot of risk with the Thingybot. I do not foresee any major problems that would delay the delivery dates at all.

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    Early Bird Thingybot 3D Printer!

    This is the fully assembled Thingybot. This model includes a non-heated bed and an E3D Lite6 hot end. All Thingybot 3D printers include a 1KG roll of PLA, roll of blue tape, glue stick, 4GB SD card and USB reader, and a tool for removing prints!

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    Thingybot Makers Edition Kit!

    This is the kit version of the Thingybot. This model includes a non-heated bed and an E3D Lite6 hot end. All Thingybot 3D printers include a 1KG roll of PLA, roll of blue tape, glue stick, 4GB SD card and USB reader, and a tool for removing prints!

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    Thingybot 3D Printer!

    This is the fully assembled Thingybot. This model includes a non-heated bed and an E3D Lite6 hot end. All Thingybot 3D printers include a 1KG roll of PLA, roll of blue tape, glue stick, 4GB SD card and USB reader, and a tool for removing prints!

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    Thingybot 3D Printer!

    This is the fully assembled Thingybot. This model includes a non-heated bed and an E3D Lite6 hot end. All Thingybot 3D printers include a 1KG roll of PLA, roll of blue tape, glue stick, 4GB SD card and USB reader, and a tool for removing prints!

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    Thingybot 3D Printer!

    This is the fully assembled Thingybot. This model includes a non-heated bed and an E3D Lite6 hot end. All Thingybot 3D printers include a 1KG roll of PLA, roll of blue tape, glue stick, 4GB SD card and USB reader, and a tool for removing prints!

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    Thingybot Makers Edition Kit!

    This is the kit version of the Thingybot Plus. This model includes a heated bed and an E3D v6 hot end. All Thingybot 3D printers include a 1KG roll of PLA, roll of blue tape, glue stick, 4GB SD card and USB reader, and a tool for removing prints!

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    Thingybot Plus 3D Printer!

    This is the fully assembled Thingybot Plus. This model includes a heated bed and an E3D v6 hot end. All Thingybot 3D printers include a 1KG roll of PLA, roll of blue tape, glue stick, 4GB SD card and USB reader, and a tool for removing prints!

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    Thingybot Plus 3D Printer!

    This is the fully assembled Thingybot Plus. This model includes a heated bed and an E3D v6 hot end. All Thingybot 3D printers include a 1KG roll of PLA, roll of blue tape, glue stick, 4GB SD card and USB reader, and a tool for removing prints!

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    Early Bird Thingybot Plus 3D Printer!

    This is the fully assembled Thingybot Plus. This model includes a heated bed and an E3D v6 hot end. All Thingybot 3D printers include a 1KG roll of PLA, roll of blue tape, and a tool for removing prints!

    Available in white/orange, white/pink, white/blue, and black/black.

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    Thingybot Plus 3D Printer!

    This is the fully assembled Thingybot Plus. This model includes a heated bed and an E3D v6 hot end. All Thingybot 3D printers include a 1KG roll of PLA, roll of blue tape, glue stick, 4GB SD card and USB reader, and a tool for removing prints!

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