Thingystock - The Expandable, Open Delta 3D Printer
The Thingystock 3D Printer is a fully printable, open source delta style printer with an expandable build volume.
The Thingystock 3D Printer was first designed as a personal printer: one with as many 3D Printed parts as possible and that is fully expandable in the future. To do this, I decided to base it off of the amazing Rostock idea by Johann. The printer went together flawlessly and worked perfectly, so I decided to do a small scale launch of it, the perfect medium for which was Kickstarter! If it goes past the funding goal, great! If it doesn't reach it I will still release the files online for everyone to print! Be sure to check out the Thingybot website for more pictures of the printer and some print examples!
The Thingystock was recently covered on Geeky Gadgets and 3DPrint.com! It's great to see others are liking the design! I am a firm believer that open source means everything, closed source models do not work any more. Especially not with new technology like 3D printing. Open source is the best option for users and manufacturers, it is one of the greatest examples of a "win-win" situation!
The Thingystock is completely upgradeable by the user. The frame is made in 3 parts and, by simply adding additional pieces, can be expanded to support larger bed sizes. The rods can be replaced with taller ones, the arms can be replaced with longer ones.. the possibilities are endless. The 150x150x200mm circular build volume will be perfect for most users.
The Thingystock has a circular build volume of 150x150x200mm and comes with an 1.75mm E3D V6 hot end. The inclusion of an E3D V6 is a great value and also one of the best performing hot ends ever. It can use E3D's upgrades such as the Volcano and can be easily disassembled for maintenance. The electronics that are running this printer are the RAMPS 1.4 system with an LCD Controller. By default there is no heated bed, however it would be easy to add one in the future if you so desire. By printing different bed clips, you can easily add support for a heated bed. Clip designs supporting the MK2b heatbed will be released.
The printer can print at 150 microns, however it can be changed to print at higher resolutions by using different belt pulleys.
There are three printer rewards available.
The first is a hardware only kit. If you have a 200x200mm printer you will be able to print the parts yourself!
The second is a kit. The kit will take less than 30 minutes to assemble and will only require the turn of a screwdriver and some clips! For more information check out the perks to the right!
The third is a starter kit. It comes with everything from the regular kit, except it also includes a 1KG sample roll of PLA and some tools to get printing!
For more sample prints and a way to contact us, visit www.thingybot3D.com
That's it for now! Thank you everyone for reading and thank you for backing the product! Check back for more printing time lapses, updates, and pictures!
Risks and challenges
Because this is only a small scale campaign, there are not many risks to it. I have all of the hardware vendors locked down and have the designs ready to go. Once funding is completed, manufacturing starts!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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