$1,104 pledged of $5,000 goal
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$1,104 pledged of $5,000 goal
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About

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!

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The Thingystock 3D Printer
The Thingystock 3D Printer

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 Features

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.  

Top view
Top view

The Specifications

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. 

A 3D Printed Pikachu designed by FLOWALISTIK
A 3D Printed Pikachu designed by FLOWALISTIK

The Rewards

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!

MAKE Robot mascot by Le Fab Shop and the 3D printed wrench from NASA
MAKE Robot mascot by Le Fab Shop and the 3D printed wrench from NASA

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!

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    Hardware Only Kit

    Already have a 3D printer that prints 200mm by 200mm? You can print your own! The files will be published after the campaign is complete, whether it is funded or not!

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    The Thingystock 3D Printer (Partial Assembly Required)

    You will get the full Thingystock printer in a color choice of Orange, White, or Red. There is some assembly required, however if you can use a keyboard and turn a screwdriver a few times you will be able to assemble the Thingystock!

    The top and bottom frame will come assembled with all screws installed, you will only need to push the rods in, tighten them down, slide the effector assembly onto the printer, and clip mounts onto the frame! Assembly should take less than 30 minutes!

    Shipping costs would be much higher for a fully assembled printer. In this way the Thingystock comes with as much assembled as possible, leaving you with only a small amount of assembly to do yourself. You will be contacted for your color choice!

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    Starter Kit

    Includes everything from "The Thingystock 3D Printer (Partial Assembly Required)" perk, plus a 1KG starter roll of PLA filament (Colors may vary) and some extra supplies to get you printing!

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Funding period

- (30 days)