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Tiko is the 3D printer you’ve been waiting for. Simple, accessible, and dependable, all for a pledge of $179.
Tiko is the 3D printer you’ve been waiting for. Simple, accessible, and dependable, all for a pledge of $179.
Tiko is the 3D printer you’ve been waiting for. Simple, accessible, and dependable, all for a pledge of $179.
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    1. Quinton Banfield
      about 1 hour ago

      @StormShadow **

    2. Quinton Banfield
      about 1 hour ago

      @stromShadow well that is good to hear. I should get simply3D but don't want to pay that much... Been using cura but all sorts of troubles. Getting new filament as the stuff that came with it isn't that great.

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      StormShadow about 3 hours ago

      I got curious after reading Phil’s comment about his Tiko(s) working. So I finally got around to opening the box and trying to print stuff. I use Simplify3D with my Makergear M2 so I tried using that. Guess what? It did print decently well for me. Certainly when you consider I paid so little for this printer. I had to fiddle with the settings on Simplify3D but the printer definitely works! Yay! I feel like I won the lottery.

    4. Quinton Banfield
      about 9 hours ago

      @Dallas well they ran out of money and about 15k backers didn't get printers.

    5. Dallas S. Beddingfield about 9 hours ago

      been a backer since 2015. what is going on?

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      James about 12 hours ago

      Tiko last update: "So, Is Tiko Dead? No, at least, not yet."

      How about now? The fact you have stopped communicating is a douche move Tiko.... If you're done with this project... maybe let us know!

    7. Alexander Niewels about 13 hours ago

      TIKO = SCAM

    8. Harold Hannon about 13 hours ago

      @Martin, I think even a few complaints pointing out the sheer scale of the money unaccounted for is probably enough. A complaint of "I lost 200 and something US Dollars and never was shown where it went" doesn't mean much. One of "1000's of people that provided millions of US Dollars have never been shown where it went or got anything for it" is HUGE.

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      Martin about 20 hours ago

      25 k complaints to the justice department would blow the creators from their feet.

    10. Slyde 2 days ago

      That, is a worthwhile goal.....!

    11. Jerry Bocci 2 days ago

      I wonder... can we hit 25k comments before the end of the month?

    12. Slyde 2 days ago

      as always harold, i agree with your assessment 100 percent

    13. Harold Hannon 2 days ago

      @Slyde, the nice thing is if lots of people have the parts or partially working. Then the community can support each other. I have participated in this kind of solution on other crowdsourced projects. They fail to fully deliver but then deliver at least SOMETHING, and the community takes over to support the product because the main company failed. It isn't optimally but it works. So much like Phil is doing with posting slicer/gcode info, you can get thousands of people working on solving problems. Unfortunately, that hasn't been these TIko's MO here. They tend to just do their own thing and ignore everyone. Blame the community when they screw up. But imagine if someone made a youtube video assembling a Tiko with some mods? That type of thing. I'm guessing the parts thing is a lie like everything else at this point though. It's a great story about why you have no money but seems a little convenient to me. Who knows though, I hope it is at least true.

    14. Slyde 2 days ago

      sure Martin... i guess the end result is that at this point, i'd be happy to get ANYTHING from this disaster.....

      I honestly don't know what i would DO with a Tiko that needed mods to get it working, since as i said i have no damn clue what im doing, but sure, in a perfect world, i'd take even a non-functioning tiko at this point.

      of course, what i would REALLY want is just to have my money back, but i might as well as wish for a flying unicorn....

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      Tamarinen 2 days ago

      My commitment to the Tiko project has been permanently and irrevocably discontinued. If they want to send me anything, I'd prefer the shipping money. I'm not going to hold my breath, though.

    16. Harold Hannon 2 days ago

      wow @Martin, you may be the first person to get "a reply". I honestly would like any shred of "Truth" out of this deal. Heck if they say they have the parts still ship those. They supposedly have the shipping money if you believe anything they say. As I originally replied if someone would just deliver some shred of honesty here that would be a fresh relief.

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      Martin 2 days ago

      To be clear, I mean that the backers can get a choice to receive a not perfectly functioning Tiko now, and wait until the creators can fix it.
      I really hope that we can get communication with the creators.
      And hopely they have not burned all the shipping money already (aahhhhhgggh !!!).

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      Martin 2 days ago

      I have got a response from the justice department of Oregon and they are trying now to establish contact with the creators.
      When they manage to do so they will let me know.
      Slyde, Quinton and Harold, may I speak for the backers that the creators give us the choice whether we want to receive a not perfectly functioning Tiko?
      This would benefit the backers as well as the creators.

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      Martin 2 days ago

      Harold, Quinton and Slyde you are making a very good point here.
      This is a point that I would like to communicate with the creators.
      That the backers that can modify their Tiko that they just get their rewards and make it work themself.
      Better a Tiko that needs some modifications than no Tiko at all.

    20. Slyde 3 days ago

      i have no doubt that people who are knowledgeable vets in the world of 3d printing might very well have been able to tinker and mod ways that the Tiko produced something close to reliable. I know that many other were NOT able to, but i'll give these hunks of junks the benefit of the doubt that there ARE people out there who managed to get their tikos to produce something worthwhile...

      Except that, this printer was touted that it would be a beginners, hassle-free printer. I am a complete noob, and if i knew for one second back when this campaign launched that i would have to become a modder of ANY kind to get this thing printing, i would never have backed it.

      Of course, i payed over $230 and got absolutely NOTHING for my money, so at this point it doesnt really matter if i am a 3d printer master, or 3d printing infant.

    21. Harold Hannon 3 days ago

      @Quinton, absolutely. 3D printing is all about stable/repeatable/accurate movement of the printer head and good slicing of instructions to do that. Well obviously feeding of the filament as well, but that isn't a "hard" challenge to solve. I imagine if I had gotten a Tiko I could most likely have modded it to do those things. Most 3D printers I have had I have done the same thing. Find the source of vibrations etc. for the head and then make sure you have good slicing. Oh wait lol totally not being a jerk but there is the concept of heating control on the head. That is a "Solved problem" mostly but these knuckleheads went and tried to do away with the idea of a thermistor. BAD IDEA lol. It is such a cheap part to add to the BOM and is a proven solution.

    22. Quinton Banfield
      3 days ago

      Some people are just smart and maybe they have moded it really well and got it to work. Who knows. But yes they stole shipping money and just walked away and haven't reach out or anything. They did say that they were working on other ways to make it right but that was what ? February? Also I heard they banned everyone from the tiko forums ?

    23. Harold Hannon 3 days ago

      Martin, it is possible that with some work on the hardware and using a different slicer you might be able to get a Tiko to "work" at some level. My poke at him was his hypocritical statements in light of people quoting him on other projects. If he is mad that someone took his money for one purpose and used it for another on a different project, just don't bother with those of us on this project that are in the same situation. When you take money for one stated reason and then use it for another and don't deliver the item that you took the money for, then that is typically considered at best dishonest and at worst criminal. I don't care who did or didn't get something. When you do it for 100's of thousands or even millions of dollars and involve thousands of people expect to have people complain to the authorities. Especially when they have a common place to gather and share ideas. @Phil/Kevin, Tiko provides a forum on their website with spaces to talk about the product. You might be better suited chatting there. This area is for the campaign and there are MANY people here that are more than not happy with the campaign. It might not be the best venue for you here. I certainly don't bother talking about my gripes with the campaign to other backers on their website, I expect they would be deleted or ignored because that forum is for people that HAVE a Tiko. Best of luck, glad you got some use out of your Tiko and actually got one.

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      Dennis Mark Hammar 3 days ago

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount.

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      Kevin 3 days ago

      Thanks for the settings Phil. I haven't printed on my Tiko since April for 2 reasons... #1 Filament needs to be removed right after a print is done, otherwise I end up with a jammed nozzle. I have successfully cleared the jam 3 times, but I have to do way more disassembly than I want. #2 I don't have the time to watch for a 3 hour print to complete so that I can unload filament.

      In general, my Tiko works good in relative terms. It is cheap, first generation, I don't expect it to be perfect. I don't expect it to match features and capabilities of a $1000+ printer.

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      Martin 3 days ago

      Joerg, you are right.
      But with the experience that I have with Kickstarter I dont think that Kickstarter will support the backers.
      If you have any thoughts how we can get the shipping money back without the support of Kickstarter then I would like to hear it.

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      Joerg Johann Mueller 3 days ago

      My opinon is: TIKO-Project Fails. Ok. That we must live with and Kickstarter can hide behind their rules. BUT: TIKO use Kickstarter to collect more money for shipping and that runs aside of Kickstarter. Also in this situation Kickstarter can hide behind their routs. BUT: It would be a good service and helps to keep their "customers", us, if they will help us to get the money back, that TIKO stole from us. It would be a good sign and we will not loose faith in Kickstarter.

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      Martin 3 days ago

      Harold, lets suppose that Phil has received one or more Tiko's that are working.
      Then we can see this as an 'anomaly' between all the thousands of Tiko's that are junk.
      As the creators of Tiko have delivered 99.9 % junk for 2000-4000 backers, and have not deliver rewards for 12000 plus backers, this is where the creators are responsible for.
      The assumed working Tiko's from Phil does not take away the responsibilities from the creators for the junk they delivered and all the rewards that they have not delivered.
      Quinton is quoting the section 4 in the Kickstarter rules.

      The only thing that the backers want is a solution.
      Whether we are upset or not, that is not an issue.
      As the creators refuse the communicate, we backers need a third party to establish communication.
      Only justice department can be third party as Kickstarter does not want to be responsible.
      If Phil can establish communication and take over the role of the justice department then be my guest. No matter how, the only thing that counts now is that we get the creators to communicate so that we can work towards a solution.
      If anyone has an alternative solution to solve the issue the we like to hear it.
      As long as we don't have an alternative solution, we are dependant on the department of justice.
      To all backers that have not received their reward or have received junk, please follow the links below.

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      Martin 3 days ago

      Quinton, that is indeed what I have seen so far, that the Tiko is junk.
      And you are right with the Kickstarter rule that the creator does have a responsibility.
      The nastyu thing is that the creators of the Tiko refuse to communicate, and this is blocking the backers from getting any further.
      And the creators are of course aware of this, it is their way to escape from their responsibilities.

    30. Harold Hannon 3 days ago

      Let me see if I have this straight from Phil then....... This project's creator on this campaign misuses money (dare I say possibly fraudulently) and he gets his reward, therefore, it is not ok to be upset and/or press the authorities to investigate and find out the truth. Another project's creator on a different campaign misuses money (dare I say possibly fraudulently) and he DOESN'T gets his reward and it is totally ok to be upset and/or try to investigate to find out the truth. Got it. I apparently don't "Kickstarter" correctly.

    31. Slyde 3 days ago

      For me, the bottom line is this:

      Projects on KS fail. This is the first one that i have ever actually HAD fail, but maybe i've just been lucky. Now, this particular project failed because the creators were inept, but thats irrelevant. The project failed, and i knew there was a risk of that going in.


      The shipping fee situation was a criminal offense. Tiko Stole our money, outside of KS, under the allusion that our product was ready to ship. That money was stated here would be held in a separate account and used only for shipping.

      So, where is the shipping money?

      If its still there, i want mine back.

      If its gone, then Tiko stole it.

    32. Quinton Banfield
      3 days ago

      @philWatt okay got it all typed in. now how did you get it to print from Cura. cause when i tried nothing was coming up and i had to use the Tiko slicer. Looking forward to hearing back!

    33. Quinton Banfield
      3 days ago

      Also @philWatt im using cura 2.6.2

    34. Quinton Banfield
      3 days ago

      @RoyT Thanks, so true. how are things going with your tiko? any luck? also good luck on the Monoprice, know nothing of it.

    35. Quinton Banfield
      3 days ago

      Also read Section 4 from the Terms of use

      the last one is HUGE; The creator is solely responsible for fulfilling the promises made in their project. If they’re unable to satisfy the terms of this agreement, they may be subject to legal action by backers.

      I feel for the people who didn't get anything i have been in the same spot.
      But you don't need to be rude to people who got their printers and are trying to make them work... this comment section is to do with anything Tiko. Good or bad, but im done wasting my time with you @Martin

    36. Quinton Banfield
      3 days ago

      From KS

      Trust & Safety

      Some projects won't go as planned. Even with a creator's best efforts, a project may not work out the way everyone hopes. Kickstarter creators have a remarkable track record, but nothing's guaranteed. Keep this in mind when you back a project.

    37. Quinton Banfield
      3 days ago

      Martin get yourself in check. I am in no way a part with tiko. So far it's been nothing but junk. I am just trying to turn my "investment" into something that will make me feel I got what I paid for it. Which is not looking good. I had just only pulled my tiko out about 2 months ago if that. Once I got it in the mail I had totally forgot about it until I saw 3D printing videos... This page is for anything to do with tiko. I feel bad for the people that never got their units. And never will. Nothing will ever be done to them. I've been burnt by Genesis 3D printer. Go look then up on here doubt you will. ,1525 backers. 499,168. And to my knowledge nobody got a printer... Lost my money. I've moved on.

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      gopikrishna govindasamy 3 days ago

      HI martin im based in australia and never received my so called tikko as well. what is kick starter doing about it?

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      Martin 3 days ago

      More than 12000 backers are left without a Tiko and no refund.
      Let's not loose our focus on things that do not help us any further, and act instead of waiting and begging without getiing a response from the creators that are nowhere to find anymore since early this year.
      Here we can act and get help from the authorities:

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      Martin 4 days ago

      If the Tiko would have been working after three versions that did not work and that were produced in mass amount then the Tiko business would not have shut down early this year and the remaining stock would have been shipped out to the other 12000 plus backers.
      So please share you fantasy stories of working Tiko's somewhere else.

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      Martin 4 days ago

      There are more than 12000 backers that have not and will not receive their Tiko and will never get a refund. If you are so tempted to provoke then take that somewhere else. And yes indeed, in this context your provocations are not far apart from harassment.
      Dont blame other peolle for your own behavior.
      And again, to me it seems highly suspicious that there was never one backer on this message board that had a working Tiko. And that was the reason why the 12000 plus backers never received their Tiko and that the whole Tiko business shut down more than half year ago. And at the moment that complaints have been filed to the justice department suddenly three backers pop up in the message board with working Tiko's and discussing their experiences.
      Yeah right.
      Their is no coincidence in here.
      To me these three backers are an extension of the creators that do everything in their power not to be convicted in a class lawsuit that they would never win.
      Most likely that after this message suddenly more backers pop up with working Tiko's that want to discuss their good experiences.
      Watch my words . . . .

    42. RoyT 4 days ago

      Ah Martin all backers are free to post. You don't own this thread. You yourself can be reported for harassment.

      Btw, I also received a tiko and I will discuss my experience if anyone wants just to promote freedom of expression.

      But what I'd really like to talk about is my monoprice mini delta shipping next week. Anyone else got one?

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      Martin 4 days ago

      Herbert these two backers van indeed be part of the creators action. They came in exactly when the first complaints were made to the justice departments.
      This is no coincidence.

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      Martin 4 days ago

      Phil and Quinton, as I had written earlier take these discussions in private email conversations.
      If you proceed then you can expect a ban.
      I will inform Kickstarter.

    45. Herbert Hoover 4 days ago

      Y'all are whitewashing the fraud that thousands of backers never received their machines by talking about working machines here. This is not an appropriate place for these discussions. There are two facebook groups and at least one newsgroup set up for this purpose.

    46. phil watt 4 days ago

      @Quinton, Sure!
      I'll get those advanced settings typed up tomorrow. One huge improvement is to get a piece of 1/4inch plexiglass and cut it out to the shape of the bed, three pcs of scotch tape on the edges to hold it down, manual level and it allows perfect adhesion prints with no need for rafts. I don't need to re level very often, maybe every 8 to 10 prints.

    47. Quinton Banfield
      4 days ago

      @phil! Awesome thank you so much. Will have to try these out ! Was playing with it again tonight. It prints the raft and the base no problem at all. But as soon as it starts doing out line it messes up... Might have to just go back to benchy... But will try these for sure !

    48. phil watt 4 days ago

      Cura 15.04.3 Slicer Basic Tab settings:

      Layer height - use what you want. I go from 0.25mm to 0.08 mm depending on how long I want to wait. Usually 0.2 is good
      Shell thickness 1.0
      Enable retraction: checked
      Minimum travel 2.0
      enable combing: 0ff
      Minimal extrusion before retracting(mm) 0.05
      Z hop when retracting (mm) 1.2
      Bottom/Top thickness (mm) 1
      Fill Density(%) - Use what your needs are. I like 40% as a default
      Speed and Temperature
      Print speed (mm/s) 10
      Printing Temperature: 205

      Support type: None
      Platform adhesion type: None

      Diameter: 1.75mm
      Flow(%): 100.0

      Nozzle size (mm) 0.5

      Next I'll type the advanced tab

    49. phil watt 4 days ago

      Cura 15.04.3 profile settings Start Gcode:

      ;Sliced at: {day} {date} {time}
      ;Basic settings: Layer height: {layer_height} Walls: {wall_thickness} Fill: {fill_density}
      ;Print time: {print_time}
      ;Filament used: {filament_amount}m {filament_weight}g
      ;Filament cost: {filament_cost}
      ;M190 S{print_bed_temperature} ;Uncomment to add your own bed temperature line
      ;M109 S{print_temperature} ;Uncomment to add your own temperature line
      G21 ;metric values
      G90 ;absolute positioning
      M82 ;set extruder to absolute mode
      M107 ;start with the fan off
      G28 X0 Y0 ;move X/Y to min endstops
      G28 Z0 ;move Z to min endstops
      G1 Z15.0 F{travel_speed} ;move the platform down 15mm
      G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length
      G1 F200 E3 ;extrude 3mm of feed stock
      G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length again
      G1 F{travel_speed}
      ;Put printing message on LCD screen
      ;M117 Printing...

      End Gcode
      ;extruder heater off
      M140 S0 ;heated bed heater off (if you have it)
      G91 ;relative positioning
      ;G1 E-1 F300 ;retract the filament a bit before lifting the nozzle, to release some of the pressure
      ;G1 Z+0.5 E-5 X-20 Y-20 F{travel_speed} ;move Z up a bit and retract filament even more
      ;G1 Z+0.5 X-20 Y-20 F{travel_speed} ;move Z up a bit and retract filament even more
      G28 X0 Y0 Z0 ;move X/Y to min endstops, so the head is out of the way
      M84 ;steppers off
      G90 ;absolute positioning

      Next I'll post the Basic Settings Tab

    50. phil watt 4 days ago

      Tiko Cura 15.04.3 profile settings:
      In the machine settings tab:
      E-steps per 1mm filament - leave at 0
      Maximum width 150
      Maximum depth 150
      Maximum height 150
      Extruder count 1
      Heated bed unchecked
      Machine center 0,0 checked
      Build area shape - drop down circular
      Gcode flavor drop down Reprap (Marlkn/Sprinter)
      In the right column, everything under Printer Head Size is left at 0
      Communications settings drop downs both auto

      Next I'll post the start and end gcode lists

      Good luck!

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