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Update #7

Larger Ultra-Bot?

Ok... I have a question for everyone. If I could make the Ultra-Bot with a full 8" x 8" x 8" build area... would that be worth $150 more to you? 

I can do it with minor changes to the chassis, but it'll use longer rods, longer wires, a lot more acrylic and laser time.

The design I have should be easy enough to modify and still deliver in the same timeframe if I have enough interest in it. It would also make the build area better for the dual extruder unit as well... in fact, I think I will keep the 8" cube build area with both extruders, whereas the smaller (current) Ultra-Bot will loose about an 1" in dual-extruder fashion.

Thoughts?

Bill

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      Creator Shane Taylor on September 20, 2012

      8x8x8 has more potential on the market. I'd happily retail such a unit for you, in due course & given that all turns out well. Keep up the good work Bill.

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      Creator William Steele on September 20, 2012

      Roy, I just added those rwards. Matt and Brian, you can just change your reward to the new reward with the larger build platform, I've added one for each of the previous options.

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      Creator Matt Smollinger on September 19, 2012

      Yeah Bill, let us know if you want us to just add another 150 to our pledges, or how that should work (probably a good idea to post that on the main page too for new pledges).

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      Creator briankb on September 19, 2012

      You can also have backer add a $150 to their Pledge amount for a larger version. Digispark did this technique, with a few hickups, for the accessories to their micro-arduino http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digistump/digispark-the-tiny-arduino-enabled-usb-dev-board

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      Creator Roy Eltham on September 19, 2012

      Shouldn't there be multiple new rewards that are $150 more than existing ones that are the 8" version? You can't select two rewards with Kickstarter... you can commit more and change your reward though.

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      Creator briankb on September 19, 2012

      I'm also really interested in a dual extruder.

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      Creator William Steele on September 19, 2012

      It looks like a lot of you want it, so I'll put a package together... the upgrades will also have the option, since it all new chassis parts and a couple of rods to do it. It'll be the same for upgrades, kits and fully assembled units since our assembly time will be the same and all the parts will be common.

      I will add an 'Upgrade to 8" reward' level for $150 as soon as I finalize all the details.

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      Creator Matt Smollinger on September 19, 2012

      Bill,
      Larger space is cool. How does that affect the backers cupcake upgraders? And are you planning on updating the reward tiers? Or would this be something post-Kickstarter?

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      Creator Mike Morrison on September 19, 2012

      Hi Bill, I expect you know my answer to this
      bigger... & dual more easily... yes from me

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      Creator Seth Swanson on September 19, 2012

      Yes, ship it. I think it's a great idea, and definately interested in the larger build space. Extra room for the 2nd extruder would be a bonus as well. More productivity/capability for the space, awesome. Any other cool updates planned for the final?

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      Creator William Steele on September 19, 2012

      The current build platform is 6.5" x 4.5" x 7". This would be 2.5 times the volume larger!!! I'm working on tweaking a few things for production to bring that to 6.5" x 6" x 7" but the current chassis won't allow me to go any larger than that.

      The dual extruders allow for multi-colored or more complex objects (with moving parts.)

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      Creator Llewellyn Falco on September 19, 2012

      The short answer is no, but the longer answer would be not yet. I am very excited to get my printer, but haven't had a chance to 3D print anything yet. As such I have no real idea if the extra space (how much extra space would it be btw?) would really enable me to create more things better. I would asume that the extra space really just matters for the question "how many parts do I need to break this up into and even then the real bonus would be when the answer is 'none' ( or 1, not sure how that work grammatically)
      Either way, I'm just not I a position yet to appreciate the larger space. You are though, what has been your experience with a larger space?

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      Creator briankb on September 19, 2012

      I'm interested in a larger build platform.

      What is the current build area for Ultra-Bot at the $1,099 and $1,299 levels?

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      Creator Michael C. Neel on September 19, 2012

      I am also interested in dual extruders, so the space is welcome. And 8" x 8" x 8" is a respectable desktop top companion cube.

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      Creator Ian Gordon on September 19, 2012

      Hi Bill,

      Personally the bigger the better, and $150 wouldn't break the bank. I was looking at the Ultimaker which offers 8" x 8" x 8", so I'd go for it, especially as I want dual extruders in the future, so a no brainer all round!.

      Cheers

      Ian

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