Kickstarter

199USD 3D Printer Announced and Funded

QU-BD One Up – Open Source Production Ready 3D Printer

http://www.qu-bd.com/

The first 199USD 3D Printer announced as an Open Source Project: Amazing!

199USD 3D Printer

QU BD – 199USD 3D Printer

The 199USD 3D Printer kit contents, as described in the page:

  • 4 pcs. Super Torquey NEMA 17 Stepper Motors
  • 1 Anubis Hot End for 1.75mm Filament w/ Thermistor
  • 1 Laser Cut Black Melamine Coated MDF Frame
  • 1 Precision ACME Screw and Nut for the Z-Axis
  • 6pcs  LM8LUU Precision Linear Bearings w/ 6 8mm Smooth Rods
  • 2 Aluminum HTD Pulleys w/ 3 Ball Bearings as Idlers
  • 1 Set of Laser Cut Acrylic Idler Plates
  • 1 40mm Fan w/ Mount to Cool Off Your Prints
  • 1 Laser Cut Acrylic Build Plate
  • 1 Set of Printrboard Electronics with Integrated Stepper Drivers
  • 1 60w Power Supply (or see UPGRADES:)
  • 1 Bag extra wiring, crimps, electrical connectors etc.
  • 1 Bag of required hardware  (nuts, bolts, screws etc.)

The electronics is Arduino based with Allegro 4983 stepper drivers with an SD card slot to allow computer free printing. The printer comes with a universal 60w laptop power supply.

As announced: The source files will all be released a couple days BEFORE the Kickstarter campaign ends!

The APPROXIMATE dimensions are as follows:

OneUp 12″H x 10″W x 9″D

TwoUp 12″H x 13″W x 12″D

Kickstarter – Great… but limited to US and UK

 

A great concept – Kickstarter

Sadly, from the http://www.kickstarter.com/start page:

“Am I eligible to start a Kickstarter project?
Creating projects is currently open to US and UK creators over the age of 18 (see full details). Businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations can also use Kickstarter to fund their creative projects. We’re working hard to open up to more countries. If you’ve been waiting, we really appreciate your patience. Please note that anyone, anywhere (with a major credit or debit card) can pledge to Kickstarter projects.”

E-Ink Display for Any Microprocessor. A Kickstarter Project

Easy to use, quick connecting,  E-Ink display module various applications.

“The product contains an E-Ink display, display driver components and microController in one easy to use package.

They are available in three display sizes.

Bitmap graphics and text are placed on the display in the size, font and position desired.

Control is with SPI, Serial or I2C ports.

The ePs works standalone or controlled by a uController and operates on 3 to 16 VDC.

The medium and large ePS circuit board is suitable for securing in a project box or even plugging into the top of an Arduino shield stack.”

Project page:   

http://kck.st/YisV2h

or in a unshortened form:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/408216430/e-ink-display-for-any-microprocessor

 

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