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RigidBot 3D Printer

A project in Provo, UT by Michael Lundwall

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A sturdy, customizable 3D printer that is easy to use and affordable for all. With this printer there is no limit to your creativity.
Backers: 1952
Average Pledge Per Backer: $559

Funded: $1,092,098 of $31,500
Dates: Mar 26th -> May 10th (45 days)
Project By: Michael Lundwall
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Latest News

Most Successful 3D Printers on Kickstarter

October 4th - via:
The Industrial Revolution set us on a path into the future, walking hand-in-hand with machines. These mechanical wonders are here to stay, irreversibly empowering mankind with the magic of manufacturing. To celebrate, October 4th has been established as Manufacturer’s Day, and we here at SiliconANGLE think the greatest homage to manufacturing’s future is a brief look back at the world of 3D printing. These consumer-ready printers hold the promise of venturing into the world of manufacturing without having to worry about labor fees, overhead costs, transport or middlemen. (Read More)

10 Most Funded Technology Projects Ever

June 18th - via:
Established in 2009, Kickstarter, the website is helping the world to raise funds for creative projects via crowd funding. As the creativity is largely unbound, so is Kickstarter. It funds everything and anything creative from films, food, fashion, games, technology and myriad others. (Read More)

$5K away from the next stretch goal! $1,000,000!!!!

May 9th - via:
Hello Backers! We are so excited about the community around the RigidBot! Thank you for all of your support! We are just $5k away from getting our heated bed. Tell you friends and spread the word. Thank you for making today our best day in pledges... (Read More)

Final Countdown... + RigidBot LOGO

May 9th - via:
Hey everybody, we are getting down to the final hours!  Just 32 hours left!   Shipping Don't forget EVERYONE needs to add shipping to your pledge (unless you are planning on picking it up from Provo, UT). Check you pledge level for your appropriate... (Read More)

LCD and USB Flash Drive Reader

May 8th - via:
Hello Backers, We did it! $750,000 stretch goal – thank you for all of your support. Lets push to hit the $1,000,000 stretch goal; I don’t think it is out of reach. - Update on the LCD / SD card Reader  –  We have had a lot of interest in... (Read More)

Support Structure - High Resolution Printing

May 3rd - via:
Thank you for helping us hit $700,000 today, we are almost to the next stretch goal!  Orange Dragon - Support Structures Attached is a Dragon we printed on the RigidBot using support structures.  It was printed in Orange PLA material at .2mm... (Read More)

Noise Levels

May 2nd - via:
Hello, We hit $670,000 today - AWESOME. Thank you for all of your support! We have received some requests to hear the RigidBot in action, so we attached a short video of the RigidBot printing. We printed the Kochflake Vase by BenitoSanduchi -... (Read More)

The decision + Software

April 27th - via:
Hello Backers, Well, we have received a lot of opinions and comments and we really appreciate them.  We have decided to keep the stretch goals the same and offer the option to upgrade to the z-rods for $50.00, just add it to your pledge if you are... (Read More)

Torture Test - Upgrades

April 26th - via:
Hey everyone, we wanted to thank you for all of your support! We have been hard at work around our shop. For the last week our printers have been taken apart so that we can source all of the parts and prepare for manufacturing. The local machine shop... (Read More)

Manufacturing update

April 17th - via:
Hey all,  I thought that I would give you a little update on what we've been doing around the office. We have been in the process of taking our machines apart and upgrading parts and pieces so that we can get the best printer out to you. We have a... (Read More)

Yoda Bust Print

April 15th - via:
Here is a side by side comparison of Yoda. The first set of pictures are printed in ABS at .1mm and took about 6.5 hours to print at 35mm/sec. The second one is printed in glow in the dark PLA at .3mm. It was printed at 90mm/sec and took about 48... (Read More)

Miniature Figurines

April 14th - via:
A few of you have asked if the Rigidbot could print miniature figurines so we decided to try it out. Here is the print of Olimyoo Pit-Slave by dutchmogul found here We printed this in ABS and it is about 2.5 inches... (Read More)

Some new things going on

April 11th - via:
Hey guys! We have some awesome things going on around our shop lately, and we wanted to share a few with you.  A few of you have asked for pictures of the material spooler so we have included one below. We will probably end up finishing it in black... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Roundup: 3D Printer & Scanner, Indoor Herb Garden, and Retro Gaming

April 11th - via:
In case you hadn't noticed, we love crowdfunding! There are always great products out there that deserve attention, and here at Crowd Outlet we plan to occasionally highlight some of the projects we like the most.This week there are fantastic solutions for consumer-grade 3D printing and scanning (RigidBot and Photon), a low-energy blue laser light (Firefly), an intelligent indoor herb-growing system (Smart Herb Garden), and a retro-style 8-bit side-scrolling game (Shovel Knight). (Read More)

New Stretch Goals!

April 5th - via:
Hello Everyone, We wanted to thank all of our backers for helping us reach 1000% of our goal!  We are amazed at the support and excitement that surrounds the RigidBot.   The main goal of the RigidBot is to deliver an expandable, easy to use 3D... (Read More)

RigidBot 3D printer raises the big bucks on Kickstarter

April 5th - via:
The RigidBot 3D printer has such appeal with its large and affordable build volume that it reached its goal on the first day of its Kickstarter campaign. (Read More)

3-D Printing [Video]

April 2nd - via:
3D printers are the gadget of the future, and a new model made by the Utah County company Invent-A-Part is easy and affordable enough to use in any home. (Read More)

RigidBot – New 3D Printer on Kickstarter!

March 31st - via:
Another 3D printer for consumers has been released on Kickstarter! This one is one of the least expensive ones that I’ve ever seen, and with great features! Some great features include a huge build platform of 10x10x10 (basic version) inches or 12x16x10 (“BIG” version) and its great resolution of .1mm/100 microns! (Read More)

Happy Easter

March 30th - via:
We wanted to build a special part on Easter. Even though we are at my wife's parents house for the holiday, we brought the RigidBot 3D with us so we could continue printing test builds for you!   We printed the TwEaster Egg from... (Read More)

PLA Material and Stretch Goal

March 28th - via:
STRETCH GOAL. $200,000. We want to thank our Backers and offer a stretch goal. If we hit $200,000, we would like to offer a free 1kg spool of PLA material with every printer purchase ($299 or greater pledge). We want to thank our backers for... (Read More)

FAQ section

March 28th - via:
Hello, Thank you for all of your messages and questions.  We love our backers!  We have started the FAQ section and will continue to add to it based on your questions.   We have also printed a spiral vase in Wood! and PLA.  They turned out really... (Read More)

Software and LCD / SD Card Reader

March 27th - via:
Hello! We have received some great questions, and most of them are related to 3 topics. 1. Software - We use the open source software Slic3r and Pronterface which is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux. We will provide all of the information you... (Read More)

Thank You!

March 26th - via:
Backers, Thank you for helping us reach our goal in less then 12 hours!  MIND BLOWING!  We are so excited to get the RigidBot into your hands.  Our number one goal is delivering all of our rewards on or before the due date.  Thank you for your... (Read More)

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