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Plybot

A project in Irvine, CA by Ian Wilding
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A 3D printer like no other. Intelligent. Simple. Affordable.
Backers: 432
Average Daily Pledges: $3,648
Average Pledge Per Backer: $304

Funding: $131,318 of $50,000
Dates: Jan 21st -> Mar 7th (45 days)
Project By: Ian Wilding
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Latest News

Safety feature on the hotend

February 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
As many of you would have seen on the Live Demo, we have enclosed the hotend. This was to ensure that  the air flow from the fan was directed efficiently, and also to provide a level of protection around the hotend. We felt that it was particularly... (Read More)

Plybot - Range of movement

February 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Last week we captured some footage of the Plybot arm action, demonstrating how much of the print bed Plybot can print on, as well as to show the full range of movement of the arms, stretching beyond the print bed.  We'll be sharing more videos... (Read More)

Live Demo 1 - 10th Feb 2021

February 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you to all of you that made time to attend our Live Demo yesterday. For those that couldn't make it we have provided the link below.  In the 60-minute session we discuss the cooling fan, extruder, hot ends, print beds, arms, sensors and more.... (Read More)

Stretch goals have arrived! WE NEED YOUR HELP

February 10th - via: kickstarter.com
We want to reward each of our backers for making our campaign a great success.  Our backers have allowed us to hit our funding target (150%), and hopefully over the next 25 days we can take this number to new levels. The most efficient way for us to... (Read More)

Plybot now shipping worldwide!

February 7th - via: kickstarter.com
For those of you following our pledges you would have noticed that we now ship worldwide.  For the USA, UK, EU, Canada we have been able to confirm shipping costs, ranging between $30-$60.  For other locations we are still finalizing costs, and... (Read More)

Plybot affordable smart 3D printer with unique arms

February 5th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
Ian Wilding has created a new 3D printer called Plybot which uses unique arms to control the position of its print head rather than the traditional runners, offering a 3D printer like no other. Plybot has this month launched by a Kickstarter and has been specifically designed to provide users with a simple to use 3D printer, that can be used by anyone even if they have no previous experience with 3D printers. (Read More)

Shipping now to the European Union, UK, Canada

February 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, We have some great news for a number of you that were located outside of the US.  We have updated our pledges to offer shipping now to the EU, UK and Canada.  We may be adding new locations shortly.  Many thanks Plybot team  (Read More)

Last few remaining pledges for Early Bird 1

February 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
July shipping almost gone The pledges are continuing to grow, and there are only a few spaces left for our Early Bird 1 pledge, shipping this coming July - Carrying the serial number 1-250.   Once this pledge is complete we move into Early Bird 2,... (Read More)

We are Funded -- Thank you!

February 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you to everyone!  12 days into our campaign and we've hit our target funding amount of $50,000. With 33 days left to run on our campaign, we hope to continue to grow this number.  We'd like to thank each and everyone of you not only for your... (Read More)

Join our Plybot demo: February 10th @10am PST

January 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Even though we are almost 6 months away from shipping, we wanted to share with you all the Plybot 3D printer!  Yes it exists already!  In this demo we want to show you the Plybot printer in action, and give you the opportunity to ask questions and... (Read More)

You can earn 10% cash back for mentioning Plybot

January 29th - via: kickstarter.com
We have teamed up with Kickbooster to reward our backers for spreading the word about our Plybot campaign amongst family and friends.  Its super simple: 1. Sign up on Kickbooster. It takes less than 1 minute to sign up, and it's completely free. 2.... (Read More)

Plybot hosting a product demo (6 months before fulfillment date!)

January 28th - via: kickstarter.com
We've received hundreds of messages from backers and would-be backers about their experience with previous campaigns, promoting something that was just a fancy 3D render, which never got shipped and the founders vanish! Actions speak louder than... (Read More)

Plybot affordable smart 3D printer with unique arms

January 28th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
3d printerIan Wilding has created a new 3D printer called Plybot which uses unique arms to control the position of its print head rather than the traditional runners, offering a 3D printer like no other. Plybot has this month launched by a Kickstarter and has been specifically designed to provide users with a simple to use 3D printer, that can be used by anyone even if they have no previous experience with 3D printers. (Read More)

3 times more space-efficient than other 3D printers 🤯

January 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Space is important!  Plybot is 3X more space efficient than the most popular 3D printer on the market.   The team have been doing some calculations looking at print area Vs size of printer, with most printers being surprisingly space-inefficient.... (Read More)

Plybot ......to music

January 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Oh yes. This is more like a dancing Plybot.   Thanks to the powers of https://www.lightricks.com/ - Plybot disco style! (Turn your volume down this one has sound!) You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound... (Read More)

Hey Brook - We have to make Plybot look like its dancing! 🕺🕺🕺

January 26th - via: kickstarter.com
We do love the arms on Plybot. Almost like a real person.   Hey Brook, this thing needs to look like its dancing!  He cracks me up!  I can't tell whether they are dancing, hugging?  You be the judge!   Plybot dancing or hugging?  (Read More)

Hey Brook - we really need to make Plybot portable!! 🛺 🛺 🛺

January 25th - via: kickstarter.com
In the early days we spoke alot about size. Size matters! Being portable was important for those occasions when you might want to take it over to a friends house. In true Brook style, he pulled his toolbox out and created a masterpiece! 🤔 3D... (Read More)

Time to have some fun with you all.

January 25th - via: kickstarter.com
We've had a great start to our campaign.  Thank you everyone for jumping on board, tweeting, blogging, and asking some really good questions.  In the spirit of letting you all into our world and adding more fun to the campaign, we'll be posting... (Read More)

We made it the #ProjectsWeLove list!

January 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you so much to everyone that is supporting us.  Kickstarter just sent us our first badge!!  We are now appearing as a Top 3 global 'Staff Pick' in All Categories, and Number 1 in Technology!    (Read More)

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