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Discussion in '3D printers' started by eychei, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. eychei

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  2. Tom Dirriwachter

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    That's a good way to go, eychei. You might consider changing the name "Cube 3rd" to "Cube 3".

    Why not fabricate the unit for the price of admission? A first run should be quite reasonable for a known build quantity.

    This will open up a lot more sales as people don't really want to mess with making PCB's.
    I know this from the flashlight world.

    You might consider another partner if production doesn't sound like fun to you.
    I am sure someone here is familiar with productizing this.
    You will get a lot better response for a complete system.

    Or is there still some doubt as to the legality of handing a solution to people?
     
  3. eychei

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    @Tom Dirriwachter
    You mean Cube 3rd in the intro?
    We are evaluating the pricing right now. There is also the legal side of sending out fully assembled hardware. We are looking into this also.

    When I talk about "WE" I mean 3Guys.

    @doug abraham
    @Kiza
    @eychei

    So in your opinion sending out fully assembled hardware is the way to go?
     
  4. Tom Dirriwachter

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    Hi Doug!

    The Cube is normally referred to as "Cube 3" followed on by 3rd generation... blah blah blah...

    I should have read better but yes, I missed the part where you get the fully tested unit ...and the other stuff :)

    I think the proposal is reasonable.
     
  5. doug abraham

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    Sounds good. I will update when I get enough feedback.
     
  6. DrDitto

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    Let me ask a question
    The program and pcb design are ready?
    May I send money to you and get the plans and the software now? I can make the pcb and biuld by my self
     
  7. doug abraham

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    Hi,

    We have several prototypes right now running, but they are all hand made. We are working on a PC board and enclosure right now. Once we get all of the dimensions correct for ease of building, then we will order PC boards.

    The software needs some tweaking, but it is functional. I think we want the Kickstarter program to be fulfilled before we ship any devices or plans.

    Doug
     
  8. DrDitto

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    Ok but the kickstart is not live yet
    open it to support you asap
     
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    So, I own new unprogrammed DS28E01 chips like the ones than came with the cartidges, may I will programs those with you tool?
     
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    Would this program any of the DS2 chips, including the Cube 2nd gen?
     
  11. DrDitto

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    umm but blanc ones?
     
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    I own clean DS28e01 chips , never programed, could the box create new cartidge chip over this blanc chips?
     
  13. doug abraham

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    Hi,

    Sorry for the delay. No these should not work I would think. Off the shelf DS28E01-100s probably have a different manufacturer number than 3D systems.

    Doug
     
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    ok, may i send you one chip in order you can test write a nre cartidge ?
     
  15. doug abraham

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    Can you read the eight byte ID code of the chip? If you can you do not have to send one. The manufacturer ID 3D uses is 0x2F

    As far as cube 2nd, I am sure we can at some point, but we are focused on 3rd and Pro models for now. We do plan to expand to more devices. What is a DS2?

    Doug
     
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    Not sure if this has been asked or answered. But would it be possible to use this to change what filament type the cube see's that cartridge as? Eg. Abs cart rewritten as a pla cart.
     
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    Its a stretch goal currently, I think.
     
  19. Mythandar

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    Oh yes it is. Missed it when I looked earlier.
     
  20. Tom Dirriwachter

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    Just to let you guys know, the "proof of concept video" on the kickstarter review doesn't play on Windows 7 on IE11.
    I've downloaded it from the Cube3 link in MP4 and it is just 46mb of green-screen.
     
  21. bolsoncerrado

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    Works fine on FF/Mac tho
     
  22. doug abraham

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    Just an update,

    We have built the first three complete prototypes. These units have a PCB which we manufactured and a 3D printed cover. the software needs a few tweaks, but it is fully operational on Win 7 pro and 10 home. We will need to check more Windows versions. Check out the updated kickstarter.

    Now that everything appears to work ok, we plan to submit the kickstarter very soon.
     
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    I have win 7 pro 64 and I was able to play it. We will make another video soon showing the latest prototype and latest GUI.
     
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    no plans for mac software port then?
     
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    Someone might want to fix this:

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  27. Tom Dirriwachter

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    Someone care to link us to the ebay offering? Can't find it.
     
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    Sorry the Kickstarter didn't get funded, guys. If there was ever a campaign that deserved it, this was it.

    Do you have any plans to sell the DIY kit from the Kickstarter on eBay? All I need is the BOM, schematic and software package. I can source the parts and board myself.
     

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