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Old Feb 21, 2012, 01:34 PM
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Hi Tom,

Yes, I'm designing it to be heated and compatible with ABS printing.
Thanks for the information Jon
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 02:30 PM
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3 odd days left in the funding process. Funding is at 82% and it sounds like it is a GO regardless of if it hits 100% or not. Jon appears to be hard at work with the prototype and has completed the 3 axis Drive system and will be working on the extruder over the next 2 days. He also mentioned that he is planning on using the Printrboard (if you haven't heard of the Printrbot, see here!) Which is a huge benefit because firmware and hardware mods to that platform can be directly applied to the Makibox platform (for instance printing from SD cards).

MakiBox Improved Z Axis, Now with More Zing! (1 min 51 sec)


I simply cannot wait to get mine! I've already constructed a wide array of 3D models to print the instant I get this in April!
Old Feb 27, 2012, 01:45 PM
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48 Hours left and fully funded


It's official, the project has successfully been funded and is sitting at 102% as we speak. Jon has also picked up his lathe and has started building the extruder head already. 2 more days to go until funding opportunity ends for getting one of these!

MakiBox A6 Hot End First Steps (2 min 26 sec)
Old Feb 28, 2012, 12:41 PM
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Final Day...


This is the final day to take advantage of this deal and fund the Makibox project. Heres the latest update from Jon on the extruder, it looks promising indeed.

MakiBox A6 Hot End Proof of Concept (1 min 6 sec)
Old Feb 28, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Well I have officially done my part for funding of this project and now cannot wait for it to start shipping to all of us.
Old Feb 29, 2012, 11:59 PM
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Great to see your onboard with the project Tom, and by the looks of it there were quite a few people waiting it out with you till the last couple days as the final count for funding sits at around 210%

Any Ideas on what you'll print off first?
Old Mar 01, 2012, 05:08 PM
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Great to see your onboard with the project Tom, and by the looks of it there were quite a few people waiting it out with you till the last couple days as the final count for funding sits at around 210%

Any Ideas on what you'll print off first?

I was thinking of accessorizing my electric 50" rotor span Cobra helicopter with some nice scale like parts to enhance it's curb appeal just to get used to the ReplicatorG software and the machine.
I read that you have a number of items that your are ready to print; I am now in the "I can't wait for it to arrive" mode
Old Mar 04, 2012, 03:23 PM
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Thats a pretty beastly sized helicopter u got. Can't wait to see what kind of scale stuff you can print off for it!

The first thing I'm going to print are door caps for my fridge, every one of them have cracked and I'm not spending $25 a piece for parts that are just going to break again! Then I'm going to try my hand at making a super small quadcopter frame.

It sounds like jon is hard at work sorting out the final kinks in the extruder/drive system. I can't wait to see the final prototype up and running.
Old Mar 11, 2012, 01:28 PM
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Ohh why do I see this now?

I would have been interested funding this project
Old Mar 11, 2012, 11:17 PM
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xtasy,
you can still get the same price as what we paid but you will now have to wait for the regular production runs. Still a great deal IMO.
Tom
Old Mar 15, 2012, 01:36 AM
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The more I look around, the more this looks good... But I really want to see a completed one printing stuff.
Old Mar 15, 2012, 07:50 PM
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xtasy,
you can still get the same price as what we paid but you will now have to wait for the regular production runs. Still a great deal IMO.
Tom
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:03 PM
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Bumping this old thread to show the progress on this 3D printer, which will finally be released soon.

Here is the most up to date information on the MakiBox.
http://makibox.com/blog
Old Dec 19, 2012, 07:24 PM
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I'm going to wait a few months and get one of these- It looks amazing.

What is the print quality? I know, probably been asked before...
Old Dec 19, 2012, 08:04 PM
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Good question SB, I think Jon of MakiBox answers all of the questions on his site. Try the FAQ on the website, it looks pretty good to me for an inexpensive 3D desktop printer.


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