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07-22-2012, 10:16 AM
Ditto 3D Printer - Ditto is an user-friendly 3D printer that combines affordability and performance
This campaign will receive all of the funds contributed by Thu Aug 23 at 11:59PM PT.
http://www.indiegogo.com/ditto


http://youtu.be/mwNpNNtUz8g


Hello Indiegogoers! Meet Ditto, our very own Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF for short) 3D Printer. Building upon existing 3D printer kits, Ditto was designed from the ground up to be an innovative and user-friendly printer for both new and experienced users alike.
So what exactly makes Ditto unique? Well for one, Ditto features a large and open work space unlike any other, allowing sizable prints to be produced with ease. The joy of use you get from tinkering with Ditto is a truly remarkable experience. The affordability is also unparalleled considering the package you’re getting. The list could go on, but the bottom line is that Ditto is one awesome printer. You have our word for it!

http://www.tinkerines.com/images/Ditto_and_you.jpg

So what can you print with a 3D printer like Ditto? Just about anything! From creating custom game board pieces to functional gears for a machine, 3D printing allows you to quickly create solid plastic objects from a digital file. You can select from premade files on an online database such as Thingiverse or create your own with free modelling software such as Google SketchUp. Learning to create has never been easier!

Aside from being a great household electronic, Ditto is great for educational purposes. While the concept of putting together a 3D printer from scratch may seem daunting to novice users, there has never been a greater opportunity for you and your friends to get together and collaboratively assemble, tweak, and produce usable objects with a machine. The fun doesn’t stop there! As open source hardware, Ditto is open for revision and improvement by members of the 3D printer community; personalize your printers, share your designs, or expand upon the works of others to help Ditto evolve with time.
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So this is the part where we need your help. Over the past few months, we have devoted much time and energy into developing Ditto. During the process, we have designed many iterations of prototypes, completed a series of testing phases, and established a strong relationship with our suppliers. As we approach this final stage of delivering Ditto to the public, we need all your support to make this dream of ours a possibility.

In order to bring the cost of producing each printer down, we need to fill a sizeable order from our supplier. Your funding will help us drive down the cost of each individual part while helping us assure that our printer is produced with the utmost rigorous quality.
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We plan to use the funding from this campaign to first fufill all of the orders we have received and then continue developing new and exciting 3D technologies and make them available to YOU. 3D printing should no longer be an exclusive novelty; we believe that every household and school can benefit greatly from owning a 3D printer, whether you are new to the 3D printing scene or a Tinkering veteran.
So pledge toward our cause today and become part of the 3D printing revolution!
Thank you and tinker on!

Tinkerines
07-22-2012, 03:41 PM
Hi Everyone,

It's Eugene from Tinkerine Studio here, if anyone has any questions regarding the printer, we are here to answer them. So dont be shy! let us know of any questions you have

SocialCam
07-22-2012, 06:06 PM
Hey Eugune. What would make your 3D Printer stand out from the others like Makerbot?

Where do you see 3D printing going next?

Tinkerines
07-22-2012, 08:03 PM
Hey Eugune. What would make your 3D Printer stand out from the others like Makerbot?

Where do you see 3D printing going next?

On the technology aspect makerbot and us are not so different, as both uses the same form of 3d printing techniques. The main difference between the 2 printers are #1 print speed and #2 the overall size that Ditto can print at. One of the design philosophies that we came into Ditto with was ease of use and open work space. We believe that we have achieved these, but even though we believe that these goals have been made, we are still continuing on to find new things that we can tweak and make better so that our end users could get a better user experience out of the printer.

We also believe that 3D printers should be and most likely will one day be in the hands of everyone. Higher resolution printers like UV resin based printers are definitely being developed and we believe that, it could be the next direction that home based 3D printers are going. But before we get there, there are still many more things to explore for fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printers and I believe this is where we will be able to come in and help the community grow as we have ,many ideas that we still want to develop.

Lelocks Trent
07-24-2012, 09:15 AM
Totally agree with you in that 3D printers will be in the hands of most people probably in the next 5-7 years. As for the size that Ditto can post at, how does this relate in terms of makerbot? Whats the size difference?

Tinkerines
07-24-2012, 01:39 PM
Build Space comparison:
Makerbot Replicators: 225mm x145mm x150mm
Makerbot Thing-o-matic (old version): 110mm x 110mm x 120mm

Tinkerine Studio Ditto: 190mm x 180mm x 220mm

We believe that Ditto and Replicator are both very capable machines targeting different audience with the build space.

admin
07-25-2012, 09:26 AM
How hard will it be to put together. I notice a $500 price difference for the assembled one and the not assembled one.

Tinkerines
07-25-2012, 01:39 PM
It takes about 20-24hours to put it together from our beta testers. The price difference includes calibration and software setup so you get everything ready to go with minor adjustments from shipping.

SocialCam
07-26-2012, 10:08 AM
Thanks for the responses Eugene. Good luck with the funding. You seem to be one of the guys on the forefront of 3D printing, which will likely be a huge new technology of the latter part of this decade.