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Ultra-Bot 3D Printer

by wjsteele, published

Ultra-Bot 3D Printer by wjsteele Jan 15, 2013

Description

The Ultra-Bot 3D Printer is a beautiful printer inspired by the original Makerbot Cupcake. The changes over the original Cupcake are numerous, however, following the same instructions, it should be easy to figure out. The Ultra-Bot utilizes a design similar to the Cupcakes X/Y stage to move the extruder over a build platform that raises and lowers on the Cupcake style Z-Stage. The Z-Drive is inverted and tucked in the lower portion of the printer to make it less fragile. The extruder has been switched to a bowden style extruder with the drive system located in the lower portion as well.

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This guy William "Bill" J. Steele has claimed in a backer only post to have filed for bancruptcy protection and included all 90 of the Ultra-Bot Kickstarter backers... see more at the project page http://www.kickstarter.com/pro... or http://www.crowdfundinghallofs...

Hey! I was just wondering when you were going to fulfill your Kickstarter backer obligations? It's been more than a year since we (backers) gave you $45,540 and you have fulfilled no rewards with working machines.

I'm actually making one of yours now... I think I'll call it the MightyBot!

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License

GNU - GPL
Ultra-Bot 3D Printer by wjsteele is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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Instructions

Assembly of the printer follows that of the original MakerBot Cupcake. See the pictures for the main differences.

EDIT: It was pointed out to me that I forgot to upload add a few pieces. I've attached the bowden clips (both hot and cold ends) in a seperate DXF file. Also, the black delrin spacer for the extruder drive is directly from the Makerbot MK5 extruder (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3290)

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briankb on Nov 22, 2013 said:

This guy William "Bill" J. Steele has claimed in a backer only post to have filed for bancruptcy protection and included all 90 of the Ultra-Bot Kickstarter backers... see more at the project page http://www.kickstarter.com/pro... or http://www.crowdfundinghallofs...

briankb on Nov 1, 2013 said:

Hey! I was just wondering when you were going to fulfill your Kickstarter backer obligations? It's been more than a year since we (backers) gave you $45,540 and you have fulfilled no rewards with working machines.

Unknown on Jan 16, 2013 said:

Still loving the retro Cupcakes mods!

AnthongRedbeard on Jan 15, 2013 said:

I want to know when someone will simply name their design something like the "Mediocre Bot"

wjsteele on Jan 16, 2013 said:

He he... I thought about it, but decided this might sell a little better. :-)

Unknown on Jan 16, 2013 said:

Yes, agreed, I need a name for mine too. Maybe open a naming contest.

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