Hectic! But nice.

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Hectic! But nice.

Postby Zesty_Lykle » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:57 pm

Oh man this is been a hectic last couple of days!
And for some reason I cannot stop using ! all over the place. I must be excited! (see there I go again)

We finally managed to get the web shop for the Nimble opened. You would not believe the hoops we are still jumping through.
The main issue is that Brian, my business partner, lives in Australia while I live in Cyprus. One of the most bureaucratic countries in Europe. The bank is demanding that Brian comes to Cyprus to sign a document! 27 hour trip, one way. We found a solution, but I am still not happy with it. Think I will move to Estonia.

Regardless of the trouble and tribulations, we are now selling the Nimble on the site http://zesty.tech

I just realised, I am too excited to ask if I am allowed to plug my own product here. If not, delete, please.
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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby gchristopher » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:44 pm

Huh, apparently the dinosaurs have the PayPal password now, too, because they ordered a Nimble as part of the project to switch the whole effector platform over to 713Maker parts.

They look pretty excited about it!

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby Qdeathstar » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:29 pm

Just put my order in this morning... what is the lead time?

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby morgandc » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:47 pm

I am looking forward to seeing some installs / results

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby joe » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:53 pm

Seems a little costly considering you have to assemble it and no stepper.

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby morgandc » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:37 pm

I wonder where they are being shiped from, only $9 shipping to the NW USA but paying in euros :D

Looking at part of the machine being SLS printed, we are probably lucky it isn't more costly. I am interested to see how well it works as opposed to a Bowden. They are both sort a remote system, seems like this would feed more filament types and still have similar retract performance.

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby Qdeathstar » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:47 pm

it's in the same price range as most other premium extruders.... though most do include steppers.... i already have a collection so not a big deal :)

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby morgandc » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:56 pm

Qdeathstar - Hurry up and do a writeup already! ;)

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby Qdeathstar » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:02 pm

i ain't got it yet. :D I'm assuming it will probably take at least a few weeks...

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby morgandc » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:15 pm

That is no excuse!

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby DeltaCon » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:00 am

morgandc wrote:That is no excuse!

I agree! :lol:

Didn't Michael have a pre-production model?
I am DeltaCon, I have a delta, my name is Con, I am definitely PRO delta! ;-)
Rostock V2 / E3D V6 / Raymond Style Heatchamber on the way!

PS.: Sorry for the avatar, that's my other hobby!

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby Zesty_Lykle » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:52 am

Hey guys,
Nice comments! Love the look of those dinosaurs.
The Nimble body parts are all made with SLS printing, nylon12. Nice and strong stuff. We just received the production tests of all the metal parts, like the bracket, coupling and the hobbed wheel. It is all looking pretty good.
But the wait is for the gears, as they are injection molded. Making those molds takes time. Then we still have to do the quality checks and everything.
We expect delivery around end of March :-( as mentioned on the site.

And nobody has a pre-production model. yet. Well, I do, but I don't count.
Mounting it on a i3 clone today, just to see how that fits with the cable length we have. Should be a doddle.

I can write a writeup for you Qdeathstar, if you want. :-)

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby Qdeathstar » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:48 pm

Sounds good, im pretty excited :D

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby 626Pilot » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:58 am

I ordered four, and I can't wait for it to arrive!

joe wrote:Seems a little costly considering you have to assemble it and no stepper.

Worth every penny to me!

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby Zesty_Lykle » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:18 am

I saw, thanks Pilot!

We are quite happy with the initial pick up.
Now comes the hard slog designing all the adaptors everybody wants. For instance, working on a Diamond effector for the Rostock with integrated Nimbles. We promised we would design em, so we are designing em.

Sorry about the self assembly, but then, it is only 5 parts and some bearings. Besides, the first thing everybody will do when they get the Nimble is take it apart to see how it works. At least I would.

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby 626Pilot » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:37 pm

Zesty_Lykle wrote:Sorry about the self assembly, but then, it is only 5 parts and some bearings. Besides, the first thing everybody will do when they get the Nimble is take it apart to see how it works. At least I would.

How long does it take to assemble one of them?

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby gchristopher » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:03 pm

We'll be mounting it to a 713maker tool holder, which I don't see on the adapter list (since it an aftermarket upgrade), but I don't mind designing an adapter for it and I bet others are doing that as well.

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby Zesty_Lykle » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:59 am

I saw those aluminium mounts, they look so good. I want!

To be honest, I think it is going to be quite a challenge to make a Nimble fit on those mounts. And for sure to make it look as good as these mounts do.
Especially because normally the Nimble sits below the plane of the top of the Hot end. In fact, in the standard configuration we use the Nimble to clamp in the hot end as well.

I think I will have to contact them to see if we can make something that will fit.
And if you are designing your own, we are here to help, so let me know if there is anything you need.
On http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1843195 you can find a downloadable model of the Nimble but also a mounting hole diagram.

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby Qdeathstar » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:54 am

the problem with that diagram is that it only shows the single nimble confit and if looks like you got a two gang plate for the 2 gang... a drawing of that plate would be handy.

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby Zesty_Lykle » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:38 am

Good point Qdeathstar! Thanks.
It seems I have not yet added a mount plate for the Chimera on our Thingiverse page.

So I have added it. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2115133

My apologies.

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby gchristopher » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:39 am

I wonder how it's going for the Nimble? I got an email on March 28 describing a problem with the gears.

Has anyone else heard from Brian and Lykle?

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby Qdeathstar » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:42 pm

nope. still waiting, looks like they are making a lot of compromises, so we'll see. From what i read they changed to a different sls printer whose tolerances weren't as tight, but they are adding a bushing or something to get rid of the wobble.

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby 626Pilot » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:59 pm

Qdeathstar wrote:nope. still waiting, looks like they are making a lot of compromises, so we'll see. From what i read they changed to a different sls printer whose tolerances weren't as tight, but they are adding a bushing or something to get rid of the wobble.

I got an email about this a week or two ago. Having designed products with lots of pieces that have to fit together perfectly, I know there's always going to be something.

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby Qdeathstar » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:22 pm

I hear you. We are a month behind schedule. Hopefully nothing else goes wrong ;)

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Re: Hectic! But nice.

Postby 626Pilot » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:38 am

They shipped one to mhackney and he said that it worked very well, and that he expected it to hold up over time.


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