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Spoiler Alert: SeeMeCNC MiniMax?

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:18 pm
by JohnStack
Is this a hint of a smaller footprint machine?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =1&theater

Since someone over there is being coy, let's try to drive it's price.

I say $499. What do you think?

Re: Spoiler Alert: SeeMeCNC MiniMax?

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:42 pm
by Dhaykus0418
Just saw it on display at Detroit Maker Faire, it will be called the Orion as labeled in your photo. They were saying they still have not settled on price yet but from they way Steve was talking, $499 could still be a couple hundred shy of what they are looking for. B.T.W., even more awesome show than last year.

Re: Spoiler Alert: SeeMeCNC MiniMax?

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:22 pm
by Eaglezsoar
$499 would barely cover the cost of the electronics. Price a Rambo board lately?

Re: Spoiler Alert: SeeMeCNC MiniMax?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:40 am
by kbob
The delta arms look very different. It will be interesting to see what they're like.

RAMBo is overkill for a low-end printer. A low-end board could have just exactly enough components for the printer as shipped.

Re: Spoiler Alert: SeeMeCNC MiniMax?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:45 am
by JohnStack
I think Ultimaker is printing money at their current prices. I'm willing to bet it can be $75 if they would produce at volume.

So, at $750 or $850, get this or a Max? For me, the Max.

Re: Spoiler Alert: SeeMeCNC MiniMax?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:23 pm
by hobbit666
might be tempted to build one instead of a MAX :)

Re: Spoiler Alert: SeeMeCNC MiniMax?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:57 pm
by Eaglezsoar
kbob wrote:The delta arms look very different. It will be interesting to see what they're like.

RAMBo is overkill for a low-end printer. A low-end board could have just exactly enough components for the printer as shipped.


I would be interested in a low-end board, I am familiar with Ramps which others are there?

Re: Spoiler Alert: SeeMeCNC MiniMax?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:13 pm
by Polygonhell
The printerboard and various variants are probably the cheapest, there is at least one Chinese merchant that sells them for $80 and I've seen them on sale for $39. Generally boards with integrated stepper drivers can be considerably cheaper than RAMPS or similar.

Re: Spoiler Alert: SeeMeCNC MiniMax?

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:34 am
by Jimustanguitar
I travel with my printer enough that a smaller version is an appealing prospect.

I don't think it would replace my Max, but a little printer would definitely get some use.

Re: Spoiler Alert: SeeMeCNC MiniMax?

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:49 pm
by kbob
kbob wrote:The delta arms look very different. It will be interesting to see what they're like.



Now that John has posted some higher resolution photos, I see that the delta arms are exactly the same, except (a) they're shorter, and (b) they're blue.

Nevermind.

Re: Spoiler Alert: SeeMeCNC MiniMax?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:31 am
by lordbinky
They need to put flame decals on it, I heard it makes it go faster.

Re: Spoiler Alert: SeeMeCNC MiniMax?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:16 am
by johnoly99
LOL, yeah, the arms are shorter, looking like 178mm will be the final hole-to-hole measurement. They're blue because they're PRINTED! Yeah, reprap bonus points! Steve made them thicker on one side, and lengthened the area that has to stretch to snap on the u joints. It makes them MUCH stiffer, yet easier to not get hung on the Delta blues with no sanding on the ends.

We're doing the fully assembled thing first, and it'll be around $1500 prob. out the door. Yes, we could skimp on the electronics, like use a printrboard clone (cloning ain't cool) or even a ramps board, but, these are assembled machines going to people who, if they had the time/skills to tinker with less than the best setups, would have done so already. I think sticking with the best setup out there is the right choice, and will help in the long run. When you look at the machine, the only thing it has less of than the MAX is a little less melamine, and 33" less t slot, so not much different in the raw material cost, but going all assembled sure brings a lot of labor in it.

Thanks guys for checking it out, you can see it printing pretty much all day every day at
http://dropc.am/p/seemeshop1


John

Re: Spoiler Alert: SeeMeCNC MiniMax?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:25 pm
by Jimustanguitar

Re: Spoiler Alert: SeeMeCNC MiniMax?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:51 pm
by Eaglezsoar
kbob wrote:
kbob wrote:The delta arms look very different. It will be interesting to see what they're like.



Now that John has posted some higher resolution photos, I see that the delta arms are exactly the same, except (a) they're shorter, and (b) they're blue.

Nevermind.

Hey....The Delta Arm Blues!

Re: Spoiler Alert: SeeMeCNC MiniMax?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:54 pm
by geneb
Well The Delta Blue Arms anyway. :)

g.

Re: Spoiler Alert: SeeMeCNC MiniMax?

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:20 am
by johnoly99
LOL, You guys caught the delta arm blues reference there in the printed parts! Too Funny. Actuallly, if you look closely, the arms are shorter for one, they are much thicker on one side, and the openings for the U joints are much longer. The thicker side makes them WAY more stiff in all directions, and the longer opening for the u joints will allow us to mold them without the need for sanding, as they will be flexible enough to lightly pinch the u joints but not too much to cause a binding.