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Deezmaker | 3D Printing Fun Mataerial DeltaMaker on Kickstarter I too spotted this on Kickstarter and if you read down the page, they do in fact credit Johann for his Rostock, they don't credit me for the Helium Frog delta, but that is OK as it is much more Rostock than Helium Frog. If we carried on like this the credits would need to be longer than those at the end of a film, begining with Dr Adrian Bowyer. I can see nothing wrong with selling the delta design for profit even if it was an exact copy. If they don't release their designs or firmware, probably the best way to stick it to them is find someone who has one of their machines and copy the firmware, photograph / reverse engineer the parts and post all the designs up online. What upsets me is how they are hijacking kickstarter. Kickstarter is for funding projects that need initial investment for tooling etc. which otherwise would not get off the ground. On the subject of firmware, my Helium Frog firmware calculated position on the fly.
<€3.500 printers DeltaMaker on Kickstarter martinprice2004 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I just feel it would be nice if Kickstarter was > used by people like students, or housewives who > have a great original idea but insufficient funds > to turn it into a reality, I believe that Kickstarter can and does allow that. Deltamaker are not preventing anyone else raising funds, so where is the problem? > They just want the cash so > they can order in bulk and maximize their profits. And what is wrong with that? The way I see these Kickstarter projects is they are essentially group purchasing schemes. There are some interesting technical aspects to the Deltamaker, which are worth discussing. Makerslide is nice, but a problem with these custom parts is that shipping outside country of origin can be a killer.