#MakiBox Update - A6 Printing Smoothly, Public Demos, and the Scribble
2012-11-28 06:29 by Jonathan Buford (comments: 7)
Sometimes you want to print and other times you just want to scribble.
This last week and today has been an amazing time to show off the Alpha A6 and also a new concept we are calling the Scribble.
Last week we decided to put together a quick prototype for a standalone handheld plastic extruder that you could use to create 3D prints freehand. Since we had TEDxHK lined up on Saturday, it gave us a perfect venue to get feedback on both the A6 and the Scribble from many, many people and not just 3D printing enthusiasts.
Everyone that saw the Scribble was amazed, and many people took time to try it out and play. This kind of feedback is really priceless for a product company at this stage, since you usually wouldn't be able to just let everyone play with a prototype. But since it is just a mashup of our filament drive and our hot end with a little bit of custom software and connective hardware, it was both quick to build and just kept on working.
So, things are pretty good. We are going to work on wrapping up the Beta design and getting it into a select few people's hands and also wrap up the new store on MakiBox.com so we can confirm everyone's final order selections this week.
Everything is starting to come together, and we are looking forward to everyone getting to play with their MakiBox.