I have received some questions and I would like to create a king of FAQ so I can answer some of them.
If you have any question, please send a comment in this blog and I will do my best to add it in the next FAQ. You can also add me on twitter and send your question there. http://twitter.com/jvelosojunior
BTW, I have receiving many offers from nice people who are willing to support the project somehow. I really appreciate that. I will contact you in when the help is needed.
I intend to create a kind of forum, so we can improve the communication between everyone interested in this project. Any suggestions for this?
What is the current status?
A: I am currently working on the technical material for patent deposit. The machine looks like the existing in the market but it is very different. You can’t see the difference because I can not disclose it before depositing the patent.
This is the main reason you don’t have much detail of the machine here. This process can take few weeks and maybe months. I will keep you updated.
Why is taking so long to start the project on the crowd-funding?
A: I will start the crowd-funding when I finish the patent process, I don’t want to commit with anyone something and later delay to deliver.
How much the kit will cost?
A: The kit will be a very small fraction of the existing machines with similar quality but for sure a bit more expensive then the existing kits as you need very precise components to achieve such resolution.
You won’t get good resolution with simple components you can find in the common hardware store. Wood and common screws and nuts can’t be part of this kit.
Is the material hard?
A: There are huge number of materials with different properties, some hard other soft and flexible.
What colors are available?
A: Yes, there will be different number of colors and I am currently testing a clear material
What resin are you using?
A: I don’t have one single resin that I am using right now; actually I am testing many combinations. You can see that the color and material looks different in some pictures I posted.
Is it UV curable resin?
A: No, It is near UV curable
How much the resin will cost?
A: Not sure, but for good quality resin the price won’t be much different from what you can see in the market right now. I hope the volume can bring the price down once the technology becomes more popular.
What is the light source?
Did you develop the software?
A: Yes I did
Is the software capable of building the support structures?
A: Not yet, but it will be soon.