My apologies for removing some posts and comments during last 2 days. The main reason for that were some negative comments I received in my last post.
After thinking a lot, I realized that I will never be able to make everyone happy, which means a lot of people will complain and provide negative comments.
So I decided to do two things:
1) Leave everything open: posts and comments, and not remove any negative comment as people should be free to say whatever they want.
2) Write this post to make things crystal clear.
I spent almost 4 years and lot of money to reach at this point, I can tell you that I have better resolution than all 3d printers under 25K USD (before tax), for this reason I DO expect to make some money out of it. There is nothing wrong on it.
My plan is make most of components open source (90%) and sell just few components (10%) in a kit. But if you don't want to spend any money you can build the remaining 10% at your own as the main concepts will be shared. I have no problem with that.
I do expect to deposit a patent as I don’t want another company selling some components of the kit. But I don’t mind if you do it for your own at your home and share for free. Also this helps me in future in case any company sues me for patent infringement.
I have been working a lot past weeks to prepare things I can share with you but this will take sometime as it is not easy and I can't spend 100% of my time on it because I have my own daily work as I need to make money to live. For this reason I expect to finish this by end of 2011. (I need at least 6 months to finish the software)
I will focus my work on finishing the project so you may see less posts and answers for the comments; and NO answer for negative ones.
Why I need money from this project? It is not to cover my costs… It is to give me enough free time to implement some other cool projects and make them available for mass market. I already have another 3 nice projects that I would like to start but I don’t have time for it.
If you are not happy and think I should not make any penny out of it, you still can follow the blog and build your own 3d Printer. I will be happy with your success in building a 3D Printer on your own and making it open-source!!!