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Austin-based re:3D just started a Kickstarter campaign for the Gigabot, a large-format 3D printer designed to build things on a 24x24x24 inch built envelope, allowing you to make much larger objects than you can with similar printers like the Makerbot. You can get the bot kit for $2,500 or a pre-assembled unit for $4,000.

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Gigabot 3D printer leveling feet hack.

It’s awesome! My frame is spot on leveled!
I sent the bottom corner supports to a machine shop for the threaded hole based on the thread of the leveling feet. Look at the pictures. The leveling feet I found is like a furniture slider so I was looking all around for rubber ends and found these PVC valve grommet for Ford or Mercury cars at Autozone. These are fantastic!!!! Inserted first the hacked support corners and then the leveling feet. I had to trim the cable guide panduits at the back of the frame.

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The standard crop of 3D printers are all well and good, but what about those times when you need to print something really, really big? Gigabot’s hoping to fill in that gaping void with a build envelope of 24 x 24 x 24 inches — 30 times the volume of a standard consumer device, by its calculations. The device is a beast, naturally — and metal one, at that. It’s so big, in fact, that it can support a full-sized laptop sitting atop an attached arm. The project is the brainchild of re:3D, an Austin-…

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re:3D Wraps up At SXSW

Arriving at SxSW 2014 brought back great memories for us and was a good mile marker to see how far we have come as a company.

This Austin event holds a special place in the life of Gigabot and its founding team.

Flashback to SxSW 2013 – re:3D unveiled Gigabot after StartUp Chile chose them as one of the top 10 startup companies to be part of its sixth generation world-recognized acceleration program. We launched our 60-day Kickstarter campaign on the first day of SxSW Interactive, and our awesome backers met our fundraising goal within 27 hours! With their incredible support and advice from mentors, we’ve spent the the last year working hard to manufacture and deliver a high quality 3D printer (both in design and accuracy) that our backers and customers value.

Today, we’re functioning as a 3D printing company and our team is growing! While we still have our share of challenges here and there, we have learned that communicating is one of the most valued tools when working with a distributed team. (and really any team…)

This year, re:3D returned to SxSW as a success story. Wow! Adventures and opportunities awaited us around every corner. Our team pulled together, bonded a little closer, learned a lot, talked to a massive amount of people, posed for pictures, ate delicious food, interviewed with media, hung out with musicians, spoke on a 3D printing panel, assembled a Gigabot for delivery, finalized assembly and Kickstarter shipments, printed some cool prints, encouraged students and even got to eat some frozen yogurt and take a breather.

If you didn’t have a chance to make it to SxSW to see Gigabot in action, here’s a snippet of how re:3D was involved.

1. SxSW Create

A place where makers, hackers and DIYers united to check out innovative technologies and products. Our team spent three days with two Gigabots 3D printing and talking about 3D printing with local artists, architects and hobbyists. Some young 3D printer fans even came by to learn more about Gigabot. Our Chief Hacker, Matthew, spoke on a panel discussing 3D printers and the how 3D printers are being used. The recurring phrase that sums up SxSW Create, “Wow, that is so cool.”

2. SxSW Tradeshow

After SxSW Create, we moved our two Gigabots over to the trade show where we setup our 3D printers at the StartUp Chile booth. It only made sense to be a part of their booth as that is where we got our start last year. With tired feet, we spent the next three days showing off Gigabot and talking about possible ways researchers and developers could use Gigabot. Several media companies stopped by to interview us and we even got to pitch our product and company in front of Austin-based VCs at the SxSW Chile booth!

3. On-AirStreaming

During the music portion of SxSW, we partnered up with On-AirStreaming, an Austin-based film studio that does interviews with artists in an air-stream trailer. Pretty spiffy, if you ask us. We setup Gigabot and printed out musician-ny things like guitar pics and little guitars… not pushing the limits of size, but having a great time squeezing in some quick prints between shows. We even printed a specially requested yellow penguin. Thanks, On-AirStreaming for having us!

While our job is really never done, it’s time to raise a glass and take a deep breath as we close on the final Kickstarter deliveries. Here’s to another year of adventure and growth! See you back at SxSW 2015!

Enjoy some of our favorite moments from SXSW 2014:


The t-shirts were actually a combined effort. I was just acted as the finalizer to two idea men, Pablo Leon and Oluwabunmi Jones. I didn’t follow there stuff to the letter, and particular to Oluwabummi’s design I felt my creative license wasn’t the truest. But the teachers were pleased with the first design, so all went well, and perhaps I can show the original artist’s sketches to be used for next year.

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SWSX 2500USD 3D Printer Gigabot Hands-On. Awesome.

Open GigaBot, una impresora 3D de gran tamaño  y código abierto
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De los creadores de GigaBot, llega la Open GigaBot. Esta vez, la impresora 3D de gran tamaño es de código abierto.

Hace dos años, una pequeña empresa con sede en Texas lanzó una impresora 3D en Kickstarter llamada Gigabot. Esta impresora a gran escala tenía la capacidad de construir objetos hasta 30 veces más grandes que las impresoras 3D de escritorio tradicionales. Ahora, la empresa re:3D ha decidido ir un paso más allá y ha lanzado una nueva campaña en Kickstarter, esta vez para la impresora 3D Open Gigabot.

(Enlace relacionado: BigRep anuncia su nueva impresora 3D gigante, la BigRep ONE 2)

Lo que está tratando de conseguir re:3D con este último proyecto es crear una impresora 3D a gran escala (tamaño humano) pero con código completamente abierto, partiendo de la impresora 3D Gigabot y de las aportaciones de la comunidad Kickstarter. Este último dispositivo tendría previstas las siguientes características técnicas:

  • Open Hardware, marco modular construido en aluminio, puertos de alimentación y de datos a la vista y otras cabeceras adicionales para posibles hacks.
  • Software libre, escrito en Python, que puede ser modificado con total libertad.
  • Tamaño de construcción de gran escala: 24 x 24 x 20 pulgadas.
  • Pantalla táctil con interfaz gráfica para usuarios, que permite un fácil control, así como la posibilidad de impresión 3D remota.
  • Se puede conectar fácilmente en red, mediante un router básico, usando WIFi, USB o Ethernet.
  • Sensores “Watch-Dog” que sirven para notificar al usuario de forma fiable los errores que puedan darse durante el proceso de impresión.

En el siguiente enlace, podrás encontrar toda la información sobre la impresora 3D Open GigaBot en Kickstarter.


At the Occulus Rift session, founder Palmer Luckey announced … Nothing much. No commercial release in the near future, nor availability of the OR Crescent Bay, unveiled at the CES in January. But I did get a great demo of the Gigabot 3D printer, which has a 24x24x24 inch print area, and produced the giant rocket that Chris in holding. Afterward on an Austin street near the Google corporate HQ I spotted an unmarked van kitted out to do the street view capture in Google Maps/Earth.