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Peachy's not so Peachy

Postby Mooselake » 2016-Oct-Mon-08-Oct

Title's ripped off from Fabaloo...

Peachy was the $100 resin based printer on Kickstarter some time back, that raised the better part of a million bucks (US). One of the project creators "borrowed" most of the money and used it to build a house for himself, even admitted it in a video. Well, it looks like he pulled it off. The money was never put back, the cops aren't willing to charge him, and the project has been shut down and the company essentially dissolved. I think we had a Peachy backer or two here at one time.

Buyer beware. Kickstarter's not really a slow delivery shopping mall, although it might be a good way to pay for your new house. Good thing all the Mexican Villa stories during the Printrbot Kickstarter weren't really true (they were satire, at least at that time, the moose quickly adds), although they may have been an inspiration for this project.

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Re: Peachy's not so Peachy

Postby plexus » 2016-Oct-Mon-11-Oct

I stopped backing crowdsource projects back in 2012 after a couple of them didn't deliver. now my approach is to wait until the product is done and available retail - I am happy to mitigate crowdsource risk with more money when an actual real product is available with some kind of track record. Too bad for crowdfunding, but like everything else, a few bad apples spoils the whole bunch, girl.
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Re: Peachy's not so Peachy

Postby Mooselake » 2016-Oct-Mon-11-Oct

Yeah, it's always best to wait until something passes the Mastercard test (you can whip out your Mastercard and buy one). That said I'm probably going to back the Maslow CNC tomorrow - it's best though of as a fancy panel saw, not a full bore CNC route. It fills a need in my shop, isn't too much to risk, and the required router comes from Amazon, not them. Wonder if the backers will finance a mountain climbing trip withe proceeds.

The only time I've been screwed on a crowd-source project was QU-BD's RPM, and that was a pre-order rather than KS. Doesn't mean my next KS project won't be it, though.

I mostly back feel-good stuff on KS, like the Mine Kafton Drone (and Mine Kafton before it), and not for a whole lot. And don't forget our own Furball's projects...

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Re: Peachy's not so Peachy

Postby usagi » 2016-Oct-Tue-20-Oct

not really a kickstarter, but I preordered a shaper origin. they're partnered with festool and rockler. it's like a maslow on steroids.

https://preorder.shapertools.com/ref/W35BYAGCD

yes it's rather expensive (like most festool tools), but it's massively capable -- if it delivers. they've been sending test units to various people and it looks good so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3ahfDFHo3g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_wk3q8jWcs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8GFpSCK6Jk

http://hackaday.com/2016/08/25/hands-on ... -we-build/

I don't really understand this frenetic rush by everyone to use KS to build the cheapest stuff possible with subatomic-particle-thin profit margins. a $99 resin printer? really? what's the point?

i'd rather have something realistic and capable, even if it costs a bit.
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