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  • Waiting for a Trinus 3D Printer

    Posted on November 20th, 2016 admin 1 comment

    Over the past year, I've had fun backing some Kickstarter projects.   So far, I don't think I've backed any duds.  Two games, For the Birds and Wombat Rescue, eventually came, though months after their forecast shipping dates.

    babd42993f7f43aada53e06ef5804672_croppedThis seems to be common with successful KS campaigns.   In the technology area, the creators are  technicians or engineers whose focus is on designing and prototyping a successful gizmo.  Once their campaign is funded, they come up against new challenges in terms of suppliers, production, warehousing, and shipping--things they're not trained, prepared, or equipped to handle.  Finding yourself with several thousand more orders than you expected is a pleasant surprise, but it's still something that has to be faced and coped with.

    The Trinus 3D printer, the first I backed (the others are the M3D Pro and the 101Hero), was originally expected to ship in August, 2016.  Only three months later, in October, they started shipping.   A three month delay is not too bad.  Apparently, Canadian orders are due to leave the warehouse in China around now, and arrive in Canada in two or three weeks.  I might conceivably get the printer by Christmas.

    Ho, ho, ho.

     

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    • My Trinus arrived some time in January 2017 while I was on vacation. My son and I assembled it on March 20 and it has done beautifully from the first print.


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