Hello folks, wow I am pretty lame for completely FAILing to post a tip a day like I said I would. Mea culpa. But at least you will be happy to know that my time has been completely taken over with work on the final spit and polish touches on the Aluminatus platform I will be so amazingly happy to finally birth into the world.
So I apologize for not coming through with daily tips and tricks but I am furiously working on getting your printers ready to ship. So I'll tell you what... how about I do the daily tips and tricks thing after we ship the first 50 printers so you have them in your hands ready to follow along!
In the meanwhile, have a look at how beautiful our little girl has grown up to be (disregard my messy office) >>
When you buy one of our Aluminatus printers you are not really buying a box full of parts that will form a 3d printer with a few hours of work. You are actually buying the TrinityLabs collective knowledge base of 3d printing brainpower, blood, sweat and tears and countless man years of hard won experience and wisdom about this incredibly fun and rewarding hobby/craft/job/tooling/whateveryouwanncallit.
This means that we have taken all of the small, subtle yet incredibly important tips and tricks and tuning and tweakage our team of experts has learned over the past 6 years or so and wrapped this wisdom in a package called the Aluminatus TrinityOne. So instead of you spending months or even years to learn every little detail about how to squeeze out the last bit of quality from your 3d printer, you get to focus on what you want to be doing, using our 3d printer as a tool or a means to an end to accomplish your own goals.
Do not get me wrong, I personally love tinkering and hacking and building RepRaps and 3d printers of all sorts. But that is my hobby and passion I have turned into a business. I realize that not everyone has the spare time to devote to this craft, to delve as deeply as our team has in order to learn about every tiny aspect of these robotic machines and the behavior of the plastic and materials involved in printing.
I am getting long winded which means I should cut myself short before I bore anyone to death.
My main point here is that the Aluminatus TrinityOne you buy is greater then the sum of its parts. It is not just a 3d printer, it is the *experience* and collective knowledge and wisdom of our team of experts personified as a physical 3d printer. It is the tweaked and tuned configuration files for the software and firmware. It is the highly optimized, linear robotic components we have co-designed and manufactured with our partners and it is the support of our team of experts when you have an issue you need help with.
In the end you are buying the TrinityLabs "experience" and this experience will allow you to use our printer as a tool to get amazing results that are useful to you in whatever way you need a 3d printer to be useful. And you are not buying into an endless tinkering and maintenance nightmare where you may very well spend much more time tweaking and tuning the printer itself then actually getting your job done and printing whatever it is you desire to bring into reality.
This TrinityLabs experience is what we will be shipping out before January 20th for the first 50 customers ad before February 20th for the next 50 customers. By then I fully expect to have these printers in stock ready to ship within a week or so of payment if not immediately.
Thank you for the leap of faith you have all taken in purchasing a preorder printer you have not physically seen yet. You have made the right choice and you all will be amongst the first few people to get to enjoy working on this machine I am so very proud of. The TrinityLabs engineering, shipping and management team have all done brilliant work as one whole team to bring this printer experience to you. And as we pass over into 2013 without the world having ended in 2012 :P I feel that 2013 is going to be a very interesting year for this little industry we are a part of.