Following a successful Kickstarter campaign three years ago, Robo has come a long way – from building printers in their garage to now over 30 employees – and has just unveiled their latest devices: Robo C2 and R2.
To thank the supporting community, Robo has released the two new printers at a discounted price on Kickstarter, with the general markt release scheduled for November 2016 (C2) and January 2017 (R2).
The compact desktop 3D printers have been completely redesigned and feature WiFi connection, so users can print directly from the Robo app on their mobile devices. While currently only available for iOS devices, Robo will release a version for Android soon. The app also allows users to monitor the progress of the print, manage multiple prints and printers at once, connect to cloud libraries to find 3D models and access support and tutorials among other features.
Robo C2 is the smaller model of the two new printers has a build volume of 12.7 x 12.7 x 15.2 cm compared to 20.3 x 20.3 x 25.4 of its bigger brother R2, that is also equipped with a heated print bed and an on-board camera. Both printers can be controlled via built-in colour touch screen. The R2 can be upgraded with an additional extrusion head that is sold separately.
The campaign on Kickstarter has already exceeded its funding goal of $100k, with 27 days to go. While backers can get the Robo C2 for $499, pledges for the C2 start at $ 599.