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paul.m27
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SL1 kit shipping?

Patiently waiting on my SL1/CW kit.  Table still says "2nd half of July 2019" for first week (I was first day).

Any news of kits shipping yet?  It's well into 2nd half of July (although usually 2nd half means July 31st at midnight...)

 

Posted : 23/07/2019 5:28 pm
warren.p
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RE: SL1 kit shipping?

I believe that it is  unlikely that it will ship as planed.  I'm more or less expecting it to get delayed again until the end of August as it has so many times in the past.  Wondering if it will make it by the end of September...

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Posted : 24/07/2019 1:08 am
paul.m27
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RE: SL1 kit shipping?

Are the non-kit versions shipping?  It seems like they have an issue where they can build a good printer, but can’t ship it as a kit due to finicky assembly required.  If that is the case they should consider converting the kit orders to assembled-printer orders and just give up on the kit aspect. 

 

Posted : 24/07/2019 1:21 am
warren.p
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RE: SL1 kit shipping?

I agree...  They have apparently been shipping the Fully Assembled version but are having a lot of issues with the kit assembly.  Screen Breaking.   I heard that it is currently in Beta Testing.  If they are having issues with he screens just pre-assemble the screen to the housing that it goes into.  

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Posted : 24/07/2019 1:41 am
paul.m27
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I’m thinking my kit may not ship “2nd half of July”.  To give them the benefit of the doubt, there is one more day.

Anybody see any discussion/tweet/blog/anything discussing the status?  With the crickets I’m starting to wonder if there is a more fundamental problem and they’ll have to do a full reset (cancel, slip by another 6 months, whatever).

 

Posted : 30/07/2019 8:39 pm
warren.p
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RE: SL1 kit shipping?

With one more day left for the end of the month I am still doubting my Day 1 order from back in September will ship by the end of July like they promised, but they did finally throw a teaser out there that they are getting closer.  The assembly manuals have finally appeared on the web site....
       https://manual.prusa3d.com/c/Original_Prusa_SL1_kit_assembly  

So there is hope that they may actually be shipping by the end of August.....

 

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Posted : 30/07/2019 10:13 pm
JoanTabb
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RE: SL1 kit shipping?

Just looked, at section one, it saya 5 people have completed it... I wonder if that is wishful thinking!

😀

Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 30/07/2019 10:31 pm
paul.m27
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RE: SL1 kit shipping?

They must have beta testers for the kit, just to test out the procedures, maybe that is where the “completed” is coming from.  

Thanks for the link, that gives me something to read while taking breaks from playing with my mk3s...

 

Posted : 30/07/2019 10:35 pm
warren.p
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RE: SL1 kit shipping?

I read through it during lunch at work.  Got to at least check out how this thing goes together.  So if it shows the number of people who read it then I could be one of them but I never clicked on Complete for any of it so I presume that there are others out there that saw it posted and read through it several of them may have hit the complete button.  Or...there may be a few who actually received their kit for a beta or so.   Those lucky %$#@s...

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Posted : 30/07/2019 10:50 pm
paul.m27
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RE: SL1 kit shipping?

Interesting, they’ve skipped 32 bit and jumped right to 64!  That is an Allwinner quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU in there.  

Makes sense, since they are essentially driving a cell-phone display.  Using a generic cellphone chip will do the job and they jumped to 64 bit a while back.  

 

Posted : 30/07/2019 10:56 pm
JoanTabb
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RE: SL1 kit shipping?

I haven't heard of Kit Beta testers!.... YET!  😀

Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 30/07/2019 10:56 pm
paul.m27
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RE: SL1 kit shipping?
Posted by: joan.t

I haven't heard of Kit Beta testers!.... YET!  😀

Joan

At this point it looks like us first day order folks will be the beta testers.  Works for me!  Just gave a bunch of feedback on the latest mk3s instructions.  

The instructions look simpler than the mk3: fewer moving parts.  The big difference is the many “don’t touch this yet!” “never get fingerprints on that” type warnings.  

 

Posted : 30/07/2019 11:00 pm
Jakub Dolezal
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RE: SL1 kit shipping?

Good news!

First kits are leaving the factory, assembly manual is out https://manual.prusa3d.com/c/Original_Prusa_SL1_kit_assembly

Assembly manuals / Knowledge Base
The guy behind Prusa assembly manuals......
Posted : 31/07/2019 8:13 am
JoanTabb
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RE: SL1 kit shipping?

Thanks for the update  Jakub! 

regards Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 31/07/2019 8:41 am
dario.f
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RE: SL1 kit shipping?

So I ordered mine 09/22/2018, the first day when it came out and today their support said that I'm in line for mid August, so it seems a 2 to 4 week delay from the stated "second half of July"

Posted : 31/07/2019 12:36 pm
Henry Casson
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RE: SL1 kit shipping?

DHL says arriving Monday. Close enough to July.

Retired doc, should have been an engineer....
Posted : 02/08/2019 4:46 pm
paul.m27
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RE: SL1 kit shipping?
Posted by: henry.c

DHL says arriving Monday. Close enough to July.

Good to know it's getting close...  What time did you order?  I realized I'm day 2, so I may have a few weeks...

 

Posted : 02/08/2019 4:48 pm
Henry Casson
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RE: SL1 kit shipping?


I have no idea when I ordered. According to my father there are two kinds of people in our family, those who make their mistakes quickly and those who make their mistakes slowly. I am usually in the slow group.

I looked at the assembly instructions. They seem to be up to the superb standard of Jacob’s  usual ones. 

Retired doc, should have been an engineer....
Posted : 03/08/2019 12:10 am
Jakub Dolezal
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RE: SL1 kit shipping?

Thanks, Henry 🙂 I tried to raise the bar again. I hope it will be a build that everyone enjoys...

This post was modified 2 years ago by Jakub Dolezal
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Posted : 05/08/2019 3:55 pm
paul.m27
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RE: SL1 kit shipping?

Just checked with chat.  They agreed “2nd half of July” was no longer the case for the first 2 days of kits.  They said I was 1-2 weeks away (ordered early on the 23rd) which puts them about a month behind.  It wasn’t clear if the person on chat really knew.  I asked them to please update the shipping table.

Posted : 08/08/2019 10:05 pm
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