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Offline tomgroenland

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Am I missing something or is this wirebender WAY too expensive?
« on: November 13, 2013, 06:17:05 pm »
Came across this on kickstarter. It's cool and I can think of a lot of cool things to do with it. But over $3000 cool? I don't know.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1638882643/diwire-the-first-desktop-wire-bender?ref=category
 

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Re: Am I missing something or is this wirebender WAY too expensive?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 08:07:36 pm »
Looks like you get the actual bender thingy if you pledge $2,500, $2,750, $2,950, or $3,200. The irregularity of the intervals bothers me a bit... but if you pledge $3,750 you also get "Wire, Clips & Cutters." So, basically I can pay an extra $1,250 for what I hope are the best wire cutters in the frickin' universe.
 

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Re: Am I missing something or is this wirebender WAY too expensive?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 08:12:49 pm »
What surprised me is it only does 2D - for that money I'd want 3D
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Re: Am I missing something or is this wirebender WAY too expensive?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 08:17:43 pm »
Who needs to do this so much that it's worth the incredible cost of automation? A ruler, a protractor and a vise to give a clean bending point ought to be all you need! Or am I missing something? :-//
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Re: Am I missing something or is this wirebender WAY too expensive?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 08:31:28 pm »
Very neat machine. I would be willing to pay $299.
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Re: Am I missing something or is this wirebender WAY too expensive?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 08:57:15 pm »
But, but, but ... Make Magazine said it is the next step in DIY desktop CNC. A must have. To be placed right next to your 3D printer. So they can equally collect dust.
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Re: Am I missing something or is this wirebender WAY too expensive?
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2013, 09:31:29 pm »
Here an instructable for a 3d wire bender.

http://www.instructables.com/id/DIWire-Bender/
 

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Re: Am I missing something or is this wirebender WAY too expensive?
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013, 09:44:37 pm »
For that price I would expect it to be able to bend upto 1" metal conduit and replace the "hockey stick"

 
 

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Re: Am I missing something or is this wirebender WAY too expensive?
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2013, 01:03:10 am »
thanks now i got an idea, PC connected 3D coffee mixer, $1000 should be alot cheaper and cool.
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