This is to remind you that there are only five days left to complete and finalize your BackerKit survey (Pledge Manager survey). Till now, 1935 backers have completed the survey, and 502 haven’t. Below are some of the common questions you have raised regarding the survey.
- Pre-launch Referral Program
If you joined our Kickstarter Pre-launch Referral Program, please specify the email address you used for the program. We will contact you after the survey ends.
- The name to be engraved on your printer (Only for Very Early Beta Adopter)
25 Very Early Beta Adopters haven’t answered this question. If you are a Very Early Beta Adopter, please make sure you answer this question and the answer should be less than 25 characters, English letters only. Other characters will not be engraved.
- What’s the difference between the 500 mW & 2500 mW Laser Module?
The 2500 mW is stronger, capable of cutting thicker materials that the 500 mW cannot. The 2500 mW can have its output lowered, so it can function as the 500 mW does as well. If you plan to use the laser module a lot, then the 2500 mW would be a better choice.
If you want to cut wood, you will need a 2500 mW laser. The 500 mW can only cut paper. Both lasers can engrave on wood, bamboo, fabric, leather, plastic, paper, acrylic. But with the 2500 mW head, you can engrave faster, and also you can engrave black anodized aluminum.
The laser-cut/engraved works we published are mainly made with the 2500 mW laser head.
Laser engraved/cut models
- What’s the functionality of CNC Carving Module?
CNC carving module supports wood, bamboo, acrylic, etc. The spindle speed of IVI CNC module is 2000 – 8000 RPM.
CNC carved models
- Where to download the files for CNC carver/laser engraver like Thingiverse for 3d printing? How to make the file？
Recommended laser engraver community for designs:
https://www.ponoko.com/showroom/product-plans/free (shared by Vendela Susanne Ahlstedt Böcker)
Laser engraver: You can laser engrave SVG, DXF, JPEG, PNG files. You can laser cut SVG/DXF files. To get the correct format, you can convert the format via Inkscape (or other compatible software).
CNC carver: CNC carver has a higher requirement on the input file. Usually, it is a relief-shaped 2.5D model or 2D model.
IVI will provide more detailed tutorials on using these two modules in the future.
- When will you be charged?
If there are any additional funds you may owe through BackerKit, please make sure that you have the correct card information on file. Your card will be charged on 30th, July.
Thank you all again for being so responsive to answering our BackerKit survey!