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Our Story

Co-developed in collaboration with MakerBay and Hong Kong Poly University, the Curiosity is an easy-to-assemble educational 3D printer which offers a super low-cost platform for educational purposes. 3D printing closes the gap between an idea or inspiration and the first prototype and enables people of all ages and backgrounds to make the leap to become an inventor! 

However, since most 3D printers still cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, the price has remained a huge barrier for most schools, parents, educators and kids. The Curiosity closes this gap! By upcycling eWaste such as old DVD drives and PC Power Supplies, the Curiosity is not only super cost effective but also educates children and adults about eWaste, environmental issues, recycling and upcycling while learning everything about 3D printing!   

 


We Need You!

The aim of this campaign is to donate 3D printer kits to needy schools, institutions and other groups around the world who then arrange workshops for children 8-12 years old who otherwise could not afford a 3D printer! Similar to what “One laptop per child” has done, we have open-sourced this technology and encourage educators around the world to adopt this platform and use it in their classrooms, i.e. “One 3D Printer per child”!

Please help us to achieve this worthy and ambitious goal!

Just USD99 is enough to spark the curiosity of a child and give him or her the chance of becoming tomorrow's Maker!


Other Ways You Can Help

If you prefer to purchase a printer kit for yourself or someone you know, you can do this at a slightly higher price. The profits of these sales will help us to enable more children around the world into the world of 3D printing and prototyping!

Please share, spark, like and distribute our campaign! Join our SparkRaise organization and join our Facebook group. Alternatively, we are always looking for volunteers, teachers, instructors, schools and institutions who would like to participate in this exciting project!

Is your school or institution interested in receiving donated printer kits?

Please contact us at info@curiosity3d.com


Specifications of the Curiosity 3D Printer

The Curiosity 3D eWaste Printer is a Mini 3D-Printer which is assembled mostly from recycled eWaste, i.e. old DVD and Floppy Drives and an old PC PSU. Thanks to the simple design and the unbelievably low price, the printer is an ideal tool for education purposes!

The Curiosity 3D has the following features:

  • Pre-Configured Open-Source Marlin Firmware
  • Thanks to simple design and small size, calibration is virtually not necessary
  • Max. Print Volume 38 x 38 x 17mm
  • Improved Hot End fully made from Aluminum
  • Print Speed: 20-40mm/s and above
  • Resolution: up to 100 microns (0.1mm)
  • Dimensions of Printer: ca. 22 x 13.5 x 22.5cm (not including Power Supply)
  • Important Note: This Kit requires assembly including handling of hot glue and soldering. Adult supervision is mandatory!
     

 
Our MAKER KIT is our basic kit and includes:

  • Wooden laser-cut Frame with 11 parts
  • PLA Hotend Holder printed on a Curiosity
  • Extruder completely made from Aluminum
  • 1 x NEMA 17 Stepper Motors for Extruder
  • Hot End completely made from Aluminum with 0.4mm Nozzle for 1.75mm PLA Filament
  • RAMPS 1.4 compatible Board
  • Arduino Mega 2560 R3 compatible Board
  • 4 x A4988 Stepper Boards
  • Fan 30mm
  • USB Cable
  • 3 Cables with Plugs
  • PTFE Tube with Brass Nuts
  • All Nuts & Bolts
  • PDF Document with Step by Step Assembly Instructions and lots of Pictures
  • Pre-Calibrated Marlin Firmware

Our DELUXE KIT includes everything in the Maker Kit, plus the following:

  • 2 recycled DVD Drive Motors
  • 1 recycled Floppy Drive Motor
  • 1 recycled Power Supply 110/220V

Why Do You Offer a MAKER KIT and a DELUXE KIT?

The MAKER KIT includes everything needed to successfully assemble the printer except the recycled eWaste items (2 DVD Drive Motors, 1 Floppy Drive Motor and 1 Power Supply). We believe these eWaste items are easily and cheaply obtainable in most parts of the world. Also, in our view, it makes no economic and environmental sense to ship heavy drive motors and power supplies around the world when they can be easily sourced locally. On the other hand, we understand that some of our supporters may not be in a position to quickly obtain them and prefer to have the convenience to order everything together. This is why we offer the option to purchase DELUXE KITS which also include the drives and power supply. Please note however, that not only the purchase price is higher, but also the shipping cost.


What Else is Needed to Assemble the Printer?

Except for consumables such as PLA filament, glue stick, a laptop or PC, common tools and time (which you will need to supply yourself) the kits include everything needed to successfully assemble the printer.


Support Us by Getting Perks 


Shipping 

The prices do not include the shipping cost.

Shipping costs will be determined at the time of shipping
depending on the destination, volume and weight.

 


Experienced & Passionate Team   

Marc Rogivue
Inventor of the Curiosity

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Jacky Chu
Technical Manager

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MakerBay
Hong Kong's leading Makerspace

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Contests & Publications 


Videos 

https://youtu.be/3OH_NHCsG1k
https://youtu.be/1Zjx9T8mS3w


List of potential beneficiary schools, organizations and institutions

(This list is growing and we will update during the campaign with any additions. If you would like to be added, please send a request to info@curiosity3d.com)


Risks & Challenges

The risk for Curiosity 3D printer is very low. Design and manufacturing process has gone through numerous upgrades and improvements over the years. We already successfully organized and completed 3 workshops with about 20 kids and supplied dozens of prototype printers all over the world. The Curiosity 3D Printer is an Open Source Project and has already been published on Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/Curiosity-120-eWaste-Educational-3D-Printer!


Disclaimer

The Curiosity 3D Printer Kit requires assembly, including handling of hot glue and soldering. It is provided as is without any guarantees or warranty. In association with the product, the Curiosity team makes no warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, of title, or of non-infringement of third party rights. Use of the product by a user is at the user’s risk. Please also note that the hot-end of the printer can get very hot (200C) and cause burns and other injury. Children and teenagers need adult supervision when assembling and using this product!

Delivery of rewards/perks are subject to best efforts and not guaranteed.


DISCLAIMER: Delivery of rewards and perks are subject to best efforts and not guaranteed. Crowdfunding activities in general may give rise to significant risks, including fraud and failure of delivery. Please consider these risks when determining the size of your contribution and before contributing to a campaign.


我們的故事

Curiosity是由工匠灣及香港理工大學共同研發的3D 打印機,透過這次的眾籌項目,我們希望為大家介紹一部容易裝嵌而且十分便宜並且適合八歲小朋友使用的3D 打印機帶給大家。3D打印令抽象的創意和概念跟現實的距離大大拉近,而且無論你來自任何年齡層或者任何背景都可以利用3D打印的技術使自己成為一個發明家。 

但是,由於購買3D打印技機的成本高達數百甚至數千美元,很多學校,家長,教師以及小朋友都未能負擔得起。Curiosity 希望使大眾更容易接觸到3D打印,所以我們利用電子廢料例如舊的DVD光碟機和電腦的電源循環製造我們的3D 打印機,從而使成本降低至150美元以下。我們希望小朋友和大人們以低廉價錢學會3D打印的同時,亦可以從中學會保護環境,減少電子廢料以及廢物循環再用的重要性。


我們需要你的幫助

我們這次眾籌項目是為了讓社會上有需要的學童都能夠得到一部3D 打印機。為了達到這個目的,我們會與不同學校和機構合作,為8-12歲的有需要學童提供3D 打印的工作坊和課堂,使原本不能負擔打印機的小朋友都能夠享受3D打印的樂趣。 跟每童一機活動一樣,我希望開放這部打印機的源碼,鼓勵全世界更多教育工作者透過這部3D打印機去教導小朋友學習新事物和探索生活更多的可能性並成為明日的發明家。 

希望大家可以協助我們完成這個有意義的計畫,只需要99USD起, 就可啟發小朋友的好奇心和創作力,並為他們的人生帶來無盡的可能。


其他協助我們的方法

如果你想為自己或朋友購買一部打印機,你會發覺我們會收取一個稍高的價格,因為我們希望把收益撥給世界上不同地方對3D打印有興趣的小朋友。

請大家透過加入我們的SparkRaise群組Facebook 群組來支持我們的計畫,並把這個計畫分享給更多人。

除此以外,我們亦積極在尋找義工,老師或導師,學校,以及任何有興趣的機構參與我們這個計畫。如果大家認識身邊有興趣接收3D打印機的學校和機構,歡迎電郵 info@curiosity3d.com 聯絡我們。


Curiosity 3D 打印機的規格

Curiosity3D 打印機主要由電子廢料如DVD硬碟機,磁碟機和舊電腦回收後改裝而成。由於設計簡約而且價錢實惠,這款打印機非常適合教學用途!

  • 預配置開放源 Marlin韌體

  • 由於打印機設計簡單而且細小,所以不需要校準

  • 最大打印範圍 38 x 38 x 17毫米

  • 優化鋁製Hot End 

  • 打印速度: 20-40毫米/分鐘 以上

  • 解像度:最高達到100 微米 (0.1mm)

  • 外形尺寸ca. 22 x 13.5 x 22.5cm厘米(不包括電源)

  • 請注意: 組裝此套件時需要處理高溫膠水和焊接,小朋友需要在大人陪同下方可進行組裝

Maker Kit 包含:

  • 木製激光切割框架 (11塊)

  • PLA 加熱噴頭 固定架

  • 鋁製擠出機

  • 1 x NEMA 17 步進電機 for 擠出機

  • 鋁製Hot End 0.4mm 1.75mm PLA Filament 3D打印物料噴嘴 

  • RAMPS 1.4 兼容主板

  • Arduino Mega 2560 R3 兼容主板

  • 4 x A4988 步進板

  • 風扇30mm

  • USB線

  • 3條電線和插頭

  • 聚四氟乙稀管和銅螺母

  • All 螺絲螺母

  • PDF 文件-詳細解釋打印機每一步的組裝過程,並輔以大量圖畫協助

  • 預校準 Marlin 韌體

Deluxe Kit 除了包含以上組件以外,還包括:

  • 2個回收DVD光碟機摩打

  • 1個回收磁碟機摩打

  • 1個火牛電源 110/220V


為何你們同時提供Maker Kit和Deluxe Kit?

我們相信無論從經濟角度還是環保角度出發,在自己所在地購買電子廢料都會比較容易而且便宜, 對很大部分人來講,價錢是十分重要的,所以我們推出了不含電子回收廢物的Maker Kit。但另一方面,我們同時明白某些我們的支持者會希望可以以最方便而且最快速的情況下使用我們的打印機,所以我們亦推出了包含所有電子回收廢物(兩個DVD光碟機摩打,一個磁碟機摩打和一個電源火牛)的Deluxe Kits,但由於重量關係,Deluxe Kits的價錢和運輸費用都會比Maker Kit高。


組裝此打印機所需要的工具

本產品包含3D打印耗材PLA filament, 但除此以外,請各位自行準備膠水,電腦等基本工具以作組裝。


運輸

以上價錢不包括運輸費用,運輸費用之多寡取決於送貨地點,時間以及貨品重量和數量


經驗與熱情兼備的團隊

 

 

 

Marc Rogivue
Curiosity創辦人

請到我的SparkRaise頁面追蹤我的消息

Jacky Chu
技術經理

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MakerBay  工匠灣
香港領先的Makerspace

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曾參與比賽與媒體報導


片段

https://youtu.be/3OH_NHCsG1k
https://youtu.be/1Zjx9T8mS3w


受惠機構與學校名單

名單上的機構還會一直增加,如果大家有認識的人或者機構對我們有興趣,請電郵到 info@curiosity3d.com


風險與挑戰

Curiosity 3D 打印機的風險十分低, 經過多年來在設計和製作過程的反覆更新以及改進,我們已經成功舉辦三次工作坊讓超過二十個小朋友接觸3D打印的樂趣,並把數個測試版本的打印機送到世界不同的角落。而且,Curiosity 3D 打印機是一個開放源碼的打印機並曾在 Instructables網站上公開發佈源碼:  http://www.instructables.com/id/Curiosity-120-eWaste-Educational-3D-Printer!


免責聲明

在組裝The Curiosity 3D打印機時需要處理高溫膠水和焊接,The Curiosity 3D並不保證產品在組裝時不會產生危險。The Curiosity 3D團隊並不會為任何與產品相關的問題作出保證,任何使用上的風險均由使用者個人負責。

請注意打印機的hot-end 溫度可達到攝氏200度,有機會引致使用者受傷,小朋友應在家長或大人陪同下進行組裝或使用此產品。我們會努力確保貨品如期送達各位手中,但同樣地,我們不能絕對保證當中不出現任何問題或延誤。


免責聲明:本網站並不須就閣下在任何眾籌項目購買任何產品而招致的任何損失負上任何責任。而眾籌活動本身亦存在一定風險,包括交貨失敗等。 在支持任何項目或購買任何產品之前請先衡量當中的風險。

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Curiosity Educational 3D Printer for Kids

Co-developed with the PolyU of Hong Kong, the Curiosity is an easy-to-assemble educational 3D printer which offers a super low-cost platform for educational purposes.

Get Perks
  • CURIOSITY SUPPORTER (Curiosity支持者)

    USD 5      Goodwill

    THANK YOU!!
    Your name will be listed as a "Supporter" on our website.
    感謝你
    你的名字將被展示在網站的支持者名單上。

    Estimated Delivery:
    June 01, 2016

    2 claimed

  • FOUNDER STICKER (創辦人貼紙)

    USD 10      Physical

    FOUNDER STICKER - our specially designed Curiosity sticker!
    PLUS, Your name will be listed as a "Founder" on our website.
    支持者將成為Curiosity 創辦人之一,你將得到創辦人設計的貼紙作為回饋,
    而且,你的名字將被展示在網站的創辦人名單上。

    Estimated Delivery:
    August 01, 2016

    2 claimed out of 100

  • FOUNDER KEYCHAIN (創辦人鎖匙扣)

    USD 15      Physical

    FOUNDER KEYCHAIN - specially printed on Curiosity 3D!
    PLUS, Your name will be listed as a "Founder" on our website.
    支持者將成為Curiosity 創辦人之一,你將得到創辦人設計的鎖匙扣作為回饋,
    而且你的名字將被展示在網站的創辦人名單上。

    Estimated Delivery:
    October 01, 2016

    0 claimed out of 20

  • FOUNDER T-SHIRT (創辦人T恤)

    USD 25      Physical

    FOUNDER T-SHIRT - specially designed Curiosity T-shirt!
    PLUS, Your name will be listed as a "Founder" on our website
    支持者將成為Curiosity 創辦人之一,你將得到創辦人設計的T恤作為回饋,
    而且你的名字將被展示在網站的創辦人名單上。

    Estimated Delivery:
    August 01, 2016

    4 claimed out of 100

  • SPONSOR A CHILD (贊助一套)

    USD 99      Goodwill

    SPONSOR A CHILD!
    Your sponsorship will give ONE Curiosity 3D Maker Kit to a child who cannot otherwise afford it
    PLUS, Your name will be listed as a "Sponsor" on our website
    PLUS, You get a Founder Keychain
    資助一位小朋友
    捐贈1套Curiosity 3D Maker Kit 打印套裝予有需要1位兒童
    而且你的名字將被展示在網站的尊敬贊助人名單上
    你更會得到創辦人鎖匙扣作回饋

    Estimated Delivery:
    June 01, 2016

    13 claimed out of 50

  • SPONSOR 6 CHILDREN (贊助六套)

    USD 549      Goodwill

    SPONSOR 6 CHILDREN!
    Your sponsorship will give Curiosity 3D Maker Kits to SIX children / schools / institutions who cannot otherwise afford it.
    PLUS, Your name will be listed as a "Super Sponsor" on our website
    PLUS, You get a Founder Keychain
    資助6位小朋友
    捐贈6套Curiosity 3D Maker Kit 打印套裝予有需要學校和機構
    而且你的名字將被展示在網站的尊敬贊助人名單上
    你更會得到創辦人鎖匙扣作回饋

    Estimated Delivery:
    August 01, 2016

    1 claimed out of 10

  • SPONSOR 12 CHILDREN (贊助12套)

    USD 1099      Goodwill

    SPONSOR 12 CHILDREN!
    Your sponsorship will give Curiosity 3D Maker Kits to TWELVE children / schools / institutions who cannot otherwise afford it
    PLUS, Your name will be listed as a "Super Sponsor" on our website
    PLUS, You get a Founder Keychain
    資助12位小朋友
    捐贈12套Curiosity 3D Maker Kit 打印套裝予有需要學校和機構
    而且你的名字將被展示在網站的尊敬贊助人名單上。
    你更會得到創辦人鎖匙扣作回饋

    Estimated Delivery:
    October 01, 2016

    0 claimed out of 5

  • EARLY BIRD! GET ONE, SPONSOR ONE MAKER KIT (首輪優惠Maker Kit套裝+資助1位小朋友)

    USD 198      Physical

    EARLY BIRD GET YOUR OWN MAKER KIT + SPONSOR A CHILD!
    You get your own Maker Kit and your sponsorship will give ONE Curiosity 3D Kit to a child who cannot otherwise afford it
    PLUS, Your name will be listed as a "Sponsor" on our website
    PLUS, You get a Founder Keychain
    首輪優惠Maker Kit套裝 + 資助1位小朋友
    購買1套Maker Kit 套裝自用並捐贈1套裝予有需要兒童
    而且你的名字將被展示在網站的尊敬贊助人名單上。
    你更會得到創辦人鎖匙扣作回饋

    Estimated Delivery:
    June 01, 2016

    0 claimed out of 10

  • EARLY BIRD! GET ONE, SPONSOR ONE DELUXE KIT (首輪優惠Deluxe Kit套裝+資助一位小朋友)

    USD 248      Physical

    EARLY BIRD GET YOUR OWN DELUXE KIT + SPONSOR A CHILD!
    You get your own Deluxe Kit and your sponsorship will give ONE Curiosity 3D Kit to a child who cannot otherwise afford it
    PLUS, Your name will be listed as a "Sponsor" on our website
    PLUS, You get a Founder Keychain
    首輪優惠Deluxe Kit套裝+ 資助1位小朋友
    購買1套Deluxe Kit套裝自用並捐贈1套裝予有需要兒童
    而且你的名字將被展示在網站的尊敬贊助人名單上。
    你更會得到創辦人鎖匙扣作回饋

    Estimated Delivery:
    June 01, 2016

    3 claimed out of 10

  • 2nd Round! GET ONE, SPONSOR ONE MAKER KIT (次輪Maker Kit套裝+資助一位小朋友)

    USD 228      Physical

    GET YOUR OWN MAKER KIT + SPONSOR A CHILD!
    You get your own Maker Kit and your sponsorship will give ONE Curiosity 3D Kit to a child who cannot otherwise afford it
    PLUS, Your name will be listed as a "Sponsor" on our website
    PLUS, You get a Founder Keychain
    次輪Maker Kit套裝+ 資助1位小朋友
    購買一套標Maker Kit準套裝自用並捐贈1套裝予有需要兒童
    而且你的名字將被展示在網站的尊敬贊助人名單上。
    你更會得到創辦人鎖匙扣作回饋

    Estimated Delivery:
    October 01, 2016

    0 claimed out of 50

  • 2nd Round! GET ONE, SPONSOR ONE DELUXE KIT (次輪Deluxe Kit套裝+資助一位小朋友)

    USD 278      Physical

    GET YOUR OWN DELUXE KIT + SPONSOR A CHILD!
    You get your own Deluxe Kit and your sponsorship will give ONE Curiosity 3D Kit to a child who cannot otherwise afford it
    PLUS, Your name will be listed as a "Sponsor" on our website
    PLUS, You get a Founder Keychain
    次輪Deluxe Kit套裝+ 資助1位小朋友
    購買1套Deluxe Kit套裝自用並捐贈1套裝予有需要兒童
    而且你的名字將被展示在網站的尊敬贊助人名單上。
    你更會得到創辦人鎖匙扣作回饋

    Estimated Delivery:
    October 01, 2016

    0 claimed out of 50

  • EARLY BIRD! YOUR OWN MAKER KIT (首輪優惠Maker Kit套裝)

    USD 99      Physical

    EARLY BIRD GET YOUR OWN MAKER KIT
    You get your own Curiosity 3D Maker Kit (excluding Drives and Power Supply)
    首輪優惠Maker Kit套裝
    購買1套Maker Kit套裝自用(不包含2個回收DVD光碟機摩打)

    Estimated Delivery:
    June 01, 2016

    2 claimed out of 10

  • EARLY BIRD! YOUR OWN DELUXE KIT (首輪優惠Deluxe Kit套裝)

    USD 149      Physical

    EARLY BIRD GET YOUR OWN DELUXE KIT
    You get your own Curiosity 3D Deluxe Kit (including Drives and Power Supply)
    首輪優惠Deluxe Kit套裝
    購買1套Deluxe Kit自用(包含2個回收DVD光碟機摩打)

    Estimated Delivery:
    June 01, 2016

    2 claimed out of 10

  • 2nd Round! YOUR OWN MAKER KIT (次輪Maker Kit套裝)

    USD 129      Physical

    GET YOUR OWN MAKER KIT
    You get your own Curiosity 3D Maker Kit (excluding Drives and Power Supply)
    次輪Maker Kit套裝
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  • 2nd Round! YOUR OWN DELUXE KIT (次輪Deluxe Kit套裝)

    USD 179      Physical

    GET YOUR OWN DELUXE KIT
    You get your own Curiosity 3D Deluxe Kit (including Drives and Power Supply)
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    購買1套Deluxe Kit自用(包含2個回收DVD光碟機摩打)

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    October 01, 2016

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  • GET 6 OF YOUR OWN MAKER KITS (Maker Kit套裝x6)

    USD 729      Physical

    GET 6 OF YOUR OWN MAKER KITS
    You get 6 of your own Curiosity 3D Maker Kits (excluding Drives and Power Supply)
    Maker Kit套裝x6
    購買6套Maker Kit套裝自用(不包含2個回收DVD光碟機摩打)

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    December 01, 2016

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  • GET 12 OF YOUR OWN MAKER KITS (Maker Kit套裝x12)

    USD 1459      Physical

    GET 12 OF YOUR OWN MAKER KITS
    You get 12 of your own Curiosity 3D Maker Kits (excluding Drives and Power Supply)
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    December 01, 2016

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