CNET First Look
The Robox is an interesting 3D printer to say the leastCNET editor Dong Ngo talks about the Cel Robox, answers a burning question about 3D printing and offers some other advice.
[INTRO MUSIC] Hi guys, **** Ngo here from the USA and this one here is the robot 3D printer from the UK. Now, not only is that rams it's also quite different from my normal opening. And that's because this printer here is no normal 3D printer. [MUSIC] Printer. First, it has no control, no buttons, no touch screen, and that means the only way you can use it is to connect to a computer. You cannot print from an SD card or a thumb drive either. Secondly, it's spring headier has two nozzle, meaning it's a dual extruder. But unlike any dual extruder printer on the market, it can only./. Shrink for now from one source of filament right here. Now that's quite confusing because it's actually two filament intakes, number one and number two. Turns out there's reason for everything. Now one nozzle is used to print fine details and the other is to print larger details. And that means the printer here can print a lot faster compared to other printers. That use a single nozzle to print all parts of a three object. The printer here use smart spool. Smart because it tells the printer what type of filament's being used and how much is left. The good news is when the filament runs out you can actually make your own spool using Philip party filaments. In this case, you would lose the smart element. But the printer will still work. During a print job the printer pulls the plastic string from the spool, melt it using the print head here and then extrude it onto the print platform underneath. To form the free object. The print platform can be pulled out very easily, if you want to clean it. The printer can automatically level the print platform, but you do have to manually calibrate the distance as well as the level of material output. Now, this is a very tricky process made trickier by the wording of instruction. For example, over here it says that you have to open the nozzle so that the [UNKNOWN] can flow out. But flow can be anything really. Is it like via tap or is it when you want to apply eye drops? And over here for getting the distance between the nozzle bath and the [UNKNOWN] platform below. You have to make sure that it's just in there for a piece of paper to move around freely. Now free can be understood quite differently in different parts of the world. For example, folks in North Korea would have no idea how to make it work. The thing is calibration is a very important process that determines the success and also the quality. Of the print. I learned that the hard way. Take a look at this. Have to make this and a bunch of these, before I can make this. Now take me quite sometime really, a few days to get things right. And that means, it'll take you even longer. For now the robot is a very interesting printer. Some are going to love it for its fast print speed. And the level of customization. Other might have a problem getting it up and running. And for all of us, it's very expensive at $1500. For more on this one, check out my full review at Cnet.com, and to answer the question a lot of you have been asking me, no, this printer cannot print you a girlfriend or a boyfriend, but it can print you this. Just make a bunch of these and give out to random people every day. You wouldn't get some, and I'm not talking from experience. And that's because I'm **** Ho. This has been the first look at the Robox 3D printer. Hey, take it. You need it.