I am impressed with the quality of this skater. Printed the plastic parts in carbon-fiber PETG in around 12 hours. Provided STL files printed flawlessly. Assembly is very easy and all tools needed are supplied. The skater is very stable and sturdy and the unit rolls very smoothly. All parts supplied are top-notch. I would recommend this kit.
Printing the parts worked well, though it took a long time. 80-90% infill is recommended, but I dropped that down on my own initiative. It's plenty sturdy at 30% infill, and the print still took 10 hours. Assembly was straightforward, after I obtained the correct screw. The unit shipped with a 12mm SHCS for the center post connection, where it should have been an 8mm. The documentation is correct, but the screw in the bag was wrong. That was the first assembly step, so I was put off a little. However, that was the only hang-up I had. I did end up using other hex drivers, because while the simple keys sent with the kit are adequate, better tools make this much easier to assemble. The bearings in the wheels work great, and I am going to use this as a reference in my own designs. I'm inspired, and happy with the Skater 3D. The kit came together quickly, it was actually fun to build, and I look forward to printing and building the FlexTILT Head 3D to go on top. One final thought - for what it is, I do feel the kit may be a little expensive, given the things I needed to print compared to what came in the box. I understand, though, that this is probably a small volume item, so the margins are probably thinner than more popular items. I want to build another Skater 3D, but I don't think I want to pay another $29 for it. I think I'll see about designing my own. Solid kit. Thanks for the fun. Now it's time to go use this little thing. :D
It seems it's not easy to get the other 3D printed materials because up to now i haven't got a a 3D printing store.Please consider selling a complete item.Thank you.
It's incredibly smooth. I love the arc ability and the solid construction. Please develop more of these Ortak products!!!
Printing with PLA produced a smooth clean product. All pieces fit correctly. Hardware arrived as promised. My 3D printing pals impressed. I think I need to build the scissor jack as well.
I have a feeling my 3d filament expanded too much. The fit on almost everything was super tight. I added a little heat to the pla to get it going again. I like the concept overall. I believe I messed up on one of the wheels by overforcing a bearing it occasionally get caught up. I think next time I will just buy the assembled kit.
This is a better solution than when they sold the CNC version of the skater for several hundred. However, as an industrial designer myself who has experience designing camera accessories, I'm a bit surprised by the design of the dolly, as I see some things that were perhaps miscalculated. A part that is included in the kit didn't fit: There is a black washer that is supposed to sit between the 2 main plates that make up the actual dolly. The bottom slider plate has a recessed space for the washer to sit, however it seems to not be deep enough. When fully assembled (with the washer in between the 2 plates) there is too much vertical distance for the main 1/4-20 screw assembly to be fastened to the dolly via the included metric socket cap screw. the 1/4 screw can only be secured when the washer is removed from the entire assembly, and we're talking about 1/16" difference here. Nonetheless, the product was designed to be assembled and be functional with all pieces together. The dolly works fine without the washer however, so it's fine. Also, I won't be using the circular wheel plates that cover up the screw holes on the wheels because I know from experience that things will loosen over time. By covering those up, you eliminate your ability to tighten/adjust things.
Easy to build, smooth in taking tracking video with also Flektilthead 3D, will also bring in pocket shoot 3D recently, and looking forward for more 3D build product from edelkrone.
Overall I really enjoyed putting this together but I will say that it’s definitely not something you could completely rely on in a professional situation. I would advise not putting the stickers over the wheels once they are on because the threads can easily come loose and then those no way to screw the wheels back on or tighten them because the bolts are covered up. I found everything pretty easy to put together except for the rubber parts of the wheels. That was a little tricky. There’s definitely some sorting out to do in terms of the tension with the joints. Too loose and it doesn’t stay put but too tight and it won’t move at all.
Excellent. Loved the experience of assembly myself.
I really like the look and quality of your parts kits.
It's solidly built, innovative and affordable.
Very cool concept for 3d printer owners, awesome quality