ZeGo: multifunctional delta robot with 3D printing attachment.

The ZeGo bot is an opensource multifunctional delta linear robot, with multiple attachments.
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Dan Goncharov
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Our main web site is up and running now! Please, check it out! 

www.ZeGoRobotics.com


The ZeGo bot is multifunction delta robot. And it is one of the fastest ways to get involved in DIY  robotics and 3D printing.  The ZeGo classic assembly kit comes with all of the hardware, electronics, tools and software that you need, to assemble and operate your ZeGo bot, right out  the box, including one attachment of your choice to expand the functionality of this versatile tool. Right now we have 5 different attachments and applications developed for the ZeGo bot. 

Attachments/Toolheads

PLOTTER - A drawing device for paper or a LCD sketchpad.

Ink Plotter

 WOOD BURNER - hot end device for drawing graphics on various materials.


ENGRAVER/PCB MILL -  a desktop CNC milling  attachment for  engraving PCB boards and other materials.


 PICK&PLACE - a vacuum head  an entry level “pick and place” attachment that adds a fourth rotational axis for positioning small parts and electronic components.


The combination of the PCB mill and the pick and place machine, allows you to do the electronic prototyping in house. Using these two attachments together would allow you to cut turn around time tremendously when prototyping compared to sending an order away to a fabricator. Instead you could do it all here with one robot in just a few hours time, compared to few days or even weeks time going through a shop. 

3D PRINTING ATTACHMENT . One of the most interesting applications for the ZeGo bot is the 3D printer attachment. The 3D printer is based on “FFF” technology, fused filament fabrication.It uses a filament driver that pushes the filament to the extruder which has a hot end at 185C for PLA. It extrudes through a 400 micron orifice. The printer extrudes plastic in small quantities layer by layer until your physical object is fabricated. 


So why crowd funding? We would not be able to build the community we wish to form around ZEGO robot by working alone. We need your help. The goal of our crowdfunding campaign is to foster a community around this open source fabrication tool. 


Technical Specifications

 Working volume resembles hexagonal column. Height of the column slightly varies depends on the toolhead but approx. is 230mm.  Hexagon base dimensions are illustrated below.

Build platform is made from GPO-3 fiberglass (approx 4.5mm thickness). Bed is not heated. We ensure part adhesion for 3D printing to the ground plane by applying thin layer of PVA (wood glue).

ZeGo Classic outside dimensions are: 700mm H X 345mm W X 295mm D

Top Travel Speed (mm/s):  220mm/s

Min Layer Resolution (micron):  70 microns

Positioning Precision (micron):   100 micron


Free Educational Workshops

One of the the biggest benifits of owning a ZeGo bot is access to educational workshops. As part of the campaign, we are providing free online workshops with our ZeGo classic assembly kits for our fellow TechShop members nationwide.   Each workshop is divided into four sections, lasting two hours each.  

Online workshops use multiple cameras, remote control access software and continuous guidance by our expert instructors to help you build, use and learn about your new ZeGo bot.   The four workshops are:

1) Mechanical assembly

2) Introduction to Arduino, and configuration of firmware.

3) Introduction to Gcode and the software toolchain used to operate the ZeGo robot.

4) Calibration of the machine, assembly of the 3D printer attachment, and the software toolchain for 3D printing.  

The workshops are one of the fastest ways to get involved in DIY  robotics and 3D printing.

ZEGO UBËR FAN KIT items

This items are included with each assembly kit. 

They are what make workshop experience easy and awesome.

ZeGo Keys. These hex keys are all  of the tools needed for mechanical assembly.


ZeGo Stick. Powder-coated and laser engraved thumb drive. Loaded with a Live linux distro. This system is preloaded with arduino IDE and other awesome and extremely useful opensource software. Just boot your computer from this drive and program away.


ZeGo T-Shirts


Show off your ZeGo pride and your awesomeness. Designs will be picked by you,  ZeGo community.

Graphic design done by Selocke


Graphic design done by Jordan Patton 


Shipping policy

Shipping fee is not includedShipping prices vary by location and country.Unfortunately, international shipping is not as easy or inexpensive as we would like it to be. Prices vary by country and what taxes and other regulations your government has. If you order a ZeGo package to be delivered outside the USA, we ask that you assume responsibility for all these charges. After our campaign is over and we are ready to start shipping, you'll receive an invitation to go to our website and enter your shipping information to pay the appropriate amount.

Risks and challenges

We have worked out many of the logistics challenges and problems.   Most of our manufacturers and vendors are local and a large part of our fabrication is done in house. 

We are confident in this campaign and our ability to deliver.

Mishaps and setback are part of any product, but we pledge to keep you updated about any and all potential delays.


Acknowledgements.

The ZeGo was based on Rostock opensource design and co-developed with Billy Zelsnack. 

Staff at TechShop Pittsburgh.


We believe in you, the makers, innovators and early adopters. 

Thank you.

-ZeGo Robotics Team.

$18,770USD
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  • $1USD
    Thank You.

    We appreciate your support!

    2 claimed

  • $15USD
    ZEGO KEYS

    One set of metric ball end hex keys (5pcs.) with a custom engraved ZeGo holder. These are the only tools that you need to assemble a ZeGo bot.

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $25USD
    ZEGO STICK

    A Live linux distro on a laser etched USB drive. The ZeGo stick preloaded with arduino IDE and other awesome and extremely useful opensource software. Just reboot your machine and program away.

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2015
  • $30USD
    ZEGO SHIRT

    Show off your ZeGo pride and your awesomeness. Designs will be picked by you ZeGo community. The current graphics have been created by talented members of TechShop Pittsurgh .

    3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $60USD
    ZEGO UBËR FAN KIT

    includes: ZeGo Stick, ZeGo Keys and ZeGo Shirt.

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $99USD
    ZeGo Attachment

    One attachment with magnetic joints for ZeGo bot of your choice: engraver/PCB mill, wood burner, entry level pick and place machine, single hotend 3D printing attachment.

    6 out of 20 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $549USD
    ZEGO CLASSIC ASSEMBLY KIT

    ZeGo motion platform with electronics, motors, pen plotter attachment +1 attachment of your choice. Also we provide free workshops for TechShop members for this tier. Includes ZeGo Uber Fan kit.

    12 out of 20 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2015
  • $599USD
    ZEGO CLASSIC ASSEMBLY KIT

    ZeGo motion platform with electronics, motors, pen plotter attachment +1 attachment of your choice. Also we provide free workshops for TechShop members for this tier. Includes ZeGo Uber Fan kit.

    1 out of 20 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $649USD
    ZEGO CLASSIC ASSEMBLY KIT

    ZeGo motion platform with electronics, motors, pen plotter attachment +1 attachment of your choice. Also we provide free workshops for TechShop members for this tier. Includes ZeGo Uber Fan kit.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $699USD
    ZEGO CLASSIC ASSEMBLY KIT

    Early bird tier. ZeGo motion platform with electronics, motors, pen plotter attachment +1 attachment of your choice. Also we provide free workshops for TechShop members for this tier. Includes ZeGo Uber Fan kit.

    1 out of 20 claimed

    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $749USD
    ZEGO CLASSIC ASSEMBLY KIT

    Super Early bird tier. ZeGo motion platform with electronics, motors, pen plotter attachment +1 attachment of your choice. Also we provide free workshops for TechShop members for this tier. Includes ZeGo Uber Fan kit.

    9 out of 20 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $1,099USD
    ZEGO GIVE ONE GET ONE

    Order two ZeGo Classic Kits. Keep one and give one away to a non-profit of your choice. We will ship the first kit of this set in October 2014. The second kit will be sent by January 2015 to non-profit of your choice.

    3 out of 20 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2015
  • $2,499USD
    ZEGO PREMIUM

    Fully assembled and calibrated machine with all 5 attachments that are currently available. Includes ZeGo Uber Fan kit.

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    Estimated delivery: January 2015
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