From Disgrace to Success1
Today I recommend this printer to anyone who has one thousand dollars or less to buy a capable printer. However the early days of this printer were scarred with unpleasantness, read on...
I bought an early version of the ROBO3D R1 model, just after the kickstarter got funded. It was my first printer. The wiring was a mess, there were all manner of failures, and I eventually took it apart for the motors because it died a death of heat. I'm lucky the thing didn't catch on fire. I feel like i got shafted.
However, if they FIXED all that mess, it really is an extremely good printer for the price. I presume that since they are still around and I have not heard any more horror stories that they fixed the problems. Assuming they did, here's what you get:
Excellent community help including a 24/7 chatroom, a heated glass bed (nice!), a large build volume (really big for that price), an all metal hot end that is direct drive (up to 290C, wow), NO WiFi so the ever present script kiddies wont 'mess with your printer mid-job, and good print quality. The way the hot end is held in the extruder with two screws is wonky but it works ok I suppose.
So it's kind of weird really, I had a bad experience, but I figure it's a great value and a high performer assuming they fixed the flaws. Just check that they did before buying, lol.