Kickstarter is a popular online funds crowdsourcing. Until now, the company has successfully funded many cool ideas. At present, a Mirco 3D printer is seeking fund for $50,000 goal via Kickstarter and the buzzing news is, the Micro 3D Printer project reached its goal within 11 minutes after launch!
Micro 3D Printer is the most affordable 3D printer that can be used right out of the box. It is pretty small and unassuming. The printer weighs roughly 2.2 lb (1 kg) and measures 7.3-inch x 7.3-inch x 7.3-inch (185 mm x 185 mm x 185 mm). The printer can be used with any Windows, Mac, or Linux based system and can be connected to the device via USB. What users have to do is just plug in the printer, download or create models, hit print, and watch a custom creations form right before his/her eyes.
The printer comes with a 50-350 micron layer resolution and supports many different materials like ABS, PLA, Nylon, and more. The printer packs M3D software for an effortless, plug-and-play experience. Besides, you can remove its print bed. Being a smaller printer compared to regular printer, you won’t have any trouble finding a place for it in your home or office. Here’s a video of the printer.
The designers behind making Micro 3D Printer has said, “3D printer software should be as fun and futuristic as the printer itself. That’s why we’ve designed the M3D software to be as interactive and enjoyable as a game, making sure it’s fully touchscreen-capable with a minimalist and simple-to-use interface. It allows you to search and browse countless objects online, organizing 3D models you’ve downloaded into an easy to view library. Just pick a model, drag it into the printer, adjust the model if needed, and hit . Software shouldn’t be a barrier to 3D printing, and it’s our goal to make The Micro accessible to everyday users.”
Although, Micro 3D Printer project has been launched in Kickstarter to collect a fund of $50,000 by 6:45 PM, 7 May, 2014, the project, making all astonished, reached its goal within 11 minutes! It is to be noted here that this is the shortest time a project reached its goal.
As of writing, the project has collected an amount of $919,327 from 3,342 backers. If you want to pledge, you can start from minimum $1. For more details of the printer, visit Kickstarter.
Thanks To: TechCrunch