Crowdfunding and 3-D Printers have been quite the rage of late. Other companies have successfully crowdfunded their 3-D printer projects. A recent search on Indiegogo revealed 4 pages associated with the term 3-D printing – but then more than a few were looking for a way to fund a purchase of 3-D printer. In the not too distant future, we will probably all have one of these sitting in our home offices.
So why the 3-D Gigabot printer from re:3D? It’s big, it’s very cool and I have always wanted my own personal factory. The creators claim this is the largest 3 D printer available today. And you can take it home with you for around $2500.00.
Originally this project was intended for developing countries. A way where small businesses and communities could create necessary products on demand without the wait. Think rain water bins or composting receptacles – tons of agricultural uses. But during the development process the re:3D team thought why not provide the printer for the domestic market.
Their Kickstarter campaign has been a big success. On a funding goal of $40,000 they have raised to date over $134,000. With over 40 days left on the timer, they are now targeting a stretch goal of $200,000, where they will use the funds to incorporate an LCD screen into each Gigabot shipped for their Kickstarter donors.
So there is still time to be the first person in your neighborhood to take home a Gigabot. The kids will have a blast too.
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