3D Printer “The Buccaneer” Prepares Kickstarter Launch

The Buccaneer 3D Printer by Pirate3D is preparing a Kickstarter launch set for May 30th, and they promise the “most affordable consumer 3D printer” on the market. From the press release

The Buccaneer® 3D printer has a list price of $347, and at half the price of an iPad, makes it the most affordable consumer 3D printer. With the ability to communicate wirelessly with mobile devices, The Buccaneer® works in tandem with a cloud system to create a delightful and intuitive 3D printing experience.

Pirate3D is offering on Kickstarter sets of The Buccaneer® 3D printers bundled with patent-pending central-feed material spools. The devices are meant to function right out of the box with minimal set-up effort.

A very limited number of these 3D printers will be given away at $247, a reward for those who back the Buccaneer® campaign early. Another limited number of 3D printers are available for early delivery date of December 2013. Other rewards available include limited editions Pirate3D t-shirts and bumper stickers to thank backers for their support.

3D printers have done well on Kickstarter historically. Two of Kickstarter’s million-dollar campaigns come via 3D printers. There is a pretty coordinated PR push ahead of this campaign so I’d expect a nice launch. Buccaneer’s are said to be shipping on or after December of 2013.

It may not be the most affordable for long. Frugal backers should also take a long look at the MakiBox.

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