The Peachy Printer is a small form factor 3D printer raising money on Kickstarter. The Canadian project launched with a goal of $50,000 CAD, but to date it has raised over 10 times that goal with 17 days left in the campaign.
We want to lower the cost and difficulty of 3D Printing to a point where it’s accessible to the masses. We want the 3D Printer to become a household item. We want 3D printing to become a common part of life. We want you to have the choice: Should I buy it or should I make it? With a Peachy Printer (scanner) on your desk, you can choose to make it. This is the world’s most affordable 3D printer!
Rylan Grayston is the founder of Rinnovated Design, and he is crowdfunding for the Peachy Printer in hopes of making 3D printing an affordable technology for the masses.
His pitch video (above, embedded) explains how he achieved his goal of creating a robust $100 3D printer. In short, he says he redesigned the 3D printer from the ground up to use cheaper parts, “things that (he) had just lying around the house.” He didn’t spend any money making the prototype, but has spent $10,000 of his own money redesigning the printer since in an effort to get it ready for Kickstarter.
He honed the design for the Peachy Printer at the Saskatoon Techworks hackerspace.
In addition, he wants to adhere to a set of moral principles throughout the execution of his business strategy. The three principles are as follows…
- Using Freedom Respecting and Open Source software and hardware. We will NEVER close our source! We will never betray our community!
- Being outspoken and informative about the political and ethical ramifications of 3D printing technology.
- Informing customers of safe practices when using our product and providing proper safety equipment.
The Peachy actually translates 3D designs into audio waveform and uses a computer’s auxiliary headphone jack to transfer the design to the printer. Grayston plans on taking two months to complete R&D before beginning mass production of the printer’s parts. The estimated delivery date is July 2014.
Thus far over 3,000 people have pledged the funds necessary to stake claim to a future Peachy Printer. There is a also a public forum where backers are discussing the printer’ design and uses.
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