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  • A $1.5M Kickstarter Project Fails, Leaving Most Backers Without Their 3D Printer

    A $1.5M Kickstarter Project Fails, Leaving Most Backers Without Their 3D Printer

    Pirate3D Inc raised nearly $1.5M on Kickstarter in 2013, promising a 3D printer that anyone can use. A total of 3,520 backers pledged money to the project including 3,389 who pledged over $300 to eventually get a printer. But as of now, 60 percent of the orders have still not been fulfilled and it seems unlikely that in the end backers will get a refund or their product. In a convoluted note… Read More

  • Pirate3D Printer Exceeds Kickstarter Goal By 14X

    Pirate3D Printer Exceeds Kickstarter Goal By 14X

    The Pirate3D Buccaneer printer has been successfully funded on Kickstarter, reaching $1,438,765 in funds—more than 14 times its original $100,000 goal. The Singaporean startup burst onto the scene in May with news of its relatively inexpensive printer. The Buccaneer cost $347 on Kickstarter, far cheaper than the Makerbot Replicator 2.0 at $2,199. For reference, the Form One, which… Read More