Intel Edison-Containing mostfun Pro 3D Printer Blows Past Initial Kickstarter Goal, Stretches to Offer More to Backers
A little more than a month ago, we were excited to take an early look at the mostfun Pro, the world’s first 3D printer featuring Intel Inside. The first-of-its-kind 3D printer was gearing up then for its launch on Kickstarter. The mostfun Pro Kickstarter campaign has already more than doubled the initial $50K (CAD) funding goal, sitting now at the time of writing to a healthy near-$115,000 CAD in pledges. With now just under two weeks left before its campaign closes on September 26th, the team behind the mostfun Pro is seeking to reward backers with stretch goals, and has provided us more information about their machine.
“This is an exciting time for mostfun,” Lvzhou Chen, CEO of mostfun, told 3DPrint.com, “and we’re eager to make the most advanced 3d printer for the world today. Mostfun pro gives better remote printing and web based capabilities, unique mobile features, better quality and experience than has been available by any other printer, and we are excited to see what people will create with it.”
The mostfun Pro features high-precision capabilities, as can be seen in this precision test provided by the company:
The early success of the campaign means that the mostfun Pro will certainly be funded–now the only remaining question is just how high the campaign will reach. The earliest bird packages have already been snapped up, with 50 backers promised to have their machines before Christmas.
The next-level early bird pledges are almost gone, too, with only 10 more potential backers able to make their cost-saving pledges for $799 CAD (about $573 USD) to receive a mostfun Pro 3D printer and 1kg of PLA filament in February 2016. After those are gone, too, backers will still be able to receive the machine as a Kickstarter reward for an $850 CAD (about $649 USD) pledge with 1kg of PLA filament, or at $880 CAD to receive the printer as well as 1kg each of PLA and TPU filaments; bumping that up another level to $910 CAD, a spool of wax will also be added to the materials.
Since the campaign has already proven to be successful, the mostfun team are seeking to reward backers, with surprise rewards and stretch goals appearing. Now, for every additional $50K CAD pledged to the campaign, the team will select three backers (at the $750+ pledge levels) to receive $100 off their price. If there’s anything better than a well-priced machine with good quality capabilities, it’s a surprise discount on that machine!
In addition, if the campaign keeps growing and hits $250K, every backer pledging $750+ will receive a free tool kit with their backing. Including a wood chisel sert, two colors of spray paints and two colors of water-based paint, a brush, a dust mask, and sandpaper, makers will be ready to get going on some great post-processing work as soon as their very first creation comes off the print bed.
Recognizing the excitement that comes with surprise wins, the team will additionally select three backers at random each week to win a free premium tool kit. To win the premium kit (which adds to the tool kit outlined above two more colors each of spray and water-based paints, 11 markers, some white latex glue, and a second dust mask), backers simply need to turn to social media to share the word of the mostfun Pro. Through either Facebook (and tagging @mostfun) or Twitter (tagging @mostfun3D), share the project for a chance to win.
The mostfun Pro’s capabilities seem promising, and the backers seem to agree. So far, 163 backers have pledged enough to ensure the success of the campaign. We’ll look forward to seeing just how far they get–and then to hearing about how the Intel Edison-containing mostfun Pro performs once it’s in makers’ hands.
Check out the video, provided by mostfun, about the use of the CPanel that powers the mostfun Pro 3D printer.
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