Last month we covered a company called Printeer, who launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of the very first 3D printer targeted towards children and the educational space. The project has been an overwhelming success, bringing in over $117,000 before closing on July 10th, and it promises to infiltrate schools and other educational institutions with 3D printing technology.
Here we are, a month and a half since Printeer launched their crowdfunding campaign, and a Chinese company called King SDom has unveiled what they are calling the “first real aesthetic-designed, affordable and easy to use 3D printer,” the Doodle Dream 3D Printer. They too have turned to the crowfunding platform, Kickstarter, to get their company off the ground.
The Doodle Dream printer is built around the idea of easy use, particularly for children. The printer is easily able to wirelessly connect to a tablet, such as an iPad, and with a simple application, turn 2D drawings into 3D prints. Like mentioned above, this machine is being marketed as a very aesthetically pleasing device, which it certainly is, if you ask me. Now, whether that’s something buyers put on top of their priority list when comparing potential printers for purchase, I’m not entirely sure, but the printer is not too shabby in terms of its capabilities.
The specifications of the Doodle Dream 3D printer are as follows:
- Printer Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling
- Print Material: ABS & PLA
- Printer size: 300 x 300 x 300 mm
- Build Volume: 150 x 120 c 110 mm
- Print Accuracy: 0.1 mm
- Nozzle Diameter: 0.3 mm
- Control Pad: LCD
- Data-In: USB, Wi-Fi, TF card
- Warranty: 1 year
The company is seeking a total of $100,000 from Kickstarter backers by August 30th. Those who back their campaign can receive the Doodle Dream printer with a pledge of at least $600 CAD. This is for a Doodle Dream device built out of wood. If you would like a fully assembled plastic version of the machine, then an $800 pledge will be necessary.
If funded, the company expects to be begin shipping the very first Doodle Dream units out sometime in September of this year. Let us know if you have backed this project, and your opinion of the printer in general, in the Doodle Dream 3D printer forum thread on 3DPB.com. Check out the pitch video below, showing some of the easy design features within the Doodle Dream Application which helps children and adults utilize the full capabilities of this 3D printer.
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