It’s Baaaaaack: Crowdfunding Disaster Cobblebot Launches and Then Cancels a New 3D Printer Kickstarter Campaign

I suppose, if you must credit Cobblebot with something, it is their sheer fearlessness in the face of a reputation in the 3D printing community that really couldn’t get any…

New Startup PYI Launches NEPTUNE 3D Printer on Indiegogo at a Very Deep, and Worrying, Discount

Over the years I’ve seen quite a few crowdfunding campaigns launch with a relatively low funding goal and a huge discount on the 3D printer, and they rarely end well….

How to Kickstarter: The Runaway Success of the M3D Micro 3D Printer and Why It All Worked

Ever since the two-year Pirate3D debacle finally came to an end a few weeks ago I’ve been ruminating on Kickstarter campaigns and their place in the 3D printing industry. Crowdfunding…

Pirate3D Finally Lets the Beleaguered Buccaneer 3D Printer Sink

Over two years ago a scrappy 3D printer startup called Pirate3D was founded by three recent college graduates, who promptly launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their first 3D…

MyMiniFactory and Pirate3D Sponsor 3D Wargaming Design Contest

MyMiniFactory and Pirate3D – the builders of the Buccaneer 3D printer – are sponsoring a design competition around the theme of “wargaming” and “gaming miniatures.” So what’s wargaming? The theme…

Pirate3D — The Agony and the Ecstasy of Crowdfunding Leads to Crucial Private Investment

If there was ever a campaign that demonstrates the possible perils of crowdfunding, it may well be the story of the Kickstarter agonies involving the Buccaneer 3D printer from Pirate3D. The…

3D Printing Offers Visually Impaired the Chance to Preserve Lasting Memories

The third dimension can be the critical bridge for the visually impaired — the difference between the flat, indistinct, and illusive surface and the tactile one that provides an alternative…


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