Our weekly roundup of the latest 3D printer projects live on Kickstarter & Indiegogo. Which Kickstarter 3D printer is worthy of your support?
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Here at ALL3DP, we’re confident that crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo will continue to be a great source of 3D printing hardware, software, and products for the foreseeable future.
With that in mind, we’re publishing weekly updates on the latest 3D printer projects on Kickstarter and elsewhere. This is a summary of the many campaigns and projects that launch every week. And if you see any that you think are worth talking about, let us know in the comments, and we’ll consider it for inclusion.
Important to note: Before you back any Kickstarter 3D printer project, take a gander at 8 Clues a 3D Printing Kickstarter Campaign is the Real Deal. The standard advice is to minimize risk by learning as much as you can about the project and making an informed choice.
And of course, only part with an amount of cash that you can afford to lose. Caveat Emptor!
Kickstarter 3D Printer Project #1: BondicEVO Liquid Plastic Welder (New)
Pitch: “Bondic is the worlds first liquid plastic welding tool, basically a pocket sized – battery operated – almost instant 3D printer!”
Comments on this Kickstarter 3D Printer Project: Bondic is a powerful tool that uses a unique liquid formula which, when exposed to a special UV light, is transformed into hard plastic in just 4 seconds. Bondic has been in development since 2014, and many makers are excited about the possibilities afforded by this wallet-friendly handheld device.
Rewards: Backers can still stump up for the Early Adopter Early Bird at 14 Canuck Bucks, which nets you the Bondic starter pack.
Pledges: CA$ 141,129 pledged of CA$ 45,000 goal
Days to go: 27
Kickstarter 3D Printer Project #2: adorn3D Living Jewelry and Decór (New)
Pitch: “Enjoy the benefits and beauty of Nature with 3D Printed, Eco-Friendly Living Jewelry and Decór.”
Comments on this Kickstarter 3D Printer Project: Living jewelry is an interesting concept, where you basically have a small plant about your person. These designs tout consideration for their social and environment impact, while also being distinct and funky.
Rewards: Plenty of Early Bird Pledges are still available, where $15 will entitle you to a single choice of any design or color from the available selection.
Pledges: $125 pledged of $1,000 goal
Days to go: 24
Kickstarter 3D Printer Project #3: The Wargaming Terrain Collection (New)
Pitch: “This collection is about 3D printable, sci-fi war gaming terrain for your table top. Twenty digital files to download and 3D print.”
Comments on this Kickstarter 3D Printer Project: SimplePolytrix has put together over 20 models that backers can download and 3D print at home or through a 3D printing service. These highly detailed terrain pieces are designed to fit any sci-fi tabletop scenario from strategic war gaming to role playing games.
Rewards: Pledges as low as $10 entitle backers to a single STL file of their choice. Please note that these are not physical rewards.
Pledges: $1,077 pledged of $2,000 goal
Days to go: 27
Kickstarter 3D Printer Project #4: Mag iCreatum All-in-One 3D Printer (New)
Pitch: ” Turn your desktop into a workshop. You can easily do 3D printing, laser engraving and CNC carving, starting at $99.”
Comments on this Kickstarter 3D Printer Project: This is a Delta style fused filament fabrication machine, offered in multiple configurations at several price points. The nice thing about this project, other than the design, is that you can add modular upgrades like laser engraving or CNC milling.
Rewards: Pledges start at €199 for a base model iCreatum, but if you jump up a few tiers to €499 you get pro version with bigger build volume and upgraded components. Extra features can be added on as required.
Pledges: €17,737 pledged of €50,000 goal
Days to go: 14
Kickstarter 3D Printer Project #5: Scribbler DUO (Final Week)
Pitch: “Our Dual-Nozzle Scribbler 3D Pen takes it to another level! With multiple new functions to help take your creativity to the moon.”
Comments on this Kickstarter 3D Printer Project: In hindsight, it seems perfectly obvious that someone would introduce a 3D pen with dual nozzles. We like the idea as an extension of versatility for the 3D pen, and it’d be interesting to see what kind of uses folks will put that extra nozzle to.
Rewards: Early Bird specials are still up for grabs, where $60 nets you a Scribbler DUO. That’s over 50% less than the eventual retail price, so it seems like a pretty good deal.
Pledges: $15,365 pledged of $15,750 goal
Days to go: 7
Kickstarter 3D Printer Project #6: Obsidian 3D Printer (Final Week)
Pitch: “For the 2nd year in a row, Kodama is raising the standard for 3D printers. Obsidian is plug & print and has it all. Starting at $99.”
Comments on this Kickstarter 3D Printer Project: Following Kodama’s success last year delivering the Trinus 3D printer, they’ve returned to the crowdfunding well with a new 3D printer at an even lower price. Obsidian has an intriguing combination of features and aesthetics. And it runs on non-proprietary firmware, too.
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Rewards: The Early Bird specials have been snapped up, but you can still back an Obsidian for an eye-catching $99 price-tag. This is the base model. Higher tiers come with more features and optional add-ons.
Backers: 4,786 backers
Pledges: $1,245,704 pledged of $100,000 goal
Days to go: 4
Kickstarter 3D Printer Project #7: Chill Pill 3D Printed Jewelry (Final Week)
Pitch: “Chill Pill Jewelry. 3d Printed Jewelry that reminds you to just chill out.”
Comments on this Kickstarter 3D Printer Project: Chill Pill is a playful line of jewelry inspired by pop culture references. When you’re feeling stressed or under pressure, it functions as a gentle reminder to just breathe and relax.
Rewards: Early Bird specials have a limited time window (as opposed to quantity), but the $70 tier should be available for a while yet. This gets you a gold plated ring or necklace.
Pledges: $380 pledged of $3,000 goal
Days to go: 4
Kickstarter 3D Printer Project #8: GemCreator (Final Week)
Pitch: “A 3D printed faceting machine for faceting gemstones.”
Comments on this Kickstarter 3D Printer Project: If you’re a jewelry maker, a gemstone can be a beautiful finishing touch and centerpiece for your jewelry. But creating a gemstone can be tedious and time consuming; the GemCreator is a 3D printed faceting machine that automates the process of making a custom gemstone.
Rewards: Pledge $700 or more for the Gem Creator kit, which you will have to assemble and test yourself. Tutorials for assembly will be made available after the campaign ends.
Pledges: $2,697 pledged of $3,200 goal
Days to go: 5
Kickstarter 3D Printer Project #9: 3D Printed Custom Sandals (Final Week)
Pitch: “World’s first custom sandals with mass customization and on-demand manufacturing via 3D printing.”
Comments on this Kickstarter 3D Printer Project: Tailored to each person’s unique measurements to match the length, width and the 3D contour of the bottom of the foot, these sandals are made with a full-length 3D printed custom midsole, a custom outsole, and conventional sandal uppers.
Rewards: If you have a prescription, pledges start at CA$49 for your custom 3D printed orhotic sandals. Without a prescription, you’ll have to jump up a tier to CA$69.
Pledges: CA$3,948 pledged of CA$30,000 goal
Days to go: 5
Kickstarter 3D Printer Project #10: 28mm Modular Buildings (Final Week)
Pitch: “Hayland: 28mm Modular Buildings – Compatible with OpenLOCK system Modern – Western – Steampunk – Wasteland 3D Printing – STL Files.”
Comments on this Kickstarter 3D Printer Project: Tabletop gaming may sound like an obscure niche, but it’s actually very popular as far as Kickstarter and 3D printing are concerned. With a modular system offered in a variety of genre styles, this set looks pretty decent.
Rewards: Pledges start at £50 for the set of STL files to 3D print at home. Higher tiers offer additional models from previous campaigns. Please note that these are 3D models only, with no physical rewards.
Pledges: £3,914 pledged of £1,000 goal
Days to go: 2
Kickstarter 3D Printer Project #11: Stronghold on the Borderlands (Funded)
Pitch: “Infinite castle modular design system. +200 digital pieces for 3D Printing AND a resin borderland fort perfect for 25-32mm miniatures! .”
Comments on this Kickstarter 3D Printer Project: Redesigned in response to input from previous campaigns, Stronghold on the Borderlands has been reimagined as a large digital, infinite fort design for 3D printing.
Rewards: The rewards are a mixture of physical artefacts 3D printed in resin to STL files for fabrication at home. Pledges start at $15 for a set of digital stone walls, and max out at $150 for a large resin fort and all digital content.
Pledges: $6,372 pledged of $500 goal
Days to go: 16
Kickstarter 3D Printer Project #12: VLNLAB 3D Printed Violin and Viola
Pitch: “I’ve built the first concert quality 3D-printed violin and viola. Now I want to share it with you – and with the rest of the world.”
Comments on this Kickstarter 3D Printer Project: Applying digital fabrication to musical instruments, VLNLAB hopes to offer a high-quality concert instrument with an open-source design that’s cost-effective and “tonally superior”. If successful, it could be made virtually anywhere for under $50 in materials using inexpensive, open-source 3D printing hardware.
Rewards: Pledges begin at $800 dollars for an actual VLN; lower tiers are about offering financial support to the project overall.
Pledges: $0.00 pledged of $10,000 goal
Days to go: 48
Kickstarter 3D Printer Project #13: Ultra High Performance 3D FDM Printing System
Pitch: “Reliable and high-speed extruder, 480 ° C print head capability, compatible with all 3D printers.”
Comments on this Kickstarter 3D Printer Project: This is an extruder for 1.75mm filament, which can extrude up to a speed of 60mm/s. It’s made from aluminum and is compatible with any fused filament fabrication 3D printer. The filament drive system is specially designed to avoid clogging as a Mk7 gear.
Rewards: Early Bird specials are still up for grabs, where a €75 pledge will secure the complete kit.
Pledges: €1,767 pledged of €16,000 goal
Days to go: 12
Kickstarter 3D Printer Project #14: 3Dmate Design Mat for 3D Printing Pen
Pitch: “A creation tool for building and creating designs using a 3D pen. Suitable and fun for all levels — from beginner to expert.”
Comments on this Kickstarter 3D Printer Project: 3Dmate attempts to eliminate the struggle many users have with freeform drawing. Their 3D design mat will allow you to draw perfect lines and shapes, and is also ideal for preventing filament curl.
Rewards: Early Bird pledges start at $25 for a design mat, which is 50% off the final retail price.
Pledges: $4,433 pledged of $7,500 goal
Days to go: 11
Kickstarter 3D Printer Project #15: 3D Printing Filament Holder & Storage Case
Pitch: “Filament (1.75, 2.85 & 3 mm) spool holder & storage case system for 3D printing with 360 degrees of freedom!”
Comments on this Kickstarter 3D Printer Project: Properly storing your 3D printing filament is very important. Once unwrapped, filament spools are very susceptible to moisture and temperature changes, which eventually impacts on the final quality of your 3D printed models. Here’s one proposed solution that’s worth investigating.
Rewards: Pledges of $68 dollars or more will net themselves one filament holder and storage case.
Pledges: $938 pledged of $1,000 goal
Days to go: 25
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