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The Micro: The First Truly Consumer 3D Printer

A project in Bethesda, MD by M3D LLC

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The first truly consumer 3D printer should be incredibly intuitive, easy to own, and seamless by design.
Backers: 11855
Average Pledge Per Backer: $287

Funded: $3,401,361 of $50,000
Dates: Apr 7th -> May 7th (30 days)
Project By: M3D LLC
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It isn't always smooth sailing even after a successfully funded 3D printer campaign. (Read More)

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Creators of Kickstarter-Success The Micro Announce Its Almost Ready For Shipment

November 8th - via: crowdfundinsider.com
Earlier this year, Maryland-based M3D launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $50,000 for its new and considered “the first truly consumer 3D printer, the Micro. The project immediately became a huge hit and at the end of its run raised well over $3.4 million dollars. Now, the creators have announced the printer is almost ready for shipment. (Read More)

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They are not what you are expecting, unless you are expecting a wacky hodgepodge of projects. (Read More)

The Micro 3D Printer

July 27th - via: stereoscopynews.com
The Micro 3D Printer completed its Kickstarter Campaign in April 2014. The Micro is the brainchild of David Jones and Michael Armani from M3D. It was the most successful 3D Printing Kickstart campaign in history, gathering $3,401,361 with an original $50,000 goal. (Read More)

In Depth: 10 Kickstarter projects you will be buying in 2014

July 13th - via: eg-hq.com
Crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter not only offer innovators and idea generators the means to get their project off the ground, it also offers us tech fans to get in on something at the ground level. Everyone's looking for the next big thing in tech, the chance to be a pioneer for a newfangled gadget, game, service or solution. Kickstarter gives us that chance and lets us get ahead of the crowd. Over the last couple of years, we've seen Android games consoles like Ouya and smartwatches like Pebble get their breaks on Kickstarter, while thousands of other products are now in development thanks to tech fans clubbing together. 2014 has been no different and projects from the ground-breaking and revolutionary to the 'damn, that's so simple I wish I'd have thought of it' are raking in the currency in cash and belief. (Read More)

Update 9: The Micro Color Options, Plastics and Nozzle Update

May 6th - via: kickstarter.com
The past month has been a quite a ride and we could not have predicted this level of support in our wildest dreams. As we near the end of our Kickstarter campaign there are a few things we wanted to tell you that we thought you would be excited... (Read More)

Update 8: Miniature Figurines and New Materials

May 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
There are just 3 days left to this exciting campaign and it has been an honor to have met so many intelligent, eager, and enthusiastic backers so far. It’s great to see so many people getting involved with 3D printing. Having so much support for... (Read More)

Update 7: News From the Festival and Backer Print Requests

April 29th - via: kickstarter.com
USA Science and Engineering: The Rundown Over the weekend, we exhibited at the USA Science and Engineering Festival and had the honor of meeting more than 60 of you in person. This was such an unexpected turnout especially since there are a few... (Read More)

Update 6: New Print, Video and Software Updates

April 24th - via: kickstarter.com
We've been working really hard behind the scenes on continuously improving The Micro prototypes, and we know a lot of you are requesting pictures of close ups. Here we’d love to share with you what our current prototype is capable of and what... (Read More)

Updates for April 22st 2014

April 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Backers, Hope you had a great Easter, we have a few very exciting updates for you…  We’d like to invite you to meet us in Person! The M3D team has been hard at work preparing for our first show since our launch. There are many shows we’d... (Read More)

EU Shipping Plus Killer Application #1 – Chocolate!

April 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Week 2 of our campaign, and we have some very exciting updates for you! If you are in the EU, we hear your requests for EU friendly shipping, and here’s what you told us that means: Providing a direct delivery from within the EU to save the time it... (Read More)

Micro 3D Printer sales hit $2 million on Kickstarter

April 13th - via: i4u.com
Kickstarter has yet another outstanding venture in the form of the M3D Micro 3D printer. (Read More)

Crowdfunding helps product companies with sales and marketing, not just fundraising

April 13th - via: washingtonpost.com
M3D raised more than $2.3M last week to begin producing 3-D printers. The campaign gave them not just financing, but customers. (Read More)

2 Million in 3 Days and Shipping Update!

April 9th - via: kickstarter.com
What great news to wake up to! Thanks for your continued support and enthusiasm! Having so many backers means we have the opportunity to make many more Micros. We planned for multiple levels of production and are ready to deliver your rewards on... (Read More)

Micro 3D Printer Blasts Through $1 Million on Kickstarter in a Day

April 9th - via: thecrowdfundnetwork.com
Is there a market for a small, cheap, consumer 3D printer? That question was answered Monday when Micro, a $299 3D printer, hit its Kickstarter funding goal of $50,000 in mere 11 minutes and continued to raise $1.46 million less than two full days after the campaign started. (Read More)

The Kickstarter Micro 3D Is Making Printer’s Dreams Come True For Only $300

April 9th - via: blog.parts-people.com
3D printing is commonly recognized as a great technology, usually coming with a great big cost. Sure, the industry has its share of multi-thousand dollar machines, but there’s also a continual growing market of more affordable printers. This week, Kickstarter introduced a new cute, little printer in the mix, called the Micro 3D. (Read More)

The Micro is a Kickstarter Funded 3D Printer

April 8th - via: news.codecondo.com
These guys have a tough time ahead of them. Their initial goal was to raise $50,000 and call it a day. In less than two days, these guys have raised nearly a million dollars in funding. As of right now, there is total of $800,000 raised. Not bad! (Read More)

$299 3D printer achieves Kickstarter goal in minutes

April 8th - via: bbc.com
An ultra-cheap 3D printer has hit its Kickstarter goal in just 11 minutes, with some lauding it as the first mass market version of the technology. (Read More)

You Backed Us - One Million in 25 Hours!!

April 7th - via: kickstarter.com
So much has happened since we launched the campaign yesterday. It’s hard to believe that only 30 hours have gone by. Yesterday was the most fast-paced campaign any of us could have ever imagined. A team of 6 of us were each behind a computer from 8... (Read More)

Thank You Everyone!!

April 7th - via: kickstarter.com
We are happy to announce that The Micro has now SMASHED its Kickstarter goal! Thanks to your support, together we’ve made The Micro a reality in only 11 MINUTES! We are so humbled, thrilled, and honored to be able to connect with so many supporters... (Read More)

The Micro is a $200 3D printer that can make a teacup in an hour

April 7th - via: engadget.com
There are more than a couple of reasons why 3D printing hasn't truly hit critical mass, and the team at M3D thinks it's sidestepped them with The Micro. (Read More)

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