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The Buccaneer® - The 3D Printer that Everyone can use!

A project in Palo Alto, CA by Pirate3D Inc

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To bring 3D printing technology into everyone's home by building a quality and affordable 3D printer that everyone can enjoy!
Backers: 3519
Average Pledge Per Backer: $409

Funded: $1,438,268 of $100,000
Dates: May 30th -> Jun 29th (30 days)
Project By: Pirate3D Inc
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Latest News

The Buccaneer, a $1.5 Million Record-Breaking Kickstarter Project, is Leaving Backers Empty-Handed

October 14th - via:
That is the predicament that Pirate3D Inc now find themselves in, as their "affordable 3D printer" that achieved an incredible $1.5 million in pledges now looks set to leave the majority of its backers without the product they backed. (Read More)

Creators of Kickstarter-Success The Buccaneer Clear the Air Regarding Refund Fiasco

September 15th - via:
Last year, Pirate3D Inc. launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its new 3D printer, the Buccaneer. The project was a huge success easily besting its initial goal of $100,000 and closing at $1,438,765 – all thanks to 3,520 backers. The Buccaneer 3D was anointed the “most affordable consumer 3D printer.” (Read More)

As Kickstarter Evolves, Investors Watch For Next $1 Billion Idea

April 28th - via:
Venture capitalists don't tend to pledge $20 at a time to a scrappy little startup. They look for big investments with big returns. But some are turning to Kickstarter for that next big idea. (Read More)

Pirate3D Releases Buccaneer Specs – Backers Left Disappointed

November 5th - via:
Pirate3D’s Buccaneer 3D printer was a huge success on Kickstarter, raising over ten times the $100,000 goal, but backers aren’t happy. The final spec sheet has been released and it appears to be a bit of a let down and the uproar on the Buccanneer’s Kickstarter page seems to suggest that people are thinking likewise. (Read More)

Pirate3D unveiled tech specs of buccaneer 3D printer, backers disappointed

November 2nd - via:
Pirate3D unveiled a detailed technical specification for the Buccaneer on Friday, announced preorders of the printer will start on Friday, November 1 on the company’s website. (Read More)

Most Successful 3D Printers on Kickstarter

October 4th - via:
The Industrial Revolution set us on a path into the future, walking hand-in-hand with machines. These mechanical wonders are here to stay, irreversibly empowering mankind with the magic of manufacturing. To celebrate, October 4th has been established as Manufacturer’s Day, and we here at SiliconANGLE think the greatest homage to manufacturing’s future is a brief look back at the world of 3D printing. These consumer-ready printers hold the promise of venturing into the world of manufacturing without having to worry about labor fees, overhead costs, transport or middlemen. (Read More)

Meet the affordable Pirate3D Buccaneer 3D printer from Singapore

September 2nd - via:
Hoist the sails, mateys, because the 3D printer ship is about to set sail. Priced at an affordable US$397, the Buccaneer 3D printer from Singapore-based Pirate3D raised an impressive US$1.4 million in funding on Kickstarter. (Read More)

'Fake' Pirate3D campaign raising money on Indiegogo

July 28th - via:
A Pirate3D campaign has launched on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, but the company says it is fake. Pirate3D is a Singapore company that successfully raised USD 1.43M on Kickstarter for its Buccaneer printer. (Read More)

Pirate 3D Raised 1.4M on KickStarter

July 2nd - via:
Over the past 30 days Singapore’s 3D printing startup Pirate3D has raised $1,438,765 in a campaign that was originally seeking $100,000 to continue the development of its Buccaneer 3D printer. (Read More)

Quick Filament Update!

June 29th - via:
We've got some new filaments!   (Read More)

Pirate3D Printer Exceeds Kickstarter Goal By 14X

June 29th - via:
The Pirate3D Buccaneer printer has been successfully funded on Kickstarter, reaching $1,438,765 in funds—more than 14 times its original $100,000 goal. (Read More)

10 Cool Tech Products Seeking Funding On Kickstarter

June 27th - via:
From 3-D printing to devices that allow you to remotely control nearly anything from your iOS or Android device, crowd-funding site Kickstarter has 10 of the coolest tech products. (Read More)

A Little More on Development!

June 26th - via:
Ahoy everyone! We understand that there have been times during our Kickstarter campaign that we have been missing in action. No, we weren't chugging rum on a sunny desert island - we were working on new prototypes of the Buccaneer. Here's another... (Read More)

After Kickstarter

June 25th - via:
Ahoy everyone, We're nearing the end of our Kickstarter campaign, and boy has it been a wild ride! We are really ecstatic to have made it so far, and we couldn't have made it without you. So thank you once again for your awesome support! I guess the... (Read More)

The Affordable Buccaneer 3D Printer Surges Past Kickstarter Goal

June 25th - via:
Pirate3D Inc. is a company that has a goal to bring a quality and affordable 3D printer in everyone’s home. The name of the affordable 3D printer is called The Buccaneer. The Buccaneer was built to be as easily set up as possible. The Buccaneer is a closed-box 3D printer that uses biodegradable plastic. The Buccaneer 3D printer is food-safe and is environmentally friendly (you can actually eat what you print). The Buccaneer lets you take the materials cartridge, put it at the top, and print projects wirelessly using Apple and Android devices. (Read More)

Kickstarting a $400 "appliance" 3D printer

June 24th - via:
John sez, "Pirate3D have a Kickstarter project for The Buccaneer. It's a 3D printer, designed to be used as an appliance. Print from an open library of objects on Pirate3D's servers, submit your own designs, or print .stl files from your computer. There is a smartphone app for manipulating and printing the objects from the cloud librabry. The Kickstarter closes in 4 days." (Read More)

The Pirate Crew needs YOUR help! (Shipping and stuff)

June 22nd - via:
Hi there everyone!! In the coming months we will be tackling the great beast of shipping and fulfillment and we need your help to provide insights / tips so we know what to look out for. This is because we can't possibly know everything and it's... (Read More)

It’s Official: 3D Printer ‘The Buccaneer’ Raises Over $1 Million on Kickstarter

June 22nd - via:
3D printer startup Pirate3D has had quite a ride so far on Kickstarter. With $300,000 raised after day one on the crowdfunding site, the Singapore-based company moved on to aim for $1 million. The folks did it again with more milestone set in their last seven days on Kickstarter. (Read More)

New Stretch Goals!

June 21st - via:
As promised, we're delivering on our $1,000,000 stretch goal of official ABS support! Buccaneers can now use ABS material, with ABS settings included in the default. We structured our stretch goals to stack, each adding more value to the last goal.... (Read More)

Bumper Stickarrrrs and T Shirts

June 20th - via:
Hello everyone! We have had tons of questions asking how you can order a T-Shirt / Bumper sticker along with your printer pledges and here is how: 1) Add $7 to your pledge if you want the sticker 2) Add $27 to your pledge if you want the T-Shirt 3)... (Read More)

Pirate3D Raises $1,000,000 in 3 Weeks on Kickstarter

June 20th - via:
Consumer 3D printing company Pirate3D Inc. has successfully raised $1,000,000 for their Buccaneer project through crowdfunding website Kickstarter. (Read More)

Spotlight on Kickstarter: The Buccaneer 3D Printer

June 14th - via:
The Buccaneer may be the first affordable 3D printer for the masses, with backers able to pick one up for just over £300. (Read More)

Makerspacing Palo Alto City Library

June 13th - via:
A quick update for everyone. We're going to be helping Palo Alto City Library set up a makerspace with our Buccaneers! This is in line with our vision of spreading 3D printing technology to the masses. Read about our outreach initiative... (Read More)

3D Printer Maker Pirate3D Now Aims for $1 Million on Kickstarter

June 11th - via:
After day one on Kickstarter, Pirate3D’s Buccaneer saw over $300,000 raised, but funds from the crowd just kept coming in. In a blog post and email updates to backers, Pirate3D, Singapore’s first 3D printer company, has set a $1 million target on Kickstarter for its 3D Printer — The Buccaneer. (Read More)

$1,000,000 Stretch Goal - Official ABS Support

June 10th - via:
Pirate3D will be offering official acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) support at the $1,000,000 mark! We will be providing software settings for ABS plastic as well as offering the material itself in our cartridges. This stretch goal was based on... (Read More)

Cinque progetti da tenere d’occhio su Kickstarter

June 10th - via:
I makers che puntano sull’open source non possono fare a meno di aprirsi anche verso il crowdfunding. Trasparenza, dichiarazioni di intenti e voglia di fare rete intorno ad un progetto sono gli stimoli che portano i fabbricatori digitali a rivolgersi a piattaforme come Kickstarter. Raccogliere i fondi necessari e trasformare le idee in oggetti concreti sono solo i primi passi di un lungo processo di making. Se volete seguire qualche storia interessante, date un’occhiata a questi cinque progetti. (Read More)

Why Singapore-based Pirate3D kickstarter campaign is likely to fail in Asia

June 10th - via:
Would Pirate3D achieve the same result if they are using Kickstarter alternatives in Asia? (Read More)

Local start-up raises nearly $1 million in just 10 days for 3-D printer

June 9th - via:
Three young Singaporeans who went online to raise US$100,000 (S$125,000) so they could start making the world's cheapest 3-D printer are suddenly thinking bigger. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tech Project of the Week: Buccaneer 3D Printer

June 7th - via:
Want a way-cool tech product before it officially hits the market? This week's pick for our favorite Kickstarter project may be the first affordable 3D printer for the masses. (Read More)

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June 5th - via:
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Crowdsourced Funding; Crowdsourced Goals!

June 4th - via:
Dear Kickstarter backers, The Kickstarter admin have informed us that our previous $500,000 stretch goal of bringing 3D printers to African institutions is not allowed. This is regrettable, however we must abide by their guidelines. As they have... (Read More)

The Cheapest 3D Printer Yet Is A Kickstarter Success

June 4th - via:
3D printers tend to do extraordinarily well on Kickstarter, even more so when the 3D printer in question is ridiculously cheap. The latest to do so is the cheapest 3D printer to shoot for crowdfunding success. (Read More)

The Buccaneer Passes $500K on Kickstarter in Just 4 Days

June 3rd - via:
Every now and then a Kickstarter campaign combines innovation and simplicity with timing to create a real hit on the crowdfunding site: right now that is the case for The Buccaneer, a sub-$400 3D printer ‘for all’. (Read More)

Buccaneer 3D Printer Hits Kickstarter Blasts Past $100K Goal In Just A Few Days

June 3rd - via:
A new project has landed on Kickstarter this week called the Buccaneer 3D Printer and has already blasted its way past the required $100,000 goal in just 5 days. The Buccaneer 3D Printer is the brain child of Pirate3D Inc, based in Palo Alto California and has been designed to provide a full 3D printing solution for home consumers. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Buccaneer 3D Printer project and see it in action. (Read More)

Home 3D printer for under $500 excites Kickstarter

June 3rd - via:
One of the lures of a 3D printer is the ability to create and get a result that is so tactile. Your design dreams become real objects. If only the price weren't so high. A lot of people are waiting for a 3D printer that is easy to use and doesn't cost much more than a regular printer. The Buccaneer from Pirate3D on Kickstarter is looking to deliver on both those fronts. (Read More)

Pirate Code: Giving Back

June 1st - via:
Hi there everyone! We are nearing 500k on Kickstarter and are extremely grateful to all our backers! We have been asked many times for stretch goals here is our first one: Pirate3D has a vision to democratize innovation, foster creativity and inspire... (Read More)

Thanks to all our great backers! Broke our funding goal in 10 minutes!

May 30th - via:
YARRRR!!!!  Going pretty well on our maiden voyage. We are all so very very excited that our dream and project is off to a great start! Thank you all for your support, warm wishes and advice. We always wish to work closely with the community to... (Read More)

The Buccaneer - A 3D Printer that Everyone Can Use

May 30th - via:
The guys at Pirate 3D have released the Buccaneer 3D printer on Kickstarter, and are aiming to offer a 3D printer that everyone can use. Features such as cartridge based material spools, air filter, wireless connectivity, and an online 3D file store give the user a hassle free experience when using the printer. The design of the buccaneer is reminiscent of the Apple cube, and the creators are working to incorporate a touch based power button into the front. The object is printed in the silver area up top and emerges from the bottom on a plate. It seems like the ease of use and the $347 price point is quite a crowd pleaser as the project met its $100,000 goal in 10 minutes. (Read More)

Pirate3D Achieves $100,000 Goal in 10 Minutes on Kickstarter

May 30th - via:
In ten minutes, Pirate3D has managed to raise their funding goal of $100,000 on their Kickstarter Campaign page. The Buccaneer®, a sleek aluminum and acrylic encased 3D printer, attracted 298 backers to reach their funding goal. (Read More)

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