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Printrbot: Your First 3D Printer

A project in Lincoln, CA by Brook Drumm

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A desktop 3D printer you can build in a couple hours. Print plastic parts you design or download - even parts for another printer.
Backers: 1808
Average Pledge Per Backer: $460

Funded: $830,827 of $25,000
Dates: Nov 17th -> Dec 17th (30 days)
Project By: Brook Drumm
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Latest News

From the Ashes: The Return of Printrbot?

May 13th - via:
Printrbot had produced well-loved, iconic machines since the dawn of the consumer 3D printing revolution, at least until mid-2018 when it shuttered operations. But latest news suggests that the veteran manufacturer is planning a comeback. (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)

Why The Next Steve Jobs Will Come From Kickstarter

September 7th - via:
The Kickstarter pitch video is the modern-day equivalent of two guys poking at a boxy computer in front of a crowd of bearded tech enthusiasts. It's a 21st-century version of a 1975 meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club where the attendees have just gotten a walkthrough of the first Apple computer from two young Steves Jobs and Wozniak. (Read More)

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June 18th - via:
Established in 2009, Kickstarter, the website is helping the world to raise funds for creative projects via crowd funding. As the creativity is largely unbound, so is Kickstarter. It funds everything and anything creative from films, food, fashion, games, technology and myriad others. (Read More)

Printrbot update

April 23rd - via:
It's been a while. Printrbot is alive and well at Sales are brisk, and we are having a blast. We have sold around 4000+ printers an tons and tons of filament and accessories. We are continuing to design printers to push the limits of... (Read More)

Kickstarter: 10 Tech Projects That Raised Most Funds

April 22nd - via:
Every start up needs the right source of finance to turn that dream into reality. The funding of creative projects has always been major concerns for entrepreneurs looking forward to kick start their ventures. Such start ups often find themselves at crossroads. Kickstarter, a private for profit... (Read More)

New Kickstarter: Printrbot jr. - This time, its all for Schools and kids.

December 1st - via:
I just wanted to drop a line to let everyone know that I am taking another swing at a kickstarter campaign: Printrbot jr. : Your kid's first 3D printer The idea is... (Read More)

Printrbot KS Complete! Last Video :)

September 25th - via: We are done!  We love you all. In the future, get your updates on endofline Happy printing! Brookdrumm  (Read More)

Printrbot Update #29. We FINISH This Week!

August 13th - via:
Only 35 Assembled Bots to go! We will FINISH this week. Tune into our Dropcam to see and hear the fun. Saturday, August 18, 11-1pm PST: Party with us by raising a PRINTED glass in our world-wide toast to celebrate our completion. Live on Dropcam and... (Read More)

Printrbot Update 28 (Kits Go On Sale)

July 24th - via:
LC AND PLUS KITS FOR SALE at PRINTRBOT.COM !!!Limited number available daily. You can now buy ASSEMBLED KITS. That's right.  Our Kickstarter finish line is in sight, so we are selling kits to the public with a 4-6 week lead time goal. They will... (Read More)

Printrbot Update 27

July 17th - via:
Greetings! Another LONG 20 minute video Update, so check the synopsis below. KICKSTARTER UPDATE 323 Left to ship25 are Assembled and calibrated (tomorrow)10 are assembled and calibrated in painted boxesBy the end of this week, we will have as many... (Read More)

Printrbot Update #26

June 13th - via:
Sign Up for our weekly updates Read the Kickstarter Terms of Agreement PICTURES: Printrbot jr. Power Tower New Laser Cutter (fail to get it inside!) SIDE NOTES: Back a Printrbot friend & team member - I DID! Check out a young Printrbot backer /... (Read More)

Update #25 (get out the popcorn again...)

May 18th - via:
Greetings all! I wanted to get out an update before Maker Faire--we are on our way!  We will be unavailable until Monday, so thank you in advance for your patience in email responses. Watch the video for the latest on shipping, Maker Faire,... (Read More)

Update #24

April 30th - via:
Greetings again to our faithful (and patient!) backers! Watch the video for the latest news and info on a number of subjects...and this one is a little shorter than the last one! Here is a link to the new instructions page on (Read More)

Printrbot April Update

April 16th - via:
Brook is back.  Its been toooooo long, the highlights are below...  (24 minutes - grab the popcorn!) Watch the video above for details and to see Brook droning on about his bots, shipping, Paypal woes, and the School... (Read More)

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