Apr 8, 2014

A tiny 3D printer on Kickstarter needs 11 minutes to achieve its funding goal

I am a big fan of crowdfunding. A few years back, when certain industries could capitalize on old or inferior technology better than on new concepts (automotive, for example), the obstacles for a "newcomer" to introduce a technology were simply too high. This has changed. A fairphone has been built, the first true smartwatch, and a 300 USD 3D printer hits its Kickstarter goal in... 11 minutes. Crowdfunding will bring us everything that we, the consumers, really want.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/07/the-first-299-3d-printer-hits-its-kickstarter-goal-in-11-minutes/