The $299 Micro 3D printer has became an instant hit on Kickstarter and is showing the world that a lot of people really do want one of these on their desk.
3D printer gets $1M in 24 hrs now for Laser cutters & Digital fabric printers #creativetech #Artstech
I want one in my design studio... and as I indicated i want a digital fabric printer and laser cutter also! Moreso i want intuitive software... teh kind my mom and aunt can use for their cake decorating... and yes there are cnc type machines for that sector! In short there is a need... i've been asking makerbot for a version that since we met Bre and teh gang @fashioncamp unconference. My expereince with shapely has been less tahn favorable... so that rush was a direct result of NEED!
If you're jumping at the bits thinking you can repeat this... take a good look at why this project raised so much money. there is a GREAT team behind this project and it is well laid out. However makers are passionate and there is already an existing culture of support. Moreso there is a need I'm a maker as a hobbyist , but i'm also an independent fashion designer... I have a domestic serger, domestic version of a heavy duty industrial machine a mannequin suitable for a small Ny apartment, which allows me to work at 3 am why not a 3D printer ... and by teh way their is at least one dress maker and tailor in each town... GLOBALLY. not to mention hairdressers, jewelry makers, you get the drift!
this year I decide to take on teh challenge of "process' adding technology to the local supply chain and discovered that Kinect type face recognition software may have a difficult time recognizing dark skined people the point is Ther is a Lot of work to do... and a lot of opportunities to "crowdfund"
image - clockwise top right... mock up of what'ill do with my own digital printer... Items printed and cut at teh second fashioncamp unconference at Parsons. buttons, bracelet, Brooklyn Bridge bag bag handle, Earrings... screen shot of te hkickstarter campaign and sewing notions and neckpieces sketches from my shapely attemps!