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

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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, its $200 - $300 3D printer. The Micro is hitting Kickstarter today with the sole intention of becoming the first consumer 3D printer that's at once accessible, affordable and easy on the eyes.

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Inb4 FB buys it
 
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Would love to see these things with like 50x normal speed.
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post #4 of 67
I like where they are going with this.
I think something like this will allow young minds to play around with the technology, get interest up.

Still very far from practical use though... no way you could re-coupe the cost from just creating small toys, shower hangars, or cookie cutters tongue.gif

When we can finally print out a new hinge to replace the one that broke on your oven, then we are talking!
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They should probably adjust the article since it's $299..

Looks pretty neat and well developed.
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Oh no, now everyone will print guns and kill people. /sarcasm
   
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post #7 of 67
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

Oh no, now everyone will print guns and kill people. /sarcasm

They already have that. This one is more home friendly.
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post #8 of 67
Is it bad that I really want to buy this just make a bobble head Jebediah Kerman?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by serothis View Post

Is it bad that I really want to buy this just make a bobble head Jebediah Kerman?

Yes...you should seek help...immediately. tongue.gif

I want it for one reason...legos (well, actually a close non-patent-infringing creation). I've been surprised that we haven't seen all those types of companies fighting this, but at $70+ for some sets...buying one of these and the resin/plastic would make it a steal.

Though why go through kick starter? They could have just put up a website and told a couple tech reporting sites...All they are doing is selling printers. Well, I suppose then they wouldn't have gotten all the sub $199 pledges, but so far they've maybe made $250 off of that. How much of a cut does kickstarter take again?
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 4/7/14 at 9:28am
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how long will it take to make a iphone case?
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