Dec.30, 2011

IndieGoGo and Kickstarter are both online crowdfunding platform providing inventors and artists with the opportunity to get online donations for their project, and at the same time to raise awareness about their project. In 2011 there are a number of projects in the 3D printing industry that were looking to raise money for their projects and have decided to give online crowdfunding a shot by using Kickstarter or IndieGoGo.

Here we made a list to show all the campaigns on IndieGoGo and Kickstarter. Check it out how it goes with those projects and their results:

Funding site Finish date Project Category By Pledged $ Goal $ Funded % 10/24/11 Crania Anatomica Filigre: Me to You 3D printed art Joshua Harker 77,271 500 15,454% 12/17/11 Printrbot: Your First 3D Printer 3D Printer Brook Drumm 830,827 25,000 3,323% finished SeeMeCNC H-1 3D Printer Steve Wygant 24,332 2,500 973% finished eMAKER Huxley 3D printer kits 3D Printer Jean-Marc Giacalone 158,685 30,000 529% 03/03/11 RepRap: The Self Replicating DIY 3D Printer in Your Home 3D Printer John Ecker 3,961 1,000 396% finished Sumpod 3D printer and mini CNC – Round 2 3D Printer Richard Sum 14,595 5,500 265% finished Sumpod 3D printer and mini CNC – Round 3 3D Printer Richard Sum 11,175 5,000 224% 11/24/11 RepRap Self-Replicating 3D Printer: Fuel The Revolution by Relative Design 3D Printer Relative Design 2361 1,250 189% 10/02/11 MakerBot – 3D Printing in a Baltimore HS Engineering Class 3D Printer Weston Schreiber 3,146 2,000 157% finished SUMPOD 3D PRINTER 3D Printer Richard Sum 23,120 15,000 154% 05/01/11 The NEXT 3D Printer: A Full-Scale Exploration of Design 3D Printer Eric 853 700 122% finished RepRapPro Huxley 3D Printer Kits 3D Printer Jean-Marc Giacalone 68,675 60,750 113% 03/04/11 3D Printing Electronics for Makerbot, RepRap, Cubely, Others 3D printing electronics makerbench 2,724 2,500 109% 05/30/11 3D Printing and Porcelain. Discovering a new process 3D printing process Brock DeBoer 2,585 2,500 103% 07/02/11 3D Printing for Everyone - Making the RepRap Easier to Build 3D Printer RV Mendoza 1,055 1,050 100% 01/23/12 Filabot: Plastic Filament Maker 3D printing materials Tyler McNaney 32,330 10,000 323% 01/08/11 Sustainable 3D Printing for Blind Students Software project Matt Jadud 692 1,815 38% 02/27/11 Custom 3D printed iPad Cases 3D printed applications Fresh Fiber 5255 20,000 26% 11/26/11 The Daily Print. One 3D Print a Day. 3D printed parts Brad Ruprecht 282 3,000 9% finished Balboa RepRap: 3D printing and Industrial Design 3D Printer Balboa Reprap 175 2,000 9% 03/14/12 RepRap: The Self Replicating DIY 3D Printer 3D Printer Joeseph Rodrigues 120 7,500 2% 06/14/11 3D Printer - Bayou Mendel RepRap 3D Printer The Bayou Mendel Team 85 20,000 0% 02/12/12 Sumpod 3D printer and mini CNC – Round 4 3D Printer Richard Sum 1 5,000 0% 01/09/12 OBJET 3D Printed Models 3D printer models Eric Wilson 1 50,000 0% 02/02/12 RepRap Food Printer 3D Printer Jordan Fry 0 2,300 0%


The above list is sorted by Funded in percentage.

What kind of projects can win a campaign? Those who are creative and innovative in design, those who create products accessible and affordable to the general public, and those who best execute the projects are winning. The quality of campaigns for 3D printing is getting amazingly high - We expect that more makers are inspired by crowd-funding style and there will a lot of great campaigns to be launched in 2012.

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Randy Habfast wrote at 3/25/2014 11:06:34 PM:

We can add "CosPrint" to the list. Our indiegogo campaign started last week. 3D Printing for the Cosplay community. "Fusing ‘costumed play’ and 3D printing technology to push the limits of imagination for cosplayers and offer artists new ways to market themselves."

Rene wrote at 8/4/2012 5:37:22 PM:

Filabot: Plastic Filament Maker entry is wrong, they raised over 39,000 USD and not 3,900 which list as 39% raised, but it's rather 390%.

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