Buccaneer 3D Printer Closes Epic Kickstarter Campaign Raising $1.4 Million
Buccaneer 3D Printer Raises $1.4 Million on Kickstarter
When Pirate3D launched their Kickstarter campaign about a month ago, they probably had no idea that they would end up raising enough money for a legitimate startup seed round. With a goal of $100,000, the company raised 14 times that amount for the Buccaneer 3D printer.
Their mission was simple but bold.
We at Pirate3D are creating a full 3D printing solution for home consumers. We want this technology to be freely available to everyone (at great and affordable prices!) and also easy to use (great user experience!). Our long term mission is to be innovative at every level of 3D printing, from object design all the way to printing.
The Buccaneer 3D printer was designed to be intuitive, relevant, and affordable at $347.
Beyond the Buccaneer 3D printer, Pirate3D also promised an ecosystem to support consumer 3D printing, including:
- Easy and Intuitive set up, The Buccaneer is built to be as easily set up as possible. You do not need to mess around with raw spools of plastic lying around on your table because it is now integrated into the machine via cartridges. There are no unnecessary wires or parts that get in the way and every Buccaneer is fully set up and ready to go in minutes.
- Cloud Printing like pulling information directly from our store (Treasure Island) into your Buccaneer. You can choose whether you want to hook your Buccaneer into a PC or whether you want to work from a mobile device to make your prints!
- Smart Objects allow everyday users to easily customize 3D objects without having to learn how to use 3D Design Software. Just drag/click a few buttons and you will be able to edit and create basic objects in any way you want. Once its done, you can share your image with your friends or send it directly to The Buccaneer to have it made!
Congratulations to the Pirate3D team on raising $1.4 million on Kickstarter! Watch their video below to learn more from Chief Executive Pirate Roger Chang and Chief Operating Pirate Brendan Goh.