The 3D Printer is Now Affordable – $100 Peachy 3D Printer on Kickstarter

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$100 3D Printer Closing in on $500,000 on Kickstarter

How much does a desktop 3D printer cost? If you asked that question a year ago, the answer would be influenced by the price of a MakerBot Replicator, the leading home 3D printer that sells for $2,199.

Well, now the answer is $100, thanks to a Canadian entrepreneur named Rylan Grayston.

Mr. Grayston has literally reinvented the 3D printer and has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his product he calls “Peachy”, a $100 3D printer. With 23 days left in his campaign, he has raised nearly $500,000 CAD to fund the final development and distribution of his device.

Peachy 3D Printer Setup

It’s affordable, small, lightweight, and unique. It’s a 3D printer in a class all its own.

The promise of the Peachy is simple yet bold, “We want to lower the cost and difficulty of 3D Printing to a point where it’s accessible to the masses. We want the 3D Printer to become a household item. We want 3D printing to become a common part of life. We want you to have the choice: Should I buy it or should I make it?”

Peachy 3D Printer Rylan Grayston

Reinventing the 3D Printer

While there are many low-cost desktop 3D printer alternatives, the cheapest available option to date has been priced at $500, such as the Robo 3D. The reason is that 3D printers have many mechanical components — galvanometers, shafts, motors, gears, microcontrollers, and so on — that create a cost floor.

Peachy 3D Printer Print Job

Peachy’s design is different. It uses salt water to rise the resin. It connects to your laptop to harness the power of the sound card as a replacement for a traditional microcontroller. The smarts of the device are in software instead of hardware.

Mr. Grayston explained in his Kickstarter video that he replaced traditional expensive 3D printer parts with stuff lying around the house. “Literally the first version of the Peachy printer was created using household items,” said Grayston.

Kickstarter Campaign

Peachy 3D Printer Output

Below is the video Rylan Grayston published on Kickstarter to promote his Peachy 3D printer.

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