Skip to comments.3D printer by Sask. man gets record crowdsourced cash
Posted on 11/11/2013 1:50:52 PM PST by shove_it
A Saskatchewan man who has developed an affordable 3D printer has attracted worldwide attention and more than $700,000 in crowdsourced funding. Rylan Grayston, 28, from Yorkton, said curiosity fuelled his quest to create a 3D copier that sells for just $100. Other high-tech 3D printers sell for several thousand dollars or more. "I didn't have enough money for a 3D printer that I wanted, so I just started thinking about how can I do this myself?" Grayston told CBC News in an interview at a shop in Saskatoon where he is working with his brother on the project...
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Somebody please ping the FReeper running the Canuk message board.
“Grayston’s software converts an object into file data using a sound card on his laptop. The information on that audio file is sent to electromagnetic mirrors and laser beams that vibrate and move in accord with the data to build 3D objects from a specialized acrylic resin.
Unlike other more expensive devices, Grayston’s Peachy Printer has no motors or microprocessors.”
Now, that’s thinking outside the box.
This could be cool.
Hey, your kids will soon make their own toy soldiers and cars
I thought so too, although I have no idea of the technology involved. Crowdsourced money is what interests me. What I know about this subject is limited to the NYSE stock DDD that has taken off like a rocket.
could we crowdsource fund a revolution? or buy a country?
How much is Tuvalu or Nauru worth these days??
Cutting the Wall Street investment bankers out of the deal sounds good to me.
It will be the jubilee when they develop 3D printers than can print 3D printers.
I backed this project a few weeks ago. I am hopeful but not convinced that they will fulfill their goals. They still have a few fairly major hurdles before hey are through, and my biggest concern as with all these 3d printers is how durable they are. How hard are they to calibrate?
I backed them and I give them a 50-50 shot at succeeding through to fulfillment.
The reason all of the 3D printing stocks are taking off is the release last Friday of a new scanner by DDD. The price point is less than a fifth of the previous costs for similar devices.
Now all we need is the Henry Ford of 3D printing to REALLY drive production costs down and reliability up.
Political power grows out of the nozzle of a 3-D Printer.
I don’t get their business plan. They give the technology away on the interweb then sell the printers for $100 ea. How do they make any money?
“They give the technology away on the interweb then sell the printers for $100 ea. How do they make any money?”
By printing the 3D printers on a 3D printer?
Now there’s a 3 D printer pumping out 1911 .45-caliber handguns ...