Meet The Buccaneer: a $447 3D printer on Kickstarter by Pirate3D

By Rick ยท 7 replies
Jun 3, 2013
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  1. A kickstarter project by the cheekily-named Pirate3D is offering "The Buccaneer", its very own 3D printing device, for a mere $447 ($397 pledge + $50 S/H). This is far less than commercially available alternatives, but boasts specs on par with...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    $400, reasonable. The refills is where the cost is.
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Good price.

    Typo: printers will [ship] between the end of 2013 and the first half of 2014.
  4. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    For that price, I may just bite that hook.
  5. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Guru Posts: 313   +67

    I wonder if Ben Heck's 3D portable printer is cheaper than this.
  6. WillemVanVliet

    WillemVanVliet TS Rookie

    "a minimalistic brushed-aluminum box that looks like it was left behind by visitors from the future."
    Or the same design as the Apple G4 Cube from the year 2000.

    Nevertheless: It looks good. Can't wait to see how this turns out!
  7. Dj23

    Dj23 TS Rookie

    This is promising and all, but unless I've misread the small print somewhere, you have to create the design using their tools. I would need to be able to export from software such as Solidworks if I was to get a 3D printer. Looks like I'm back to using 3rd parties for my prototyping.
  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I gotta check that out.

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