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Crowdfunding Mailbox: Discov3ry 3D Print with Anything, Brewbarrel & Mistover Tale

posted Jun 28, 2014, 11:08 PM by Siamak Ebarhimi

Two tech campaigns, and one truly independent film, our part of  this weeks’  mailbox.CrowdFunding marketing

First up is Discov3y Extruder “Do more than ever with your 3D printer”.  Now I must admit that there is so much press these days on 3D printers that you start to assume every household has one in every room of the house.  Yes that is an exaggeration but with price points dropping rapidly they are quickly becoming ubiquitous – a necessity not a luxury.  So there are a lot of 3D campaigns that I skip over, but with Discov3ry they took a rather different approach (maybe it was the Nutella).CrowdFunding advertizing

The team at Structur3D in Waterloo, Canada, have created a device that allows your home 3D printer to print with just about anything.  ”A universal paste extruder” process facilitates printing with wood filler, print silicone, clay, other ceramics – and yes Nutella.  Think of all the fun we can have creating customized edible designs!  Sure the  food part is obvious but the practical part takes 3D printing to a whole new level.  If you are going to have a 3D printer in your house  - why not allow it to print with Discov3ry Extruder attached to printerother substances beside plastic filament.  Hours of fun for the entire family.  This Kickstarter campaign is already fully funded with stretch goals in place.crowdfunding marketing

Brewbarrel, described as the “fastest  and easiest way to brew customized beer” is a campaign from Munich, Germany – so out of the gate it has credibility.  I have a weakness for both German’s and their beer having spent loads of time there (including a couple wonderfully educational and enlightening trips to Oktoberfest).

Germans are serious – and sometimes competitive beer drinkers – as we all know.  They possess an almost mystic passion for great tasting – high quality brew.  Brewbarrel is a way to create customized beer in just one week at home.  Many brewing systems involve a more complicated process. Brewbarrel has streamlined the equation by allowing pre-weighted Brewbarrelingredients delivered to your home.  With their approach the home brewer can design more than 30,000 unique beers quite easily.  Crowdfunding on Kickstarter the project is halfway to their $60,000 goal.  Beer nirvana!  Prost!indiegogo marketing

Finally I have an independent film based on a book by Thomas Hardy “the Return of the Native”.  This time of year many of us start thinking about trips to the “shore”, the “cape” or the “lake”.  So in watching this pitch video I was struck by the haunting beauty of the setting in Martha’s Vineyard.  Harry Tappan Heher has already made the film using his own funds.  He needs just a bit more for a sound mix and color correction to add a touch of polish to the story.  I love movies.  Back in the day when I had more time I would sneak of on my own to local theaters to indulge my love of this media.  The Return of the Native appears to be the perfect film for a touch of summer melancholy. Crowdfunding now on Indiegogo.kickstarter marketing

Discov3ry Extruder: Do more than ever with YOUR 3D Printer – Kickstarter

A universal paste extruder for virtually any desktop 3D printer. Go beyond plastic: print silicone, nutella, wood filler + much more.

Extrude. Experiment. Explore.

We want to enable you to get more use out of the 3D printer you already have at home, by expanding the range of materials that you can print with it.

Introducing new materials will make 3D printing far more relevant to everyday uses, and real world applications. We have some ideas in mind for those applications, but what we’re really excited about, is letting the community of makers explore the new possibilities.Kickstarter Marketing

The Discov3ry is an affordable paste extruder that can easily be added to almost any existing 3D printer. It will expand the range of materials beyond molten plastic, to include a wide range of pastes.Indiegogo Marketing

We have created several working prototypes, which were used to print the samples shown below.

We are looking to the community to raise $30,000 to fund a production run of at least 100 units of the Discov3ry.crowdfunding websites

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By David Khorram